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From the Mag: pv magazine global May issue is now online

The spotlight of the May issue is the in-depth analysis of the emerging energy storage market

As the global solar market players are about to gather at the SNEC tradeshow in Shanghai, pv magazine, as usual, gathers the industry's top news, latest trends and most accurate prognoses in its new May issue.


Sunways AG announces sale of solar inverter business

Sunways HQ, Konstanz.

News comes just one week after an offer to purchase the inverter business was lodged, and mere days after a German court opened insolvency proceedings.


Midsummer enjoys 192% revenue turnaround in 2013

The DUO from Midsummer

The CIGS production line supplier tripled its revenue last year, returning to the black after a difficult 2012.


JinkoSolar to supply 37.2 MW of modules for Californian solar park

California state flag.

Two solar projects in San Bernadino, Lone Valley Solar Parks I and II, will receive the Chinese manufacturer's high efficiency panels.


Yingli Solar signs contract for 30 MW PV projects in Turkey

PV installation in Turkey from Tekno Ray Solar.

The Chinese solar company has partnered with local firm Tekno Ray Solar to develop 30 MW of PV projects throughout the country.


Chinese suppliers solidify module dominance, finds IHS

IHS module shipment data.

World's leading makers of PV modules strengthened their position at the apex of the market last year, with Yingli Green Energy leading the way.


UK PV sector on edge over possible policy changes

Martifer-Lightsource cluster project in the UK

The Solar Trade Association warns that a hasty push for cheap solar would come at the cost of achieving quality in the solar farm industry. The local industry is "on tenterhooks."


SunEdison to build 60 MW solar plant in California

SunEdison worker gets job done

SunEdison has closed financing, underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities, for the construction of the project, located in Kern County.


No more EPC for ABB

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer

While the Swiss company posted an 18% drop in first-quarter net income, revenue remains steady, with four divisions on track.


Hanwha SolarOne appoints Nam to top post

Hanwha SolarOne factory, South Korea

Former Samsung exec Seong-woo Nam becomes the South Korean group's new chairman and CEO.


NRG Energy, MidAmerican complete 290 MW PV facility

Agua Caliente solar project, Arizona

Designed and built by First Solar, the Agua Calienta installation uses the company's advanced thin-film modules. The plant will provide energy to customers of Pacific Gas & Electric.


A big step for LED flashers in cell production

LED flashers.

Hanwha Q Cells adopts LED flasher from Wavelabs as a fully fledged replacement for the xenon flasher during cell testing and production.


German court opens Sunways insolvency proceedings

Sunways headquarters, Constance, Germany

LDK Solar's Constance-based company has tried but failed to remain afloat for the second time in seven months.


AEG Power Solutions sells Indian facility to Toshiba Mitsubishi

Toshiba Mitsubishi's Bangalore facility (formerly AEG Power Solutions)

While the Netherlands-based power electronics systems provider is focusing on its core business and markets, the Japanese group is looking to expand its footprint in India.


Egypt embraces solar, announces $1 billion investment

Nile, Egypt

The Egyptian government has announced plans to invest significantly in solar power development in order to increase the share of green energy in the country and to spur job creation.


Solar-powered laptop hits market for $350

The Ubuntu Sol laptop from WeWi Telecommunications.

The Ubuntu Sol laptop is the world's first solar-powered personal computer, boasting a 10-hour battery life from just two hours of sunlight.


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