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Ecosolifer chooses Santa Catarina for its Brazilian PV module factory

The company plans to manufacture its multi-junction PV modules in the Southern Brazilian state, and is currently investigating locations.


US hosts first auction to develop solar energy on public lands

The two Colorado Solar Energy Zones have the potential to generate up to 400 MW, enough to power 125,000 homes. The federal government is looking to commercially develop 19 such zones in the western part of the country.


Massachusetts to build 3.9 MW solar farm on former landfill site

The switch from dirty source to clean energy seen as a signal of growing acceptance of renewable power in the U.S. state.


SolarCity and Hawaiian Electric Company to develop 15 MW PV project

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric estimates the project, SolarCity's second PV plant in the state, will reduce the overall cost of generating electricity on Oahu by $64 million while displacing approximately 1.8 million gallons of oil per year.


Dubai switches on its first solar plant, with promise of more to come

The 13 MW PV plant is the first of its kind in the UAE, as the Emirate pledges to reach 1 GW of solar capacity by 2030.


A bullish outlook for solar in 2014, says Deutsche Bank

Most companies expect global PV demand to exceed 45 GW next year, according to Deutsche Bank's findings at the Solar Power International event in Chicago.


REC boosts revenue, cuts loss in third quarter

REC Silicon, Washington

REC's silicon business saw an increase in polysilicon sales volume of 56% in the July-September quarter despite China's introduction of preliminary anti-dumping duties.


SPI: Cost reduction driving solar in the US

SPI 2013

Cost reduction is having a massive impact in driving photovoltaic growth in the U.S., a point made evident at the Solar Power International (SPI) confab in Chicago, where exhibitors reported high interest among visitors at the...


Study: American middle class embracing solar technology

Residential solar SolarCity

Middle-class homeowners in leading U.S. solar markets are increasingly adopting solar technology, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress.


Hanwha SolarOne surpasses 4 GW of global PV module shipments

Hanwha SolarOne PV production

The South Korean reached the milestone as it expands its global operations. In the past year, Japan and South Africa have become two of its biggest markets.


Nigeria partners with Germany on 420 MW solar projects

Lagos, Nigeria

As part of an renewable energy and energy efficiency partnership with Germany, Nigeria plans to install 420 MW of solar capacity across nine northern states.


SunShot Initiative funds efficiency, cost reduction programs

NREL Campus Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy's support for solar research and development largely focuses on data collection, cost reduction, boosting efficiency and grid integration.


US Energy Department awards $60 million for solar research and development

U.S. Deptartment of Energy

The Department's latest SunShot Initiative investments aim to "help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration and support a growing U.S. solar workforce."


SPI opens on optimistic note

SEIA CEO Rhone Resch and SEPA chief executive Julia Hamm at SPI in Chicago 2013.

The Solar Power International (SPI ) kicked off in Chicago with plenty of optimism. Rhone Resch, head of the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), expects at least 5.5 GW of additional PV capacity in the U.S. this...


JinkoSolar to develop 120 MW rooftop array in Zhenjiang, China

Zhenjiang New Area

JinkoSolar has signed a deal with the local authority to build a 120 MW PV plant at the Electromechanical Industrial Park in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, within three years.


AEG Power Solutions and Skytron deliver 5.8 MWp PV installation in Arizona

The customizable installation will be spread across four individual sites in Yuma, Arizona, ranging from rooftop to carport installations.


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