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pv magazine: Week in review

SunEdison sunset

Energy storage garnered the spotlight at SPI in Las Vegas while in the U.S., renewables continued to account for new capacity. In the Middle East, Saudis are looking increasingly at solar as the key to their future while Israel...


Sunrun, Outback Power partner on energy storage pilot project

Sunrun residential rooftop PV system

As part of the program, Sunrun will combine and test OutBack Power's technology consisting of weather-resistant batteries and inverters with home solar systems in both indoor and outdoor environments.


Hanwha Q CELLS to build 800 MW module fab in Malaysia

Hanwha Q CELLS headquarters, Thalheim, Germany

Construction start in early 2015, ramp-up to be completed by early 2016.


Alevo sets up gigfab in US, expands storage operations in China

Alevo's Victory Industrial Park in Concord, North Carolina.

The Swiss energy storage startup is setting up a new gigawatt-scale battery production facility in a former cigarette factory in North Carolina and has signed a deal with China-ZK to sell its products and technology in China.


Ethiopia aims for 300 MW of solar energy

Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Electric Power has tapped U.S. company Green Technology Africa to help develop 300 MW of solar power in the country, which is making an aggressive drive to expand electricity capacity from its current 55% coverage to...


GTM Research: Solar PV O&M market to reach 237 GW by 2018

A new report on the PV operations and maintenance market predicts a tripling in market size by 2018, with China and the United States driving growth.


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GT bankruptcy leads Meyer Burger to lay off 105 employees

In the latest fallout from GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy, Meyer Burger has announced staff reductions in the U.S. state of Colorado where it has been pursuing a joint project with the company.


SunEdison signs 5 GW solar MoU with India's Rajasthan government

Rajasthan

The U.S. solar company will develop a host of 500 MW mega-solar projects in the northwestern state of India as part of the government's clean energy plans.


Under the hood: Sunpreme's 500W module

U.S. startup Sunpreme caught the attention of a number of attendees at SPI last week in Las Vegas with its 500 W module. Chief engineer and COO Frank Pham speaks to pv magazine about its strategy and technology.


Utility scale solar tops 30 GW globally, finds Wiki-Solar

Canada utility scale solar plant.

Report reveals 2014 has added close to 10 GW of utility scale solar PV, marking the fifth-consecutive record-breaking year.


Solar power key for Saudi future, says energy chief

Saudi Arabian desert.

Executive director of Saudi Electricity Company says solar energy is a must, not a choice, at opening event of Solar Arabia Summit.


SolarWorld preliminary Q3 results reveal 50% shipment increase

SolarWorld U.S. HQ, Oregon.

The German solar company shipped 270 MW of modules and kits in Q3, a year-on-year increase of 50% and 40% up on Q2.


Solar glass prices to stabilize as trade sanctions bite, says IHS

Solar glass.

Having fallen by 50% in the past five year, solar glass prices will rise next year following the introduction of CV duties by EU on Chinese suppliers.


Hanergy & Heliatek complete BIPV HQ installations

Hanergy's Beijing HQ complete with BIPV facade.

China's Hanergy has finalized phase I of its 3 MW building integrated photovoltaic installation, while Germany's Heliatek completes installation using organic glass facade.


Update: MegaCell boards smart urbanization joint venture

MegaCell founder and CEO Franco Traverso

Franco Traverso has provided pv magazine with additional information on Urbeco, the new European alliance that aims to carry out smart and eco-friendly urbanization in developing countries. Belgium's Groupmec and Switzerland's...


ABB secures $55m order for UAE solar substation

Dubai skyline.

The Swiss technology group will integrate the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park into the UAE grid after securing the contract from the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA).


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