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Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


Meyer Burger bullish on Indian prospects

Indian Prime Minister Modi.

Swiss PV technology provider Meyer Burger is bullish on the prospect of orders coming from India, in the wake of Prime Minister Modi’s support of solar and domestic manufacturing. Meyer Burger says it sees the 100 GW solar vision...


SPI Solar secures $140 million private placement

Solar Power, Inc., PV installation

As part of the deal, the solar developer will sell $70 million of common stock and convertible promissory notes to investors, who will also receive options to buy a further $70 million in company shares.


SunPower pours $20m into energy software company Tendril

SunPower-installed residential rooftop PV system.

Injection of growth capital into Tendril's energy services management platform set to enhance consumers' personalized energy services.


Households to use solar plus storage to trade electricity with grid

Reposit Power, Australia

A Canberra-based company is to introduce new technology that it says could help turn electricity markets on their head -- by allowing households to buy and sell electricity on the market.


Hanergy to add 300 MW of flexible CIGS capacity in China

Hanergy and Aston Martin.

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group announced today that it intends to add 300 MW in flexible CIGS manufacturing capacity in Changde City, Hunan Province. The company has not announced which of its fleet of acquired CIGS technologies...


SunEdison closes financing for 81.7 MW Honduras solar projects

Honduras' Nacaome region.

The solar company has collaborated with the OPEC Fund for International Development and two other financial institutions in a deal worth around $146 million.


Allianz Global Investors acquires 58 MW solar park portfolio in Southern France

Allianz Global Investors headquarters in Frankfurt.

The German investment group has achieved in 12 months its technical and geographical diversification goals through the acquisition of solar and wind assets in four different European countries.


Asia-Pacific PV market to reach record level in fourth quarter

Japan's 82 MW Marubeni PV installation in Oita City.

A year-end rush in China is driving the Asia-Pacific solar PV market to record levels in the final quarter of 2014, according to Solarbuzz, which predicts that PV demand in the region will continue strong growth in coming years...


SunEdison awarded 350 MW of solar PV in Chilean auction

Chile's latest auction results show PV competing directly with other sources of power and winning, as part of the dramatic growth of the solar market in the nation.


EDF RS expands Canadian portfolio by 52% in 2014

EDF Renewable Services Operations Control Center

The leading North American O&M services provider added a total of 27 renewable energy projects in Quebec and Ontario in 2014.


Capital Stage acquires largest solar park portfolio in its history

Aquitaine, France

The $87 million deal includes five solar PV farms in southern France with a total capacity of 50.8 MW and expands the German group's footprint in the French solar market from 90 MW to more than 140 MW.


Deadline for complainants in Vivint Solar class action

The Wall Street bull.

NY law firm says unhappy shareholders can join its class action until January 20. After floating at $18.71 per share on October 1, solar leasing company's stock is now trading below $8.


Africa's largest microgrid

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Annobon Province project, at 5 MW, will be Africa's largest. Project is being developed by three US companies on an island off Equatorial Guinea.


Locus Energy nears 1 GW landmark

A Locus Energy heatmap.

New Jersey solar monitoring company processing data from almost 1 GW of installations. Demand for SolarNOC software has led the way.


LDK directors resume control

LDK Solar headquarters.

Provisional liquidators' powers expire as company expects to institute restructure next week. News follows signing of a 30.6 MW module supply deal in China.


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