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Singulus receives order from Russian firm Hevel for heterojunction cell production tool

Singulus HQ.

The German manufacturer of production equipment for solar PV signs contract for delivery of its SILEX II processing machine for wet-chemical treatment of heterojunction solar cells.


Berkshire Hathaway Energy agrees PPA for 320 MW Utah solar projects

Utah state capitol building, Salt Lake City.

Warren Buffett's energy group has finalized a 20-year power purchase agreement with First Wind for its planned, 320 MW Four Brothers solar development in Utah, U.S.


California moves to fast-track rooftop solar applications

Rooftop solar array, USA.

Legislation to standardize and quicken the solar permit process in California is set to go before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Wednesday.


India reconsidering solar duties as government opens PV floodgates

Narendra Modi, PM, India.

As new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pursues the PV fast lane, the country's power ministry calls upon the Ministry of Finance to reverse its decision to impose dumping duties on US and Asian suppliers.


Solar still leads US charge

US president Barack Obama.

The latest figures show solar - with 907 MW - was the biggest renewable energy contributor to new electricity generation capacity in the US in the first five months of this year. Five solar projects added 156 MW in May.


Solar developer wins UK High Court battle

A Lark Energy solar scheme in Lincolnshire.

A judge in London's High Court branded a decision by a government minister to block a solar farm a 'perverse decision'. The politician's actions were a result of 'political expediency' said developer Lark Energy after the court...


Greece is China's gateway to Europe

Chinese premier Li Keqiang.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang's three-day visit to Athens coincided with trade agreements that could be worth up to $8.8bn for Greece's beleaguered economy. Investments in Piraeus port and the Greek railway network could be followed...


Australians continue to support the RET

The Australian flag.

A new survey shows that Australians continue to support renewable energy and the mandatory Renewable Energy Target (RET). On the back of the news, two NGO have launched a campaign to pressure the government to maintain the RET –...


RENERGY 2014 closes with calls to remove PV subsidies

Renergy 2014, in Tamil Nadu.

Speakers at Tamil Nadu conference say rooftop subsidy is out of funds and needs to be formally removed. Developers say agricultural solar applications could remove need for indebted distribution companies to penalize commercial...


US: Mosaic launches #PutSolarOnIt day

Mosaic's initially funded installations on community buildings, such as the one pictured, in its local Oakland area.

Solar crowdfunder Mosaic is encouraging Americans to nominate community buildings on which they would like to see solar installed, on its #PutSolarOnIt national day of action today.


Clean energy investment hub for Asia-Pacific

The Philippines.

The ADB has launched a clean energy investment hub at the Asia Clean Energy Forum. The intitiative is part of Ban Ki-Moon's Sustainable Energy for All campaign.


Australia: solar storage company picks up grant

Sunverge Energy has picked up a AUD$3.8 million grant to develop its lithium battery and energy management software system. The grant comes from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).


An Inflection in PV manufacturing investments

A solar production line.

Solar energy demand in major and emerging end markets has finally closed the gap with the industry's overcapacity. After two years of belt-tightening, here's what the future holds for PV manufacturers.


US developers turn back on Chinese suppliers

U.S. president Barack Obama.

Two American developers have reportedly signed supply deals with non-Chinese manufacturers, just two weeks after CVD decision. A report has predicted a price rise of 14% for Chinese modules in the States.


Hanwha Q Cells focused on EU and Japan

German module manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells is targeting the high-value PV markets of Japan and within the EU while maintaining its manufacturing operations in Germany as an innovation center. The supplier announced today a 30 MW...


Yingli to supply 12 MW of modules to Malaysian projects

Malaysia

The Chinese PV giant is partnering with Malaysian solar company Gading Kencana on a utility-scale solar farm as well as residential installations across Malaysia.


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