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Enphase signs exclusive deal with France's MyLight Systems

MyLight Systems' load management solution

The French energy management solutions provider will use the microinveter maker's intelligent networking hub in its monitoring system.


Swinerton taps Array Technologies for Utah's largest solar park

Scatec Solar's Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park

Expected to generate some 210 million kilowatt hours annually, the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will use 104 MW of Array's DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracking systems for the 630-acre installation.


Google invests $300m in SolarCity's $750m residential PV fund

SolarCity installers at work.

The tech giant announces sizeable increase in solar energy commitment, dwarfing previous $280 million investment in SolarCity.


Schmid announces Asian APCVD tool order

The APCVD tool from Schmid.

Sale of eight APCVD units to three Asian manufacturers is a clear sign of the stimulation of the PV industry, Schmid says.


SMA announces further partnership with monitoring firm GreenPowerMonitor

Solar monitoring software.

Collaboration will see the German inverter supplier and Spanish monitoring systems provider deploy coordinated solar solutions, including the SCADA system.


Solar left scrapping for crumbs in first UK CfD auction

Ed Davey.

Solar wins just five project contracts against wind's 15 as industry fears of an uneven playing field come to bear. STA calculates just 32 MW of CfD-backed PV to come this year.


Indian state utility NTPC given green light for 15 GW solar plan

Solar park, Gujarat.

Government approves utility's proposal, which would see three separate tranches rolled out in 3 GW, 5 GW and 7 GW segments.


Anti-solar bills defeated in West Virginia and Indiana

West Virginia.

Net metering schemes in both states survive attacks, anti-solar bills vetoed as solar campaigners warn of further opposition.


REC post $180m in Q4 revenue, extends US supply deal with Sunrun

Sunrun installation

The Norwegian solar group saw stronger sales in Europe and the U.S., which boosted module sales by 18.5% over the previous quarter. The company also extended its existing supply deal Stateside with residential solar group Sunrun.


Energy Union: Italy couples with France, Austria, Slovenia

Rome, Italy

This is "another significant step towards an integrated European power market," says Italian transmission grid operator Terna. In the coming months, the country will connect with Switzerland and Greece.


Germany launches new solar farm incentive scheme

saferay AG 11.5 MW plant in Helbra, Germany

The Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) has published details of its first ever competitive tender process for large-scale ground-mounted solar PV systems.


BASF, Toda Kogyo Corp. launch battery materials joint venture

BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany

The new joint subsidiary of the German and Japanese chemical giants will specialize in cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.


Analysts give First Solar-SunPower yieldco deal thumbs-up

SunPower Tolosa PV plant, San Luis Obispo, California

Deutsche Bank Market Research has praised First Solar and SunPower's newly announced yieldco joint venture, calling it "probably the best strategy for both companies."


Jordan's round two tender applicants announced

Jordan solar rooftop

Jordan has impressed with its commitment to include a sizeable amount of solar PV power in its energy mix. The country aims to generate 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, including 600 MW of installed solar PV.


First Solar Q4 earnings more than double, ahead of red ink in Q1

First Solar thin-film modules, Malaysia

Thanks to the completion of several large-scale projects at the end of last year, leading thin-film module maker First Solar saw fourth-quarter earnings more than double to $1.89 per share compared with the third quarter on 13%...


SunPower close to completing world's largest solar power plant

A SunPower module.

More than 70% of SunPower's 579 MW Solar Star project is on line in Southern California, with the world's largest solar project on track for "substantial completion" in the second quarter, Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO,...


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