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Meyer Burger confident to meet PERC demand

Meyer Burger concurs that there is indeed strong demand for PERC technology currently. The company is confident, however, that it can meet all delivery requirements from January 2016 onwards without delay.


E.ON completes inaugural Californian solar farm

Downtown San Bernardino.

German energy company has completed its 20 MW Alamo Solar farm in California, its first such development in the sun-rich state as it seeks further U.S. expansion.


Dutch solar sales increase by 70%

Sale of solar modules in the Netherlands has increased dramatically in the first half of 2015, namely by 70-100%. Clarity to the legislation have enabled this phenomenon.


Juwi given tentative go-ahead for 450 MW Spanish solar farm

Mula cityscape.

Spanish Ministry of the Environment issues green light for the German developer's proposed solar PV project in Murcia, investment estimated at around $500 million.


SunPower buys 1.5 GW US solar pipeline from Infigen

Antelope Valley PV installation from SunPower.

Portfolio of solar projects bought from Australia-based developer Infigen Energy at various stages of development spread across 11 States, three have PPAs with Southern California Edison.


Solar Frontier eyes the Americas

Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier is seeking to expand into the Americas. The 280MW pipeline of Gestamp-developed projects in the U.S. is seen as the company's ticket into the market.


EDF and Eren fire up 150 MW of solar in India

Solar PV plant, Rajasthan.

The utility-scale solar plants, located in the states of Rajasthan and Odisha and developed by Acme Solar, have begun supplying local grids with solar electricity.


Japanese SoftBank ventures into India with $20 billion

Japanese multi-national telecommunications and internet corporation SoftBank will join forces with Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn Technology Group to invest in Indian solar with a stellar $20 billion venture.


ReneSola signs 30 MW supply deal for UK solar farm

ReneSola cell production.

The Chinese PV module manufacturer to deliver 30 MW of its Polish-made 260w Virtus II solar modules to U.K. project, which will be located in the English county of Nottinghamshire.


Hareon Solar seeks 160 MW PV opportunity in India

Solar installation, India.

Chinese solar firm announces PV agreement to develop 160 MW solar cell project in the country, footing $40 million of the investment, second JV confirmed.


SoCal Edison to pursue 105 MW of renewables, majority from solar

Fresno County, California.

Utility unveils proposal to augment renewable energy sources as part of Californian state requirement to diversify energy mix to include more green power.


Hillary Clinton's half a billion solar panel pledge

Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate for 2016 promises installation of 500 million solar panels nationwide within four years of taking office if she wins.


UK should taper off subsidies over five years

A solar project in the UK.

KPMG report says cutting incentives immediately, as DECC proposes, will harm the industry. The UK energy market is geared towards fossil fuels.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

UK Chancellor George Osborne.

The UK government kills solar, Hanergy falls out with itself and Yingli attracts a somewhat egregious class action lawsuit, but at least there was some good news out of India.


NY to spend $13 million on affordable solar initiatives

New York solar power.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to spend $13 million on improve access to solar power for low- and moderate-income communities.


Chinese players continue rearguard action

A stocks and shares board.

United PV strengthens fundraising powers of its board and GCL Poly rolls over convertible shares. Actions to shore up solar stocks continue.


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