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Yingli to supply 300 MW Neoen PV plant in France

Cestas, Bordeaux, France

Yingli Solar will provide 120 MW of solar panels for the 300 MW project in South West France. The plant will provide electricity at around $130 per megawatt hour -- well below the $145 per MWh the U.K government will pay for...


Hanwha SolarOne achieves record third-quarter shipments while redudcing net loss

Hanwha SolarOne factory

Hanwha SolarOne on Friday reported record third-quarter shipments and an increase in revenue despite lower overall prices. While the Shanghai-based PV manufacturer remained in the red, it nevertheless managed to cut its loss by...


Conergy to add 41 MW of solar capacity in Philippines

San Carlos solar plant, Philippines

The Hamburg-based company will build the new plants on the Philippine island of Negros for San Carlos Solar Energy, Inc. (SaCaSol), a joint venture between European-based investment and advisory firm ThomasLloyd and Bronzeoak...


Tesla looking to build battery fab in Germany, in talks to partner with BMW

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, Elon Musk called for a greater commitment to battery development from German automakers, arguing that large-scale battery production would lead to lower prices for electric cars.


US installs only 31 MW of utility-scale solar in October

The latest figures from the U.S. government show a particularly slow month for solar PV in October, as part of lagging utility-scale PV market in 2014.


Walmart to install up to 400 more solar PV systems over the next four years

Projects built under this latest announcement build on Walmart's installation of 105 MW of solar PV to date in 260 locations. SunEdison and SolarCity will install the systems.


UK government refuses to intervene in solar farm plans

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles.

Secretary of state Eric Pickles refused to be drawn into the planning application for a 15-16 MW farm in Cumbria but is very much an interventionist when it comes to applications in the Tory heartlands in the south east of...


pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 14-21

Thin-fil, solar module.

Impressive efficiency breakthroughs, big-ticket collaborations and encouraging PV development in India... welcome to the past seven days.


Policy uncertainty paralyzes large-scale Down Under

Sydney Harbour.

While rooftop solar is powering ahead, large-scale projects are at a standstill in Australia. Less than 200 MW of large-scale renewable projects were approved this year.


Fraunhofer ISE pursues titania rearside coating

A high efficiency cell.

Using a technique it has labeled 'Snow Globe Coating,' Germany's Fraunhofer ISE is pursuing a titania rearside cell coating technology. Fraunhofer says it provides a reflective back coating to cells, boosting efficiency.


Minister delights Indian expo with 100 GW eight-year aim

The flag of India.

Jaw-dropping figure, mentioned 24 hours before Intersolar India opened, divided opinion between those who see it as a pipe dream and Narendra Modi's enthusiastic solar supporters.


Amtech lands order for PV manufacturing equipment

Amtech Systems.

PV manufacturing equipment, including PECVD, will be supplied to Mission Solar Energy. News was released shortly after a mixed trading update from Amtech.


Indian solar market to more than double to 1.8 GW in 2015

Mercom Capital's strong 2015 outlook follows on a dismal 2014, with only 800 MW forecast by year's end. This optimistic forecast is influenced by a variety of factors, including moves by the Modi administration.


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NRG announces strategic focus on renewable energy, DG and storage

The American energy company has announced carbon goals and an intensified focus on renewable energy and distributed generation at the ground-breaking of its new headquarters in New Jersey.


Sunnova raises $250 million in funding round

The third-party solar provider notes that this is the largest funding round by a residential solar service company in the United States, and brings its total funding to half a billion dollars.


Serbia inaugurates 2 MW solar farm while rejecting PV

Belgrade, Serbia

While the country's solar PV tariff is very good, a separate renewable energy production law allocated an extremely low quota for PV plants, including 6 MW for ground-mounted installations and 4 MW for rooftop, by 2020.


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