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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...


Multi-GW PV plans shape India's bold solar strategy

Indian PV installation.

Large, multi-GW projects from some of India's leading energy companies have been announced this week as the country reignites its passion for PV.


Pakistan waives solar panel import taxes

Pakistan's Cholistan region.

As part of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's renewable energy push, Pakistan is to scrap the 5% customs duty on imported solar panels.


Niche solar products enjoying their moment in sun

Solar Cloth application.

From spray-on and peel and stick to solar cloth and solar-powered cycle paths, PV's potential is being examined across a number of innovative applications.


Two solar projects to add 52 MW to Japan grid

Solar Frontier Japanese installation.

Japan PV to be boosted by a 37 MW installation from Itochu Corp. and a 15 MW solar plant Takara Leben that will use Solar Frontier's CIS thin-film modules.


Sharp looking to offload US solar unit

Recurrent Energy HQ.

The Japanese firm's US-based solar company Recurrent Energy is reportedly up for sale as Sharp seeks ways to raise its equity ratio.


Duke Energy’s 128 MW North Carolina PV project approved

Duke Energy U.S. PV installation.

The project will comprise three solar PV plants dotted across the state, with First Solar involved as EPC and Yingli Solar supplying solar panels.


US solar producers cannot satisfy domestic demand, ITC hearing told

SolarWorld U.S. HQ.

The import of Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules helped, not harmed, the U.S. solar industry say foreign suppliers on day one of the ITC hearing.


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America installs 1.35 GW of solar PV in Q3 2014

An impressive 41% growth during the quarter puts the U.S. on track to install 6.5 GW in 2014. Steady growth in the residential sector leads to over 300 MW installed.


Yingli, Huawei sign MoU for Thai solar projects

Thailand flag.

The Chinese giants have teamed up with Solventia Solar Energy and Kasikornbank to sign a memorandum of understanding that will provide turnkey solar power solutions throughout Thailand.


Canada announces anti-dumping measures against Chinese solar modules

Ontario solar park.

Message from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announces initiation of investigation against alleged dumping of PV modules and laminates originating from China.


Hanwha SolarOne to merge with Hanwha Q CELLS

Hanwha Q CELLS will see its entire stock bought out by Hanwha SolarOne in a deal worth more than $1.2bn.

Hanwha SolarOne will pay $1.2bn to acquire Germany's Hanwha Q CELLS stock as ongoing disputes between China and the U.S. and EU force a strategic rethink.


Portugal's net-metering law raises faint hopes

Microgeneration PV Portugal.

Approval of law could propel solar sector into the fast lane, where PV is still playing catch-up to a soaring wind industry.


Schmid receives order for three Multi Busbar Connector lines

Schmid MBC technology.

German PV tool supplier Schmid Group has announced the supply of three Multi Busbar Connector lines to a well-known Asian premium manufacturer. The systems can allow manufacturers to assemble modules with between 8 to 15 thin...


Global DG market to double by 2023, says Navigant Research

Rooftop PV installation.

The growth of distributed generation technologies is propelling DG energy to new heights, and could see the sector reach 165 GW by 2023.


JA Solar ships 100 MW of modules to Pakistan solar park

Punjab, Pakistan.

Modules to be installed on a 500-acre PV installation located in the country's Bahawalpur region. Array will form part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


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