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Photon Energy adds 28 MW to its solar O&M portfolio

Czech installation.

Photon Energy Operations, a subsidiary of the solar firm Photo Energy, acquires O&M contracts of 17 solar plants in the Czech Republic totaling 28.5 MWp.


Installation Innovation Award winner: Maxx-Solar Energy

Maxx-Solar Energy is the winner of the inaugural pv magazine Hanwha Q CELLS Installation Innovation Award - Europe.

After three weeks of intense voting, pv magazine and Hanwha Q CELLS is happy to declare Maxx-Solar Energy as the winner for its inventive project: delivering innovative financing solutions for solar PV in Africa.


EU investigating three Chinese PV manufacturers for alleged breaches of the MIP

European Union flags. Image Flickr Stuart Chalmers.

The investigation by the European Commission will determine whether the three companies breached minimum import price (MIP) rules for Chinese PV exporters to the EU during transactions in 2015, which would result in them being...


EBRD injects funding into Turkey's renewables

Turkey national flag. Image by Flickr KLMircea.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is injecting USD110 million in new funds to Akbank, one of Turkey's largest banks, to finance private companies investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency...


Australia to break through 5GW rooftop solar mark in July

PV installed each month, nationally. Graphic by SunWiz.

The amount of rooftop solar installed across Australia is expected to break through the 5GW mark in July, reaching a remarkable milestone in a sector that was virtually non-existent in 2009.


Duke Energy backs $225 million in C&I solar projects

Duke Energy 14MW Blue Wing project in San Antonio, Texas. Image by Duke Energy flickr.

The funding is part of an expansion of C&I developer REC Solar’s channel partner program.


Toshiba to supply battery control systems for Japan's "virtual power plant"

BESS battery energy storage system Toshiba. Image Toshiba

Toshiba has agreed to supply Integrated control systems for 10kWh storage batteries that will be used in a “virtual power plant” pilot project in Japan.


Trina Solar and Asia Clean Capital to build over 300 MW of PV in China

Trina Solar cell manufacturing.

Trina Solar and rooftop PV developer Asia Clean Capital (ACC) have agreed to jointly build more than 300MW of solar capacity in China over the next three years. Under the terms of their cooperation agreement, Hong Kong-based ACC...


Solar Frontier Americas breaks ground on 107 MW of solar projects

Construction work has now begun in Imperial County, California, on both large-scale solar PV plants from Solar Frontier.

The U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese CIS solar specialist has seen construction begin on two large-scale U.S. solar projects in California's Imperial County.


Chinese wind firm Goldwind to build 20 MW solar plant in Australia

Queensland, Australia.

Chinese wind power group Goldwind has secured approval to develop a 20MW (AC) solar project in Australia. 


Sungrow supplies inverters for 50 MW, 1500 volt solar plant in China

1500 Sungrow central inverter.

The Chinese inverter specialist supplied its SG3000HV-MV inverters for the solar plant in Datong, Shangxi province. Installation becomes China’s largest 1500 volt array.


RES to build 102 MW solar project in Texas

New project owner Southern Power will keep RES on as the construction contractor for the project in West Texas, which is expected to begin construction this month.


12.5 GW of solar projects registered for Brazil's October reserve auction

Wind projects have doubled in number and capacity compared to solar in the second reserve auction, as the auction planned for July appears to be cancelled. Electricity regulator ANEEL will solicit more than 6,000 km of...


UK: Brexit clean energy turmoil continues

London skyline.

The annual event of the U.K.'s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (PRASEG) that took place this week in London depicted the turbulent phase the U.K. economy in general and the British clean energy...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar PV installation in Spain.

Another seven days of solar brings a call from SolarPower Europe for the EU to end trade duties on Chinese components, the unveiling of Hanergy's zero charge EVs, and the first shoots of Nigeria's solar market.


Singulus receives order from Russian firm Hevel for heterojunction cell production tool

Singulus HQ.

The German manufacturer of production equipment for solar PV signs contract for delivery of its SILEX II processing machine for wet-chemical treatment of heterojunction solar cells.


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