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Abengoa beats fossil fuels on price with solar PV & CSP plus storage in Chile

In addition to the large amount of solar PV awarded in Chile's latest energy supply auction, the Spanish developer has been awarded contracts to supply electricity on a 24-hour basis from concentrating solar power (CSP) and solar...


Japan: 17.5 GW of projects set to be left stranded

A Japanese PV plant.

Following a meeting last week of the Japanese Grid Issues Working Group (WG), it appears likely that 17.336 GW of approved FIT PV projects will be cancelled due to insufficient grid capacity. This is the conclusion of Japanese...


India to bankroll 1 GW of solar projects with $158 million

GE Welsupn Neemuch 151 MW project, India

State-run companies building PV projects that will be connected to the grid will have to use domestically manufactured cells and modules in order to secure financing.


MegaCell, RCT sign bi-facial poly-crystalline technology transfer deal

MegaCell Chairman and CEO Franco Traverso

The Italian company plans to use the technology for its expansion capacity project in Europe as well as for PV manufacturers interested in poly-cristalline bi-facial cells and modules.


Sonnedix launches global solar project joint venture

Sonnedix Istres PV park, France

The global sola power producer is partnering with institutional investors on a joint platform company that currently operates 117 MW of installed capacity and has 600 MW of projects in pre-construction.


Georgia regulators approve 515 MW of solar PPAs

With these and other projects in its Advanced Solar Initiative, utility Georgia Power plans have nearly 900 MW of solar PV online by the end of 2016.


Hemlock to close Tennessee polysilicon site

Hemlock Semiconductor majority owner Dow Corning has decided to abandon the never-opened polysilicon facility in Clarksville, citing price pressures and Chinese tariffs. 50 employees will be affected.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Shipping containers.

The U.S. Department of Commerce decision came as no surprise, there was good news in battery storage and equipment manufacture and SunEdison Chile wins the pv mag prize for best-named CEO.


Belectric and First Solar connect UK's largest solar farm

Landmead solar park.

In just three months German project developer Belectric, in partnership with manufacturer and developer First Solar, has installed 483,000 thin film modules to complete the 46 MW Landmead Solar Farm. Located in Oxfordshire, the...


GCL calls off Chinese wafer business sale

GCL-Poly manufacturing facility in China.

Polysilicon giant calls off sale in wake of ITC ruling that will see Chinese companies repatriate operations from Taiwan. Sale would have eased debt burden on GCL.


Arizona utility introduces residential solar program

Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson utility will offer customers chance to fix energy bills for 25 years. TEP will choose which locations benefit from solar rooftops.


SDG&E transmission line passes 1 GW renewables mark

San Diego.

$1.9bn Sunrise Powerlink is carrying 1 GW of solar and wind power to San Diego. 150 MW from Solar Gen 2 project took utility past the landmark.


SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in US, Australia

SunPower installation, San Luis Obispo, California

"Over the next five years, we expect to see a disruptive shift in the energy market, with solar power, energy storage, smart devices, energy management technologies and electric vehicles being combined," says SunPower CEO Tom...


Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


PV in Italy 'still a good investment'

Luca Zingale, scientific director of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud

Interview: pv magazine speaks with Luca Zingale, scientific director of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud, about the current state of Italy's PV sector and the upcoming Solarexpo in Milan, which runs April 8-10.


US-China trade dispute: 'Asian manufacturers won't give up this market'

Kaiser Permanente

In its continuing look at this week's ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department on Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports, pv magazine spoke to Stefan De Haan, principal photovoltaic analyst at IHS, on the possible repercussions of the...


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