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PV Expo: Trina CEO says Japan key to “smart energy” rollout

Trina CEO

Japan’s largest solar trade show closed its doors today with intelligent energy solutions emerging as one of the major trends. Trina Solar Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao spoke to pv magazine about the company’s position in the market...


Proinso launches EPM program in Southeast Asia

Proinso 50 kw rooftop plant in India

The Spanish PV distributor is strengthening its presence in South East Asia with a new engineering, procurement and management service program across the area.


US Virgin Islands: New 4.2 MW PV plant provides 5% of island's base load capacity

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

As part of its strategy to deploy more solar, WAPA has signed a 25-year solar power purchase agreement with Colorado-based Main Street Power for energy generated by the new solar installation.


Indian Railways plans 1 GW of solar projects

Indian Railway locomotive

Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu says his plan to purchase power by soliciting bids from generators and power exchanges will result in savings of $485 million.


BayWa r.e. realigns German PV wholesale business

BayWa r.e., Germany

Beginning in April, a new BayWa company will handle all of its PV-related products while group subsidiaries Creotecc GmbH and Solarmarkt Deutschland will cease trading.


pv magazine weekly news digest

Suncrest Solar residential installation

It was another week characterized by new deals, developments and dynamism in the global solar sector, with new projects underway in Africa, a controversial plan to form an 'Energy Union' in Europe, major commercial and political...


Enphase signs exclusive deal with France's MyLight Systems

MyLight Systems' load management solution

The French energy management solutions provider will use the microinveter maker's intelligent networking hub in its monitoring system.


Swinerton taps Array Technologies for Utah's largest solar park

Scatec Solar's Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park

Expected to generate some 210 million kilowatt hours annually, the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will use 104 MW of Array's DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracking systems for the 630-acre installation.


Google invests $300m in SolarCity's $750m residential PV fund

SolarCity installers at work.

The tech giant announces sizeable increase in solar energy commitment, dwarfing previous $280 million investment in SolarCity.


Schmid announces Asian APCVD tool order

The APCVD tool from Schmid.

Sale of eight APCVD units to three Asian manufacturers is a clear sign of the stimulation of the PV industry, Schmid says.


SMA announces further partnership with monitoring firm GreenPowerMonitor

Solar monitoring software.

Collaboration will see the German inverter supplier and Spanish monitoring systems provider deploy coordinated solar solutions, including the SCADA system.


Solar left scrapping for crumbs in first UK CfD auction

Ed Davey.

Solar wins just five project contracts against wind's 15 as industry fears of an uneven playing field come to bear. STA calculates just 32 MW of CfD-backed PV to come this year.


Indian state utility NTPC given green light for 15 GW solar plan

Solar park, Gujarat.

Government approves utility's proposal, which would see three separate tranches rolled out in 3 GW, 5 GW and 7 GW segments.


Anti-solar bills defeated in West Virginia and Indiana

West Virginia.

Net metering schemes in both states survive attacks, anti-solar bills vetoed as solar campaigners warn of further opposition.


REC post $180m in Q4 revenue, extends US supply deal with Sunrun

Sunrun installation

The Norwegian solar group saw stronger sales in Europe and the U.S., which boosted module sales by 18.5% over the previous quarter. The company also extended its existing supply deal Stateside with residential solar group Sunrun.


Energy Union: Italy couples with France, Austria, Slovenia

Rome, Italy

This is "another significant step towards an integrated European power market," says Italian transmission grid operator Terna. In the coming months, the country will connect with Switzerland and Greece.


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