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The U.S. Department of Commerce decision came as no surprise, there was good news in battery storage and equipment manufacture and SunEdison Chile wins the pv mag prize for best-named CEO.


Belectric and First Solar connect UK's largest solar farm

Landmead solar park.

In just three months German project developer Belectric, in partnership with manufacturer and developer First Solar, has installed 483,000 thin film modules to complete the 46 MW Landmead Solar Farm. Located in Oxfordshire, the...


GCL calls off Chinese wafer business sale

GCL-Poly manufacturing facility in China.

Polysilicon giant calls off sale in wake of ITC ruling that will see Chinese companies repatriate operations from Taiwan. Sale would have eased debt burden on GCL.


Arizona utility introduces residential solar program

Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson utility will offer customers chance to fix energy bills for 25 years. TEP will choose which locations benefit from solar rooftops.


SDG&E transmission line passes 1 GW renewables mark

San Diego.

$1.9bn Sunrise Powerlink is carrying 1 GW of solar and wind power to San Diego. 150 MW from Solar Gen 2 project took utility past the landmark.


SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in US, Australia

SunPower installation, San Luis Obispo, California

"Over the next five years, we expect to see a disruptive shift in the energy market, with solar power, energy storage, smart devices, energy management technologies and electric vehicles being combined," says SunPower CEO Tom...


Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


PV in Italy 'still a good investment'

Luca Zingale, scientific director of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud

Interview: pv magazine speaks with Luca Zingale, scientific director of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud, about the current state of Italy's PV sector and the upcoming Solarexpo in Milan, which runs April 8-10.


US-China trade dispute: 'Asian manufacturers won't give up this market'

Kaiser Permanente

In its continuing look at this week's ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department on Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports, pv magazine spoke to Stefan De Haan, principal photovoltaic analyst at IHS, on the possible repercussions of the...


Construction begins on the largest solar PV project in Central America

At 61 MW, Gauss Energía's Aura Solar II in Honduras will be much larger than any solar project built to date in the region.


Tata Power to invest $500 million in Russian solar

Russia's Altai Republic

The Indian conglomerate will partner with the state-run Russian Investment Fund on $1 billion of investments in solar projects across the country.


US-China trade dispute: 'A negotiated settlement is as far away as ever'

PV installation, Cape Town, South Africa

Jenny Chase, head of Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of the U.S. ruling on Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports.


Industry reacts to US Commerce Department ruling

China, U.S. flags

While SolarWorld has applauded the U.S. decision to impose anti-dumping duties higher than 50% on imports of solar power products from China and about 20% from Taiwan, much of the U.S. solar industry has blasted the ruling as...


REC Silicon's outlook in China increasingly murky as trade war intensifies

REC Silicon facility, Moses Lake, WA

The Norwegian-U.S. polysilicon producer continues to skirt import tariff in China thanks to Process in Trade regulations, but that could soon change. Solar grade polysilicon sales in China make up 45% of the company's total...


Dhybrid installs first hybrid energy system in Maldives

Maldives airport

Munich-based Dhybrid Power Systems has installed one of its HyGRID Fuel Reduction Systems on the Maldivan island of Thinadhoo.


US trade authorities increase tariffs on solar imports from China in final ruling

The U.S. Department of Commerce has raised duty rates on Chinese PV makers in its final ruling, but lowered rates for Taiwanese companies. Tariffs must still be confirmed in another ruling in January.


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