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Quality, reliability and a track record: New video report from the SolarWorld 2016 Installer Summit

As part of our pv magazine LIVE series, we bring you a new video report from SolarWorld’s 2016 Installer Summit in Portland Oregon, including commentary from SolarWorld Americas President Mukesh Dulani.

Aleo Solar AG to close all US operations

German solar module manufacturer Aleo Solar AG dissolves its Denver, U.S. operations with immediate effect, citing a failure to meet recent sales targets.

China to invest in Maltese module assembly

Malta's capital, Valetta.

Chinese state-owned Shanghai Electric Power has signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for a €200 million investment in Malta's state-owned energy company. The move would be the first step to Chinese module...

Foreign-made cells and modules flood Japanese market


Japanese solar cell and module manufacturers are looking inwards at the expense of exporting worldwide but domestic-made product levels are dwarfed by a flood of foreign-made imports.

JinkoSolar connects 100 MW of PV projects

JinkoSolar modules in Ontario.

Solar manufacturer JinkoSolar has reached its first milestone for downstream projects and wants to have 500 MW connected in China by the end of next year.

Hanergy Solar reveals details of PRC state support


Hanergy Solar is banking on custom from its majority shareholder Hanergy Group, as well as support from the Chinese government.

Singulus to deliver PV equipment to China

PV equipment manufacturer Singulus Technologies and Chinese cell producer M-Cells have signed a framework contract for the delivery of 16 Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) solar cells production units.

REI: Indian PV market waiting game

The Indian solar market is currently stuck in a waiting loop. The main obstacles for things not moving forward are the political zigzag course and funding problems. These issues came to light at the opening of the 7th Renewable...

Brazil welcomes solar to major energy auction

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a big win for PV producers in Brazil, the country's energy minister has pushed through a new decree allowing solar in the upcoming A-5 auction for electricity from new energy plants that will go online in 2018.

Xcel to boost renewables in Colorado, including 170 MW of solar

Colorado Mount Elbert

The energy company is eager to expand renewable energy resources in the U.S. state and is proposing 170 MW of solar power, 450 MW of new wind power and 317 MW of natural gas generation.

VDE Americas, First Solar implement new standards

First Solar

In the latest example of the solar industry's increasing focus on quality certification and bankability, certification group VDE and First Solar have unveiled new assurance standards and a VDE Quality Tested mark.

Direct Energy, SolarCity launch $124 million solar fund

Honda Dealership

U.S. energy giant Direct Energy and Calfornia-based SolarCity are teaming up to provide solar electricity directly to businesses.

Spanish PV producers receive $2.6 billion in compensation as industry faces doom

Madrid, Spain

PV producers in Spain took in some $2.6 billion from the sale of electricity but the country’s troubled industry is still facing ruin as the government seeks to introduce new power generation fees.

JinkoSolar to supply projects in Australia and South Africa

Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar will be supplying 274 MWp of photovoltaic modules to solar projects in South Africa and Australia.

Cyprus aims for 60,000 residential net metering installations by 2016

Nicosia skyline

Applications for the Cypriot net metering program are now open. Cyprus' installed solar PV capacity, currently at 25 MW, is expected to grow fivefold within the next two years.

Financing closed for 100 MW project in Chile

Photovoltaic developer SunEdison has closed a $212.5 million deal for a 100 MW solar project in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The plant is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

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