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Trina to build major new production facility in Thailand

Trina Solar cell operations

Trina Solar has announced its intention to construct a 700 MW cell and 500 MW module production facility in Thailand. Trina will invest US$160 on the factory building and tooling, with production at the site set to commence in...

Inside the First Solar and Von Ardenne partnership

Von Ardenne HQ

Last week First Solar publically recognized Von Ardenne for its “valued project execution and collaborative innovation.” The move was particularly significant as it put on the public record the long-standing collaboration between...

Storage insiders tepid on Tesla’s new battery system

The Tesla Powerwall

Tesla presented its new battery power-storage system last week in California. The sensational low price of the system does not yet have the competition shaking in their boots -- not officially, at least. To the contrary, whether...

Enphase posts Q1 Y-O-Y revenue growth of 50%

Micro inverter from Enphase.

Microinverter specialist reports first quarter revenue of $86.7 million, shipping 162 MW of micro inverters, an increase of 74%.

SunEdison launches US PPA, announces new partnership & acquisition

U.S. city installation.

The U.S. renewable energy developer is to rollout its residential PPA across states. Company acquires LightWing and announces partnership with Evolve Solar.

Lightsource announces introducer incentive for UK solar sites

UK solar park from Lightsource.

The leading British solar developer to offer up to $60,000 per MW for introduced sites eligible for large-scale PV development.

100 MW PV plant grid connected in Pakistan

The first 100 MWp phase of a 1 GWp solar PV park has been grid connected today in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Finavera makes solar debut with Solar Alliance acquisition

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 100% of Solar Alliance of America, Inc. The company is looking to capitalize on the residential solar market potential in the U.S.

Global inverter market shrinks 4%, Asian suppliers gaining, says IHS

SMA service.

Intense price competition drove the inverter market down 4% to $6.6bn in 2014 as global demand continued its shift eastwards towards Asian markets.

Net metering rolled out in Delhi

A New Delhi-based company has approved net metering for solar rooftops in India's capital. Six projects totaling 86 kW will benefit.

Yingli hits 13 GW of deliveries

Yingli booth

Leading module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has hit the milestone of 13 GW of PV panel deliveries at the end of the Q1 2015. The milestone is welcome news for the company, after it postponed its 2014 annual report late last...

Court rejects Solar-Fabrik's self-administration insolvency plans

A court in Freiburg has rejected Solar-Fabrik's attempts at self-administration insolvency, due to high costs. The news comes on the back of product warnings issued by the company.

Tesla 'R' Us: more solar firms partner with the Powerwall

Tesla S, Powerwall in the home.

Tesla's breakthrough battery storage offering proves irresistible to leading solar companies keen on bundling the tech with their own service and products.

Hanergy subsidiary books 900 MW tool order from… Hanergy

Hanergy BIPV

Fully owned Hanergy subsidiary Fujan Apollo has reported a 900 MW order for silicon-based BIPV module assembly lines. The purchaser is Hanergy Holding.

Expected Q1 loss does little to diminish SunPower's positive outlook

SunPower large-scale installation.

The U.S. module manufacturer reports reduced revenues for the first quarter as the company diverts attention to inaugural yieldco venture with First Solar.

IEA: Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals

IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven

The International Energy Agency presented its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report in Paris on Monday, which calls for a tripling of public spending on low-carbon technology R&D.

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