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UK: solar could provide record 15% of power during heatwave

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

The U.K.'s solar sector is set for its best day yet on Friday as sunny weather across the country provides ideal conditions for PV to generate 15% of the country’s power.

Sungrow to unveil 99% efficiency inverters at Intersolar

Sungrow central inverters, California.

The Chinese inverter supplier to release series of high-efficiency string and central inverters at this week's Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich, Germany.

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Solar installation, with sun.

Turbulent times for Hanergy follow turbulent weather for Solar Impulse, but the tumult could not derail solar's juggernaut, which enjoyed a series of positive news stories this week.

Eminent UK scientists announce global clean energy "space-race" program

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon inspecting a solar farm.

The Global Apollo program looks to emulate the successful moon missions of the '60s by diverting similar levels of efforts and funding towards making clean energy cheaper than coal.

Ambitious interconnection plans could transform Europe

The proposed interconnection energy grid linking Israel with Cyprus and Greece.

Europe recently approves studies for energy infrastructure plans that could transform its energy market and boost renewable investments. Electricity interconnection plans specifically between U.K. and France, and Greece, Cyprus...

JinkoSolar strikes 80 MW DG module supply deal in China

Hainan Haikou skyline.

Chinese PV manufacturer to supply China Southern Power Grid Synthesis Energy with modules to be deployed in distributed rooftop PV projects in China’s Guangdong and Hainan provinces.

NEXTracker finalizes 82 MW tracker commission for SunEdison in Honduras


The California-based tracker specialist has installed its single axis trackers at the Pacifico and Choluteca solar plants in Honduras, marking the company's first foray into Central America.

Southern Company acquires 30 MW Pawpaw solar facility in Georgia, U.S.

Georgia Power HQ.

Utility's subsidiary Southern Power has purchased the solar plant from Longview Solar LLC, adding to its growing PV pipeline in the state.

UK solar PV capacity tops 6.5 GW despite April slowdown

Commercial installation, U.K.

Data from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals a considerable slowdown in April to just 41 MW of new installations as ROC scheme ended.

REC Solar sees European market shrink 35.6% in Q1

REC Solar facility, Singapore.

The U.S. now represents REC Solar's primary market, accounting for 39% of all modules sold in first three months of the year. Module sales globally shrink by 16% quarter-over-quarter.

Etrion connects first phase of Japan's 9.3 MW Mito Solar project

Mito, Japan.

The 2.7 MW Mito site is the first to be connected by Etrion, with the 9.3 MW project in Ibaraki Prefecture scheduled for final completion in August 2015.

Schmid strikes 400 MW equipment deal with JA Solar

Pictured: A Schmid 10-track line for edge isolation.

The German PV equipment supplier confirms the sale of several of its texturing and edge isolation tools, as well as automation equipment, to Chinese solar company.

Hanwha Q Cells to build 1.5 GW solar cell plant in South Korea

Cell production, Hanwha.

The Korean solar cell manufacturer has announced plans to construct the nation's first large-scale cell fab at a cost of $315.54 million. Facility will be located in Jincheon.

Update: Solar flight forced into unscheduled stopover in Japan

Si2 aircraft in flight.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, which set off from Nanjing over the weekend to embark on the longest leg of the round the world attempt, may be forced to turn back if conditions worsens.

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Solar installation, Malaysia.

Second tier solar markets took center stage this week, with India, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil each turning heads with their PV development plans and announcements, as leading markets wobbled.

Ford partners with Trina Solar to launch MyEnergi Lifestyle in China

The MyEnergi Lifestyle program explained.

Program offers hybrid electric vehicles, solar system and energy-efficient appliances to families intent on developing wider understanding of their carbon footprint.

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