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Volkswagen announces shift toward clean energy and electric vehicles

Volkswagen's e-up concept car. The company is now set to focus even more on electric vehicles. Image: scott mcpollux/Flickr

In an effort to rebuild its reputation after last year’s emissions cheating scandal, the German car manufacturer has announced plans to become the world leader in electric vehicles by 2025.

Indian government to invest $3.1bn in 5GW of PV production: report

New Delhi will soon unveil plans to provide 210 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) to ramp up domestic output of solar panels, Bloomberg reports, citing officials close to the matter.

Energy storage on the rise: New videos from pv magazine LIVE

We bring you interviews with Sonnen, Enphase and Ideal Power from the SPI 2016 trade show

Video: LG introduces two new high-power PV modules for the U.S. market

In this interview with pv magazine LIVE, LG presents a new back-contact module for the residential market, as well as new modules for the utility-scale space.

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JinkoSolar provides PV for mosques in Jordan

The Chinese PV module manufacturer has supplied the solar panels in cooperation with its local partner, The Contractor for Renewable Energy.

Canadian Solar pairs Ampt's DC optimizers with 33MW array

The Ontario-based PV module supplier did not disclose the location of the project, which is one of the biggest installations of DC power optimizers in the world, according to an online statement.

Sonnen introduces new residential battery at up to 40% cost reduction

The new 4kWh sonnenBatterie eco compact retails at US$5,950 plus inverter but before installation.

RENA receives order for copper plating equipment from “Tier 1” solar maker

The order for copper metallization could be a big step for the technology, which seeks to replace silver paste for PV cells.

First Solar unveils two new PV module series

The company will move to a larger format with its Series 6. modules. The Series 6 will be 120 x 180 cm, with an expected output of over 400 watts.

Ciel & Terra begins work on floating PV array at California winery

Ciel & Terre USA has begun assembly of a 9 kW Hydrelio floating PV array on a pond at Kunde Winery, in Kenwood, California

SunPower to provide direct service for homeowners in New York

Now New Yorkers have an opportunity to buy solar systems directly from the manufacturer

SunPower closes a partnership with The Solar Program to offer homeowners in New York a possibility to purchase or lease solar panels directly from the manufacturer.

SolarWorld's bifacial modules getting their first real-world run out in the US

SolarWorld's bifacial Bisun modules being produced

The German company's bifacial Bisun modules will be installed on the rooftops of the University of Richmond, alongside some standard modules to produce comparative performance data.

E.ON and Solarwatt to partner on electricity storage system

Storage systems will be based on Solarwatt’s MyReserve battery technology

German utility giant will develop own storage system with Dresden-based Solarwatt GmbH based on MyReserve technology; first models to be rolled out in Germany over coming months.

First Solar sets new cadmium telluride thin-film cell efficiency record at 22.1%

This is First Solar’s 9th efficiency record since 2011, but CdTe is still 0.2% behind CIGS for record thin-film efficiencies.

Energy storage is now: New video interviews with Sonnen USA

As part of our pv magazine LIVE series, we have published two new video interviews with Sonnen USA CEO Boris von Bormann looking at the company’s new Eco plug-and-play battery storage offering for the U.S. market as well as...

Tesla’s Musk confirms Powerwall 2.0 is on the way

Demand for Tesla's Powerwall is still high

Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla will bring out a new version of its Powerwall home energy storage battery system this summer. While "step changes" can be expected, he declined to elaborate on the new product.

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