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A 150 kW Sunpreme rooftop installation at a hospital in India.

21/10/14: Sunpreme unveils 500 W bifacial double glass module with 22.2% efficiency

Fraunhofer ISE and the company's Global Advisory Board member Eicke Weber says the record module efficiency has moved Sunpreme "to the top of the class."


Chihuahua, Mexico

21/10/14: SDC Energreen Aljaval to build 30 MW-AC project in Mexico

The company's latest solar installation in Chihuahua has won approval from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and is to be constructed by the end of 2015.


Yingli Solar PV module production

21/10/14: Yingli surpasses 2 GW of PV panel deliveries in Americas

More than 80,000 homes and 5,000 business and institutions in both continents have installed PV systems using Yingli solar panels, according to the company. Since 2013, Yingli has deployed more than 150 MW of panels in Latin...


Alta Device UAV model

21/10/14: Alta Devices, Airware partner on PV application for drones

The cooperation will lead to greater flight endurance for UAVs -- critical for precision agriculture, search and rescue, land surveying and other commercial applications, according to the company.


OPDE solar PV plant, UK

21/10/14: OPDE surpasses 56.6 MW of solar in UK

The Spanish company has a current development pipeline in the U.K. of more than 200 MW and is on track to meet its target of connecting 100 MW of PV capacity in the country by 2015.


Grid power lines in Denver, Colorado

21/10/14: SMA joins research study on balancing power with PV

Backed by the German government, the PV-Regel project aims to study how PV can balance power, particularly on an international level, and to develop requirement profiles for PV to balance power in the future.


21/10/14: SEIA calls for renewed effort to pass solar tax credit at Solar Power International

The U.S. solar trade organization has called for a renewed effort to pass the ITC, the coming end of which looms over the industry at the end of 2016. However, it will be an uphill battle at best.


Kyocera Solar's 110.88 kW roof-mount system for Tomar Electronics in Gilbert, Arizona.

20/10/14: Kyocera teams up with Healthy Planet Partners fund

The companies are providing developer and EPC partners with an end-to-end solution, from assistance with origination, technical and financial feasibility analysis to construction and long-term financing.


Sheep among solar panels, England.

20/10/14: UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines

Environment secretary Liz Truss to deny farmers with solar panels installed on their land the right to farm subsidies under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.


Desertec: Tunisia satellite photo

20/10/14: TuNur seeking to provide UK with North African solar power

While the grand Desertec plan may be dead, the dream of delivering solar power from North Africa to Europe appears alive and well, at least for TuNur, which is looking for investment to export energy to the U.K.


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21/10/14: Solar energy prices to drop by up to 12% in 2014

Solar energy prices saw double-digit declines last year of between 12 and 19%. The trend is expected to continue in 2014 with further PV price drops of between 3 and 12%, according to NREL.


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21/10/14: At mining sites, renewable energy systems are up to 70% less expensive than diesel power

THEnergy launches online platform for wind and solar applications in the mining industry.

By: THEnergy

21/10/14: GreenPowerMonitor enters into master service agreement with EDF Renewable Services

GreenPowerMonitor (GPM) announced today that they have signed a Master Service Agreement with EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) in order to integrate GreenPowerMonitor’s monitoring, control and asset management solutions into EDF...

By: GreenPowerMonitor

21/10/14: Heraeus features award-winning SOL9620 and SOL9621 Series at PV Taiwan 2014

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be exhibiting at this year's PV Taiwan 2014 photovoltaic exhibition from October 22 - 24 in Taipei, Taiwan.

By: Heraeus

21/10/14: AUO continues to deploy high performance solar power plants in Taiwan with an installed capacity of 23.4 MW

AU Optronics Corp. today announced its participation at PV Taiwan 2014, to be held from October 22 to 24 at TWTC Exhibition Hall.

By: AU Optronics Corp.

21/10/14: PROINSO launches pioneering online service Click & Collect in South Africa

In four simple steps, users can buy products from top solar technology brands like SMA, Zeversolar or Jinko Solar, among many others. The estimated delivery time is five days at most, provided stock availability.

By: PROINSO

20/10/14: NEXTracker introduces NEXTracker SPT Self-Powered Tracker

Autonomous tracker motors -- powered by the sun -- enable system owners to minimize costs, increase energy output and maximize profits.

By: NEXTracker

20/10/14: Radian Generation engaged by DIF to provide solar asset management services for 65 MW of solar projects in Canada

Radian Generation, LLC (RadianGEN), a provider of ongoing solar asset management and advisory services, has entered into an agreement with affiliates of DIF, an independent fund management company with an extensive global...

By: Radian Generation, LLC

20/10/14: New divestment campaign hits big five banks

A new campaign calling for banks to stop funding fossil fuels and climate change has been launched today by campaign group Move Your Money. ‘Divest!’ comes on the back of fast moving public concern about climate change and fossil...

By: Move Your Money

20/10/14: S:FLEX expands portfolio with PV carports

S:FLEX Inc., U.S.-based manufacturer of racking solutions for photovoltaic rooftop and ground mount systems, expands its portfolio by launching an innovative PV Carports product line.

By: S:FLEX Inc.

20/10/14: MAGE SOLAR USA joins international holding group

U.S.-based solar PV and ACPV-provider joins renewable energy holding group; Prepares for exponential growth; Changes name to MAGE SOLAR USA

By: MAGE SOLAR USA

20/10/14: Capital Stage acquires solar park in Germany

Hamburg-based solar and wind park operator Capital Stage has signed a contract for the acquisition of a further solar park in Germany with a capacity of 5.6 MWp. Scatec Power AS, located in Oslo, Norway, is the vendor. The...

By: Capital Stage AG

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