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Interview: How Solar Impulse's round the world flight took batteries on a journey of discovery

Solar, meet solar: The Si2 soars above the Gemasolar thermal solar plant in Abu Dhabi as it nears the final few miles of its historic journey.

July's successful circumnavigation of the globe by Solar Impulse was a triumph for human endurance and ingenuity, and proved solar power's efficacy as a reliable source of electricity. But the project would not have been possible...

Brits in thrall to solar as PV tops power desirability chart

Solar rooftop installation.

U.K.'s Department of Energy and Climate Change public opinion tracker finds support for solar stands at 82% while backing for fracking wanes.

Canadian Solar reports very strong Q2 results on record shipments

The Canadian-Chinese module maker and developer grew its revenues and margins during the second quarter, with record PV module shipments of 646 MW. Canadian Solar also has a strong project pipeline going forward.

Wirsol Solar UK renamed Conergy West Sussex

Wirsol PV array, Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry, England

Originally part of the now defunct German group Wirsol, the British unit was acquired by Conergy in January. Robert Goss will now head both Conergy subsidiaries in the U.K.

JinkoSolar to build 500 MW PV project in Zhejiang, China

The Chinese city of Lishui in Zhejiang Province

The ambitious $813 million, five-year project in the city of Lishui will include both distributed and ground-mounted installations. The company aims to build up to 100 MW of capacity a year.

Enphase Energy, Vivint Solar sign three-year supply deal

Enphase microinverter

The companies have extended their existing inverter supply agreement aimed at the U.S. residential solar rooftop segment.

Abengoa boosts net profit as operations expand in North America

Abengoa 280 MW Solana CSP plant, Arizona

The Spanish group continued its global diversification in the first half of 2014, achieving 39% of its revenue from North America and 25% from South America.

AEG Power Solutions narrows second-quarter loss

AEG Power Solutions PV installation

The sale of skytron and its Indian subsidiary is expected to improve the Netherlands-based power electronics systems provider's operations as it focuses on its core businesses.

Amtech receives order for IonSolar implant system, announces Q3 FY results

Production line.

The U.S.-based solar equipment manufacturer will ship its IonSolar Implant system to an unnamed Chinese solar company within six months.

Unlicensed PV sector could propel Turkey to 10 GW by 2023

Solar installation, Turkey.

Senior energy experts in the country expect a bright future for Turkey's solar industry, driven largely by the unlicensed PV segment.

ReneSola back in black as shipments grow 15%

ReneSola PV cells quality control

Increased revenue and an improved margin helped push the Chinese group back to profitability thanks in large part to improved global operations and successful cost reductions.

Seven North Carolina solar farms set for Canadian Solar modules

Charlotte, North Carolina.

Deal sees Canadian Solar supply 44 MW of its high efficient modules to seven solar forms in North Carolina before the end of the year.

Trina Solar to add 49.9 MW to UK solar portfolio

Jifan Gao, Trina Solar CEO and Chairman.

Trina to develop utility-scale solar park in the U.K., adding to the 23.8 MW PV capacity the company has already installed in the country.

London Mayor aims swipe at UK chancellor's lack of support for green economy

Boris Johnson.

As Boris Johnson throws his hat into the ring for a seat following next year's general election, the outspoken mayor has criticized the U.K. chancellor's stance on environmental policies.

UK hits 5 GW solar PV capacity

Solar installation, Glemham.

NPD Solarbuzz figures find that 90% of U.K. capacity was installed in the past three years. FIT-driven, small-scale systems account for 42% of all installation capacity.

BNEF: Solar poised for rapid growth in Mexico and Central America

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has presented a new report which finds that investments in solar slumped in the region in the first half of 2014, after booming in 2012 and 2013. However, the company notes strong drivers and policy...

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