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Solar-Fabrik closes Wismar operations

The Solar-Fabrik operations in Wismar are nearing the end. The module manufacturer’s facility will cease operation end of November.


Tesla's Schröder moves back to Sonnenbatterie

Tesla's Country Director for Germany and Austria, Philipp Schröder will be making the switch back to Sonnenbatterie as Head of Operations and Marketing from October 1, 2015.


Gildemeister installs CellCube energy storage in Czech Republic

Gildemeister has provided CellCube energy storage systems to power a fleet of electric cars in the Šumava National Park in the Bohemian Forest. Another storage project was also installed by the company in Budweis, south of Prague.


India: Another 750 MW up for auction

SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) will be holding auctions for a total of 750 MW of solar projects in Maharasthra and Gujarat.


Sungevity's Kennedy moves to clean energy investment

Sungevity's co-founder and executive vice-president, Danny Kennedy will take on the position of managing director at CalCEF, a clean energy investment organisation based in California.


I Squared Capital to invest in India's Amplus

I Squared Capital will invest US$150 million in Indian solar project developer, Amplus Energy Solutions.


Chile: PV projects totaling 503 MW announced

The solar PV project will be located in the Atacama region of Chile

First Solar Inc. is planning to build a 475 MW solar PV project in the Atacama region at a cost of US$952.3 million. Grenergy Renovables, meanwhile, has said it is planning to invest $54 million in installing 27 MW of PV in the...


SPI unveils green energy payment platform

Solar Power Inc. (SPI) announced the launch of its online payment platform Lvdiantong. The green energy platform enables households in China to pay for retail electricity from renewable sources over the internet.


Exclusive: Lowest bid in second German PV tender EUR 0.01/kWh

The unit price model benefits big solar PV project developers

In a response to a request from the Green Party, the German Government has said that bids for the country’s second pilot solar tender for ground-mounted PV systems are between EUR 0.01 and EUR 0.1098/kWh. They are declining to...


750 MW PV tender opens in India’s Andhra Pradesh

Overall, NTPC is looking to install 15 GW of solar across India by 2020

NTPC Limited has announced a reverse auction for the development of 750 MW of solar PV projects in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh. Bidding will open on October 29.


US: TEP to wait for 2016 rate case before attempting to modify net metering

The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved Tucson Electric Power's motion to wait until its 2016 rate case to attempt to change the terms of net metering for solar customers. This comes two days after ACC approved a motion...


California hits a new utility-scale solar peak output of 6.39 GW-AC

The leading U.S. state for solar has been blowing through records for peak solar output this month, as the state prepares for a new goal to get 50% of its power from renewable energy.


China Sunergy's 260 MW deal to supply modules to the state

China Sunergy headquarters.

Latest move to shore up domestic solar industry sees state-owned company sign purchase agreement. 12-month supply deal backdated to start last month.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Right Said Fred.

90s nostalgia afflicts solar as utilities clutch at straws in the US, the EU hurls penalties at impervious Chinese glass makers and digest regular Frank Asbeck prepares to count the dollars.


11+ GW of rooftop potential in NYC

The New York city skyline.

New solar rooftop mapping tool has assessed more than one million rooftops in the five boroughs. Mapdwell system offers community funding model and link to nearby installers.


SkyPower: from creditor protection to global force

SkyPower's First Light project in Ontario.

Canadian developer's CEO says two more GW-scale deals imminent. Kerry Adler says deals in Middle East and Africa will be signed within two months.


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