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Yingli to supply 300 MW Neoen PV plant in France

Cestas, Bordeaux, France

Yingli Solar will provide 120 MW of solar panels for the 300 MW project in South West France. The plant will provide electricity at around $130 per megawatt hour -- well below the $145 per MWh the U.K government will pay for...


Hanwha SolarOne achieves record third-quarter shipments while redudcing net loss

Hanwha SolarOne factory

Hanwha SolarOne on Friday reported record third-quarter shipments and an increase in revenue despite lower overall prices. While the Shanghai-based PV manufacturer remained in the red, it nevertheless managed to cut its loss by...


Conergy to add 41 MW of solar capacity in Philippines

San Carlos solar plant, Philippines

The Hamburg-based company will build the new plants on the Philippine island of Negros for San Carlos Solar Energy, Inc. (SaCaSol), a joint venture between European-based investment and advisory firm ThomasLloyd and Bronzeoak...


Tesla looking to build battery fab in Germany, in talks to partner with BMW

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, Elon Musk called for a greater commitment to battery development from German automakers, arguing that large-scale battery production would lead to lower prices for electric cars.


UK government refuses to intervene in solar farm plans

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles.

Secretary of state Eric Pickles refused to be drawn into the planning application for a 15-16 MW farm in Cumbria but is very much an interventionist when it comes to applications in the Tory heartlands in the south east of...


pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 14-21

Thin-fil, solar module.

Impressive efficiency breakthroughs, big-ticket collaborations and encouraging PV development in India... welcome to the past seven days.


Policy uncertainty paralyzes large-scale Down Under

Sydney Harbour.

While rooftop solar is powering ahead, large-scale projects are at a standstill in Australia. Less than 200 MW of large-scale renewable projects were approved this year.


Fraunhofer ISE pursues titania rearside coating

A high efficiency cell.

Using a technique it has labeled 'Snow Globe Coating,' Germany's Fraunhofer ISE is pursuing a titania rearside cell coating technology. Fraunhofer says it provides a reflective back coating to cells, boosting efficiency.


Minister delights Indian expo with 100 GW eight-year aim

The flag of India.

Jaw-dropping figure, mentioned 24 hours before Intersolar India opened, divided opinion between those who see it as a pipe dream and Narendra Modi's enthusiastic solar supporters.


Amtech lands order for PV manufacturing equipment

Amtech Systems.

PV manufacturing equipment, including PECVD, will be supplied to Mission Solar Energy. News was released shortly after a mixed trading update from Amtech.


Serbia inaugurates 2 MW solar farm while rejecting PV

Belgrade, Serbia

While the country's solar PV tariff is very good, a separate renewable energy production law allocated an extremely low quota for PV plants, including 6 MW for ground-mounted installations and 4 MW for rooftop, by 2020.


LG Chem partners with Siemens on battery storage systems

Siemen and LG Chem sign MOU on battery storage collaboration, November 19, 2014

Just days after Daimler announced that it would halt production of its in-house battery cells and instead use LG Chem cells for its electric and hybrid vehicle batteries as well as for stationary storage solutions, the South...


JinkoSolar posts third-quarter increases in sales, profit as it reviews sale of downstream biz

JinkoSolar rooftop solar

The company currently has 15 projects totaling 488.5 MW under construction. It is also planning to gradually increase its percentage of distributed generation project construction in 2015. For the full year, JinkoSolar expects...


Russian solar industry on verge of serious crisis

Enerparc installatino in Dagestan, Russia

The Russian industry of solar energy is on the verge of serious crisis, due to economic crisis and devaluation of national currency – ruble, caused by sanctions, imposed on Russia.


EIA: South orientation yields 11% more energy

Rooftop installation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a study Wednesday showing that a south-oriented fixed-tilt PV system will yield 11% more annual energy than a flat fixed system. In contrast, the study showed that a...


Daimler: Deutsche ACCUmotive to offer stationary PV storage

Daimler Deutsche ACCUmotive stationary storage

The German auto giant plans to offer batteries for industrial and stationary storage in addition to the batteries it uses for its electric and hybrid vehicles.


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