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Sungrow increases Q1 revenue by almost 65% Y-O-Y

Sungrow inverters in California.

Chinese inverter specialist reveals strong growth in international markets, shipping 230 MW overseas, posts overall Q1 revenue of $117.7 million.

New report highlights best practices in PV

California based organisation 'As You Sow' has released a report titled "Clean & Green: Best Practices in Photovoltaics" to highlight best practices undertaken by photovoltaic manufacturers.

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Solar-powered boat house

Dutch architect firm Groosman Partners has constructed a 700 square meter boat house where 1,385 electric boats can be charged thanks to the solar panels installed.

Sale of Serenissima project to be concluded

S.A.G. Solarstrom has announced that the sales process of the 48 megawatt peak (MWp) Serenissima photovoltaic project will be concluded shortly. The closing was initially delayed due to the high degree of administrative effort.

China: Wirsol to develop projects with Suntech

German company Wirsol Solar is planning the first 20 megawatt (MW) order of projects with Suntech. Large solar stations are planned in Qinghai Province in the north eastern part of China.

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A Moroccan spring landing for Solar Impulse

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg's solar airplane will attempt, for the first time ever, to fly over 2,500 km (1,550 miles) without using a drop of fuel. They hope to finally land in Morocco.

Japan: Solar Frontier and Japan Asia Group collaborate

Solar Frontier and Japan Asia Group (JAG) have signed a solar energy project promotion memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate photovoltaic projects in Japan with anticipation of a new feed-in tariff.

A growing global smart grid market

Smart grids are set to grow as Pike Research's report shows. Meanwhile Echelon Corporation has announced two micro grid deployments in India and South Africa that will integrate distributed generation to compensate disruptions in...

IGEE: R&D and production equipment a key focus for Korean PV industry

Korea Anti nuclear Demo 2012

The 9th International Green Energy Expo 2012 (IGEE) kicked off today, March 28, in Daegu, South Korea. In contrast to the two solar events held in Shanghai, China last week, the exhibitors, including Korea's heavyweights, were...

Upsolar expands into the Balkans

Upsolar has partnered with Plan-net Solar in installing a 1.2 megawatt rooftop photovoltaic system in Slovenia. This is the company's largest system in the country to date.

Australia: Queensland Premier axes environmental funds

The new premier of Queensland Liberal National Party's (LNP) Campbell Newman plans to axe the state's climate change and renewable energy programs, including funds allocated for solar flagship programs.

SunPower introduces 24 percent Maxeon Solar Cell

A SunPower solar project.

U.S. cell and module manufacturer SunPower Corp. has announced that its 160 mm, 24 percent Maxeon solar cell is now in commercial production.

Italy: The wait for the next Conto Energia

The fourth Conto Energia may be replaced by a fifth Conto Energia this spring/summer, or so some investors speculate. Whether the fifth Conto really gets implemented, however, and the reprecussions for solar subsidies, remain...

SolarWorld calls for focused response

SolarWorld president Gordon Brinser has called for a more focused response to illegal trade incursions. He is pushing for a "halftime in America" review of tactics to offset "trade predation" on U.S. manufacturing.

China: A booming inverter market

IMS Research reports that the Chinese photovoltaic inverter market grew by over 400 percent in 2011 to achieve more than 2.5 gigawatts (GW) in shipments.

Q-Cells North America underscores utility partnerships

Q Cells company headquarters.

On the eve of delivering his company's first 30 megawatt (MW) of photovoltaics to Pacific Gas & Electric under the utility's 250 MW Utility Owned Generation program, Boris Schubert, the CEO of Q-Cells North America, tells pv...

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