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UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

Solar installation, England.

Research from GlobalData suggests the market will experience rapid decline in investment as energy sectors respond to subsidy changes.


Yingli pushes UK solar growth with 66 MW supply deal

The Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has partnered with local clean energy developer Push Energy on the development of four large-scale PV plants.


False alarm: No panel shortage coming

PV module production, China

Leading players are in expansion mode as end markets continue to grow. The capacity additions indicate there will also be no supply shortage next year, says IHS' Stefan de Haan.


First Solar expands activities in Japan with 250 MW of projects

Japanese city of Kitakyushu

The country's rooftop sector is expected to grow even larger than the mega solar segment. First Solar is positioning itself for "the long-term picture."


Global solar market to surpass 65 GW by 2019

Arua solar plant, Mexico

The international solar industry will expand to 65.5 GW annual installed capacity by 2019, with average annual growth of 8%, according to a new report by Lux Research.


Trina Solar's Q2 shipments soar 69%

Jifan Gao, CEO and chairman, Trina Solar

China's PV giant shipped close to 1 GW of solar modules in the second quarter, as booming U.S. market increases revenue by 16.8%.


Kyocera modules receive high ranking on GTM scorecard

Kyocera installation in Thailand.

The Japanese electronics company revealed as only solar firm to rank as performance leader in all six testing categories by PV Evolution Labs.


India rejects anti-dumping duties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (as chief minister of Gujarat)

By deciding not to decide on whether or not to levy anti-dumping duties, India's Ministry of Finance has sided with solar project developers rather than the Ministry of Commerce.


Latin America: Eager for an industry

Componentes Electrónicos in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

pv magazine examines Latin America's growing solar industries in a broad-ranging look at the region in the upcoming September issue. With Intersolar South America kicking off on Tuesday, we offer here a timely excerpt.


ISS secures financing for 200 MW of solar farms in North Carolina

Innovative Solar Systems PV project

The North Carolina company is looking for investors to buy projects of 20 MW and larger upon delivery with no upfront risk or financing.


Scatec Solar preps float

Scatec Solar's 75 MW Kalkblut solar PV plant in South Africa's Northern Cape.

The Norwegian group is set to apply for a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange and launch an initial public offering in an effort to increase capital for further growth.


REC Group signs 85 MW US supply order deal

REC Solar Singapore factory

The agreement is the largest utility-scale order to date in the U.S. for the Norwegian solar company. REC has already doubled its U.S. order intake over the past 12 months.


Verizon to install 10.2 MW of solar throughout US

Verizon facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The telecommunications giant is investing $40 million to expand its green energy capacity and increase its total solar capacity to 25 MW this year.


Suntech restructuring in Europe moves forward

Suntech headquarters

The Chinese company's Switzerland-based SPI subsidiary is now solvent and under the operational control of its board of directors.


New York merges solar programs under NY-Sun initiative

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The move is expected to result in 3 GW of solar by 2023, enough to power 400,000 homes, by using a megawatt block system to more efficiently deploy solar subsidies.


ABB partners with Amcorp Power on Malaysia's largest PV plant

ABB building

The power and automation technologies group provided TRIO solar inverters and its Plant Portfolio Manager monitoring system for the PV installation.


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