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JinkoSolar posts third-quarter increases in sales, profit as it reviews sale of downstream biz

JinkoSolar rooftop solar

The company currently has 15 projects totaling 488.5 MW under construction. It is also planning to gradually increase its percentage of distributed generation project construction in 2015. For the full year, JinkoSolar expects...


Energy supply transformation needed

A lot that needs to be done to enable the transition towards larger shares of renewables in the power mix. The 5th International Conference on Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Energy Resources, which opened today...


Interview: Inside Ghana’s first major PV power plant

An artists impression of the Ghana PV power plant.

Blue Energy announced the 155 MW Nzema photovoltaic power plant project today. The U.K.-based renewable energy developer has formed subsidiary Mere Power Nzema Ltd. to execute the project. Douglas Coleman, is the project director...


Australia: Community solar goes live

Melbourne markets building with rooftop solar installation.

Crowdfunded or community photovoltaic installations are becoming a growing trend around the world. The latest, by a non-profit group in the Australian city of Melbourne, has launched a 740 kW community solar roof.


Toshiba to continue to sell SunPower modules in Japan

A Japanese rooftop PV installation.

Since 2010, Toshiba has sold 150 MW of SunPower modules to the Japanese residential market. In an agreement announced today the partnership will continue until 2018.


Kaco and OCI Solar announce partnership

Kaco new energy and OCI Solar Power have finalized a partnership to develop a 400 MW solar project in San Antonio, Texas. This project will power about 70,000 households.


Portugal: Stalled new PV fab gets off the ground

The Portuguese flag.

Portugal’s RPP Solar, a Lisbon-based photovoltaic manufacturer, has begun advertising for employees for 460 jobs in its new solar panel plant, which is expected to open at a still unspecified date in Abrantes municipality in...


Trina Solar’s Q3 results provide proof of financial strength and needed hope

Recent Q3 results from Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL) at first glance added to discontent about the state of the industry. However, there is a lot more to see in that quarter. Moreover, a second glance shows there is reason to be...


Martifer Solar Hellas completes 2 projects in Greece

Martifer Solar Hellas has completed the development of two PV projects in Greece: a 277 kW ground-mounted plant in Kalamos and a 400 kW rooftop installation in Keratea in the Attica region.


LDK reins in losses in Q3

LDK Solar branding.

When LDK Solar publishes its quarterly figures there is as much interest in the company balance sheet as in the headline figures. With a staunching in the flow of money out of the debt-ridden manufacturer in Q3, the good news for...


IEA calls for "urgent action" on climate change

An IEA function.

The executive director of the International Energy Agency has made a call for "more urgent than ever" action to reduce carbon emissions and promote "low-carbon" energy investment. The strong statement comes as the second week of...


First Solar to supply 2 MW to China

First Solar will partner with Zhenfa New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd for a project in Xinjiang province, China.


Global Solar winding up production

A Global Solar facility.

In an ominous sign for the flexible CIGS manufacturer, U.S.-based Global Solar is reported to have been laying off staff at its Tucson, Arizona manufacturing facility. Reports are that the company has cut 95 staff.


Germany: More than 600 MW of PV installed in October

The German Federal Network Agency has released official installation numbers for October. There are barely any photovoltaic parks with more than 10 MW capacity installed.


US: $120 million to establish new batteries and storage hub

A team led by Argonne National Lab has been selected for an award of up to US$120 million to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub over five years.


Stop-start Ontario solar rush will soon restart … maybe

Interview with Antonio Antonopoulos.

The huge backlog of planned solar power projects in Canada that was prompted by an over-generous FIT regime could be solved when the provincial government's new FIT program starts either this month, or in January 2013.


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