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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.


Panel installation begins on Washington DC universities' 52 MW solar project

Washington University.

SunEnergy1 has begun installing JinkoSolar panels at the Duke Energy Renewables solar project in North Carolina, which will feed solar power to three Washington, D.C., universities.


German renewable energy levy to fall for first time

Berlin, Germany

For the first time since its introduction, the German renewable energy levy will not increase year over year but instead decline, albeit by only 0.07 eurocents to 6.17 eurocents per kilowatt hour.


MVV Energie acquires 50.1% of Germany's Juwi

Juwi headquarters PV rooftop

The regional German utility says the Juwi acquisition will result in a partnership to expand renewable energy. The deal remains conditional on the successful implementation of Juwi's restructuring.


8minutenergy secures approval for 135 MW projects in California

Kern County, California.

The solar developer's Redwood Solar Farm projects have been granted Conditional Use Permits by the Kern County Board of Supervisors.


Organic electronics market to be worth $79.6 billion by 2020

Heliatek organic PV in production.

Allied Market Research growth forecast predicts rapid rise in organic electronics within a decade, driven largely by organic displays but PV to play pivotal role.


Energy storage dominates Solar Energy UK

Solar Energy UK 2014 discussion

Energy storage took center stage at Solar Energy UK in Birmingham, Enlgand, on Wednesday. While the sector is in agreement about its vital role in the furthe development of renewables, the U.K. government is not doing enough to...


SolarCity to offer up to US$200 million in bonds

The third-party solar company is the first in the residential space to issue a corporate bond offering. The bonds will offer interest rates up to 4%, and SolarCity has launched a new online investment site.


Stem and Kyocera launch commercial energy storage solution

Stem and Kyocera's energy storage solution.

The integrated storage system has been designed to reduce demand on the grid using predictive analytics that respond to spikes in electricity demand.


Solarcentury's new 48 MW solar farm pledges higher environmental standards

Sheep at a solar farm in England.

Southwick solar farm in southern England will pioneer a carbon-friendly construction process, right down to recycling food waste in the installers' onsite canteen.


US residential demand approaching 1 GW a year

Arizona residential solar

Residential demand in the United States is increasing as PV systems become increasingly attractive across more states and falling prices drive denmand growth, NPD Solarbuzz reports.


Xinyu Xinwei New Energy announces 50 MW solar projects in Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

The subsidiary of SPI Solar will augment its presence in China, breaking ground for the first time in the Inner Mongolia region with a 20 MW plant. A 30 MW plant is penciled in to follow.


Clean energy investment set to grow following robust third quarter

Glasspoint Solar-PDO project, Oman

The solar sector accounted for 25% of total clean energy venture capital and private equity investment in the third quarter. Notable solar deals included the $110 million secured by Sunnova and GlassPoint Solar, which received...


Blue chip companies in US increase PV deployment by 28%

Walmart rooftop array.

The leading 25 companies with solar installed have deployed 569 MW of PV capacity across the U.S., according to a recent SEIA report.


Canadian Solar signs 146.4 MW module deal in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Ontario-based module manufacturer continues to expand its operations in Latin America with two projects in the Central American nation of Honduras.


Nine out of 10 Australian households consider switch to solar

Residential rooftop solar array, Perth, Australia

Financial considerations are driving solar installations in Australia, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young, which found that 70% of people who had already installed PV systems did so for financial reasons.


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