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REC Group inks exclusive residential supply deal with Tucson Electric

REC TwinPeak Series panel

The Norwegian company has signed its first major contract for its new panel line with the Arizona utility, which will use the modules exclusively for its new residential solar leasing program.


Abengoa partners on 110 MW CSP project in Israel

Ashalim, Israel

Negev Energy, a joint company established by Spanish group Abengoa and Israel’s Shikun & Binui, has won a contract to build a 110 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in southern Israel.


Chile on track for 6 GW of solar projects

Atacama desert

Development of solar power projects are Chile has increased dramatically in recent months. The country’s Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) has already approved 4 GW of new projects with an additional 2.2 GW currently under...


Intersolar Europe: no boom but surpassing expectations

Intersolar Europe 2013

Attendees at Intersolar Europe in Munich were upbeat on the final day trade show and praised the quality of this year’s event and the large crowds of visitors the decline in exhibitors. Uncertainty over EU tariffs remained...


SMA braces for hefty drop in revenue

SMA inverter

Executives at German inverter manufacturer SMA have said that second quarter revenue will likely fall from €429 million a year ago to between €240 million and €280 million. The company continues to grapple with decreased demand,...


Intersolar Europe: tariffs to hit hard as questionable strategies emerge

Intersolar Europe 2013

Chinese companies are employing strategies to circumvent anti-dumping tariffs, such as exporting products to Croatia, according to industry sources at Intersolar Europe.


Intersolar Europe: utilization rates high, for some

Intersolar Europe 2013

Manufacturers at Intersolar Europe are reporting high utilization rates at facilities thanks in large part to booming business in Japan.


ET Solar completes 50 MW of new PV in Romania

ET Solar PV plant Romania

ET Solar Group has completed construction on three photovoltaic solar parks in Romania with a combined capacity of 28 MW. The company has installed a total of 50 MW in Romania so far this year -- an increase for the country of 48...


Martifer Solar builds 5 MWp plant in Ukraine

Martifer Solar Poroji PV plant

Martifer Solar is building a 5 MWp plant in Ukraine, the third photovoltaic facility it has constructed for Rengy Development. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is funding the project.


Cupertino Electric builds 30 MW projects in California

Cupertino Electric projects in Huron, California.

The U.S.-based solar installation company Cupertino recently completed two utility-scale solar generation projects totaling 30 MW in Huron, California. The plants are part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's ambitious 500 MW...


Florida showcase for solar tech advances

The Stars and Stripes.

PV specialists conference looks at developments in thin film technology, new storage solutions and takes a bright outlook for the future of solar.


ABB expresses faith in solar

ABB Building

Maxine Ghavi, ABB’s head of solar business, says the company is open for growth opportunities in the solar sector if it makes strategic sense, adding that the global market is expected to grow more than 10% in the coming years.


First Solar makes $427.7 million from capital increase

First Solar

First Solar has earned some $427.7 million following a capital increase in which it offered 9,747,000 shares of its common stock. It will use the fresh capital for acquisitions and expansion into new territories.


REC desert panels at Intersolar Europe

REC's production facility in Singapore.

Norwegian manufacturer showcases its bifacial, desert-proof Peak Energy panels at Munich trade show. REC, which produces its panels in Singapore, has opened a Dubai office to target the MENA market.


Intersolar Europe: big on downstream and installers

Intersolar Europe 2013

The first day of the Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich wound down on Wednesday with a clear shift towards more downstream services and away from material suppliers. The booming Japanese market is generating plenty of...


Module talks start between EU and China

Karel de Gucht.

EU team meets Chinese specialists to try and find an amicable solution to the solar stand-off. But EU confirms the imposition of anti-dumping duties on Chinese modules will not be on the annual trade meeting agenda on Friday.


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