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Foxconn commits to sustaining Sharp’s solar business

In a letter to staff, Foxconn’s leadership has pledged to both utilize existing resources and make further investments in Sharp’s solar business.


Mercom: Global solar market to grow 15% to 66.7 GW this year

This will be the slowest growth in the last five years, despite a boom in the U.S. market.


Colbún buys over 200 MW of SunEdison solar projects in Chile

The deal includes the sale of two solar PV projects under development and contracts for the supply of 350 GWh annually. Colbún and SunEdison have also signed an agreement for the supply of 200 GWh annually from one PV project.


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.


Tesla prepares for major growth in U.S. behind-the-meter energy storage in 2016

GTM Research analysis of a Tesla filing shows that the company expects to sell a larger volume of batteries to Tesla than was represented by the entire behind-the-meter market last year.


IKEA UK launches its home solar service

IKEA Store - Image by Calvin Teo

The much anticipated domestic solar PV initiative begins today, with the launch of “Solar Shops” across three of its U.K. stores and online, making the purchase of PV systems for U.K. homeowners easier than ever.


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...


SunEdison stays the course in India, offloads residential business in UK

SunEdison solar park

The renewable energy giant managed to exclude its Indian operations from bankruptcy proceedings while selling its operations in the U.K. to Ecotricity, which has expended into the residential market.


A cautionary tale: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on the fall of SunEdison and industry impacts

pv magazine spoke with Mercom Capital's CEO about what led to the SunEdison bankruptcy, what this means for the industry and what's next.


Chile reaches 1.1 GW-AC of installed solar PV

During Q1 the nation installed 254 MW of solar.


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.


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...


Wacker opens US polysilicon production site in Tennessee

Wacker US plant, Charleston, Tennessee

At $2.5 billion, the new site is Wacker's largest single investment ever. The German chemcial giant is expecting muscular growth global PV capacity to spur demand for high-grade polysilicon.


Germany: Solarwatt acquires storage specialist e-Wolf

Solarwatt's headquarters in Dresden

The German battery technology start-up boasts the storage experts behind Formula 1 team Toyota Racing's kinetic energy recovery system (KERS). Solarwatt expects the acquisition to reduce storage system costs over the long run.


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