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Solar developers flocking to Egypt

Nile River, Egypt

An increasing number of international developers are investing billions in solar projects in the country, including three Saudi-led projects aiming to construct 5.5 GW of PV capacity across the country.

NREL study finds US solar interconnection delays a common problem

Rooftop installation, U.S.

Purpose of market overview is to help streamline the PV interconnection process in order to ultimately benefit utilities and solar consumers across the country.

Interview: 'Janitorial' O&M rising despite the robots

Module washing

As the PV market matures with the growing installed base, a range of auxiliary services and business opportunities have appeared. One of which is the provision of O&M services, in particular maintenance services including...

Spanish PV resurgence? Not on the horizon

The flag of Spain.

Reports that Spain is heading towards a renewable energy revival by 2020 have spread, leaving investors rather puzzled: is this true, and how come a government that has previously tried to eliminate energy investments is now...

BYD to bet on dual-glass modules

BYD e-car.

Chinese battery, e-mobility and solar manufacturer BYD is set to bet on the glass-glass module as it expands its panel-manufacturing operations. Tom Zhao, BYD Company's General Manager of Global Solar Sales, says that the cost...

IHS: Quarterly module revenues reach $5.9 billion

Trina module production.

Global PV module revenues from leading suppliers reached a three-year high in Q4 2014, according to data published by market analysts IHS today. Total shipments reached US$5.9 billion, the highest since Q3 2011.

Dirty investments undermine UK govt's renewables pledge

Solar and coal together.

Despite announcing goal to be greenest government ever, UK coalition found to have invested 300 times more on fossil fuels than renewable energy over course of tenure.

Inside ABB: PRO-33 global rollout a symbol of Power-One integration

Otto Preiss, ABB.

This month, ABB will roll out its PRO-33 string inverter globally, in what it says is an important indication of Power-One's successful integration into the global company.

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Solar eclipse.

Obama lends a hand, Germany shows its hand, oil's price volatility gets out of hand, and it's all hands on deck as pv magazine's web servers go awol: welcome to our latest weekly news digest.

Shunfeng returns to profit, increases cell shipments by 79.7%

Suntech HQ.

Preliminary financial assessment for fiscal year 2014 reveals impressive turnaround in fortunes for the Chinese clean energy company after difficult 2013.

Quarter of India's next round of bids to go to local producers

Hyderabad, India.

Tata Power Solar CEO says government has agreed figure with domestic manufacturers, adds that the 100 GW target may be hit a few years later than planned.

Troubled Sharp sells Recurrent Energy to Canadian Solar

$265 million sale to Canadian Solar follows tough few years for the Japanese manufacturing giant.

SolarWorld posts better-than-expected 2014 revenues

SolarWorld Oregon HQ.

The German-headquartered solar group grew its solar shipments by 55% in 2014, exceeding its earlier forecast by around 15% and driving revenues by 26%.

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Rooftop solar in the UK.

UK solar had them shouting from the rooftops this week, there was plenty to ponder after the WFES in Abu Dhabi, good news from Chile and President Obama's meeting with Narendra Modi gave us the excuse to upload a picture of The...

Financial Times lifts lid on Hanergy

A Hanergy ceremony in China.

The leading financial publication has conducted an investigation into Hanergy, concluding that the company's rapid growth "raises questions."

EIA joins chorus to dismiss oil price threat to solar

Solar PV installation, U.S.

Chief energy analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration sees no direct threat to renewable energy in the face of plunging oil values.

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