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SunPower introduces a new kit system for residential PV

SunPower's Equinox has 70% less visible details: only the panels and a Smart Energy management device can be seen from the outside

Equinox, SunPower’s new fully integrated residential solar solution introduced today to the market, is said to deliver 70% more energy with 70% fewer visible parts.


'Nothing to see here' insists REC CFO

AN REC photovoltaic installation.

CFO of Norwegian manufacturer REC confirms the EGM called for June 24 is solely for housekeeping matters.


Empower Energies appoints Jigar Shah to Board of Directors

Empower Energies, U.S-based renewable portfolio solution provider, has appointed Jigar Shah, the founder of SunEdison and the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, as one of its Board of Directors.


SolarWorld CEO proposes multi million euro lifeline for the company

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Frank Asbeck, CEO and founder of SolarWorld AG, has proposed to invest a double-digit-million euro amount to help his debt-ridden company survive its difficult financial situation, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.


Google invests $10m in South African solar project

A South African PV rooftop.

Google director Rick Needham has revealed the search engine giant has invested ZAR103 million (US$10 million) in the Jasper Power Project.


Phoenix Solar completes a floating photovoltaic system in Singapore

Phoenix Solar has launched a floating photovoltaic system in Singapore. The system of 5 kWp capacity has been installed in the Pond Gardens of Bishan Park and donated by REC Module Pte Ltd.


LDK Silicon's lenders hold fate of the debt-saddled group

LDK Solar

Debt-stricken polysilicon, wafer and module manufacturer LDK Solar could be set for more tough talks with lenders after admitting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will breach the terms of a June 2011...


Intersolar Award with a strong focus on storage innovations

The finalists have been announced. For the sixth year running, the best innovations will be graced with the Intersolar Award. The need for self-consumption and thereby storage has strongly increased with the fall in FITs. Hence...


After a month of knee-jerk trading, investors and analysts await EU tariff decision

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In May, the New York solar equities market took a page from the parable, "The Emperor’s New Clothes." While investors reacted swiftly to favorable company reports - propelling those stocks prices higher (as in the case of JA...


Lux Research expects a healthy and profitable return of solar industry

Due to converging supply and demand, the solar industry is all set for a quick rebound. According to the new findings released by Lux Research, the global module capacity will fall to about 58 GW in 2015 and module margins will...


Hanwha SolarOne narrows first quarter net loss as shipments rise

Hanwha SolarOne factory

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. narrowed its net loss in the first quarter as higher shipments boosted overall revenue.


Trina Solar's first quarter results: domestic sales down

Photovoltaic module manufacturer Trina Solar Limited has announced their first quarter results for 2013. Module shipments saw a sequential decrease and Europe continued to bring the largest revenue slice for Trina Solar....


Isofotón to file for restructuring proceedings following $96 million lawsuit

Isofotón HQ in Málaga, Spain

Hit by unexpected liabilities related to its former management, including a $96 million lawsuit by U.S. polysilicon producer Hemlock, government demands to return subsidies and a refusal by banks to refinance its growing debt,...


China Merchants to build 300 MW project in home market

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China Merchants New Energy Group has signed a deal with the Chinese city of Xingtai to build 300 MW of solar projects.


SMA to expand operations in South Africa

SME South Africa Sunny Central inverters

Germany’s SMA Solar Technology AG is planning to set up new inverter production facilities in South Africa in an effort to not only meet increasing PV demand but also local content requirements in the fast growing market.


Storage: Finding the right partners

Boston-based Lux Research has released a new report "Finding the Perfect Partner in the Global Grid Storage Market" that pinpoints strategic valuable partnerships as the key to success for developers as the storage market...


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