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SunEdison acquires 156 MW-DC solar project in Colorado for yieldco

SunEdison has acquired the 156 MW-DC Comanche Solar project from Community Energy, which TerraForm Power will have the option to purchase upon completion. This announcement follows on TerraForm closing on its US$533 million IPO.


16. July 2014 | | One comment

Clean Edge: Hawaii leads the United States in shift to solar

The company's latest report shows solar representing the largest amount of peak capacity in Hawaii, but California is still the leader overall in clean technology and investment.


Report: Energy storage market expected to rise to $50 billion in 2020

BMWi production plant, Leipzig, Germany

The automotive market is displacing consumer electronics as the biggest user of energy storage, which will lead to further scale and cost reductions, according to Lux Research.


What impact will the WTO ruling have on the US solar industry?

Industry experts and leading U.S. solar companies do not expect any immediate or seismic fallout following the announcement that the WTO has upheld parts of China's counter-claim.


Silicor to build its first large-scale polysilicon facility in Iceland

The solar silicon producer is in currently in negotiations with the government of Iceland over incentives, and expects to break ground later in 2014.


Evonik partners with GCL on silicon compound plants in China

GCL-Poly polysilicon facilities

The German chemical giant is looking to establish plants with capacities of more than 20,000 metric tons planned. For GCL-Poly, the collaboration will help diversify its silicon products and boost competitiveness.


China inverter growth tops 100% as domestic dominance grows

China Inverters, IHS.

As China's solar inverter market expanded to nearly $800 million in 2013, demand has been driven by domestic suppliers, according to IHS.


Rent-a-roof policy on cards for Delhi, India

Delhi skyline, India.

Officials in the Indian city are considering adopting the successful rent-a-roof solar scheme launched by current PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat in 2011.


US solar duty violated trade rules, WTO finds

Suntech solar panels from China.

The World Trade Organization ruled on Monday that U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese solar panels broke international trade rules.


Welspun to start construction of 50 MW solar PV plant in Maharashtra, India

The deputy chief minister laid the foundation stones for the project, which is moving forward despite the overall slowness in the Indian market.


Fraunhofer ISE sets new world record with 36.7% efficient CPV module

Fraunhofer ISE miniatured version of a CPV module

The German research institute set the new record using a Soitec quadruple-junction solar PV cell and Fresnel lens concentrators. Commercialization of this technology is expected in one to two years.


China paving way for electric vehicles

Tesla solar electric car

In the past week, the government has set a 30% share for state-purchased cars and exempted new energy cars from sales tax.


NREL Research, Crystal Solar win R&D 100 Award

NREL campus, Golden, Colorado

The research facility and the California PV company were honored for their breakthrough in silicon solar cells. NREL has won a total of 57 "Oscars of Innovation" since 1982.


Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of solar

200 kW PV installation atop city building in Dubuque, Iowa

Paving the way for power purchase agreements between customers and private solar companies, the decision is expected to jumpstart solar installations across the state.


N-type mono is coming, but when?

HiCZ ingot puller

A drive for higher efficiency solar PV technologies is expected to spur increased production of n-type mono wafers. However, analysts remain cautious about the exact timing of market adoption.


Sharp bows out of 3Sun joint venture

3Sun PV module production

Italian developer Enel will take over Sharp's solar PV module purchase obligations as well as its share in a separate joint venture which builds, owns and operates PV plants using 3Sun modules.


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