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GPTech supplies inverters for 35 MW PV plant in Honduras

Site of Grupo Ortiz's 35 MW Marcovia solar power plant

The Spanish power integration expert is again partnering with Grupo Ortiz on a solar PV plant in Central America. The Honduran installation will boast a peak capacity of 42.38 MW.


Trina to develop 300 MW distributed PV project in Hefei City

Hefei, China

Trina Solar will develop a distributed generation PV project of up to 300 MW in China's Anhui Province as the leading solar company expands its DG activities across the country.


Shared solar set to explode

Shared solar installation, United States

Shared solar for homes and businesses could represent as much as 49% of the U.S. distributed PV market by 2020 and reach up to 11 GW in the period, according to a new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


EU Prosun blasts EPIA, plans new steps in PV trade dispute

EU ProSun President Miland Nitzschke

The SolarWorld-backed organization will announce on Wednesday further measures ahead of the expiration of the European Union's minimum import price and volume policy for Chinese solar PV manufacturers. EU ProSun President Milan...


Solar Frontier completes acquisition of Gestamp Solar's 280 MW US pipeline

Kern County, California

The leading Japanese CIS solar energy company has established a new U.S. division headed by COO Charles Pimentel to facilitate its expansion in North America.


SolarWorld posts Q1 net loss despite revenue increase

SolarWorld HQ in Hillsboro, Oregon

The German-U.S. PV manufacturer continued making net losses for the fourth quarter in a row but managed to increase shipments by 44% to 202 MW as sales rose 50% due in large part to the dynamic U.S. market.


China, Kenya establish solar technology transfer center

Nairobi, Kenya

The new facility outside of Nairobi, which opened on Friday, will boost the East African country's burgeoning solar sector, say execs.


Shungfeng CEO applauds EPIA minimum price stance

Eric Luo, Shunfeng CEO

Eric Luo has applauded EPIA's position on the EU minimum price, saying that renewable energy rollout should not be blocked anywhere in the world by protectionism. The Shungfeng CEO told pv magazine that the company is seeking to...


Manz claims 16% CIGS module record

Manz HQ

German PV and battery manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has claimed a module efficiency world record for CIGS technology on its innovation line. The 16% conversion efficiency record was unveiled on Monday at the SNEC...


EPIA calls for free solar market

SNEC conference in Shanghai, EPIA's Oliver Schaefer and Murray Cameron 2015

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has officially spoken out against the European minimum price on PV modules on Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules. EPIA has taken the position against the EU minimum...


Foresight increases asset value in Q1, eyes more UK solar investments

Foresight's 37 MW Kencot solar farm in Oxfordshire, England

The U.K. company has refinanced and extended its revolving acquisition facility from £100 million to £120 million in order to back future project acquisitions. All of the 10 solar installations in its 233 MW portfolio are fully...


German official: Bids for ground-mounted installations at 9-10 eurocents

PV plant, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Speaking at an event hosted by the German Engineering Association, Rainer Baake , state secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, confirmed for the first time the prices for the new pilot tenders for...


Trina sets new efficiency record for multi-crystalline silicon modules

Trina Solar module production

The latest achievement marks the first time that a multi-crystalline Silicon PV module has reached an efficiency higher than 19%. Trina's multi-crystalline Honey Plus solar cells, the brand name for the company's PERC solar...


Kingspan launches US solar energy company

Kingspan Energy PV project

The Irish group has expanded to the U.S. market, launching solar energy solutions provider Kingspan Energy, which will focus on 150 kW to 5 MW PV installations for the commercial and public sectors.


IUSASol taps IdeemaTec trackers for 21 MW project in Mexico

IUSASol's 21 MW of PV farms in Jocotitlán, Mexico.

The German company says its single line tracker design with no connections between rows are the perfect solution for the non-rectangular and hilly fields common in Mexico.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

SolarCity PV installation

SolarCity invests big in commercial rooftops, Tesla teases its new solar battery and SPI takes o a major stake in ZBB Energy while while China is now on track to hit 20 GW this year: pv magazine sums up the week’s news.


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