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Sonnen receives a further USD 85 investment

Sonnenbatterie storage management system. Image by Sonnen.

The German company announced that it has secured USD 85 million in growth capital, some of which came from two new partners, which will help the company consolidate its healthy position further in the booming energy storage...

Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Suntech solar module production.

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU's minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

IEA set to raise solar forecast

Combined solar and wind project. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is due to release its annual report in a couple of weeks, and the agency has said that it will be "significantly" raising its outlook for solar and wind installations, as more countries have...

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

ARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in Queensland

Solar PV and energy storage project in Queensland.

A world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable...

India solar PV exports up 116 percent

Lake Vododara in Gujarat, India. Image: Wikimedia commons

With a solar market that is currently thriving due to ambitious installation targets set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has recorded huge year on year increases in both imports and exports, as it not only looks to...

NGOs call on EU to remove trade duties against China

Climate Action Network, E3G, EKOenergy, Greenpeace, and WWF logos.

Five prominent NGOs have written a letter to the European Commission, calling for an end to trade duties that are applied to Chinese PV manufacturers, claiming that they are counterproductive for action on climate change, adding...

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