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IHS increases 2015 PV forecast to 59 GW, 2016 to 65 GW

Solar PV installation activity in China has contributed to IHS' increased forecasts

IHS Inc. has raised its global solar PV forecasts for the next two years, to 59 GW and 65 GW, respectively. The U.S. and China are leading the charge. In 2019, meanwhile, over 70 GW is expected to be installed.

Trade case: Taiwan investigates 7 solar manufacturers

Seven solar companies are under investigation in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is reportedly investigating seven local solar manufacturers who have been labeling products made in China as coming from Taiwan, before shipping them to Europe. The companies were fined in...

SMA to supply 24 MW Korean energy storage project

SMA is said to be the only foreign manufacturer working on the project

SMA Solar Technology AG has been contracted by South Korean utility, KEPCO, to supply 24 of its storage battery inverters and system technology to a 24 MW energy storage project. The delivery is scheduled for November.

25 MW PV project planned for New Mexico

Tri-State is also buying the generated energy from the 30 MW Cimarron Solar Project in New Mexico’s Colfax County

A 25 MW solar PV project is expected to come online next December in Luna County, New Mexico. The generated energy will be sold to Tri-State G&T under a 25 year PPA.

19% of Chile's electricity to be solar in 2050

Chile's government roadmap calls for 41% of the nation's electric demand to be covered with solar and wind, with nuclear phased out.

Construction on 7 MW Ohio energy storage facility slated for mid-October

The solar+storage facility is located in Minster, Ohio

Construction on a 7 MW solar energy storage facility in Ohio is scheduled to begin this month, with completion expected next February. It will be tied to a PV plant, which will be online by the end of the year. The decision to...

SolarMax producing PV inverters again

SolarMax has been producing inverters since September in Bayern

The SolarMax Group has begun production of its solar PV inverters once again, having transferred operations from Switzerland to Germany. Expansion is on the cards.

Canadian Solar to build 47 MW PV plant in Japan

Canadian Solar will equip the solar project with its PV modules

Canadian Solar Inc. has signed an agreement with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture to build a 47 MW solar PV plant. It is scheduled for completion in 2017.

Bosch exits PV with thin film closure

With the closure of Bosch Solar CISTech, Bosch is completely out of the PV game

Marking its exit from the PV industry, Bosch has announced it will close thin film PV development site, Bosch Solar CISTech GmbH, having failed to find a suitable investor. An exact date for the closure has not been given. 180...

GCL contracts Power China Beijing for 50 MW PV project

The solar PV project will be installed in China’s Jiangxi Province

Yugan GCL has signed Power China Beijing up for EPC services for a 50 MW solar PV project in China’s Jiangxi Province. The contract is worth US$69.6 million.

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Fraunhofer solar cell research.

The race for solar panel efficiency heats up, SunEdison goes for a more streamlined model, Europe wants to nip the MIP in the bud, and Germany lends a helping hand to India.

Solar Decathlon kicks off amidst NREL layoffs

The U.S. Energy Department's Solar Decathlon kicks off Oct. 8, 2015

As international university teams compete on innovative solar home designs, the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which has been instrumental in organizing the popular challenge, is facing increasing...

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo sets sights on solar

Abuja, Nigeria

The conference will seek to match renewable energy project developers with global investors and examine innovative solar financing programs and off-grid solutions.

China increases solar installation target for 2015

20 MW Golmud PV plant

The country's National Energy Administration is requiring new projects to be completed by the end of 2015 and connected to the grid by the end of June next year, a move that has led to increased installations for the year.

Punjab aims for full sustainability

Inauguration of Welspun PV plant in Punjab, India, October 2015

Leaders in the Indian state have reiterated their commitment to solar photovoltaic power as they inaugurate the region's largest green energy project.

Global solar investment shows flat growth in Q3 2015

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports a 1% year-over-year fall in global solar investment to $43.9 billion, but notes distortion by currency effects.

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