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EU to review China solar minimum price agreement

EU ProSun's Milan Nitzschke has been critical of Chinese practices in the European solar market.

Decision by European Commission to probe minimum import price on Chinese solar panels could force renewal of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.


Beyond the grid

Calgro M3's first commercially operated off-grid cemetery in Nasrec near Soweto, South Africa.

pv magazine's weekly round-up of the global off-grid sector. Rockefeller funds Indian offgrid array, portable offgrid array launched, and Azuri partners with government in Ghana.


Masdar launches UAE's first independent solar testing and R&D lab

Masdar PV plant, Abu Dhabi

The Masdar Solar Hub will serve as a platform to test solar energy systems and deliver new innovative technologies to market.


Update: SPI buys stake in ZBB ahead of storage deal

ZBB Energy Corp. headquarters

As part of a supply agreement valued at between $80 million and $120 million, SPI will integrate ZBB Energy's advanced energy storage systems in its PV solutions for solar markets around the globe. The Chinese solar developer...


Pakistan's Parliament House goes solar

The Pakistani Parliament House

The 1 MW system employing Yingli solar modules was fully financed by China. Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Islamabad this week for the PV array's innauguration. News of the new installation comes amidst reports that the...


Tesla to announce home and utility-scale battery next week

Elon Musk of Tesla Motors.

Company sets April 30 date for unveiling, widely believed to be a new home battery and one for utility scale, to be produced at company’s new gigafactory.


150 MW solar plant announced for Mexico's Baja California

Beach in Baja California.

The $279 million installation will be developed by Energy Partners Latin America and will be located in the sun-rich northwestern corner of the peninsular state.


Investment in smart grid, storage sectors soars

Smart grid meter, SIGFOX

The smart grid sector raised $185 million in the first quarter, a dramatic increase from $59 million it received from 13 investment deals in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a new report by Mercom Capital.


Meyer Burger reaches settlement agreement with GT Advanced Technologies

Meyer Burger

GTAT has agreed to recognize the company's $35 million claim and assume ownership of equipment it had ordered before a soured deal with Apple allegedly forced it into bankruptcy.


A flood of bids in Germany's first round of PV tenders

The German flag

German authorities have reported 170 bids in the country's first call for tenders. The 150 MW tender volume was oversubscribed many times over. The contract awards will be announced within the next few days.


pv magazine launches SNEC 50 Technology Highlights Special

The SNEC 50 Technology Highlights is available to download now.

Special download gives the lowdown on our hand-selected next generation technologies that will take solar PV manufacturing to the next level.


SolarCity rolls out $1bn commercial solar rooftop fund

Wal-Mart solar installation.

Expansion of SolarCity's commercial ambitions aided by investment from Credit Suisse that will finance the installation of 300 MW of commercial solar rooftops.


Advanced Energy chosen by Swinerton for 325 MW solar projects

Advanced Energy's 1000NX central inverter.

Inverter supplier to begin installing its 1000NX inverter across Swinerton Renewable Energy projects throughout North America later this year.


Obama-backed report calling for US grid upgrade receives solar industry approval

Transmission lines and a small solar farm in the U.S.

The Solar Energy Industries Association agrees with the findings of the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review, which suggests U.S. electric grid requires significant change to accommodate new energy landscape.


sPower secures $168m debt finance for 144 MW US solar projects

Salt Lake City.

The sustainable energy producer announces placement of $168.5 million in loans, approved by three investment banks, to back leverage investment for 25 solar assets.


NEXTracker agrees 105 MW supply deal with groSolar

groSolar ground-mount development in New Jersey.

Tracking specialist signs three-year deal to deliver its single axis trackers to groSolar's distributed generation solar projects across the U.S.


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