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Solar plane makes second attempt at longest leg of journey

The Si2 Solar Impulse aircraft.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has passed the point of no return after taking off from Japan on Sunday, journey expected to take five days and five nights should all go to plan.

Yingli grid connects 50 MW PV plant in China

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has grid connected a 50 MW solar PV plant in Hebei Province, China.

Hanergy cancels own 900 MW equipment order

Hanergy Thin Film has cancelled the 900 MW a-Si equipment order it booked with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fujan Apollo.

Energy storage investment opportunities, business models must be identified

The investment opportunities and business models in the energy storage industry need to be identified, writes Ernst & Young. In the energy industry in general, more focus needs to be placed on the customer, with utilities...

Construction underway on 110 MW Texan PV plant

OCI Solar Power LLC has begun construction on a 110 MW solar PV plant in Texas, the U.S. Work is expected to conclude by the end of next year.

CNPV plans $270 million solar factory in South Korea

Chinese company CNPV Solar Power SA is reportedly looking to invest $270 million in a solar cell and module production plant in South Korea.

CSUN 2014 financials show 33% shipment increase

CSUN's Turkish fab, which opened in 2013, is expected to reach full utiliization this year as the company targets shipments of 1 GW.

Positive impact of Turkish factory reflected in higher shipments and increased revenue, which reached $341 million for the year.

Intersolar Europe: German energy minister backs solar's role in energy transition

The sun shone on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich following a busy three days that served to re-define Europe's place in the solar landscape.

Sigmar Gabriel calls solar the backbone of Germany's energy transition during a well-attended speech on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition.

Global market to approach 70 GW by 2020

A coalition of analyst bodies have delivered a positive prediction for the global industry at InterSolar 2015.

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Intersolar Europe opened its doors this week, prompting a flurry of bullish solar market reports outlining a glittering future for the renewable energy. That is, if the politicians and regulators play along. Energy storage was...

Solar PV could reach 12% of total EU electricity production by 2030

In a new report, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants predict solar PV could account for 12% of Europe’s total electricity production by 2030. It further looks at the challenges and opportunities decentralization is presenting...

Amazon building 80 MW solar farm in Virginia, U.S.

West Virginia.

The e-commerce giant to invest approximately $150 million in development as it looks to increase its renewable footprint following criticism from Greenpeace.

US: Sonnenbatterie opens R&D facility

In more positive news for the company, Sonnenbatterie GmbH has opened an R&D facility in Georgia. Research will focus on next generation smart energy storage devices.

Intersolar: Global PV growth to top 50 GW in 2015, report says

According to the PV Market Alliance, 50 GW of solar PV will be installed globally this year. China, Japan and the U.S. will drive growth, while markets in Europe are expected to stabilize.

Intersolar Europe: India can take manufacturing center stage, says Vikram Solar CEO

A visitor steps into Trina Solar's module manufacturing facility via the medium of augmented reality.

Indian solar manufacturing industry coming of age says CEO, and no longer looks to China for guidance. First Solar outlines O&M ambition.

8point3 Energy to raise $420 million in IPO, details $525 million loan

The yieldco vehicle of First Solar and SunPower is expected to raise around US$420 million in its upcoming IPO, which is set to value the company at up to $1.49 billion. It has also secured $525 million in credit facilities.

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