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Trina Solar modules installed on 4 MW solar carport system

Trina Solar modules used at carport array at Weeze airport in Germany. Image: Gottfried Evers

The large array has been installed at the Airport Weeze in Germany, using Trina Solar's record-breaking Honey series of modules, which are now feeding the local grid and supplying electricity to the airport.

Solar PV in Ethiopia: A state of flux

Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Image: Simisa

Expectations for solar PV in Ethiopia have increased significantly over the last few months, with formal discussions taking place over a PV tender. However, the government's recent declaration of a state of emergency, which is...

Success for solar in electricity auctions in Latin America

Chile Atacama desert 100 MW array.

The drop of solar module prices has been key to the competitiveness of solar energy in international electricity auctions over the last year.

Overcapacities and subsidy cuts prompt falling prices around the world

Module overcapacity on a global scale is putting downward pressure on prices.

Globalization is a fact of life in the solar PV industry as much of the production of modules and other key PV system components takes place in China, only to then be shipped across the seas to customers in other continents.

Stunning price falls could spark another gold rush for US solar PV market

SolarCity rooftop array. Flickr image by orngejuglr.

A Deutsche Bank report has predicted "sharp declines" in US solar module and inverter prices that it says could drive payback periods down to less than five years and spark a "final 'gold rush'" in the American residential,...

GCL New Energy selling USD 14 million of PV equipment to China Finance

GCL New Energy project. Image: GCL New Energy

The solar PV manufacturing equipment will be sold to China Finance in two separate transactions, and will then be leased back to two separate subsidiaries of the GCL New Energy group, as the company looks to raise capital to...

UK: Latest poll puts public support for solar at 83%

Solar rooftop installation in UK.

The ComRes poll commissioned by climate change charity 10:10 shows solar PV is favored renewable technology of 83% of the population, but only 10% of those polled believe more than half of population is supports it.

Koyo to open PV panel factory in Tanzania

The Japanese company has revealed that it is setting up a subsidiary in the East African country, with plans for a solar panel assembly plant.

BRICS not building enough investment in clean energy, study finds

Brazilian solar installation.

Analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis finds Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa need to up their investment in renewables in order to meet climate change targets.

Solar Impulse pilots awarded Switzerland's World Solar Prize

Solar Impulse pilots and co-founders Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg recognized for attracting unmatched international attention to solar energy for their successful solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

Developer stumps up fees for SunEdison's 500 MW India solar project

the rights to develop a 500 MW solar farm in Andhra Pradesh were previously won by SunEdison, and now SECI says payment of fees to continue with the project have been received.

A power developer has paid a reported INR 2 billion in government fees to Solar Energy Corporation India to enable it to develop solar project initially won by bankrupt U.S. firm SunEdison.

SolarCity to offer Airbnb hosts solar installation incentive

Airbnb logo.

The solar leasing provider will offer a $1,000 rebate to Airbnb hosts who install a rooftop solar array on their home-sharing property in areas where both companies are active.

India's rooftop PV capacity passes 1GW: report

The country has built 513 MW of additional rooftop capacity over the past 12 months, bringing cumulative installations to 1.02GW, according to research firm Bridge to India.

Solar not to blame for UK's renewable subsidies overspend

Conergy Kencot solar farm in the UK. Image: Conergy

Solar only accounted for 6% of the GBP 2 billion (USD 2.46 billion) renewable electricity subsidies overspend under the Levy Control Framework, as revealed in a National Audit Office report, although solar bore the brunt of the...

California launches plan to align grid transformation efforts

Image: First Solar

Through the Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan, regulators will attempt to mold several disparate dockets and initiatives to meet long-term goals.

Trina Solar breaks multicrystalline silicon solar module efficiency record

Image: Trina Solar

The Chinese PV manufacturing heavyweight achieved an aperture efficiency record of 19.86%, which is up a significant 0.7% from the previous record of 19.14%, as the trend in the industry is for continuing efficiency improvements...

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