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Korea's S-Energy offers module finance in US

California flag.

The Tier 1 Korean manufacturer will allow its customers to choose between two different financing models in an attempt to lower barriers of entry into the U.S. solar market.


Imec reports 22% efficiency for large area PERT cell

Imec PERT cell

The micro and nanoelectronics research center says the new developments, resulting in additional improvement in conversion efficiency, further confirm the potential of n-type PERT cells for next-generation highly efficient...


Etrion confident about planned 138 MW pipeline in Japan

Etrion map of Japanese sites

In addition to the 34 MW already under construction, Etrion and Hitachi High-Tech are reviewing a large project pipeline in different stages of development; the four most advanced projects total 138 MW.


Dead Sea PV plant brings affordable energy to Palestinian households

Dead Sea Photovoltaic Power Generating Plant, Jericho, Israel

The opening of the 710 kW first phase of the planned 1.5 MW Dead Sea Photovoltaic Generating Plant has resulted in dramatic drops in electricity prices for Palestinian households that were formerly dependent on high Israeli...


Analyst interview: The rise of distributed solar

Distributed generation is already a robust sector of the Japanese solar PV industry.

pv magazine editor in chief Jonathan Gifford chats with Jenny Chase of BNEF about the growing prominence of distributed generation in leading solar markets.


SunEdison strikes 5 GW solar and wind deal in Karnataka, India

Lalitha Mahala Palace, India.

The U.S. solar manufacturer will develop subsidy-free renewable electricity in the Indian state of Karnataka over the next five years.


FLS Energy commences 42 MW North Carolina solar project

North Carolina landscape.

The project comprises seven utility-scale solar farms scattered across the state. Local utility Duke Energy has agreed PPAs.


Vikram Solar completes India's first floating PV plant

Floating solar plant, New Town, Kolkata.

The 10 kWp R&D installation has been commissioned to assess the scalability of the technology as India explores ways to make solar energy available anywhere.


India updates draft guidelines for 3 GW solar auction

Solar park in Gujarat, India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy issues guidance on how the bidding process for Phase II, Batch II, Tranche I of the JNNSM will work.


Hanwha SolarOne strikes 50 MW solar DG deal in China

Hanwha SolarOne PV modules stacked for shipping.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement to develop distributed generation projects in the country's Guangxi region.


Leading Stanford professors call for end to fossil fuel investment

main quad, Stanford University.

Three hundred faculty members at the prestigious U.S. university urge its president, John Hennessy, and the board of trustees, to move away from all fossil fuel investment.


Hanwha Q Cells to evaluate SoLayTec InPassion technology

Hanwha Q Cells.

Dutch research spinoff SoLayTec has announced that Hanwha Q Cells has begun evaluating its atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. The InPassion ALD can be deployed for PERC upgrades and n-type cell production.


Chile: new 80 MW merchant solar project announced

Chile's Antofagasta region is located in the country's northern Atacama Desert - one of the driest, sunniest places on earth.

The PV plant is to be constructed by Pacific Solar SA and Greenwood Energy, and will become one of the largest merchant solar plants in the world.


Leggett go: environmental campaigner steps down as Solarcentury chairman

Dr. Philip Cromberg, left, has replaced Jeremy Leggett as Solarcentury's non-executive chairman.

Jeremy Leggett will continue as board member but hopes to focus more effort on campaigning. Philip Comberg appointed as new non-executive chairman.


Nautilus Solar secures $39m funding for Ontario DG project

Utility-scale PV plant, Ontario.

Financing from Rabobank to be steered towards the development of 8 MW of distributed generation solar power plants in the Canadian province.


SunEdison unveils plans for $4bn Indian solar fab

Solar PV farm, SunEdison.

The US solar company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Adani Group to develop India's largest solar panel factory in the state of Gujarat.


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