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SolarWorld to add PERC PV cell, new module capacity in Oregon

A few months after its preliminary victories in a second round of trade cases against Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports, SolarWorld is expanding its PV manufacturing capacities in the United States.


SunEdison wins 150 MW of PV projects in Karnataka, India

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The U.S. solar company is expanding its footprint in India, where it has made a successful bid for 150 MW of projects in the state of Karnataka. The news follows SunEdison's recently announced plans to develop 5 GW of solar in...


1366 achieves 18% efficiency with PERC technology

The kerfless wafer maker has announced both efficiency improvements and operational milestones in advance of the launch of its first mass production facility.


115 MW of utility-scale solar plants planned for western New South Wales

Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

French renewable energy developer Neoen is planning a series of large-scale solar PV plants around key towns in western New South Wales, Australia, that would amount to a total 115 MW and would be one of the biggest commercial...


Kyocera sees sales, profit rise in first half of fiscal year

Kyocera PV site, Nedo

An absence of revenue from large-scale solar projects for the public and commercial sectors resulted in declining sales and profit for the Japanes congolomerate's Applied Ceramic Products division. Japan remains the group's main...


JinkoSolar to supply 19 MW of solar modules for PV project in Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

Conergy has signed more than 160 MW of contracts in Chile this year, making it one of the leading suppliers in the country.


Conergy connects RWE's first UK solar farm

Conergy's 13.9 MW Nova Scotia Farm in Norfolk, England.

Conergy has erected and connected a 37 MW PV installation near British Prime Minister David Cameron's parliamentary constituency of West Oxforshire for a limited 24-year period.


Greek PV market remains idle, defined by paradox

Martifer Solar PV farm, Greece

While government cuts slashed the internal rate of return for Greek PV plants, they still remain significantly higher than in other European countries and offer foreign investors a potentially attractive investment as Greece's...


Israel testing industry with lowest FIT rates possible

Ketura solar PV plant, Israel

Israel's electricity market regulator PUA surprised everyone on Tuesday by suggesting a feed-in tariff for the Timna solar park lower than initially agreed. Israel has decided to develop its PV sector further and is attempting to...


SunPower posts 70% drop in third-quarter profit

SunPower's San Luis Obispo project

The California company's revenue between July and September was on par with its third-quarter result last year despite the hefty drop in profit. North America remains SunPower's biggest market.


Chile: SunEdison closes $130 million for 69.5 MW Javiera plant

Chile

U.S.-based vertically integrated solar producer and project developer SunEdison has announced closure on $130 million in debt financing for its 69.5 MW PV power plant in Chile. The Javiera plant has been financed by local banks...


Sunrun, Outback Power partner on energy storage pilot project

Sunrun residential rooftop PV system

As part of the program, Sunrun will combine and test OutBack Power's technology consisting of weather-resistant batteries and inverters with home solar systems in both indoor and outdoor environments.


Hanwha Q CELLS to build 800 MW module fab in Malaysia

Hanwha Q CELLS headquarters, Thalheim, Germany

Construction start in early 2015, ramp-up to be completed by early 2016.


Alevo sets up gigfab in US, expands storage operations in China

Alevo's Victory Industrial Park in Concord, North Carolina.

The Swiss energy storage startup is setting up a new gigawatt-scale battery production facility in a former cigarette factory in North Carolina and has signed a deal with China-ZK to sell its products and technology in China.


Ethiopia aims for 300 MW of solar energy

Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Electric Power has tapped U.S. company Green Technology Africa to help develop 300 MW of solar power in the country, which is making an aggressive drive to expand electricity capacity from its current 55% coverage to...


GTM Research: Solar PV O&M market to reach 237 GW by 2018

A new report on the PV operations and maintenance market predicts a tripling in market size by 2018, with China and the United States driving growth.


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