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IEA unveils new PV goals: correction

EU PVSEC 2014 panel.

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a new roadmap for solar technologies. Compared to previous roadmaps, this latest scenario suggests twice as much electricity globally via PV.


Heliatek raises €18 million from investors

Heliatek organic solar film production

A group of high-profile investors led by BMW heir and entrepreneur Stefan Quandt are supporting the German organic solar film manufacturer's market entry in the BIPV and automotive sectors.


Shunfeng shareholder Cheng Kin Ming unveils growth plans, 50 GW RE target

Cheng Kin Ming, APRD chairman, Shunfeng's main shareholder

The chairman of Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment and Shunfeng’s main shareholder has outlined his vision for the Age of Green Cities at the Next Generation Solar PV Finance event in New York. Cheng will attend the...


Solarpack inaugurates 25 MW PV plant in Chile

Inauguration of the Pozo Almonte Solar park in Chile.

The Pozo Almonte Solar plant will meet 13% of the power demand of a local mining company in Northern Chile.


OPDE given green light for 10.8 MW UK solar farm

12 MW solar installation, Alresford, England.

The Spanish solar group will further broaden its growing UK presence with the completion of this latest solar plant in southern England.


LATAM and Caribbean to install 9 GW PV within 5 years

NPD Solarbuzz forecast LAC region.

Report from NPD Solarbuzz finds a pipeline of 22 GW, with 1 GW of solar projects under construction and 5 GW almost ready to break ground.


Trina Solar supplies 11.7 MW of PV modules to Turkey and Ecuador projects

A Trina Solar module in production.

The shipment forms part of the Chinese company's continued expansion plans and geographic diversification strategy.


Solar Frontier considers New York State factory

Solar Frontier installation.

The potential fab would be penciled in for completion in 2018 as company president Atsuhiko Hirano praises sustainability of US market.


Flow batteries: more cost effective for residential and utility-scale installations?

Bill Watkins, CEO of Imergy Power Systems

CEO interview: Bill Watkins, CEO of Imergy Power Systems, speaks exclusively with pv magazine about the company's vanadium-based flow battery energy storage products and why they make sense for PV developers. Imergy is...


New York State to support 214 MW of new solar PV

New York will provide an estimated US$94 million in incentives for 142 PV projects at businesses, schools and universities, government buildings and non-profits, which were awarded through a competitive solicitation.


JA Solar breaks 20% barrier with new multicrystalline silicon PV cell

The Chinese PV cell maker credits “proprietary light trapping and surface passivation technologies” for its world record cell. NPD Solarbuzz says this is part of a breakthrough into higher efficiencies for multicrystalline...


ADB signs off $152m Rajasthan loan

Electricity power lines.

Indian state will get finance to expand its transmission network. Rajasthan wants to generate 8 GW from solar and wind by 2018.


Magnolia to merge with silicon processing company

A thin film solar module.

Merger will give US thin-film maker access to high-purity quartz sand from SSRG's Lighthouse mine. The Australian operation is said to be the largest deposit of such quartz in the world.


The pv magazine weekly news roundup: Sept 19-26

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon delivers a solar plant in Abu Dhabi ahead of the UN Climate Summit.

Solar's soaring potential lit up the distant horizon this week amid stories of lower cost storage for 2030, solar dominance by 2050 and higher CIGS efficiencies within a couple of years.


Forecast 2030: stored electricity at $0.05/kWh

Solar battery storage

Winfried Hoffmann, a well-known figure throughout the PV world, has created a learning curve for battery storage that predicts costs will fall much faster than many experts believe.


Can energy utilities keep their customers, or will they flee the grid?

Australian solar installation.

Will Australia's electricity consumers welcome utilities' attempts to re-engage with distributed generation, or has energy democratization already taken hold?


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