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BYD to establish PV module facility in Brazil

BYD Company Limited has said it will build a 400 MW PV module manufacturing facility in Brazil, together with APEX-Brasil. It is scheduled to open in the first half of 2016.


Phoenix Solar wins PV rooftop contract in Singapore, sees slight Q1 decline

Phoenix Solar has been awarded a 1.96 MWp rooftop PV project in Singapore by the country's Land Transport Authority (LTA). The successful tender was priced at US$2.7 million. Meanwhile, the company has recorded a slight decline...


SEMI roadmap predicts average module power of 310Wp by 2025

Chinese PV production.

PV module production is set to continue along its historic 20% annual learning curve, with a number of cell and module technologies combining to deliver higher power output and manufacturing profitability. These were some of the...


Aging UK grid harming renewable integration, says Solar Trade Association

Power lines.

The country's "sclerotic" grid is holding back renewable energy, warns the solar trade body, which has called on the new government to invest in the U.K.'s power infrastructure.


SolarMax confirms buyer

SolarMax inverters.

The insolvent inverter supplier has announced that an investor has purchased the company and that it will begin trading in June, complete with new service and product offerings.


Amtech reports growing revenues, high expectations

Amtech equipment.

U.S.-based production equipment supplier Amtech Systems has reported growing revenues and steady bookings, on a quarter-on-quarter basis, adding that its experience at last week's SNEC provided a number of reasons for optimism....


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Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

This week it was all Tesla, Tesla, Tesla and, in other news: Tesla. Apparently Elon Musk has released some new product or other...


Daqo records falling polysilicon costs

Polysilicon

Chinese polysilicon and wafer producer Daqo New Energy has announced record-low polysilicon production costs in its Q1 2015 results. Daqo reports US$12.8/kg total and $10.53/kg cash production costs for the quarter. Net margins...


Clean energy from 'most polluted place in Israel'

Energix's Neo'ot Hovav solar project.

Former chemical waste sink has been capped and covered with solar panels. The 37.5 MW Ne'ot Hovav project was Israel's first large-scale, grid-connected solar project.


Chinese developer's $50m warchest

The flag of China.

United PV Group will raise funds from a convertible bond issue. Hong Kong-based developer will expand its 682 MW project portfolio.


SunEdison records big Q1 net loss, announces new energy portfolio acquisition

SunEdison has recorded a Q1 2015 net loss of US$424 million, significantly down on the loss of $288 million seen in Q4 2014. Net sales have also fallen, both Q/Q and Y/Y. The company has further announced the acquisition of five...


Wacker, unnamed solar company cancel supply contract

Wacker Chemie polysilicon

German polysilicon supplier Wacker Chemie has cancelled a "contractual and delivery" relationship with a solar customer. After retaining prepayments and receiving financial compensation for the contract's termination, Wacker...


Turkey approves a further 302 MW in PV projects

After awarding 228 MW of PV projects in January, Turkey approved a further 302 MW last week, thus paving the way for the first utility-scale solar installations in the country. The key question now concerns the realization of the...


From the Mag: a selection of stories from the May issue

Storm damage in NYC after hurricane sandy: extreme weather events are increasing in regularity, prompting demand for solar-backed microgrids, such as SolarCity's GridLogic.

pv magazine's May edition assesses the current solar climate in Indonesia, gets technical at China's smartest large-scale PV plant, and examines how SolarCity's new microgrid has already found an enrapt audience.


Etrion secures PPA for Salvador project amid volatile spot prices; records Q1 net loss

Etrion has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its 70 MW Chilean PV plant. It currently sells the generated electricity on the spot market, however market prices have been "volatile" over the past few months. The company...


SunEdison to develop further 86 MW of PV in South Africa

SunEdison Inc. has been awarded a contract to develop an 86 MW photovoltaic plant in South Africa's Northern Cape Province.


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