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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.

Solar Impulse pilot spoke with U.N. from cockpit during testing leg of journey

The Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

Bertrand Piccard, one of two Swiss pilots that are taking shifts to fly the Solar Impulse 2 around the world, spoke to Ban Ki-moon after the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, while in mid-flight across the Pacific...

EDF agrees acquisition of US solar company

Catalina solar project EDF Renewables

The French energy giant expands its presence in the United States’ renewables industry with a deal for the acquisition of solar project development and management company Global Resource Options.

Update: Solar Impulse completes Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse 2

Swiss pioneering pilot Bertrand Piccard has completed the second leg of the Solar Impulse's crossing of the Pacific. The solar aircraft landed at Moffett Airfield on 23 April at 11:44 pm local time. The Solar Impulse 2 will...

Senate passes energy bill with benefits for solar and renewable energy integration

Solar is not a main feature of the bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, but the legislation does contain perks for solar, as well as measures to study grid modernization and energy storage.

Alice Springs: Solar city at centre of a fossil fuel controversy

Alice Springs Solar

Renewables have been erroneously blamed for a number of blackouts in Australia, which were actually the result of failing network equipment and fossil fuel generators.

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.

Design your own Solar: Sunworks reports strong interest in new concept

Sunworks Solar Design Center in Rocklin, California

US solar provider Sunworks has opened an innovative design center, where customers can not only learn about the benefits of solar power, but can design their own personalized system, at a time when inventive mounted arrays are...

New Development Bank to give India $250 million loan for renewables

Haji Ali Dargah, in Mumbai, India

The renewable revolution in India continues, as high ranking Indian official confirms that the country has been accepted for a $250 million loan from the New Development Bank, which is expected to be for solar projects.

Solar Impulse 2 ready to resume its round-the-world mission

Solar Impulse 2 during a maintenance flight in Hawaii

The solar-powered aircraft is back in “mission mode” after a 9-month hiatus, with more motivation within the team to “demonstrate that modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible.”

Hanwha Q Cells signs 700 MW supply deal with 1366 Technologies

1366 wafer

Hanwha Q Cells will source 700 MW of kerfless wafers from 1366 Technologies, under a five-year supply contract. The supply deal, announced today, is the largest commercial deployment of kerfless wafer technology, which avoids...

Lux tips perovskite PV commercialization by 2019-2020

Oxford PV perovskite cell.

PV cells deploying a perovskite semiconductor layer are likely to reach commercial deployment around 2019-2020, reports Lux Research in a recent report. Lux notes that there are new opportunities for partnerships with...

Watly launches crowdfunding campaign for its off-grid power generator and water purifier

Watly 3.0 prototype

The Watly 3.0 solar-powered computer combines photovoltaic and thermal solar technology to sanitize 5,000 liters of water a day, while also providing free electricity and even internet connectivity.

JA Solar hands major contract to Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger

The contract, given out by the Chinese PV manufacturer to the Swiss technology group for its PERC solar cell and wafer production equipment, is worth more than 18 million Swiss francs.

Argentina establishes new landmark renewable energy policy

Argentina flag - Image by Finizio

Decree 531 outlines plans to create a trust fund of 12,000 million Argentine Pesos (USD819 million) for renewable energy this year, and also outlines bidding processes for renewable energy projects.

8point3 Energy Partners agrees deal to acquire 90MW of solar projects across the US

US solar photovoltaic Cimarron 30MW park

The energy partnership will take control of SunPower’s 50MW Hooper Project in Colorado, and First Solar’s Kingbird Project in California, adding to its growing solar portfolio.

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