SMA technician upgrades PV installation

28/08/14: Germany retrofits 200,000 PV installations to meet 50 Hz requirement

The country has so far upgraded half of the total of 400,000 installations that are affected by the measure to better protect the power grid.

JA Solar module inspection.

28/08/14: Chinese PV suppliers increase global market share

Latest research from NPD Solarbuzz reveals leading Chinese solar module suppliers upped their share of global supply by 26% in Q2.

Residential PV in Perth, Australia

28/08/14: Review panel puts renewable energy target in crosshairs

The review calls recommends closing the Renewable Energy Target scheme to new entrants and reducing investment and subsidies for large-scale and household renewable energy projects.

Vivint headquarters

27/08/14: Vivint Solar to go public

The Utah company has yet to decide how many shares it will offer or the price range for the offering. It's looking to list on the New York Stock Exchange.

Grid power lines

27/08/14: US electrical generation from renewables hits 14.3%

Solar power generation in the U.S. more than doubled in the first half of 2014. Overall, electrical generation from non-hydro renewables increased 10.4% year on year.

Yingli module production

27/08/14: Yingli posts second-quarter net loss of $46 million

Yingli's customer base doubled compared with the second quarter of 2013 as shipments to Japan in the first half of 2014 exceeded its total shipments to the country in 2013.

Edinburgh International Book Festival, energy debate

27/08/14: Scotland says nae to fracking, aye to solar

A lively debate at the Edinburgh International Book Festival showcased Scotland's stance on fracking, its increasing use of renewables and the U.K.'s energy dilemmas.

Solar installation, England.

27/08/14: UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

Research from GlobalData suggests the market will experience rapid decline in investment as energy sectors respond to subsidy changes.

The Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

27/08/14: Yingli pushes UK solar growth with 66 MW supply deal

The Chinese solar manufacturer has partnered with local clean energy developer Push Energy on the development of four large-scale PV plants.

PV module production, China

27/08/14: False alarm: No panel shortage coming

Leading players are in expansion mode as end markets continue to grow. The capacity additions indicate there will also be no supply shortage next year, says IHS' Stefan de Haan.

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28/08/14: IEA: Uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum

Annual growth in new renewable power will slow and stabilize after 2014, putting renewables at risk of falling short of the absolute generation levels needed to meet global climate change objectives, the IEA warns.

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Industry press releases

28/08/14: World Panel Zambia, Ltd. celebrates official launch of solar chargers

Fast, durable and portable solar phone charger to empower all regions of COMESA

By: African Press Organization

28/08/14: Sunrun unveils BrightPath, the first end-to-end automated software platform for the residential solar industry

Platform development supported by $1.6 million award from the DOE SunShot Initiative to lower acquisition costs and increase home solar adoption nationwide

By: Sunrun

27/08/14: Array Technologies supplying trackers for 24 MW Western Blue Sky Ranch

Rosendin Electric awards supply agreement to Array Technologies

By: Array Technologies

27/08/14: Climate Reality launches '24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope'

The Climate Reality Project's fourth-annual "24 Hours of Reality broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope," will be presented live from Brooklyn, New York, September 16-17, beginning at 12 PM EDT.

By: Climate Reality Project

27/08/14: Borrego Solar named leading solar contractor by Solar Power World's annual Top 400 Solar Contractors ranking

Company ranks as second EPC on Top 100 Commercial Solar Contractors list, second commercial contractor on Top California Solar Contractors list

By: Borrego Solar

27/08/14: World Economic Forum names Silicor Materials a 2015 Technology Pioneer

Silicor Materials, Inc., the lowest-cost manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and a producer of aluminum by-products, has has been named a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

By: Silicor Materials

27/08/14: Heating Season 2014/2015 will take place within the context of REF-2014 Kiev

Within the framework of the 6th International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum in Ukraine REF-2014 Kyiv (Kiev), which takes place October 14-15, 2014, at the NSC Olimpiskiy, a specialized exhibition will be held,...

By: IBCentre

26/08/14: IBC SOLAR joins forces with Saules Energijas Ieleja in Latvia

Latvia has become an emerging market for PV in the past years.


26/08/14: Capital Stage AG receives additional investment funds amounting to EUR 10 million

Capital Stage AG, Hamburg, and UmweltBank AG, Nuremberg, have successfully agreed on the conclusion of a long-term loan with a volume of EUR 10 million.

By: Capital Stage AG

26/08/14: Desert Solar Saudi Arabia

17-18 September 2014 in Riyadh

By: Solarplaza

26/08/14: PROINSO to exhibit at Renewable Energy India EXPO

PROINSO is to take part as exhibitor and sponsor in the event to be held 3 to 5 September in Greater Noida, India (Booth #7.98).


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