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NEXTracker signs 1 GW supply agreement with Blattner Energy

More than 1 GW of single axis trackers are set to be deployed at large-scale solar PV projects across North America over the next two years.

The Californian tracker specialists will supply its single axis trackers to Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor.


SMA braces for hefty drop in revenue

SMA inverter

Executives at German inverter manufacturer SMA have said that second quarter revenue will likely fall from €429 million a year ago to between €240 million and €280 million. The company continues to grapple with decreased demand,...


Intersolar Europe: tariffs to hit hard as questionable strategies emerge

Intersolar Europe 2013

Chinese companies are employing strategies to circumvent anti-dumping tariffs, such as exporting products to Croatia, according to industry sources at Intersolar Europe.


Intersolar Europe: utilization rates high, for some

Intersolar Europe 2013

Manufacturers at Intersolar Europe are reporting high utilization rates at facilities thanks in large part to booming business in Japan.


ET Solar completes 50 MW of new PV in Romania

ET Solar PV plant Romania

ET Solar Group has completed construction on three photovoltaic solar parks in Romania with a combined capacity of 28 MW. The company has installed a total of 50 MW in Romania so far this year -- an increase for the country of 48...


Martifer Solar builds 5 MWp plant in Ukraine

Martifer Solar Poroji PV plant

Martifer Solar is building a 5 MWp plant in Ukraine, the third photovoltaic facility it has constructed for Rengy Development. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is funding the project.


Cupertino Electric builds 30 MW projects in California

Cupertino Electric projects in Huron, California.

The U.S.-based solar installation company Cupertino recently completed two utility-scale solar generation projects totaling 30 MW in Huron, California. The plants are part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's ambitious 500 MW...


Florida showcase for solar tech advances

The Stars and Stripes.

PV specialists conference looks at developments in thin film technology, new storage solutions and takes a bright outlook for the future of solar.


ABB expresses faith in solar

ABB Building

Maxine Ghavi, ABB’s head of solar business, says the company is open for growth opportunities in the solar sector if it makes strategic sense, adding that the global market is expected to grow more than 10% in the coming years.


First Solar makes $427.7 million from capital increase

First Solar

First Solar has earned some $427.7 million following a capital increase in which it offered 9,747,000 shares of its common stock. It will use the fresh capital for acquisitions and expansion into new territories.


REC desert panels at Intersolar Europe

REC's production facility in Singapore.

Norwegian manufacturer showcases its bifacial, desert-proof Peak Energy panels at Munich trade show. REC, which produces its panels in Singapore, has opened a Dubai office to target the MENA market.


Intersolar Europe: big on downstream and installers

Intersolar Europe 2013

The first day of the Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich wound down on Wednesday with a clear shift towards more downstream services and away from material suppliers. The booming Japanese market is generating plenty of...


Module talks start between EU and China

Karel de Gucht.

EU team meets Chinese specialists to try and find an amicable solution to the solar stand-off. But EU confirms the imposition of anti-dumping duties on Chinese modules will not be on the annual trade meeting agenda on Friday.


Lithuanian solar investors sue government over FIT cuts

The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius

Solar developers in Lithuania are up in arms after the government slashed country's photovoltaic feed-in tariffs and are taking legal action in the hopes that the once generous rates are restored.


Hanwha Q Cells and Marubeni team up to build solar plant in Japan

Hanwha solar PV

Hanwha Q Cells is supplying modules for Marubeni to construct a large scale solar power plant located in southern Japan.


Intersolar Europe: bright skies but declining size

InterSolar Europe 2013

The 2013 Intersolar Europe trade show opened its doors in Munich on Wednesday with fewer exhibitors and visitors expected for the three-day event.


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