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Installation Innovation Award winner: Maxx-Solar Energy

Maxx-Solar Energy is the winner of the inaugural pv magazine Hanwha Q CELLS Installation Innovation Award - Europe.

After three weeks of intense voting, pv magazine and Hanwha Q CELLS is happy to declare Maxx-Solar Energy as the winner for its inventive project: delivering innovative financing solutions for solar PV in Africa.


Japan: Solar auctions considered as METI mulls changes to renewable incentives

Tokyo, Japan.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry discussed this week plans to resolve grid restrictions and effective ways to alter the renewable incentive program to make it more affordable, with auctions thought to be a preferred...


El Salvador extends key renewable energy tax incentives

In addition to extending the exemption the 20 MW ceiling has been removed, allowing utility-scale projects to receive benefits.


RWE commissions 16 MW Hungarian solar park

This 16 MW solar farm commissioned by RWE is located close to the town of Visonta, 2 km from Hungary's capital, Budapest.

German clean energy developer completes development of the country's largest solar PV plant: a 16 MW array near to the capital, Budapest.


China hits 9.9 GW of solar by Q3, says NEA

Golmud solar PV plant, China.

Country hits 38 GW of cumulative capacity after installing 9.9 GW by September 30, according to data published this week by the National Energy Administration; 2015 target recently increased to 23.1 GW.


UK: Renewables brought down wholesale cost of electricity by GBP 1.55bn in 2014

Solar farm, England.

Report by independent energy company Good Energy, backed by University of Sheffield, finds the impact of subsidies on U.K. bill payers has been lessened by renewable energy, which has served to lower wholesale electricity costs.


Octopus Investments sells GBP 400 million of UK solar PV projects

Solar farm in Lincolnshire.

The Royal Bank of Scotland and Investec Bank have closed the syndication of a GBP 400 million acquisition facility used to purchase a portfolio of 522 MW of solar PV projects located in the south east and west of the U.K.


China-owned CIGS manufacturer Avancis breaks ground on 1.5 GW fab

Avancis thin film modules in production in Germany.

The CIGS production facility is being built for CNBM, the building materials company that owns Avancis, and partners for a total investment of $1.62 billion.


Solar Frontier to cut panel production costs by 20%, plans overseas fab

The 900 MW Kunitomi production plant.

Japanese thin-film producer Solar Frontier is hoping to cut panel production costs at its fab in Miyagi prefecture to $0.40/W as it eyes increased competitiveness in the face of sustained Chinese price pressure.


IdeemaTec to supply 101 MW of solar trackers to Jordan

Jordan's landscape.

The German tracking and mounting company signs supply agreement with Jordanian government for the delivery of 101 MW of its safeTrack Horizon tracking systems.


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2.1 GW-AC of solar PV under construction in Chile

Chile's CIFES also reports that 741 MW-AC of solar PV is now on line, which grew by 144 MW in September.


Sungrow increases inverter shipments to Thailand

Sungrow inverters in California

The Chinese inverter maker has signed another supply deal with the Superblock utility group, bringing its total 2015 shipments to Thailand to 130.5 MW.


Building Energy sees 'huge potential' in South Africa

Building Energy CEO Fabrizio Zago meets with South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Saul Kgomotso Molobi, consul-general of South Africa to Milan.

The Italian group remains active in South Africa, where it has developed more than 30 renewable energy projects. The company is strengthening ties with the country's government, which is eager to expand the use of clean energy.


Solar Decathlon: Stevens wins top honors

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon winners

The New Jersey-based research university won big for designing, building and operating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar powered house. Other winners included UC Davis and Mass/Central America.


Enel, F2i launch PV joint venture in Italy

Enel solar installation, Italy

The new partnership, which will include a portfolio of 210 MW of operating solar PV capacity, aims to take advantage of the consolidation currently under way in the Italian PV market.


CHORUS secures EUR 25 million for European solar, wind investment

Chorus' large-scale PV installation in Riechelbach, Germany

A week after its IPO, the leading solar and wind park operator has teamed with two German pension funds to expand its clean energy portfolio and intensify its asset management business.


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