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Thai solar market on course to grow by around 1 GW in 2015

Thai solar farm.

Thailand on course to outstrip all other Southeast Asian nations this year, with various reports suggesting the country's solar market to add between 700 MW and 1.2 GW capacity this year.


Sunrun, Outback Power partner on energy storage pilot project

Sunrun residential rooftop PV system

As part of the program, Sunrun will combine and test OutBack Power's technology consisting of weather-resistant batteries and inverters with home solar systems in both indoor and outdoor environments.


Hanwha Q CELLS to build 800 MW module fab in Malaysia

Hanwha Q CELLS headquarters, Thalheim, Germany

Construction start in early 2015, ramp-up to be completed by early 2016.


Alevo sets up gigfab in US, expands storage operations in China

Alevo's Victory Industrial Park in Concord, North Carolina.

The Swiss energy storage startup is setting up a new gigawatt-scale battery production facility in a former cigarette factory in North Carolina and has signed a deal with China-ZK to sell its products and technology in China.


Ethiopia aims for 300 MW of solar energy

Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Electric Power has tapped U.S. company Green Technology Africa to help develop 300 MW of solar power in the country, which is making an aggressive drive to expand electricity capacity from its current 55% coverage to...


SunEdison signs 5 GW solar MoU with India's Rajasthan government

Rajasthan

The U.S. solar company will develop a host of 500 MW mega-solar projects in the northwestern state of India as part of the government's clean energy plans.


Utility scale solar tops 30 GW globally, finds Wiki-Solar

Canada utility scale solar plant.

Report reveals 2014 has added close to 10 GW of utility scale solar PV, marking the fifth-consecutive record-breaking year.


Solar power key for Saudi future, says energy chief

Saudi Arabian desert.

Executive director of Saudi Electricity Company says solar energy is a must, not a choice, at opening event of Solar Arabia Summit.


SolarWorld preliminary Q3 results reveal 50% shipment increase

SolarWorld U.S. HQ, Oregon.

The German solar company shipped 270 MW of modules and kits in Q3, a year-on-year increase of 50% and 40% up on Q2.


Solar glass prices to stabilize as trade sanctions bite, says IHS

Solar glass.

Having fallen by 50% in the past five year, solar glass prices will rise next year following the introduction of CV duties by EU on Chinese suppliers.


Hanergy & Heliatek complete BIPV HQ installations

Hanergy's Beijing HQ complete with BIPV facade.

China's Hanergy has finalized phase I of its 3 MW building integrated photovoltaic installation, while Germany's Heliatek completes installation using organic glass facade.


US: Renewables accounted for 40% of all new power capacity in first three quarters

Large-scale solar PV park.

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reveals combined capacity of new renewable energy sources has so far topped 3.5 GW.


Update: MegaCell boards smart urbanization joint venture

MegaCell founder and CEO Franco Traverso

Franco Traverso has provided pv magazine with additional information on Urbeco, the new European alliance that aims to carry out smart and eco-friendly urbanization in developing countries. Belgium's Groupmec and Switzerland's...


ABB secures $55m order for UAE solar substation

Dubai skyline.

The Swiss technology group will integrate the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park into the UAE grid after securing the contract from the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA).


SPI Solar strikes 1.5 GW China PV deal with GD Solar

Inner Mongolia.

The California-based PV developer acquires first-refusal on ongoing GD Solar projects and will work with the company to develop 500 MW of solar capacity annually in China until 2017.


Energy storage, batteries flourish at SPI 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Whether it is ultimately the PV industry that pulls the battery and energy storage industry up with it as it expands, or whether battery and energy storage ultimately pushes PV along, what became clearer at the SPI 2014 show last...


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