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Austria's biggest PV park goes online

Sonnquest's 2 MW PV solar park in Guntramsdorf, Austria has gone online. The development took 8 months and was contracted by power utility Wien Energie.

Taiwan's Motech secures US$197 million loan

At 3 GW, Motech is Taiwan's largest solar PV cell manufacturer

Motech Industries Inc. has signed a three year loan agreement worth US$197 million. Existing debt will be repaid and working capital funded.

Canada: Silfab ramps module capacity up to 300 MW

Silfab opened the facility in 2011, with a capacity of 90 MW

On the back of strong North American demand, Silfab Solar is upping production capacity at its PV module manufacturing facility in Canada. Work is set to be complete in Q3.

Arizona to consider additional charges on solar outside of APS rate case

On Tuesday, Arizona regulators agreed to a request by utility Arizona Public Service to open proceedings, which will consider additional charges on their customers who install solar PV.

Brazilian state signs contract for 50 MW of solar PV

The state of Pernambuco has signed its second solar PPA with developers, this time for a 50 MW PV project. The state has given Kroma Energia and Cone a year and a half to build the plant.

Official NYSE-delisting notice for Yingli

Yingli Green Energy has received an official notice from NYSE stating that the company was not in compliance with the stock exchange's price criteria.

Interview: Germany's second PV tender round

Berlin lawyer, Margarete von Oppen has been closely involved with the first two pilot tenders for ground-mounted PV systems in Germany. For von Oppen, it is clear the pay-as-bid system is appropriate in the quest to promote...

Greenskies finalizes finance for $165m US solar projects


The Connecticut-based solar integrator has closed a $165 million financial package with First Niagara Financial Group for the development of 127 solar projects in 12 U.S. states.

Suntech agrees 200 MW Indian supply deal with Adani

Suntech solar panel production.

Collaboration follows last month's 9.3 MW project, and will see the Chinese solar power company supply 200 MW of panels for a solar project in India's Tamil Nadu state.

Invenergy's storage project shortlisted for Innovation Award

Chicago-based Invenergy's Grand Ridge energy storage project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Innovation Award. The lithium storage project has been operational since May this year.

China's PV manufacturing output surpasses $31bn in first half of year

Trina Solar production.

Country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) confirms January-June period generated 200 billion yuan of output value in the solar PV sector, outstripping 2014's performance.

India: 100 MW bid opens in Uttar Pradesh

India's energy conglomerate NTPC has invited bidding for its 100 MW of solar projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is part of NTPC's commitment to develop 10,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020.

SMA bags 700 MW inverter order

Inverter manufacturer, SMA has received a 700 MW order from Swinerton Renewable Energy. The company's central inverters will be deployed in seven PV projects in California.

Canadian Solar results dip slightly during Q2, preparations for yieldco continue

Canadian Solar retained a healthy margin and profit in its latest quarterly results, and reported strong operational results, despite shipments below guidance. The company says it is progressing towards establishing a yieldco...

Natcore swaps silver for aluminum in solar cells

Nacore Technology has eliminated silver from a solar cell

In what is expected to bring "substantial" cost savings to the industry, Natcore technology Inc. says it has successfully swapped silver for aluminum in its solar cells. A provisional patent application will now be filed.

Turkish investor acquires Solarion

CIGS thin film PV manufacturer, Solarion, has been resuced again

Turkish company, OC3 AG has acquired Solarion AG, thus marking the second time the German photovoltaic manufacturer has been successfully rescued from the brink of insolvency. Solarion’s Leipzig base is to be retained, as are all...

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