Martifer Solar ground-mount project, UK

22/04/14: UK to install 16 GW by 2018

Britain's solar strategy will lay ground for a stable future for solar development, according to IHS, which estimates the country installed 922 MW of utility-scale systems in the first quarter of the year.

Chilean PV installation by SunEdison.

22/04/14: SunEdison appoints new president for Europe, Africa and Latin America

The solar company names Jose Perez as the man to lead operations in Europe, Africa and Latin America, replacing Pancho Perez.

Japan rooftop solar array.

22/04/14: Global clean energy investment up 10% in first quarter

Massive rise in small-scale solar in Japan and the U.S. helps push renewable energy investment towards strong first quarter.

Mount Fuji, Japan

22/04/14: Canadian Solar to supply 43 MW project in Japan

The project is the latest in a slew of projects boosting business for the Ontario-based company.

Strata Solar, Warehouse Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

22/04/14: US adds 584 MW of solar in first quarter, reaches 8.67 GW in March

Solar accounted for more than 50% of new capacity installed between January and March. The number of new grid-connected plants reached 47 in the period, down from 66 a year ago.

SunEdison solar installation, California.

22/04/14: SunEdison completes 20 MW PV plant in California

The solar facility is located in Kern County and was commissioned by local utility Southern Company via its subsidiary Southern Power, and Turner Renewable Energy.

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

22/04/14: Yingli announces partnership with unnamed French module maker

The Chinese company says it expects some 50% of the projects selected in the recent rounds of public tenders to use locally made modules powered by cells supplied by Yingli.

Charlotte, North Carolina

17/04/14: FLS Energy to build multiple solar facilities around North Carolina

The company is seeking to get $200 million in funding as it seeks to take advantage of the generous tax system proffered by the state.

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Industry press releases

22/04/14: SunPower solar power systems planned for five Pajaro Valley Unified School District campuses in California

Today at Hall District Elementary School in Watsonville, California, Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and SunPower Corp. celebrated the planned installation of 1.2 MW of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems...

By: SunPower Corp.

22/04/14: SEIA members honored by White House as 'Champions of Change'

Applauding their efforts to "expand energy choices for Americans," the Obama Administration presented on April 17 its Champions of Change Award to 10 solar organizations.


22/04/14: IBC Solar AG showcases new products and services at Intersolar Europe 2014

IBC Solar AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems, will once again be showcasing its products and services at this year's Intersolar, Europe's most important trade fair for solar technology.

By: IBC Solar AG

17/04/14: Canadian Solar and NCC complete diesel hybrid PV installation serving First Nation Community

The 152kW rooftop solar array on the Deer Lake First Nation Elementary School, completed by Canadian Solar with its supplier partners, is the first project under the strategic partnership with NCC Development, LP

By: Canadian Solar

17/04/14: EasySolar: The All-in-one Solar Power Solution

Victron Energy announces the launch of EasySolar, an integrated, smart, total power solution.

By: Victron Energy

17/04/14: Ubiquitous Energy, Inc. secures $5.8 million series in financing

Los Angeles-based Riverhorse Investments led the financing with oversubscribed participation from a syndicate of investors.

By: Ubiquitous Energy

17/04/14: "Top Brand PV": Inverters by Samil Power have the third largest market share in Great Britain.

In an independent survey by EuPD Research British installers confirm that the Samil Power has a high market penetration and excellent brand awareness. Therefore the inverter manufacturer has been awarded with the "Top Brand PV...

By: EuPD Research

16/04/14: NREL unlocking secrets of new solar material

A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before -- and it is generating...


16/04/14: Vivint Solar names Dwain Kinghorn chief strategy, innovations officer

The company's new CIO brings operational excellence from Symantec, Altiris, Computing Edge and Microsoft.

By: Vivint Solar

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