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Under the planned agreement, Panasonic will manufacture cells and modules at Tesla's plant in Buffalo, New York.

It’s been a week of broken records and big investments for the global solar industry. The Indian market still looks unstoppable, while Tesla continue to make big moves in the U.S. industry, despite not yet knowing if and when...

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

Solare Datensysteme launches new unit in China

Solare Datensysteme headquarters in Geislingen-Binsdorf.

The German solar monitoring group hopes to tap into China's fast-growing PV market.

Germany's Pfalzsolar establishes US beachhead

Pfalzsolar's 5 MW Sutor Farm plant in southern Britain.

The Ludwigshafen-based engineering, procurement and construction firm is expanding its operations from the declining U.K. across the pond to the bustling U.S. market.

Utility scale storage project breaks ground in New England

The storage is project in Sterling is expected to be completed in December. Photo: Business Wire

Massachusetts’s first utility scale storage project got underway this week in the town of Sterling. The battery is being supplied to the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) by NEC Energy Solutions.

European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

European, Chinese flags

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have...

Sungevity and Solar Brokers Canada announce partnership

The new partnership will Sungevity's products marketed to US residential customers. Photo: Duncan Rawlinson/Flickr

California based developers Sungevity have announced a partnership with Canada’s largest solar energy reseller, Solar Brokers Canada. The two will team up to market Sungevity’s products to residential customers in the USA.

Tesla, SolarCity set November 17 as date for shareholder votes

The moment of truth is coming for the consolidation of Elon Musk’s clean energy empire.

Sunworks seeks federal contracts

Having seen success in residential and commercial solar, Sunworks is now moving into the federal market.

California based developer Sunworks this week announced the appointment of Charles E. Cunningham as managing director. The appointment is a strategic move to develop Sunworks federal solar business.

Germany launches first cross-border PV auction with Denmark

PV farm, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Germany's Federal Network Agency, which oversees the country's solar auctions and renewable energy incentive regulation, announced on Wednesday the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted PV installations with Denmark.

Fluidic Energy unveils residential storage unit in Arizona

Arizona hopes to become a world leader in solar + storage.

Arizona based Fluidic Energy this week unveiled plans to bring its long duration Zinc air battery to the US residential market.

US to remain leading tracker market through 2021

Solar trackers

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.

European solar sector calls for end of trade measures on Chinese products

European Commission, Brussels

The European Commission's trade measures have been ruinous for European manufacturers, led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stymied growth in the sector, members of SolarPower Europe argue in a letter to Brussels.

Alterra Power Corp announces financing for Indiana project

An existing solar plant on a similar site in Indiana. Image: Hanwha Q Cells

Alterra Power and Inovateus have secured a US$8.9 million construction loan from 1st Source Bank for the Kokomo solar project. The project is approximately 7 MW and located in Kokomo, Indiana.

Canada's Solar Ship to take flight in Africa

Solar Ship hybrid aircraft

The Toronto-based company is launching a joint venture with Manaf Freighters that will use its unique airships to provide critical cargo, such as food, clothing, medical supplies and basic necessities, to remote areas.

SoLayTec finds buyers for ALD systems

SoLayTec ALD system

The Durch firm has booked 22 ALD system orders since its inception in 2010.

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