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SPI Energy connects 12.8 MW of distributed solar in China

SPI Energy connected three rooftop PV projects totaling 8.8 MW in Jiangsu and Jiangxi provinces of China

SPI Energy has powered four distributed generation projects totaling 12.8 MW in Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Shandong provinces of China.


Samsung SDI to begin producing PV paste in China after unveiling new 8800 Series

Samsung SDI at SNEC 2016. Photo Samsung SDI

The South Korean company is due to start operations at its Wuxi Plant in June to have a production base in China, where the PV industry is thriving.


RES to supply battery storage solutions to the UK grid

RES energy storage system

Renewable Energy Systems worked in tandem with Great Britain’s National Grid to create battery energy systems that can provide sub-second frequency response services.


Singulus Technologies signs two precontracts for the largest order in the company’s history

Singulus Technologies Gebaeude

The German PV production equipment manufacturer signed the precontracts, worth over EUR110 million (USD123 million), with a subsidiary of China National Building Materials for production machines to manufacture CIGS solar...


100 MW-AC solar project to power the Santiago metro

SunPower and Total’s Pelican solar project will supply 42% of the subway system’s electricity needs, and a wind plant will supply another 18%.


Vivint closes on $75 million in tax equity financing

The deal is good news for Vivint, which had reported difficulty raising tax equity funds.


U.S. C&I solar segment remains highly fragmented

The latest report by GTM Research finds that the top 10 developers account for only 42% of this market segment.


Dispute over arbitration location causes stumbling block for PV projects in Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza Pyramid of Menkaure. Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov.

A dispute has emerged between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and international lenders and developers over the arbitration venue for PV projects that are being developed in the country, which could lead to delays...


EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the largest solar plant in Israel

Israel's new 50.1 MW solar plant is located in the northern part of the Negev desert

EDF Energies Nouvelles starts operation on a 50.1 MW PV power plant in the northern part of the Negev desert, Israel.


State of the art PV manufacturing facility to be developed in Iran

The state of the art facility will cover the entire PV value chain.

As excitement grows about PV potential in Iran, SCHMID Group announces an agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran to open a fully integrated manufacturing facility in the country.


3D-Micromac opens subsidiary in China, as PV markets shift to the country

The new subsidiary will focus on the company’s business in the thriving Asian PV market.

While the PV industry zeros in on Shanghai, China, for the world’s largest solar tradeshow, Germany’s 3D-Micromac establishes a new subsidiary in the country to handle sales and production of its microCELL laser systems.


USTDA backs 100 MW PV project in Ghana

20 MW Winneba PV plant located near the capital of Ghana is the country's biggest PV facility to date

USTDA awarded a grant to a Ghanaian solar power developer to bring a 100 MW PV project in Ghana towards financial close.


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Mississippi breaks ground on its largest solar plant at 52 MW

The plant in the southern part of the state follows a 50 MW plant which broke ground in April.


Ontario’s cap-and-trade to have limited short-term benefits for solar

CanSIA notes that revenues from the program could be used to add incentives for net-metered solar PV, and that it will impact the electricity market in other ways.


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Berlin, Germany

Renewable energy developments in Germany and Argentina topped the news this week but also making waves was a report that global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015 while India unveiled what is said to be the largest rooftop...


Germany: Merkel cabinet approves e-vehicle subsidy measures

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

The government and automakers will share the costs of the EUR 600 million rebate incentive, which will be available until 2019 or until the government share of the funding runs out.


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