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Report: solar revenues set to double by 2020

The earth.

New analysis predicts that total solar industry revenues are set to reach $137.02 billion by 2020, doubling 2013 revenues of $59.84. Greenhouse gas reduction, energy self-sufficiency and security are drivers of the industry's...


Solar-Fabrik AG takes over Centrosolar fab in Germany

Solar-Fabrik headquarters Freiburg, Germany

As part of an asset deal, the Freiburg-based solar company will take over 143 employees, the current inventory and the right to manufacture all of Centrosolar's original module types.


juwi builds agricultural solar park in Southern France

juwi's 25 MW agricultural solar farm in Ortaffa, France

The 25 MW ecological flagship project -- the biggest solar park juwi has ever constructed in France -- supports local wine growers, bee-keeper and sheep farmers.


First Solar, Solaire, Princeton Power pick up Intersolar awards

CALSEIA Executive Director Bernadette del Chiaro

California "is and will remain the leader in renewables, trying to make a sustainable world," said Michael R. Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, as he accepted the Intersolar Award for helping to...


GT to begin offering Merlin metallization technology in 2015

Merlin cell

GT Advanced Technologies has revealed further details of its Merlin metallization and interconnection technology at the Intersolar North America trade show, including a timeframe to offer the solution to customers in early 2015.


Corporate funding in global solar sector reaches $6.3 billion in second quarter

Great Glemham project, Suffolk, England

Solar funding in the period included $432 Million in venture capital and $1.3 billion in third-party funds, according to a new report by Mercom Capital Group.


Sonnenbatterie expands distribution in Europe

Sonnenbatterie storage system

The German smart storage company has opened up its latest distribution outlet in Slovakia -- its fifth foreign market -- as demand for energy storage systems in Europe continues to rise.


Astrum Solar, Hudson Clean Energy strike $100 million residential PV partnership

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

Private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy has agreed to fund residential solar provider Astrum Solar's expansion plans throughout the U.S.


Solar expectations rise for Brazil as auctions announced

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IHS has raised Brazil's attractiveness score in its Emerging PV Markets Attractiveness Ranking given the positive news for PV in the country, elevating it from eighth to sixth place.


Fraunhofer ISE launches online energy database

Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

The institute's online energy charts make German Energy Transformation transparent. The site displays the power produced in Germany from all conventional and renewable sources as well as import and export data.


Suntech gears up for US return

Eric Luo, CEO, Suntech.

The Chinese integrated solar company will be in attendance at the Intersolar North America exhibition as it prepares to re-enter the U.S. market.


Intersolar North America: the new Gold Rush

Intersolar.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee seemed to know the crowd he addressed on the opening night of the seventh Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco. After all, it is an archetype that goes back more than 150 years in San...


Nine African countries win renewable energy development funding

Cape Coast, Ghana

The low-income nations were awarded new funding and operational support at the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds governing body meeting.


SiC Processing administrator files lawsuit against Yingli Solar

SiC Processing headquarters

The ongoing legal dispute between the insolvent German slurry recycling company and the Chinese solar giant appears to be intensifying following a report that SIC Processing's administrator has initiated litigation.


Petition urges UK government to give solar 'one more push'

David Cameron, Prime Minister, U.K.

More than 150 businesses have signed a letter calling for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to back solar; letter will be presented to Downing Street today.


Conergy secures 200 MW solar project rights in UK, $60 million bank guarantee

Conergy HQ, Germany.

Following the commencement of a 21 MW PV plant in England, Conergy has acquired a portfolio of rights to 166 MW of solar projects in the U.K., plus a bank guarantee facility worth $60 million.


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