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Silicon Valley startup signs 1 MW of intelligent storage

Green Charge Networks energy storage

Green Charge Networks' intelligent energy storage solutions complement solar PV, electric vehicle charging and energy efficiency strategies.

Yingli joint venture tops 100 MW of solar projects in China

Haikou, Hainan, China

The Chinese solar giant says its close cooperation with state-owned enterprises ensures long-term development of its downstream business across China.

US solar jobs up 20% in 2013

LADWP solar project installers, California

Solar employment grew 10 times faster than the national average employment growth rate of 1.9% last year, according to a report by The Solar Foundation.

Canadian Solar tops non-domestic brand in Japan

Japanese flag.

The global solar power company has shipped 508 MW of PV modules to Japan, claiming a 7% share of the market and becoming the largest foreign solar brand.

New solar PV capital expenditure set to rise in 2015

NPD Solarbuzz spending cycle chart

Equipment spending is expected to increase next year, with new gigawatt solar factories providing up to $10 billion of revenues to PV equipment suppliers in 2017, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

UPI secures PPA deal for 100 MW in Honduras

The Florida-based independent power provider is planning to build two 50 MW PV plants in Honduras after completing its first two power purchase agreements in the country.

Tokyo Electron exits thin-film PV panel business

Oerlikon solar business

The company, which is in the midst of merging with U.S. semiconductor giant Applied Materials, is terminating its PV equipment business in March.

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