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Trina Solar refutes reports of Malaysian fab rejection

Trina Solar production.

Reports in the Malaysian and U.K. press that Trina Solar has had an application for a Malaysian solar facility in the country rejected have been refuted today by the company, which claims it has made no such application.


Yingli unveils 72 cell PV module for US market

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has unveiled a new 72 cell photovoltaic module, the YGE-U 72 Cell, at this year's Solar Power International in Orlando, Florida. Designed specifically to supply the North American...


Is America 'celling out' India’s solar mission?

First Solar photovoltaic 2.3-megawatt array Perrysburg Ohio

Is the United States helping to finance and fulfill the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) – or "helping itself" to a large, unprotected segment of India’s solar market?


Czech Republic to install 120 MW of PV in 2012

Czech solar photovoltaic project 5.1 MW

Following 2 years of almost no solar activity, predictions are that between 100 and 120 MW of photovoltaics will be installed in 2012 in the Czech Republic. Rooftop systems are said to be leading this growth.


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PV module recycling mandatory for all EU members by Q1 2014

Recycling solar photovoltaic module

By Q1 2014, the amended WEEE Directive, which obliges producers to take back, for free, and recycle photovoltaic modules, must be transferred into national law in all EU countries. This was underlined to pv magazine by PV Cycle...


There’s strength in US numbers for Q2 2012

The U.S. solar sector has just finished its second-best quarter in history, having installed 742 MW of photovoltaic power – and its best quarter on record for utility deployments – according to a report released today by...


Global smart grid activity heating up

Smart grid solar photovoltaic

At the end of Q2 2012, China continued to dominate the worldwide renewable energy market, with Germany and the U.S. nose-to-nose in second place, and India and the U.K. just behind, according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly...


'New energy can power our future,' Obama avows in DNC acceptance speech

Barack Obama 2012

"Unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country’s energy plan," U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Thursday night, September 6, facing a packed hall of supporters in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the 2012...


US: Isofotón to open Ohio manufacturing facility

Isofoton HQ Spain

Spain-based Isofotón will announce the opening of its new photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Napoleon, Ohio during next week’s Solar Power International event. Production at the facility is scheduled to commence in November.


Energy Smart plans PV projects for Estonia

Estonia Energy Smart 100k W pilot solar photovoltaic project

Having almost completed work on its first pilot photovoltaic plant, Energy Smart tells pv magazine that it has already begun planning a further two projects in Estonia.


Siliken announces Mexico PV plant closure

Siliken HQ-Building

As part of its restructuring plan, which aims to consolidate the company’s production operations, photovoltaics manufacturer Siliken has announced it will close production activities in Mexico down.


Avaaz calls for petition to stop Chinese solar tariffs in US and EU

Suntech solar photovoltaic panel module

Following the launch of EU and U.S. trade investigations into photovoltaic exports from China, Avaaz is calling for half a million people to back its submission to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and EU Trade...


Manz reaches 14.6% CIGS panel efficiency

Manz 14.6percent CIGS thin film solar photovoltaic module

Germany-based Manz AG has announced its CIGS thin film photovoltaic panels have reached an efficiency of 14.6% in production conditions. The company adds that it will able to supply power costing as little as €0.04/kWh in the...


India solar still faces multiple challenges, despite reaching 1 GW milestone

India solar photovoltaic plant Conergy

Cumulative Indian solar capacity now stands at around 1,040 MW, of which 830 MW were installed this year. Despite the crossing of this significant milestone, there are still many challenges facing the Indian solar industry,...


Sparx Group plans 8 MW Japanese PV plant

Japan flag

On the back of its recently established subsidiary, Sparx Green Energy & Technology Co. Ltd (SGET), Japan-based Spark Group Co. Ltd has announced it will install an 8 MW photovoltaic plant in Ashikitamachi Town, Kumamoto...


Quality for Photovoltaics: Calls for module transport improvement

solar photovoltaic module micro cracks

Solarpraxis’ Quality for Photovoltaic systems conference kicked off this morning in Berlin, Germany. On the one hand, discussions have centered around where the industry needs to improve standards, and on the other, where quality...


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