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Eguana to deliver Sonnenbatterie storage systems to global markets

Sonnenbatterie storage management system

The collaboration will allow Eguana to sell integrated Sonnenbatterie systems for residential applications in the U.S. as well as in European markets.


EU calls for market-based initiatives to replace green energy subsidies

High tension lines in Europe

The European Commission has adopted new rules for public support of renewable energy and environmental protection projects that offer greater protection for energy intensive industry.


Turkish PV market expanding despite growing pains

PV Power Plants - Turkey, April 2014

Local developers expect at least 500 MW a year of new installed PV capacity in Turkey starting in 2016 despite the difficulties facing the sector.


Hanwha Q CELLS completes first US solar farm on a Superfund site

Hanwha Q CELLS Superfund site, Indiana, United States

Hanwha Q CELLS CEO Charles Kim says in completing the non-subsidized project, the company "has broken a barrier that has frustrated solar project developers for more than 20 years."


German cabinet approves renewable energy law reform

Berlin, Germany

Proposed changes to the country's renewable energy law include a 50 percent surcharge on PV self-consumption and a reduction in industry exemptions.


India's PROINSO signs deal with China's JinkoSolar

Chinese flag.

The India- and China- based companies have signed a deal for an undisclosed amount that will see the Chinese company have its products distributed around India.


Russian solar sector heats up

Russian Republic of Buryatia

Moscow-based conglomerate Renova Group is leading the way in Russia's solar development. The company's subsidiaries are partnering with local and foreign players on PV projects throughout the country.


SmartFlex aims to revolutionise custom-made PV elements

Europe

A European project called SmartFlex aims to develop what it calls "a prototype production line capable of manufacturing photovoltaic modules in accordance with architects' individual requirements."


UK solar strategy favours commercial rooftop at expense of solar farms

Greg Barker, Reza Shaybani at SunSolarEnergy in Birmingham

Swathes of commercial and industrial roofs could be transformed into solar energy generating plants under a new solar strategy unveiled by the U.K. government on Friday.


meeco expands Maldives PV project

Maamigili Airport, Maldives

The Swiss company is partnering with Villa Group on a PV project cluster that total of five PV installations throughout the island nation.


Chile installs record-breaking 150 MW of PV in Q1

SunEdison panels

Four major projects came on-line in the first three monhts of 2014, giving Chile a promising start to the year. The country has 380 MW of solar projects currently under construction.


EU lowers Chinese PV import volume

European Commission

In responding to lower installation forecasts in Europe, Brussels has reduced the import volume for photovoltaic manufacturers from China from 7 to 5.8 GW this year.


Sunways prepares for suspension of trading on Xetra

Sunways manufacturing.

Correction: The German solar manufacturer will remain listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange but its shares will no longer be traded by the electronic trading system Xetra.


Brazil to hold first federal PV auction this year

Brasilia, Brazil

The PV sector is heating up in Brazil, where developers remain excited about the country's growing electricity demand as solar becomes increasingly competitive with other sources of renewable energy.


Scatec Solar to build 80 MW Utah solar park

Iron County, Utah

Set to be one of the largest solar facilities in Utah when completed, the 80 MW plant will supply power to PacifiCorp under a 20-year PPA.


Shunfeng shareholders approve Wuxi Suntech acquisition

Wuxi Suntech headquarters, China

Jiangsu Shunfeng will pay $483 million for Wuxi Suntech, which operates two production plants with annual production capacities of 1.6 GW for solar cells and 2.4 GW for solar modules.


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