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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.


Germany: Off to Ulm for battery development

Lab photo

Baden-Württemberg's Environment Minister Franz Untersteller visited the ZSW labs for battery technology eLab in Ulm, Germany today. In the spotlight is the advancement of a 'Made in Germany' technology base for batteries.


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France: Exosun completes 3.8 MW solar project

Exosun has completed the construction of the solar plant Porette de Nérone pictured

Exosun has completed the construction of the solar plant Porette de Nérone, situated near Aghione in Corsica, France.


Germany: VDMA forecasts lower sales, excess capacity

The German Engineering Federation or VDMA (Verbandes Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) has conducted a current business climate survey and forecasts that the order situation of manufacturers of photovoltaic components,...


Solar Frontier supplies 3.8 MW to juwi-developed project

Solar Frontier announced that it has supplied modules to a 3.8 megawatt (MW) installation for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) electric utility in New Jersey, the U.S. Juwi solar developed the project.


'Fast Track' project to develop thin film technology

Eighteen European partners have come together to work on the next generation thin film modules for better efficiency. The project has been awarded €9.3 million in funds from the EU.


S.A.G. Solarstrom successfully concludes sale

German company S.A.G. Solarstrom has successfully concluded sale of 48 megawatt peak (MWp) project to BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners.


India: First Solar powers 40 MW Rajasthan project

First Solar's modules have been used to power a 40 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted photovoltaic power plant in Rajasthan that will provide clean energy to Mumbai.


Germany: Micro smart grid concluded in Berlin

Schneider Electric has collaborated with the Innovation Center for Mobility and Social Change (InnoZ) to complete a micro smart grid at the EUREF-Campus in Germany's capital city.


Germany: Drastic cuts will be made

After weeks of ping-pong energy politics, the German parliament has approved the drastic cuts in subsidies for solar installations. This has been apparently undertaken to curb the pace of solar development in the country.


UK: RWE & E.ON exit from Horizon nuclear project

Utilities giants RWE and E.ON have decided to drop their plans to develop new nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom. The companies had previously planned on investing billions into these projects.


Cell equipment purchases to hit 35 GW by 2017

Yole Développement has predicted that about 35 gigawatts (GW) of new solar cell manufacturing equipment will be purchased by 2017.


JinkoSolar expands to Singapore

JinkoSolar has announced the opening of its new office in Singapore, which will serve as the company's regional headquarters.


Decision time for the Korean PV industry

IGEE Korea 2012 crowd shot

The Korean photovoltaics industry is at a crossroads and the next two years will be pivotal for the country in terms of its position in the global solar market. Upcoming elections hold some promise for Korea, if the United New...


Conergy posts €183 million (US$243 million) loss

THe Conergy logo.

German-based vertically integrated company Conergy has posted a significant EBIT loss for 2011. In its annual report released today, the company has attributed a decision to shift inventory and equipment write offs, at its...


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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