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China joins low-price solar party with bids of $0.078/kWh in Inner Mongolia: reports

Inner Mongolia

Media reports suggest that Chinese solar power developers have bid as low as 0.52 yuan per kilowatt hour for solar power in a tender held in northern Inner Mongolia.

Canadian Solar pairs Ampt's DC optimizers with 33MW array

The Ontario-based PV module supplier did not disclose the location of the project, which is one of the biggest installations of DC power optimizers in the world, according to an online statement.

North Carolina now ranked second in U.S. for installed solar

Union County, North Carolina. Image by Mark Clifton.

The southeastern state installed approximately 115 MW in the second quarter of the year to leapfrog Arizona and become the state with the second most installed PV capacity across the United States.

Russia: 1.56 GW of solar PV by 2020

Russia and Greece international trade show in Thessaloniki, Greece. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

The forum for renewable energy in Russia and Greece that took place at the international trade show in Thessaloniki, Greece, highlighted Russia's commitment to 1.56 GW of solar PV installations by 2020. What are the mechanics of...

Strong investment in German PV production equipment during Q2

German national flag. Flickr image by prizepony.

Sector research from the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) shows that sales of German PV production equipment in the second quarter of 2016 grew 55% from Q1, continuing a trend which has seen orders of German equipment...

Etrion moves forward on potential sale of 60MW in Italy

Swiss PV group has chosen Greenhill & Co. International to advise on the transaction, which would give it a chance to shore up its capital and devote more resources to the expansion of it business in Japan.

Powin Energy developing a 2 MW energy storage unit in California

Irvine Business Complex. Image by Catatonique.

U.S. manufacturer and developer of energy storage systems Powin Energy has been selected to complete a 2 MW/8 MWh energy storage system that should be operational in Irvine, California, by the end of the year to help alleviate...

Sunpreme installs the world's largest bifacial PV plant

Sunpreme bifacial PV module installation in U.S. Image by Sunpreme.

The U.S. solar developer and manufacturer has deployed its bifacial modules at a 12.8 MW PV plant in Eastern United States, making it the largest bifacial installation in the world, as the company pins its hopes on the bifacial...

Kyocera supplies solar for sea-based data monitoring in California

The Japanese manufacturer has provided four of its 145W solar panels for a marine-based Internet of Things (IoT) remote data monitoring platform off the coast of Huntington Beach.

SolarCity raises USD305 million in cash equity transaction

SolarCity U.S. residential solar photovoltaic installation. Flickr image by orngejuglr.

This is the U.S. solar installers' second cash equity transaction, and SolarCity says that it is a significant improvement over the first.

EnergySage market report shows big variations from national trends

Ben Q Solar residential PV array. Image from Ben Q Solar.

Bids on the company's solar marketplace show consumers are owning more systems, with bids much lower than the national cost per watt.

Singulus gets prepayment notification from CNBM for CIGS equipment

Singulus building in Germany. Image by Singulus Technologies.

The German PV production equipment supplier has received an announcement that it has finally been sent prepayment for the EUR110 million of CIGS equipment from China National Building Materials (CNBM).

Ultra-high efficiency arrays being developed for the residential PV market

Insolight founders Laurent Coulot, Mathieu Ackermann and Florian Gerlich, holding an Insolight module. Image from Insolight.

Swiss startup Insolight is taking the initiative of concentrating sunlight onto space-age solar cells to make such technology affordable for residential PV customers, resulting in reduced costs for electricity consumption.

Grupo Clavijo completes 26.5 MW installation in Uruguay

Alto Cielo PV installation by Grupo Clavijo. Image by Grupo Clavijo.

The Spanish solar company installed the fixed structures at the Alto Cielo solar park in Uruguay, which is one of the standout PV projects in the country, and further enhances Grupo Clavijo’s reach in Latin America.

New solar tenders planned for Jordan

Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ibrahim Seif with MESIA's president. Image by MESIA.

Jordan is preparing to launch Round 3 of its solar energy project and Round 2 of its wind energy project, with somewhere between 400 MW and 800 MW expected to be on offer, according to the Middle East Solar Industry Association.

SPI is almost here: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

The world’s largest emitters have committed to the global agreement, but the voluntary nature of individual national plans leaves many doubts.

With the biggest solar show in the U.S., Solar Power International, kicking off in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a look back at the major stories from last week.

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