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SPI to co-develop 25 MW of PV projects in UK

South Wales, UK

Partnering with RE Projects Development, the vertically-integrated PV company says it is cementing its footprint in one of the strongest PV markets in the world.


Results-based funding makes solar possible in Tanzania

SNV-supported, RBF-financed pico-solar initiative in Tanzania.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is partnering with other international development agencies, banks and private-sector companies on a new initiative aimed at bringing much needed solar solutions to people without access...


Ecobuild hits politicized note on opening day as solar talk shushed

Ed Davey (second from right) and the rest of the panel discuss the U.K.'s clean energy future at the opening debate at the Ecobuild Exhibition.

Leading U.K. politicians display encouraging passion for renewables debate, but solar talk largely ignored in favor of other RE technologies.


China Sunergy publishes delayed Q2 results, reports revenue increase

China Sunergy building

The Chinese manufacturer reports good business in Europe and Asia, thanks to its global manufacturing base and sales network, and strong sequential shipment growth in the second quarter.


Doubts linger as to Hanergy's stellar stock price

Hanergy management.

Despite its soaring stock price, analyst and press reports asking serious questions of Hanergy's chances for success continue to be raised. Hanergy has at least begun to announce module sales, although industry insiders remain...


Egyptian investment bank to support renewable energy development

Nile River, Egypt

With its economy improving and energy demand growing, Egypt's renewable energy sector is attracting increasing attention from local and foreign investors with ambitious plans.


Conergy unveils new management

Conergy CEO Andrew de Pass

The company's former executive chairman, Andrew de Pass, will lead Conergy as new chief executive officer. The Hamburg-based firm aims to expand its businesses in solar development, finance, EPC and O&M services.


US: World's highest prices for Chinese modules

Yingli rooftop residential installation

The United States is the highest-priced market for Tier-1 Chinese manufacturers; at the other end is Chile, with the lowest prices, acccording to GTM Research's latest report.


JinkoSolar 2014 net profit soars, Q4 earnings up 50%

JinkoSolar rooftop installations

Falling oil prices won't affect PV growth, says CEO Kangping Chen, who points out that "mounting concern over the environment has been one of the driving factors behind increased solar demand in many key markets, China in...


Mounting Systems grows UK presence ten-fold in space of a year

Mounting Systems installation.

The German-headquartered mounting specialist sold 204 MW-worth of racking systems in the U.K. in 2014, massively outstripping its sales performance 12 months prior.


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...


Huawei signs 150 MW inverter supply deal with Apollo Energy Group

Mount Fuji, Japan.

The Chinese ICT giant agrees to supply its inverters to the Japanese renewable energy company as it expands rollout of its smart PV solutions.


Russia: Hevel launches first full-cycle PV module factory

Hevel Solar solar park, Russia

The fab's thin-film solar module production technology is based on spraying nanolayers in the manufacturing process, which allows up to a 200-fold reduction in the use of silicon -- the main raw material in solar energy.


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 global PV integrator 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.


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