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Egypt unveils 50 MW PV project and 50 MW module fab

The Nile at Aswan.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb inaugurates 50 MW solar panel production facility at weekend, Italy's Building Energy signs MoU for 50 MW solar projects in north of country.


Powervault raises $1.1m in crowdfunding for its storage platform

The Powervault.

The U.K.-based tech startup hopes to take on Tesla in the British home storage market, and has raised 700,000 pounds on investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.


NEXTracker signs 1 GW supply agreement with Blattner Energy

More than 1 GW of single axis trackers are set to be deployed at large-scale solar PV projects across North America over the next two years.

The Californian tracker specialists will supply its single axis trackers to Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor.


Solar plane makes second attempt at longest leg of journey

The Si2 Solar Impulse aircraft.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has passed the point of no return after taking off from Japan on Sunday, journey expected to take five days and five nights should all go to plan.


Calling out the black sheep! Part 1: Module quality

Many installation and EPC companies have had negative experiences concerning module quality - but nobody talks about them. In order that all can profit from them, pv magazine wants to change this.


pv magazine weekly digest

Solar sunrise

BNEF drops its annual future energy outlook with solar the shining light, BYD advocates for 'all silicon' and batteries and key German solar players make a stand against the minimum price.


SunPower donates 1 MW to Grid Alternatives school program

SunPower power plant

U.S. based manufacturer and project developer SunPower will partner with Grid Alternatives to provide 1 MW of solar modules for the Solar Futures program. The program will see Grid Alternatives enter schools to provide hands on...


Solartech expands multi PERC to 240 MW

Solar cell

Taiwan’s Solartech Energy will expand its multicrystalline PERC production to 240 MW. The PERC expansion will add one PERC line per month July through September of this year, finishing up with four lines by the end of that month.


Sunrun moves towards IPO

Sunrun installation

Solar lease provider Sunrun is moving towards IPO. The San Francisco based company has filed a S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday.


Soitec hits 38.9% with four-junction CPV cell

Soitec cell

France’s Soitec has achieved 38.9% conversion efficiency with a four-junction cell, assembled into a CPV module. The cell set an efficiency world record in December last year, and has now been incorporated into a CPV application.


REC to enter African solar market amid 100 GW predictions

REC will enter solar markets in East and South Africa this year on the back of its expectations that 100 GW of solar PV will be installed there by 2030. As an initial step, three offices will be opened, most likely in Ghana,...


SMA to capitalize on GW scale PV hybrid opportunities

SMA Solar Technology AG has set up a test center at its German headquarters to optimize PV diesel hybrid energy systems. Such applications are growing in importance, says the company, which estimates an annual global growth in...


Smart Home Energy to grow to USD4 billion market by 2025

Embodied by devices like Nest, the Smart Home Energy market is set to exhibit impressive growth in the coming years. IHS Technology made the prediction today that the global market for Smart Home Energy devices and services will...


Electrolux re-enters solar under licensing deal

Intersolar flags.

The AEG solar brand has been relaunched, in a licensing deal between Solar Solutions GmbH and Electolux. Under the deal, AEG modules will be reintroduced to the market for B2B sales.


Honduras, Central America delivering demand to Yingli

Honduras street

China’s Yingli will supply developer Sybac Solar with 40 MW of solar modules for two PV power plant projects in Honduras. This latest supply deal is the latest of a number that Yingli is delivering in the region, totaling around...


Enphase, Domos Industries launch energy management system in France

Enphase battery

U.S. microinverter supplier Enphase has teamed up with France’s Domos Industries to develop and release a PV system and energy management tool to the French market. The package is known as Freewatt and the company’s report it has...


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