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3D-Micromac picks up 2.5 GW PERC tooling order

3D micromac's tool.

Germany’s 3D-Micromac has won an order to provide 27 of its microSTRUCT OTF tools for PERC PV cell production. The order is for an unnamed Asian cell producer.


Sungrow strengthens Thai solar market presence

Sungrow has secured an order worth 75 MW for its inverters in Thailand. On the back of strong demand in the region, the manufacturer will open an office in the kingdom in July.


BYD: EVA-free solar modules, 3 new energy storage batteries

At this year's Intersolar Europe, BYD introduced a solar PV module without EVA, which promises an extended service life and improved efficiencies. Production is expected to reach up to 500 MW in 2016. It also unveiled a new...


Leading German solar players call for end to minimum price

German flag, dark skies

Wacker, Baywa r.e. and MVV, three major German companies in the energy sector, have called for an end to the minimum price regime applied to Chinese modules. The companies claim the minimum price regulation is standing in the way...


Insolvent storage manufacturer Kolibri Power renamed Colibri Energy

Kolibri Power Systems AG will continue operating under the name Colibri Energy GmbH. Despite ongoing insolvency proceedings, the energy storage company has been processing orders and developing new products.


Oxis to roll out Li-S energy storage batteries next year

Oxis Energy is gearing up to sell its energy storage batteries in 2016. The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery developer, which unveiled a solar storage technology demonstration project in early June with Proinso, predicts a battery...


Silicor Materials and MT Højgaard to construct 16,000 MT poly plant

Silicon process.

U.S. polysilicon process developer Silicor Materials has signed a contract with MT Højgaard to construct a US$226.5 million dollar, 16,000 metric ton solar silicon plant in Iceland.


ABB picks up substation contract for DEWA solar expansion

The Dubai park model.

Switzerland’s ABB has landed at US$20 million order from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to extend a substation, to facilitate solar park expansion plans. ABB will conduct works that will allow the phase II of...


Yingli partners with Longi on mono products

Yingli manufacturing.

Chinese companies Yingli and LongiCompanies to cooperate across full monocrystalline value chain, from ingot production to panel assembly.


Solar-Fabrik to discontinue operations

Solar-Fabrik AG will discontinue operations on June 30. Up to 75 of the remaining 90 employees will go to a transfer company.


Japan: Canadian Solar supplies 42.9 MW PV plant

Canadian Solar Inc. has supplied modules to a 42.9 MW solar PV plant in Japan. Commercial operation on the plant is expected to start this August.


The big 55 GW: Solar to run hot this year, says GTM Research

U.S. solar installation.

Analysts forecast global growth of 36% on last year, with Asia accounting for more than half of an expected 55 GW deployed, Europe to begin an upswing.


PV exceeds 2020 EU renewable energy target

Solar PV technology has already exceeded its deployment goals under the European Commission's renewable energy targets. Overall, the EU is on track to meet its 2020 targets, with renewables accounting for a projected 15.3% of...


300 MW Californian solar project receives grid connection go ahead

Centauri Energy, LLC has secured permission to grid connect its 300 MW Beltran Solar PV project in California, the U.S. The project will be built across three phases and take up to two years to complete.


SunShare unveils community solar program for Minnesota

Lake Calhoun, Minnesota.

The residential community scheme aims to bring solar power to 5,000 homes by December, and is one of the largest such programs in the U.S.


Ontario: Nautilus Solar completes 14 rooftop solar projects

Nautilus Solar Energy LLC has completed 14 solar PV rooftop projects in Ontario, Canada. It plans to expand its portfolio to 24 MW, with a further 7.2 MW scheduled to come online this year.


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