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Battery storage set to strengthen South Australian grid

Rooftop PV system, South Australia

Energy giant AGL and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency are launching a 5 MW battery storage "virtual power plant" in South Australia with the aim of boosting grid stability, reducing power price volatility and supporting...

Canadian Solar panels for Canada's largest solar park

A satellite image of Ontario.

Chinese manufacturer Canadian Solar will supply 445,000 modules and EPC services for the Grand Renewable Solar project. The deal will be worth $301 million to the company.

Qatari government launches 200 MW solar initiative

The country's Ministry of Energy to instigate PV push aimed at exploiting Qatar’s immense solar energy potential.

Vivint raises $540 million for residential solar

Since August, Blackstone's residential solar provider Vivint has amassed three-quarters of a billion U.S. dollars from investors for its solar projects.

Germany: Hope for Bosch employees in Thuringia

The Bosch site in Arnstadt, Germany could be converted into an industrial park according to a media report. This means between 1,000 to 1,600 jobs might actually be saved at Bosch. At the moment neither Thuringia's Minister nor...

JinkoSolar signs strategic agreement to develop 120 MW PV plant in Jiangsu Province, China

The plant will be located at the Electromechanical Industrial Park, covering an area of 1.2 million square meters and due to come online within three years.

Suncore acquires Israeli company ZenithSolar

Suncore Photovoltaic Technology Company Limited, a Chinese-US joint venture that specialises in CPV has acquired Israel-based ZenithSolar, which filed for bankruptcy in June.

Genera Latinoamerica 2013 opens in Santiago, Chile, revealing broad potential of Chilean PV market

The show marks the first time Genera has been hosted outside Spain, reflecting the burgeoning PV potential in Chile and the wider Latin American market.

XsunX introduces new solar power project development services

The renewable energy technology company has expanded into solar power project development and construction services.

Batch I guidelines for Phase II of India's National Solar Mission approved

A draft proposal to introduce a change to the payment of the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) assistance announced earlier this month has now been approved.

European Commission seeks EUR 2.3 million adjustment fund for Germany's redundant former First Solar employees

If approved, the monies would be taken from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 875 former First Solar employees in Germany re-intregrate into the job market.

Centrosolar Glas must declare insolvency

Just in May the glass division of the German PV company Centrosolar Glas was taken over by Belgian competitor Ducatt. Now it seems that talks about future financing have fallen through. It is business as usual though meantime,...

CSUN realizes first 'Made in Turkey' modules

The Chinese solar manufacturer has begun production in Turkey, realizing a 66 kWp system at a school in the nation’s largest city, Istanbul.

IHS cuts global inverter market forecast in face of dramatic price drops

Despite enjoying a 7% increase in shipments in 2013, the solar inverter market will contract by 9% as manufacturers are forced to lower their prices as competition increases and demand falls.

Positive first year for Hanwha Q Cells

Module manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells has completed its first year of operations with ramped up production capacities and reduced production costs. The company is now aiming for positive full-year figures for 2014.

1366 Technologies raises $15 million for solar wafer plant

The Massachusetts, U.S.-based company received the backing in a Series C financing round led by Japan's Tokuyama Corp. The money will be invested in a plant capable of manufacturing 250 MW of solar cells a year.

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