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Heliatek supplies Asia's largest BIOPV installation

Heliatek organic solar film

The Dresden-based organic PV provider is partnering with vTrium Energy on a pilot program that will contribute to the creation of a base for Singapore's future energy mix while also delivering comprehensive data on the...


European Commission calls for 'energy union' as its seeks to break Russia's market dominance

Nord Strea AG pipeline - Russian landfall in Portovaya Bay, August 2010.

The European Commission is set to present a new plan on Wednesday calling for an "energy union" that would strengthen its stance in the global energy market against Russia. The German government appears to have some qualms about...


Macquarie Infrastructure finances 29 MW UK solar farm

Pembrokeshire beach.

The Quercus Assets Selection installation, located in Wales, has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Norwegian utility Statkraft.


Booming Japanese market draws industry leaders to PV Expo

PV Expo.

The 8th PV Expo kicks off on Wednesday in Tokyo with an impressive collection of solar industry leaders attending the event on the back of an ongoing Japanese solar boom.


ZSW boosts efficiency of cadmium-free thin-film cells to world record level

A ZSW researcher prepares solar cells for measurement under the sun simulator.

Researchers replaced intermediate films consisting of cadmium sulfide and zinc oxide with zinc oxysulfide and zinc magnesium oxide. As a buffer layer, zinc oxide-sulfide is more transparent to light in the blue wavelength range,...


Analysis: Sungrow targets global growth to match domestic strength

Sungrow Shanghai Expo.

The inverter supplier has been the flag-bearer for Chinese international expansion, and is eyeing further global growth, says IHS.


Lightsource commits $193m to UK solar rooftop sector

Lightsource has already established a solid rooftop presence in the U.K., including the completion of this array atop the Bentley factory in Crewe, England.

British solar developer backs growing sector, puts out call for partnership with installers keen to unlock the U.K. rooftop market.


First Solar, SunPower to form joint yieldco

The First Solar Desert Sunlight project.

Two rival U.S. solar firms have announced plans to team up on a joint yieldco. The companies say they are in "advanced negotiations" in pursuit of executing the strategy.


Spain's link to France boosts intermittent power

A boring machine in La Junquera, Spain, excavates the Alberes tunnel for the electricity interconnection with France.

Spain and France have interconnected a new grid line that doubles the electricity exchange between the two countries. With a power capacity of 2 GW and capable of reversing the direction of flow of the energy exchanges between...


IRENA, SICA develop Central America Clean Energy Corridor initiative

San Jose, Costa Rica

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Central American Integration System (SICA) aim to integrate more renewables into the Central American Electrical Interconnection System, which stretches from Guatemala to...


Mexico: Pattern Energy and Cemex to develop 1 GW of renewables

Mexico City

The companies have formed a joint venture to develop renewable energy projects in Mexico. The announcement comes as Cemex launches a new energy division.


Solar panels add premium to home value, study finds

Sunrun residential installation

The Berkely Lab report found that PV systems have increased the value of homes significantly in eight U.S. states over a 15-year period.


Ghana: Energy Commission to create solar power market

Accra, Ghana

The energy regulator is seeking to make solar energy a "game changer" in the country's limited power market. Ghana continues to struggle amidst a national energy crisis.


pv magazine weekly news digest

Sheep at a solar farm in the U.K.

Solar prepares to lift the roof in the UK, SolarEdge prepares to go public, Kaiser Permanente injects a a healthy dose of solar into its daily rounds, and fourth quarter financial reports come pouring in.


E.ON sells 49 MW Italian PV portfolio

Siena, Italy.

The German utility has offloaded its solar presence in Italy to local infrastructure fund F2i SGR SpA for an undisclosed amount.


Origin Energy to build Australia's biggest rooftop solar array

Artist's impression of the proposed 3 MW rooftop array in Tonsley, Australia.

Origin Energy and Zen Energy Systems are to build a 3 MW solar system on the rooftop of the old Mitsubishi factory in Tonsley, Adelaide, in what will be the largest rooftop solar array in the country.


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