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Walmart to install up to 400 more solar PV systems over the next four years

Projects built under this latest announcement build on Walmart's installation of 105 MW of solar PV to date in 260 locations. SunEdison and SolarCity will install the systems.


UK government refuses to intervene in solar farm plans

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles.

Secretary of state Eric Pickles refused to be drawn into the planning application for a 15-16 MW farm in Cumbria but is very much an interventionist when it comes to applications in the Tory heartlands in the south east of...


pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 14-21

Thin-fil, solar module.

Impressive efficiency breakthroughs, big-ticket collaborations and encouraging PV development in India... welcome to the past seven days.


Policy uncertainty paralyzes large-scale Down Under

Sydney Harbour.

While rooftop solar is powering ahead, large-scale projects are at a standstill in Australia. Less than 200 MW of large-scale renewable projects were approved this year.


Fraunhofer ISE pursues titania rearside coating

A high efficiency cell.

Using a technique it has labeled 'Snow Globe Coating,' Germany's Fraunhofer ISE is pursuing a titania rearside cell coating technology. Fraunhofer says it provides a reflective back coating to cells, boosting efficiency.


Minister delights Indian expo with 100 GW eight-year aim

The flag of India.

Jaw-dropping figure, mentioned 24 hours before Intersolar India opened, divided opinion between those who see it as a pipe dream and Narendra Modi's enthusiastic solar supporters.


Amtech lands order for PV manufacturing equipment

Amtech Systems.

PV manufacturing equipment, including PECVD, will be supplied to Mission Solar Energy. News was released shortly after a mixed trading update from Amtech.


Indian solar market to more than double to 1.8 GW in 2015

Mercom Capital's strong 2015 outlook follows on a dismal 2014, with only 800 MW forecast by year's end. This optimistic forecast is influenced by a variety of factors, including moves by the Modi administration.


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NRG announces strategic focus on renewable energy, DG and storage

The American energy company has announced carbon goals and an intensified focus on renewable energy and distributed generation at the ground-breaking of its new headquarters in New Jersey.


Sunnova raises $250 million in funding round

The third-party solar provider notes that this is the largest funding round by a residential solar service company in the United States, and brings its total funding to half a billion dollars.


Serbia inaugurates 2 MW solar farm while rejecting PV

Belgrade, Serbia

While the country's solar PV tariff is very good, a separate renewable energy production law allocated an extremely low quota for PV plants, including 6 MW for ground-mounted installations and 4 MW for rooftop, by 2020.


LG Chem partners with Siemens on battery storage systems

Siemen and LG Chem sign MOU on battery storage collaboration, November 19, 2014

Just days after Daimler announced that it would halt production of its in-house battery cells and instead use LG Chem cells for its electric and hybrid vehicle batteries as well as for stationary storage solutions, the South...


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...


Russian solar industry on verge of serious crisis

Enerparc installatino in Dagestan, Russia

The Russian industry of solar energy is on the verge of serious crisis, due to economic crisis and devaluation of national currency – ruble, caused by sanctions, imposed on Russia.


EIA: South orientation yields 11% more energy

Rooftop installation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a study Wednesday showing that a south-oriented fixed-tilt PV system will yield 11% more annual energy than a flat fixed system. In contrast, the study showed that a...


Daimler: Deutsche ACCUmotive to offer stationary PV storage

Daimler Deutsche ACCUmotive stationary storage

The German auto giant plans to offer batteries for industrial and stationary storage in addition to the batteries it uses for its electric and hybrid vehicles.


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