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Amtech lands order for PV manufacturing equipment

Amtech Systems.

PV manufacturing equipment, including PECVD, will be supplied to Mission Solar Energy. News was released shortly after a mixed trading update from Amtech.

Scatec Solar sales skyrocket in third quarter

Scatec Solar Kalkbult project, South Africa

The Norwegian company nearly doubled its installed production capacity to 220 MW following the grid connection of three solar power plants in South Africa and Rwanda, which drove revenue and profit growth.

Canadian Solar wins 114 MW of solar power projects in Brazil

Vazante, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The Canadian PV developer is parnering with local company Solatio on three projects in the state of Minas Gerais.

SMA: Net loss grows in first nine months amidst declining orders

SMA inverter production

The leading inverter manufacturer attributed declining sales to project delays in key foreign markets and a sharp drop in European demand due to lower subsidies.

Germany: New guidelines for PV pilot tender

SunEnergy 31.5 MW solar park in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy continues to work on the regulatory framework to implement the pilot tender for ground-mounted photovoltaic systems. pv magazine has obtained a copy of the key points currently...

NPD Solarbuzz: leading module suppliers continue to move downstream

A First Solar power plant in Germany.

The trend of module producers continuing to move into PV project development is continuing. The latest data from NPD Solarbuzz confirms this, with the analysts reporting that 17 of the top 20 solar module suppliers currently...

SunEdison pipeline grows to 4.5 GW in third quarter as sales, losses grow

SunEdison's San Andres project

At the end of the third quarter, SunEdison had 610 MW of its pipeline under construction compared to 475 MW at the end of the second quarter and 558 MW at the end of Q3 2013.

Australia's 'father of PV' predicts solar costs will halve by 2025

Australian PV researcher Martin Green

The world leading researcher says the cost of solar PV will fall by 50% in the next 10 years, making it the cheapest of all energy technologies and help radically transform the world's power landscape.

NRG Energy posts 32% increase in third-quarter profit

Goal Zero personal solar devices

The California Valley Solar Ranch and Ivanpah solar plant boosted operating profits for the U.S. energy company's Renewables division. NRG's new solar assets also included Pure Energies and Goal Zero.

UK to add 1.3 GW utility-scale solar in Q1 2015, says IHS

Solar Farm, England.

The analysts expect the few months before the Renewable Obligation Certificates scheme ends will drive a bumper quarter for solar installations in the U.K.

Advanced Energy Q3 results reveal 23% annual drop in inverter sales

Three-phase string inverter.

Third-quarter sales of $143.1 million were slightly down on 2013 as the company continues its shift from central inverters to three-phase string inverters.

Abundance launches Europe's largest crowd-funded solar project

Solar rooftop installation.

The U.K.-based crowdfunder hopes to install 749 solar PV rooftop systems in Scotland as part of a 3.1 million pound scheme.

PV Cycle collects first 10,000 tons of discarded PV modules in Europe

PV Cycle: PV module recycling

By the end of October, PV Cycle had made collections in 20 different European countries from 350 collection points. The organization has increased its figures from 80 tons in its first year of operation to 10,053 tons today.

Proinso begins distribution of ZeverSolar inverters in India

Proinso's 50 kW rooftop system near Mumbai.

The company has introduced a new PPA model in India for projects larger than 100 kW.

Solar Frontier's 'next gen' fab on track

The outside of the new Solar Frontier fab.

Japanese thin film producer and project developer Solar Frontier has announced that the construction of its 150 MW MP4 Tohoku fab is on track. The fab will boast new processes for its CIGS module manufacturing and is scheduled to...

Dark days await Taiwan cell makers as US AD decision looms

Gintech Energy

Taiwanese solar cell companies struggling in the wake of U.S.-imposed AD tariffs may seek expansion overseas in an attempt to stay afloat once December’s decision is announced.

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