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Brazil's largest PV module factory inaugurated

The 180 MW factory is located in the state of São Paulo, as the largest PV factory inaugurated in the nation to date.


U.S. energy storage markets continue to grow

GTM Research's latest numbers indicate a strong second quarter for all grid-tied energy storage market segments, with record deployment behind-the-meter. However, the best is yet to come.


Analysis: Growing domestic demand convincing solar companies to invest in India

India's domestic market is now robust and reliable enough to support large-scale investment by leading solar firms.

GTM Research senior solar analyst Mohit Anand says that international suppliers such as JA Solar and Trina are now confident enough in India's home solar market to make substantial investments there.


Hanwha Q Cells adds 45.2 MW to its UK solar footprint

Fenland solar farm, England.

South Korean solar firm secures two large-scale solar farms in the U.K.; agrees 15-year power purchase agreement with EDF Energy.


United PV posts H1 revenue increase of 125%, profit decrease of 26%

Hong Kong skyscape.

Chinese solar firm reports revenue for first six months of the year of $44 million, but profits decrease 26% to $40 million compared to the same period in 2014.


Enel Green Power unveils $600m Brazil solar plan

Enel Green Power's Chile installation.

Italian developer will invest $600 million in development of 553 MW of new solar PV capacity awarded under Brazil's latest solar tender.


Solar ready to thrive without subsidy, says US Energy Secretary

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz.

Ernest Moniz says the Obama administration backs Democrats' calls for an extension of the Federal ITC, but stresses the solar industry will grow even without further subsidy.


Alabama approves up to 500 MW of renewable energy over the next six years

Regulators in the U.S. state have approved Alabama Power's request to build or purchase up to 500 MW of renewable energy over the next six years. However, these projects must come in under a low price ceiling.


GT to lay off 2/5 of global workforce

GT Advanced Technologies has released details of a restructuring plan which will include reducing its workforce by an estimated 40%. The company aims to return from bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2016.


JA Solar pens agreement to build 1 GW fab capacity in Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra Pradesh.

The Chinese solar firm will begin construction of a 500 MW solar cell factory in the state in December; similar-size module factory to follow, according to MoU signed with Essel Group.


Fossil fuels' cost advantage over solar narrowing, says IEA

Coal and solar.

New report published jointly by International Energy Agency (IEA) and Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) reveals strides made by renewable energy sector in producing electricity at costs close to fossil fuel-based power stations.


Japan's solar shipments fall 13% in Q1, reports JPEA

Tokyo.

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has reported that shipments of solar panels in Japan fell 13% in the first quarter of the year; first year-on-year decline since Q3 2012.


Solar Frontier secures CIS deal for 26 MW North Carolina project

Solar Frontier modules.

The Japanese company's CIS modules have been selected for the U.S. solar installation on the back of real-world performance recognition in the Americas.


From the Mag: A selection of stories from the September issue

A worker checks a solar installation, U.S.

For September, pv magazine has examined the latest trends in BOS, where 1,500 V components are beginning to make their mark. This month's issue also looks at the looming ITC phase down and the returning demand for PERC equipment.


Moree Solar Farm starts installing JA Solar modules

JA Solar will deliver a total 70 MW of solar modules to the Moree Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The first batch of modules have been supplied, and are currently being installed.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

David Cameron and Barack Obama share a beer.

The U.S. and U.K. continue to go their separate ways on renewables, encouraging data from Germany warms the solar cockles, and a new solar mapping tool raises the roof across the U.S.


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