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SolarWorld under pressure to find resolution to Hemlock court case

SolarWorld array being installed.

IHS Senior Research Director Ash Sharma spoke to pv magazine to give his take on the SolarWorld and Hemlock Semiconductor initial ruling last week, and how the two companies are likely to proceed from here, expecting that...


Enphase Energy launches its Enphase AC Battery in Australia and New Zealand

Enphase distributors are now taking orders in Australia and New Zealand for its Enphase AC Battery.

The two countries will be the first region in the world where the California-based company will be selling its Enphase Home Energy Solution, as it continues to expand into international markets.


Siva Power to build CIGS pilot line

Siva Power module image

Siva Power has raised US$5 million, in a series D round, to construct a pilot line for its CIGS PV technology. The line will be installed at the company's Santa Clara base.


CLP India aiming to enter the solar market with purchase of Suzlon projects

Telangana kachiguda railway station

Reports coming out of India suggest that wind energy giant Suzlon is negotiating a deal with CLP India to sell 100 MW of PV projects, marking CLP’s first steps in India’s growing solar market.


Developments on over 1 GW of new PV in India

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Progress on three solar schemes and projects in India, which have a potential combined capacity of 1050 MW, including 500 MW of rooftop PV being tendered by SECI, a piece of land being assigned for a 200 MW project in Rajasthan,...


Alta Devices sets new dual-junction solar efficiency record at 31.6%

The company has set its latest record using gallium arsenide technology, and now holds world records for both single-junction and dual-junction at one sun.


Schmid supplies APVCD tooling for high efficiency cell research

Schmid tool

Schmid has announced that three PV research institutes have deployed its APCVD solution for the development of PERL (passivated emitter and rear locally diffused) and IBC cells. The high efficiency cell concepts can employ the...


UNSW takes out CZTS efficiency world record

UNSW researcher with solar cell.

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have achieved a world record conversion efficiency of 7.6% for a 1cm2 copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) solar cell. Japan's Solar Frontier, with IBM and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, have...


Trina Solar sets new IBC cell efficiency record

Trina Solar Photovoltaic module production - Image Shen

The Chinese company achieved an impressive 23.5% efficiency for its large-area Interdigitated Back Contact mono-crystalline silicon solar cell, to go with the company’s other efficiency records.


Italian companies to build 1 GW of solar farms in Iran

Road from Qazvin into Valley of the Assassins - image by Julia Maudlin

Reports have surfaced that Italian companies Genesis and Dynkun have signed a memorandum of understanding with officials from Iran’s northwestern Qazvin province, for 100 PV plants of 10 MW each.


Sungrow expands in the UK market with over 100 MW’s of inverters connected in Q1

Sungrow inverter in the UK

It is good news for the Chinese inverter manufacturer, which has shown that its popularity is growing in many different markets worldwide, now supplying the largest volume of PV inverters globally.


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.


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