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Solar installation, Malaysia.

Second tier solar markets took center stage this week, with India, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil each turning heads with their PV development plans and announcements, as leading markets wobbled.


Ford partners with Trina Solar to launch MyEnergi Lifestyle in China

The MyEnergi Lifestyle program explained.

Program offers hybrid electric vehicles, solar system and energy-efficient appliances to families intent on developing wider understanding of their carbon footprint.


Younicos launches North American storage consulting service

Younicos battery.

Following successful consulting engagements in Europe, Younicos will offer suite of storage-related technical consulting services to North American customers.


Tesla Powerwall battery coming to Germany in Q4

Tesla Powerwall battery storage system

The announcement of a new and low-priced home battery from U.S. manufacturer Tesla is has generated quite a buzz in Germany, although many questions have remained unanswered -- until now. pv magazine speaks to Tesla about its...


Manz records EUR6.4 million Q1 loss, remains positive for 2015

Manz solar.

German production equipment supplier Manz AG has recorded a significant loss in Q1 2015. However, the company remains positive for its 2015 outlook with a EUR 92 million ($103.7 million) order backlog and expects revenues between...


Germany: KfW subsidizes over 10,000 solar battery systems

Demand for solar power storage systems in Germany is continuing to rise, with reports that over 10,000 storage batteries for PV systems have been subsidized since 2013. Q1 2015, meanwhile, has seen a 40% YOY increase in the...


Storage insiders tepid on Tesla's new battery system

The Tesla Powerwall

Tesla presented its new battery power-storage system last week in California. The sensational low price of the system does not yet have the competition shaking in their boots; not officially, at least. On the contrary, whether...


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