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Advanced Energy confirms exit of solar inverter business

Advanced Energy's 1000NX central inverter.

The U.S. precision power conversion company has taken the decision to shutter its solar inverter business after grappling with poor sales in the sector for the past few quarters.


Storage grows five-fold as Intersolar Europe opens

Tesla Powerwall

Evolution of show reflects changing landscape of Germany's and Europe's solar industry, with storage technology brought to the fore.


Renewables outpace nuclear in 2014 European power generation

Last year was said to be a benchmark for renewable energy, with renewables producing more power in Europe than nuclear for the first time. In yet another glittering solar industry report, SolarPower Europe further calculates...


Hanwha Q Cells reaches 53 MW in UK with latest completion

Southern England.

The 8.1 MW Tower Hill Solar Park in south England has taken the South Korean company's U.K. PV portfolio to 53 MW. Project completed under ROC grace period.


China's inverter market on the climb despite revenue contraction, says IHS

Huawei smart PV solution, Germany.

An 18% increase in shipments helped swell the Chinese inverter market to 13.3 GW, but revenues dropped 6% on the back of significant price declines, say the analysts.


Australia’s largest PV power plant comes online

The 102 MW Nyngan Solar Plant in Australia has become fully operational. The installation of the plant, which is now Australia’s largest, has been completed, with the array now connected to the grid and final testing currently...


US: Solar accounts for 51% of all new Q1 energy additions

In another positive announcement for the U.S., a record 1.3 GW of solar PV has been installed in Q1. The residential sector boosted growth, installing more capacity than natural gas, thus highlighting the significance of its...


US: 32 GW utility-scale solar pipeline under development ahead of 2017 ITC deadline

Analysts say a massive 32 GW pipeline of utility-scale solar is under development in the U.S., with developers aiming to finish their projects by the end of 2016, when the Federal energy investment tax credit (ITC) expires....


Suntech announces 1 GW poly PERC plans

Suntech production.

Chinese manufacturer Suntech has announced its intention to upgrade 1 GW of its module capacity to polycrystalline PERC output by the end of 2015. The resultant 72-cell modules will have a power output of 325 W, an increase of...


Canadian Solar secures financing for 40 MW solar portfolio

Canadian Solar Inc. has it secured US$53 million in project financing from Investec Bank plc for four solar PV plants totaling 40.2 MW in England. It also again mentioned the formation of a yieldco in the coming months.


South Africa: SunEdison wins solar contracts worth 371 MW, juwi working on 86 MW project

In separate announcements, U.S.-based SunEdison said it has won contracts for solar projects totaling 371 MW, while Germany’s juwi has begun construction on an 86 MW PV plant.


JA Solar chief exec in takeover bid

JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd has received a takeover bid from its chief executive officer and chairman for around US$489 million. Shares were up 12% following the news.


From the Mag: a selection of stories from the June issue

The LED mobile flashing device from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in action atop a rooftop solar array.

pv magazine's June edition touches down in Israel to assess the solar mood on the ground, heads to a farm in Germany to inspect a latest technique in LED flashing, and examines how the mining industry is turning to PV in its many...


US: Principal Solar to launch IPO, plans 500 MW of PV in Texas

Principal Solar Inc. is set to go public this week on the Nasdaq capital market. It is looking to raise up to US$26 million by selling up to 2.8 million shares. It plans to become the "world's first distributed solar utility" and...


Sungrow to unveil 99% efficiency inverters at Intersolar

Sungrow central inverters, California.

The Chinese inverter supplier to release series of high-efficiency string and central inverters at this week's Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich, Germany.


Kazakhstan's first large-scale PV plant receives EUR 83.8 million in funding

Kazakhstan’s first large-scale solar project has received financial backing totaling EUR 83.8 million (around US$93.5 million) from EBRD and CTF. The 50 MW PV plant is scheduled for completion this July. A second project is...


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