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Meyer Burger secures major diamond wire, PERC tool order

The order from an un-named Chinese PV maker will support 700 MW of wafer and cell capacity.


Intersolar Europe: day two sees the crowds converge as Europe embraces maturation

The floors of all the halls heaved with heavy traffic throughout the morning on day two of the Intersolar Europe Exhibition.

Europe's post-boom solar markets delivering next-level services and technologies that look set to drive solar 2.0.


Inverters go big and go smart at Intersolar Europe

The Solar Superheroes caused a stir on day one of Intersolar Europe, which opened to bustling crowds and a raft of innovative product launches.

ABB, GPTech, Ingeteam, TMEIC and SolarEdge all unveil new inverter solutions for large-scale, commercial and the home on day one of the Intersolar show.


Hanwha Q Cells sets 19.5% efficiency record for standard 301W multicrystalline module

Hanwha Q Cells production.

Verified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, the rating of 19.5% efficiency for a standard module of 1,670 x 1,000 mm2 sets a new world record for multicrystalline panels; Hanwha achieved the result using its Q.ANTUM cells with four...


India: Suzlon and CLP create JV for 100 MW solar project in Telangana

Telangana.

Indian clean energy firm Suzlon welcomes CLP India partnership on the 100 MW Veltoor solar PV project, which will produce solar energy for Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company Limited.


Recycled PV materials could possess $15bn value by 2050, finds IRENA, IEA-PVPS report

Recycling PV.

Properly recovered materials from recycled solar PV panels could boast a value of $15 billion by 2050, or enough of an influx of material to produce two billion new panels, suggests a new report.


JA Solar supplies modules for 11 MW Egyptian solar-diesel hybrid project

The River Nile.

Chinese module producer provides high efficiency panels for the hybrid project in Egypt's Red Sea, which is the largest of its type in North Africa.


Solar Impulse begins 90-hour Atlantic crossing

The Atlantic crossing is expected to take four days, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls.

The solar-powered plane heads for Seville from New York with Bertrand Piccard at the controls. Crossing is expected to take approximately 90 hours.


A question of quality for European module manufacturers

Automation at Aleo Solar in Prenzlau.

In the run-up to the third pv magazine quality roundtable at Intersolar Europe, we report on a survey of European manufacturers about strategy and quality. The question is, what makes Made in Europe attractive to buyers looking...


GTAT bounces back with large polysilicon orders

The American equipment maker has made its first announcement of large equipment orders since exiting bankruptcy in March.


GCL raises $500m for multiple solar investments

GCL's $500 million fundraising venture should boost the firm's cell and module output.

Funding from a handful of private investors will be used for production ramp up of GCL's PERC and HIT cell technology.


Egypt and Jordan: solar tenders shuffle onwards

Solar in Jordan.

There is increasing solar PV activity in both countries, with the latest news concerning two flagship PV projects in Egypt and Jordan, each totaling 200 MW.


Canadian Solar to invest $23m in 350 MW Brazil module fab

Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Chinese solar firm will spend 80 million reais on the facility, which is to be located in Sao Paulo's Sorocaba and boast an annual module production capacity of 350 MW.


British retailer M&S to crowdfund GBP 1.2m community solar venture

Installation of M&S's 6.1 MW solar array in the East Midlands.

The famous U.K. store has created a new M&S Energy Society, which has partnered with not-for-profit Energy4All to develop the crowdfunding solar scheme. The target is to raise GBP 1.23 million.


Trina Solar Chief Financial Officer resigns

The CFO of the world’s largest solar PV maker has resigned “to pursue other personal interests”.


Inverter shipments to reach 90 GW globally by 2020, says GTM

The latest GTM PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape 2016 report shows how central inverters are set to lose their market dominance over the coming years.

New report suggests that PV inverters and module level power electronics will grow by an average annual rate of 11% between now and 2020, with central inverters set to relinquish market dominance.


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