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Top Chinese module suppliers sell out till Q2 while increasing market share

JA Solar module inspection

Representing 35% of global module capacity, IHS forecasts a 5.7 GW total effective capacity of Chinese tier-1 module suppliers in the first quarter of 2015.

Closer PV cooperation needed

Crowd shot at 2011 PV Meets Machinery and Systems Manufacturing event

Solar cell and module manufacturers will have to cooperate more closely with machinery and systems manufacturers. This was one of the central demands made at a meeting of Solarinput that brought all of the participants together...

Russia could install up to 2 GW of PV by 2020

Russian flag

It has been said that Russia has the potential to add between one and two gigawatts (GW) of newly installed photovoltaic capacity by 2020.

China to become biggest PV market

Zhengrong Shi standing in front of Athens International Airport 8MW solar photovoltaic installation

Suntech’s Zhengrong Shi has said that, by 2015, China could be the biggest photovoltaics market in the world.

PV revenues and profits to keep on declining

General solar photovoltaic module image against the sky

Despite an increase in photovoltaic module shipments, revenues and gross profits are forecast to keep on shrinking into next year, according to new research, due to the "huge" oversupply, "fierce" competition and falling prices.

US: SolarReserve closes financing on 110 MW solar project

Location of Crescent Dunes solar thermal project

SolarReserve has closed financing on its 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes solar project. When complete, it is expected to be the U.S.’ first commercial scale solar power tower with fully integrated energy storage, and the largest...

Malaysia: PV interest at an "all time high"

Renewable Energy World tradeshow crowd shot

As the Renewable Energy World conference and trade show winds up in the Malaysian Capital, Kuala Lumpur today, photovoltaic industry participants have reported never-before-seen interest in solar.

Clinton Global Initiative commits to bringing funds, training and jobs to solar

Bill Clinton

More than a million people in the off-grid world will, literally, enjoy a brighter future, thanks to the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Three commitments made to CGI will bring solar power to homes on several continents -...

Premier Power to install 16.2 MW of PV in Bulgaria

Gehrlicher Solar 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria

Premier Power has said it will build four photovoltaic power plants in Bulgaria, totaling 16.2 megawatts (MW).

China: JinkoSolar signs 38 MW PV module supply agreement

JinkoSolar screenshot

JinkoSolar is to supply China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co., Ltd. with 38 megawatts (MW) of its photovoltaic modules for use in two projects in China.

Solon inaugurates 12.3 MW Italian PV rooftop project

Italian flag blowing in the wind

Berlin-based Solon will inaugurate its 12.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Italy today. Covering an area of 250,000 square metres, it is said to be the largest project of its kind in the country.

USD$75 million fund for residential solar

Google, Capital Stage 18.65 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Berlin, Germany

Clean Power Finance and Google have established a new residential solar fund in the U.S.

REC considering permanent PV plant closures

REC's Narvik solar photovolatic production plant

Due to the continuing weak solar market conditions and "significant" negative cash flow, REC is considering the permanent closure of three wafer facilities and one cell plant in Norway. Around 700 employees are expected to be...

Solarwatt completes 6 Italian PV plants

Italy solar photovoltaic park by Solarwatt

Solarwatt has completed work on six photovoltaic plants in Italy worth eight megawatts (MW).

First Solar to work on 130 MW Imperial Solar Energy Center South

California's Imperial Valley

First Solar will provide both its thin film photovoltaic modules, and engineering, procurement and construction services to the proposed 130 megawatt (MW) Imperial Solar Energy Center South project.

Bosch to enter PV inverter business

Bosch corporate signage

It has been reported that Bosch, looking to enter the photovoltaic inverter business, has created a new subsidiary.

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