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European Commission calls for 'energy union' as its seeks to break Russia's market dominance

Nord Strea AG pipeline - Russian landfall in Portovaya Bay, August 2010.

The European Commission is set to present a new plan on Wednesday calling for an "energy union" that would strengthen its stance in the global energy market against Russia. The German government appears to have some qualms about...


Soitec achieves 46% multi-junction cell for CPV

A Soitec record setting cell.

France's Soitec has achieved 46% conversion efficiency with one of its multi-junction solar cells. Soitec claims the high efficiency cell tops its previous world record announced in September 2013.


SMA reduces 2014 guidance for second time, will increase layoffs

SMA CEO.

SMA has significantly reduced its sales guidance for 2014. In its new guidance, the German inverter supplier expects sales between EUR 775 million and EUR 790 million, down from EUR 850 million and EUR 950 million. "Significantly...


E.ON brand turns its back on fossil fuels

E.ON-backed solar installation, U.S.

Germany's largest utility will spin out of fossils fuels and towards renewables in response to changing dynamic of energy landscape.


pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 21-28

Tesla motor.

Assault of batteries shapes the week, while the good vibes of the 15th Forum Solarpraxis are punctured by the news of SolarMax's insolvency.


SolarMax to file for insolvency

Sputnik HQ

SolarMax will become the latest inverter victim of Europe’s declining PV market when its parent company, Sputnik Engineering, files for insolvency this week.


Analysis: Bluestar Elkem's REC Solar Group play

REC Solar in Singapore.

Monday's news that China's Bluestar Elkem looks set to purchase Norway's REC Solar ASA came as somewhat of a surprise to the PV industry, but the moves makes sense. Analysts say that it allows REC Solar ASA the capital to grow...


Chinese-owned Elkem to buy REC Solar

REC Solar's production facilities in Singapore.

Bluestar Elkem, a division of the state-owned China National Chemical Corporation, has made an offer to buy the Norwegian PV module manufacturer for $640 million in a move that could secure a European beachhead for a major...


US installs only 31 MW of utility-scale solar in October

The latest figures from the U.S. government show a particularly slow month for solar PV in October, as part of lagging utility-scale PV market in 2014.


Indian solar market to more than double to 1.8 GW in 2015

Mercom Capital's strong 2015 outlook follows on a dismal 2014, with only 800 MW forecast by year's end. This optimistic forecast is influenced by a variety of factors, including moves by the Modi administration.


US Ex-Im Bank signs $1 billion agreement to support clean energy exports to India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ex-Im Bank Chairman Hochberg Signs $1 Billion Memorandum of Understanding to Support U.S. Clean Energy Exports to India Announces the MOU at the India-US Technology Summit in Noida


Inside Meyer Burger's new HJT pilot line

Christophe Ballif, director of CSEM's PV-center.

Interview: On Monday the Meyer Burger Group and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) inaugurated their Swiss-Inno pilot line for heterojunction technology (HJT) in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Christophe Ballif,...


Ingeteam commissions second large-scale PV plant in Argentina

1 MW Terrazas del Portezuelo plant San Luis, Argentina

The installation marks the start of the Spanish company's activities in Argentina's PV sector. The province of San Luis has plans to install 3 GW of PV power through 2030 and Ingeteam is aiming to increase its supply of equipment...


Indian rooftop market to contribute 'significantly' to expected record growth

India 3 MW PV park in Yelsandra, Karnataka, India

In its new India Solar Rooftop Map, consultancy group Bridge to India forecasts 1.5 GW of rooftop solar in the country by 2018. More than 285 MW of rooftop projects have been commissioned so far, with Tamil Nadu the leading state...


Philae's battery is running down fast

The Philae comet lander.

Bumpy landing has left comet lander on its side in shadow. Battery life could be exhausted by Friday night.


13. November 2014 | | Comment now

Attacks on state net metering policies fall short

The latest edition of IREC and VoteSolar's Freeing the Grid finds no significant rollbacks to state net metering policies over the last twelve months, despite multiple attempts by utilities.


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