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Interview with Seraphim executive general manager, Justin Xi

Justin Xi is executive general manager of Chinese solar module producer Seraphim.

Justin Xi, Executive general manager at China's Seraphim, discusses the assembly process of the company's latest Eclipse module, which has 19.1% efficiency, and also talks about the company’s production expansion plans.


India appeals WTO domestic content ruling for solar

Solar installation, India.

Energy minister Piyush Goyal challenges World Trade Organization's ruling that its domestic content requirements for solar violate international trade rules.


Chile reaches 1.1 GW-AC of installed solar PV

During Q1 the nation installed 254 MW of solar.


Total to create new Gas, Renewables and Power segment

The French oil giant has pledged to be among the top three companies in solar power, and to expand in electricity trading and energy storage.


Offgrid solution: Using discarded smartphone batteries to light up rural homes

solar-powered LED lamp

Kyung Hee University researcher Boucar Diouf plans to start solar-powered LED lamp pilot projects in Senegal and sub-Saharan African countries within the next year.


San Francisco to require rooftop solar on new buildings

Rooftop solar installation in San Francisco

The new legislation requires solar PV systems, solar water heating systems or a combination of the two. San Francisco has set a goal to use 100% renewable energy by 2025 in addition to other ambitious environmental targets.


SunEdison troubles pose no threat to Indian solar industry, says minister

Indian solar park in Gujarat

A potential SunEdison bankruptcy is not expected to affect India's solar industry, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing comments made by Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal.


Hanergy TF auditors express 'significant doubt' as to company's solvency

Hanergy Chairman Li Hejun

In Hanergy Thin Film Power Group's 2015 annual report, issued today, the company's independent auditors, Ernst & Young, emphasized that heavy losses in 2015 plus a lack of transparency regarding well over HK$5.5 billion ($710...


EU ProSun welcomes IHS study findings

EU ProSun President Milan Nitzschke

With its recently commissioned study, the Solar Alliance for Europe made the case that PV modules could be 20% cheaper in Europe without import tariffs. Industry lobby group EU ProSun, however, argues that the Alliance has drawn...


Solar funding is down as part of overall clean energy investment lull in Q1

BNEF finds that while weakness in solar stocks impacted the overall environment, investment in small- to mid-scale solar was up 4% year-over-year.


Long Island exhausts NY-Sun residential solar block grants

The latest information from New York City, Long Island and Westchester show a boom in installations, as Long Island reaches 139 MW of installed residential solar.


Germany: Sonnenstromfabrik resumes PV module production

Sonnenstromfabrik in Wismar, Germany

Sonnenstromfabrik is back in business. The German solar PV module manufacturer is under new management and producing its own branded products as well as for OEM customers.


Work begins on a 13.6 MW PV plant in Chihuahua, Mexico

It is predicted that the Los Santos 1 project will enter service in July. The investment for this project in the North of Mexico stands at around US$40 million.


IHS examines 22% price gap between modules from China and global rivals

Trina Solar PV module production

PV module manufacturing costs in China remain considerably lower than other parts of the world. Efficiencies of production, product and material innovations and economies of scale continue to reduce costs, but what's behind...


Greenpeace ranks South African retailers on renewable energy commitments

Johannesburg, South Africa

While some of the country's leading retailers have solar PV installations and pilot projects in the works, Greenpeace says there's "significant room to improve."


Sunrun opens new branch office, warehouse in South Carolina

Sunrun residential installation.

The U.S. residential solar lease provider expands its presence in South Carolina with the inauguration of a new office and supply warehouse in the city of Columbia.


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