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JinkoSolar connects 39 MW to China grid

Solar PV plant from JinkoSolar.

The Chinese solar company has completed two PV projects in the province of Jiangsu, China.


Tenaska switches to PV for 150 MW California project

Tenaska 130 MW Southern California project

Originally planned as a largely CPV-based solar farm, the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project will now use PV technolgy. Soitec Solar, which was set to provide its CPV technology for the project, said the decision...


Green economy could add $45bn to Kenya GDP, says UN

Kenyan children inspecting a solar module.

Greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources among the benefits of switch to greener economy, says report.


SolarWorld signs supply agreement with US solar company PetersenDean

SolarWorld HQ, Oregon

PetersenDean, one of the United States' largest privately held roofing and solar companies, will install SolarWorld solar panels as part of its Solar4America campaign.


Differentiating thin film

Looking towards the sun

Some industry representatives have raised more than a big question mark as to what the future holds for the production of thin film modules. A quick spot check shows, however, that things are developing and progressing swiftly...


Yingli signs deal for 300 MW of PV plants in China

Yingli 46 MW PV plant

The Chinese PV group says it is accelerating the development of its downstream business globally in order to further improve profitability and optimize the company's financial structure.


IBC Solar lands in Japan, expands activities in India

IBC Solar PV project in Bhadla, India

The German PV company has established an ambitious beachhead in Japan with a number of large-scale projects while realizing another major PV installation in India.


Maine lawmakers override governor's veto of solar bill

Indian Summer in Maine

The bill would set up a $1 million program aimed at creating more than 1,250 new solar and hot water projects across the state.


Google buys solar-powered drone company

Titan Aerospace drone.

The tech giant snaps up New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace, a startup that is developing unmanned, solar-powered jets designed to fly nonstop for years at a time.


Chinese module prices in US may increase 20%

Yingli PV module production

Further duties on modules assembled in China and on Taiwanese solar components would increase U.S. pricing as firms pass added costs onto customers or outsource production to higher-cost regions, according to GTM Research.


Global roll-out of renewable energy can avert climate catastrophe, says IPCC report

Greenpeaces protesters at Brandenburg Gate.

UN analysis finds total shift away from fossil fuels will have minimal impact on economic growth while averting feared 2C temperature increase by 2050.


Desertec loses major German partners

Desertec solar array in Morocco.

The future of the ambitious, multi-billion dollar-project to generate renewable energy in the MENA region in order to supply Europe appears to be in doubt following the exit of major German partners.


Solarex: Turkish solar sector sees increased activity

Hans Christoph Neidlein, Andrea Jeremias

The Solarex confab in Istanbul came to a close on Saturday with an optimistic outlook for the Turkish PV market. Numerous companies reported increased activity and qualified interest.


Solarex: Waiting for Turkey's real market push

IBC Solar's 200 kWp plant in Konya, Turkey

The Solarex confab in Istanbul, which runs through Saturday, is enjoying bustling attendance, with a slew of international companies showcasing products and services. German equipment manufacturers in particular have reported...


Trina Solar announces new high-efficiency Honey Ultra module

Trina Solar's modules in production

Trina Solar is in pilot production of the Honey Ultra module, which has set new records for efficiency. Testing on the module was done by TUV Rheinland.


CSUN, PV-Systems sign 15 MW deal in Turkey

CSUN deal at Solarex, Istanbul, April 2014

The Chinese company is expanding its activities in Turkey, which it sees as a "major hub for the booming Turkish, developing Middle East and established European markets."


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