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Siva Power reaches $10m milestone

The former headquarters of Suntech, in Wuxi, China.

Californian thin film manufacturer a step nearer being 'the least expensive solar panel manufacturer worldwide.' The arrival of the city of Wuxi as a backer may offer a hint as to the final location of 300 MW fab.


SunEdison secures European financing to build 85.2 MW of solar in UK

West Penwith, south coast of Cornwall, U.K.

Spain's Santander and Germany's Bayerische Landesbank arranged funding for the projects, which will be owned by SunEdison's yieldco subsidiary TerraForm Power.


UK: Grupotech to install 186 MW of PV in Q1

Lightsource's 3 MW Apse New Barn Solar Farm on the Isle of Wight.

In the three years that Grupotec has been operating in the U.K., it has erected 32 PV parks with a total capacity of 220 MW, making it the No. 2 leading EPC company in the country last year.


Top Chinese module suppliers sell out till Q2 while increasing market share

JA Solar module inspection

Representing 35% of global module capacity, IHS forecasts a 5.7 GW total effective capacity of Chinese tier-1 module suppliers in the first quarter of 2015.


SolarWorld wins again: US affirms injury over PV imports from China, Taiwan

SolarWorld headquarters, Oregon

In the latest chapter of the ongoing trade dispute between certain PV manufacturers in the United States and China, the U.S. International Trade Commission in a vote Wednesday upheld tariffs proposed in 2014 on PV imports from...


Investments in 'grid-edge' companies climb to $1.3 billion in 2014

Alevo gigafab in North Carolina

According to GTM Research, investments in the field last year surpassed 2012 and 2013 but remained below the $1.4 billion the sector raised in 2011.


Hanwha Q Cells to shutter production in Germany

Hanwha Q Cells, Germany

The company's German site will cease production as of March 1. The German facility has production capacities of 230 MW for cells and 130 MW for modules. Hanwha will relocate part of the fab to Malaysia, where costs are cheaper.


IHS halves five-year outlook for PV installations in Saudi Arabia

Rub al Khalid Desert, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has postponed the roll-out of its renewable energy plans by eight years, now setting its its capacity target to 2040, according to reports citing Hashim Yamani, president of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and...


Grid flexibility to integrate renewables in Europe

Map of Europe

A new study titled Managing Flexibility in European Electricity Grids by Frost and Sullivan finds that grid flexibility is crucial to integrate renewable energy sources in Europe. Technical, geographical, managerial and above all...


State of the Union: Obama shines modest light on US solar expansion

President Barack Obama delivers State of the Union speech on Jan. 20, 2015.

In his annual State of the Union speech delivered to Congress and the nation Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama highlighted the rapid expansion of solar power in the United States since he moved into the White House.


EU's lead climate negotiator shares Gore's optimism in Abu Dhabi

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore at the 2015 WFES conference in Abu Dhabi.

On the same day that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore expressed optimism that an agreement on greenhouse gas emissions would be reached in Paris later this year, Jake Werksman, the European Union's lead negotiator in these...


Solarexpo could herald Italian solar renaissance

Il Duomo, Milan.

Organisers of the Milan trade show say there are signs of a recovery in Italian PV. Inverter maker Fronius and Chinese giant Jinko Solar are making all the right noises.


Plummeting oil prices could adversely affect off-grid uptake

A mine in Australia.

Falling oil prices have the potential to harm the uptake of solar-diesel hybrid systems, according to research from German consultancy firm THEnergy.


Price volatility dogs energy leaders across the globe

An oil well in the U.S.

World Energy Council report cites oil price plunge and falling cost of renewables as most critical issue facing energy policymakers in 2015.


'Six-cent energy is not the new normal'

A desert scene.

The ultra-low LCOE agreed for the latest phase of Dubai's 1 GW project is not typical but may point to an expectation of further falls in panel prices up to 2018.


ABB and Solar Impulse form tech alliance for round-the-world-flight

The Si2 in flight.

Three engineers from the power and automation company will work alongside the Solar Impulse team as it embarks on its solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe.


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