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SolarWorld restructuring triggers 50 MW supply deal

Frank Asbeck of SolarWorld.

Satisfactory resolution of the company's annual general meeting 2014 culminates in the announcement of a 50 MW solar module delivery order.


IBM Research launches Green Horizon in China

Smoggy Beijing

The project aims to help the country reach its ambitious goals and includes the development of a renewable energy forecasting system to help energy grids manage alternative energy sources.


DNV GL launches GRIDSTOR project

Solar storage battery.

The open-source, recommended practice project from DNV GL will address the needs for a comprehensive energy storage framework, focusing on system safety, operation and performance.


Ten key questions on the future of the UK solar industry

Solar park in England.

Finlay Colville of NPD Solarbuzz talks candidly to pv magazine about the future of the UK's solar PV industry.


US-China trade war pushes thin film market to 11-month high

First Solar thin film factory

Spot prices for thin film modules rise 5.2% in a month as ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China depresses prices for polysilicon panels.


French institute recognizes Hanwha Q CELLS' low carbon solar modules

Hanwha Q CELLS HQ, Germany.

Solstyce analyzed various data of Q CELLS' cell and module production and found that the products consumed less than 400 kg of C02 per kWp, making them eligible for public tender in France.


Solargiga building 40 MW solar park in Ghana

In partnership with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority, China's Solargiga has begun construction of a 40 MW, $117 million solar park.


IRENA involved in 6 MW Sierra Leone PV plant

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The International Renewable Energy Agency has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to oversee the West African nation’s first utility scale solar park.


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Illinois to spend US$30 million on more solar PV

PV plant in Chicago

Illinois has passed legislation to use existing funds to put online more PV, as the state tries to catch up to its ambitious renewable energy goals.


SolarCity continues to dominate US residential solar PV market

Rooftop PV installation by SolarCity

GTM Research finds that SolarCity has again increased its market share, under a trend of ongoing consolidation by the largest companies in the U.S. residential market.


BayWa acquires Martifer Solar USA

Martifer Solar USA ooftop installation, Aurora, Colorado

The German renewable energy group says the addition of Martifer Solar USA will advance its PV project activities in the U.S., where it is already active in the wind farm sector.


SPI to develop 50 MW PV project in China

SPI installation

The California-based group is looking to expand operations in China's utility-scale PV sector, which it expects to soon be one of the largest in the world.


Photon Energy denounces Italy's proposed FIT cuts

Photon Energy CEO Georg Hotar

Company CEO Georg Hotar predicts Italy will have a high price to pay if it goes through with the plans, which he calls a "reckless attack on investors."


NextEra closes on IPO for yieldco

The Genesis solar CSP plant

This move makes NextEra the latest in a series of companies that have created yieldco ownership vehicles for solar plants and other energy assets.


SolarWorld calls for US probe of alleged Chinese spy attack

SolarWorld US headquarters, Hillsboro, Oregon

The company has requested that U.S. authorities investigate the effects of the alleged cyber-hacking and interception of thousands of its emails containing secret financial, production, R&D and trade litigation details.


Vanguard Space Technologies selects Ascent Solar PV modules

THINS-powered spacecraft, Vanguard Space Technologies

The California company says Ascent's CIGS cell technology, coupled with Vanguard's extreme environment thin film coatings and array design, provides an ideal solution for next generation, large-area space solar arrays.


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