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Facebook completes successful maiden flight of solar-powered drone

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his team at Aquila's hangar in Arizona before the aircraft's successful test flight.

The Aquila aircraft is powered by solar PV and uses just 5,000 watts to beam internet access into some of the world's most remote regions using lasers.


UK: STA calls on government to halt impending tax hike for commercial solar

Marks & Spencer array.

Solar Trade Association warns that some businesses may have to remove their solar arrays if the proposed increase in tax goes ahead.


Movements in Nigeria's PV market as PPAs get signed

Nigeria flag. Image Flickr.

Power purchase agreements for as much as 975 MW of solar PV have been signed between Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. and a number of PV developers, one of which plans to develop a total of 1 GW of PV within the country.


European solar industry puts forward case to end trade measures on Chinese PV

34 European solar and renewable energy organizations signed the letter

SolarPower Europe appears to be the driving force behind a letter, signed by 34 European solar and renewable energy organizations, calling on the EU to immediately remove the trade measures that exist against imports of Chinese...


Jinko Solar looking to invest in innovation

Jinko Solar’s Senior Technical Manager Juan Carlos González

Jinko Solar's Senior Technical Manager Juan Carlos González joined pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford to talk about Jinko’s award winning new modules, the Eagle series. The new modules have been optimized by Silicon Valley company...


OneRoof Energy to sell 19.8 MW of solar project assets

OneRoof Energy rooftop solar system in the U.S. Image OneRoof Energy.

The San Diego-based company signed agreements to sell the solar assets, with gross proceeds of up to $61 million expected from the transactions, which will help the company follow its current growth model.


Juwi Group back in the green after positive developments in its PV business

Juwi Group executive board. Stephan Hansen, Michael Class and Marcus Jentsch. Image by juwi Group.

The German renewable energy specialist registered positive profit and increased revenues in 2015, which came about after a reorientation of its business operations and some welcome outside investment.


Das Energy expects big things from its flexible lightweight modules

DAS Energy’s managing director Matthias Schoft

DAS Energy’s managing director Matthias Schoft spoke to pv magazine about its innovative new glass-less modules. DAS Energy is a joint venture of Diamond Aircraft Industries and Alternative Energy Solutions, which it believes...


Rays Experts aiming to be a new player in the South East Asian solar market

Rays Experts PV project in India

Rays Experts India is teaming up with Solarinfinite Europe to form Rays Experts Singapore, a solar developer in South East Asia, which aims to install at least 100 MW of solar projects in the region over the next two years.


Hanergy unveils solar powered "zero charge" EVs

One of four prototype Hanergy Solar cars. Image by Hanergy.

Just weeks after Japanese car maker Toyota unveiled its market ready solar-integrated Prius hybrid EV, Chinese solar panel maker Hanergy has announced plans to commercialise four PV-powered - "zero charging" - electric vehicle...


The UK celebrates 'Solar Independence Day' with news of a new PV generation peak

Solarcentury UK solar plant

July 4th marks the third Solar Independence Day in the UK, an annual event organized by the Solar Trade Association (STA), and this year’s celebration is buoyed by a fresh peak generation record of 23.9% and a new STA initiative...


Ontario to offer power contracts to 232 MW of mid-sized solar projects

The province’s grid operator is awarding contracts to 907 solar projects, each 10-500 kW in capacity, under its FIT 4 program.


Turkey opens anti-dumping investigation against Chinese solar firms

Turkish flag.

Ministry of Economy issues communiqué concerning the import of solar cells from China; anti-dumping case brought by three Turkish solar companies.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Boris Johnson.

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.


Tools downed but UK solar summer sees flurry of finance activity

Primrose Solar in Hampshire.

The rush to build may have subsided, but three large financing deals show that interest in the U.K.'s ground-mounted solar sector remains high.


Sungevity to go public through acquisition by asset management firm

The fifth-largest distributed solar installer in the United States will now be traded on the NASDAQ, which is expected to give it a capitalization of $607 million.


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