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SunEdison and AMS team on 50 MW California storage project


Solar company and microgrid specialists to deliver 50 MW storage system designed to aid Southern California Edison's transition to cleaner energy sources.

Yingli records significant Q2 net loss; lowers FY shipment guidance

Yingli solar photovoltaic modules

Continuing its battle with the tumultuous solar market conditions, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has recorded a massive Q2 2012 net loss and decreased revenues. For the full year, the company has lowered its...

Q.Cells’ creditor meeting begins

Q.Cells Thalheim Germany

According to reports, 47 representatives at the insolvent Q.Cells SE are currently deciding whether South Korea’s Hanwha, or Spain-based Isofotón will get to take the German company over. When the decision will be reached is not...

Germany’s energy summit fails to produce results

Peter Altmaier

Yesterday’s meeting at the German chancellery offered little in the way of tangible results. It was only agreed that the development of renewables should be curbed, the EEG reformed and the industry relieved. Representatives of...

A look at Italy’s latest Conto Energia

Italy solar photovoltaic plant

Italy’s new guidelines for photovoltaic subsidies have been in place since Monday, August 27. While system operators will have to adapt to much lower tariffs and changing requirements, it is believed the new funding under the...

Panasonic and Coronal Management establish solar financing company

Sanyo Panasonic solar photovoltaic HIT module

Panasonic and Coronal Management LLC will establish a new solar company in North America, under which funding will be provided for distributed generation solar systems built by Panasonic Eco Solutions North America.

GCL receives approval to build 340 MW of PV in China

GCL polysilicon facilities China

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited has received approval from China’s National Energy Bureau to start work on 340 MW worth of photovoltaic projects in the Datong Shanxi province.

Helios to install 30 MW PV plant in Nigeria

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Helios Energy will install a 30 MW photovoltaic plant in central northern Nigeria, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the German company and the Governor of Kaduna State.

US: 8minutenergy and Gestamp receive go ahead for 275 MW of PV projects

Chocolate Mountain 50MW solar photovoltaic park California

8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and Gestamp Solar have received Conditional Use Permits (CUP) from California’s Imperial County Board of Supervisors for 3 photovoltaic projects worth 275 MW.

Update: Isofoton to invest €300 million in Q.Cells

Isofotón factory Spain

Following the news that Spain-based Isofotón had also submitted a bid to take Germany’s Q.Cells over, pv magazine has learned that if the offer is accepted, it will invest €300 million in Q.Cells’ businesses. Under 10% of the...

APAC region driving global PV demand as industry transitions

Solarbuzz photovoltaic demand graph

According to new figures, the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in particular is set to experience significant end of year photovoltaic demand. Meanwhile, conditions are expected to remain challenging in the more established markets.

Bosch to close silicon thin film works in Germany

Bosch silicon thin film photovoltaics Erfurt

Bosch will close its silicon thin film works in Erfurt, Germany. In the future, the company will concentrate on the areas of crystalline and CIS thin film photovoltaics.

Poland: 2 new solar farms to be installed

Poland solar photovoltaic plant 1 MW

Two new solar farms are to be set up in Rzędów and Legnica, both in Poland, according to various reports in the Polish media.

Brazil to build first PV module manufacturing facility

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The northeastern state of Paraíba will soon become home to Brazil’s first photovoltaic module manufacturing facility. Expected to be built early next year, the first phase will see an annual capacity of 30 MW come online.

Hanwha signs Q.Cells takeover contract

Q.Cells HQ Germany

After months of speculation, the insolvent Q.Cells has confirmed the Hanwha Group’s interest in taking it over. While the two parties have signed a contract, the acquisition must still be approved by Q.Cells’ creditors.

Japan: Company formed to develop 500 MW

The Japanese flag.

In a sign that major Japanese corporations are mobilizing to develop photovoltaic projects in the country under the revamped FIT regime, the Japan Mega Solar Power Co. has formed. The new company plans to invest 100 billion yen...

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