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Heliatek supplies Asia's largest BIOPV installation

Heliatek organic solar film

The Dresden-based organic PV provider is partnering with vTrium Energy on a pilot program that will contribute to the creation of a base for Singapore's future energy mix while also delivering comprehensive data on the...

Hanergy announces solar-powered car plans

Hanergy sponsorship.

China's enigmatic company confirms it is to launch five different models of solar-powered car in October, in collaboration with five partner companies.

Apple to open $2bn solar-powered data center

The Mesa facility under First Solar's ownership.

The tech giant will convert a former sapphire plant into its global command facility in Arizona, U.S., which will be powered by a 70 MW solar plant.

Obama seeks to extend ITC permanently

Presidential bid to extend 30% solar investment tax permanently, prompting SEIA to applaud decision, calling it a 'major investment in America's future'.

Solarcentury and Magnetar Solar to bring 111 MW of UK PV online before April

Solarcentury large-scale solar installation, England.

Magnetar Solar agrees to purchase 71 MW Solarcentury pipeline, with the latter also building an additional 40 MW of PV projects for Magnetar Solar.

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NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric propose merger

The two companies seek approval from Commission; promise continued local support.

Solar-Fabrik files for self administration insolvency

Solar-Fabrik HQ, Freiburg.

The German module manufacturer seeks restructuring process following poor sales at the end of 2014 and reduced outlook for first half of 2015.

Indosolar signs $200m wafer supply contract with Osung LST

Wafer production.

Indian solar company will purchase Osung's wafers until 2018. Terms of first fiscal year contract amount to 48 million wafers.

SolarWorld posts better-than-expected 2014 revenues

SolarWorld Oregon HQ.

The German-headquartered solar group grew its solar shipments by 55% in 2014, exceeding its earlier forecast by around 15% and driving revenues by 26%.

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Rooftop solar in the UK.

UK solar had them shouting from the rooftops this week, there was plenty to ponder after the WFES in Abu Dhabi, good news from Chile and President Obama's meeting with Narendra Modi gave us the excuse to upload a picture of The...

China unveils 15 GW solar target

A solar rooftop in China.

Government wants to treble the amount of DG, including at least 3.15 GW of rooftop solar. The 15 GW total figure would represent a 50 per cent rise on the 10 GW installed in 2014.

Siva Power reaches $10m milestone

The former headquarters of Suntech, in Wuxi, China.

Californian thin film manufacturer a step nearer being 'the least expensive solar panel manufacturer worldwide.' The arrival of the city of Wuxi as a backer may offer a hint as to the final location of 300 MW fab.

SMA seeks to cut costs by $180m

SMA inverters.

German inverter manufacturer expects earnings before tax of around $850m this year. The Niestetal-based company announced this week, 1,600 jobs will go by the end of June.

Ecuador: Cumulative PV power reaches 26 MW

Ecuador flag

The South American nation installed 22.5 MW from January to November last year.

UK almost doubles PV capacity in 12 months

Solar installation, England.

Data from DECC reveals U.K. ended 2014 with 5 GW of cumulative solar capacity, having ended 2013 with just shy of 2.8 GW installed.

Germany approves pilot tenders for ground-mounted PV plants

German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel

The federal government is using the pilot tender scheme to gain experience as it gradually transforms the country's entire support system for renewable energy.

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