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Onshore wind, Scotland.

28/11/14: Renewable energy now Scotland's top power source

Clean energy from wind, hydro and, yes, solar produced more power than nuclear, coal or gas in first six months of 2014, figures show.


Japan solar rooftop.

28/11/14: Chinese delays could see Japan steal solar top spot

Postponed and delayed PV projects in China are stunting growth figures, says expert. Japan's surging end to year could see it displace China as world's largest market.


Hoffmann at the Forum Solarpraxis.

28/11/14: SolarMax insolvency: lack of pan-European policy harms industry, says expert

The insolvency of Switzerland's SolarMax is yet another indictment of Europe's failure to nurture pro-solar political conditions, says solar consultant Winfried Hoffmann.


Prof. Klaus Töpfer.

28/11/14: Solar disrupts utilities out of their comfort zone

Solarpraxis Forum highlights how traditional energy utilities are struggling to cope with the expansion of the renewable energy sector, forcing a rethink of their relationship with renewables.


Andreas Liebheit.

27/11/14: Future PV Forum brings close-to-commercialization technologies into focus

The 15th Forum Solarpraxis played host to the first Future PV Forum today in Berlin. 10 presentations across the solar innovation value chain showcased a range of technologies from the much-hyped perovskites to laser 3D printing...


Sputnik HQ

27/11/14: SolarMax to file for insolvency

SolarMax will become the latest inverter victim of Europe’s declining PV market when its parent company, Sputnik Engineering, files for insolvency this week.


Kostal's Stephan Kring with the new PIKO 20 string inverter that the company is showcasing at the 15th Forum Solarpraxis.

27/11/14: 15th Forum Solarpraxis begins with a buzz

Solar business conference held in Berlin commences with well-attended keynote speech and defiantly upbeat vibe.


Chile's Parinacota Volcano.

27/11/14: SMA secures net metering authorization in Chile

German company becomes first inverter supplier to be authorized to participate in the country's recently introduced net metering program.


Solar installation North Carolina.

27/11/14: North Carolina regulators approve 80 MW solar plant

The $200m proposed McBride Place Energy project, to be located near the city of Concord, has been given the green light by the N.C. Utilities Commission.


The MoU was signed between the two parties and in the presence of Egyptian Minister of Investment,  H.E. Ashraf Salman.

27/11/14: MegaCell signs MoU for 120 MW bi-facial cell and module fab in Egypt

The Italian solar manufacturer has teamed up with Cairo-based Misr Asset Management to develop the production plant in a deal worth $42.5 million.


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Tesla motor.

28/11/14: pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 21-28

Assault of batteries shapes the week, while the good vibes of the 15th Forum Solarpraxis are punctured by the news of SolarMax"s insolvency.


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28/11/14: Intersolar India 2014: Solar industry pins hopes on Indian market

Indian government increases solar energy targets to an additional 100 GW by 2022.

By: Intersolar India

28/11/14: Hanwha Q CELLS Launches C&I PV Kit in France

100 kW Kits will be sold via the company's installer network in France.

By: Hanwha Q CELLS

27/11/14: Vikram Solar planning for cell manufacturing joint venture to cater growing demand for cells made in India

Kolkata based Tier 1 manufacturer Vikram Solar is looking to expand their upstream footprint by getting into solar cell production as well. The internationally active manufacturer of PV modules and EPC solutions provider is...

By: Vikram Solar

27/11/14: IBC SOLAR completes milestone project in Japan

2.3 megawatt turnkey solar plant "Sakura" has been grid-connected and sold to a Japanese investor.


27/11/14: OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. announces third quarter 2014 financial results

Company tracking improved operating metrics.

By: OneRoof Energy Group

27/11/14: Clenergy provides mounting solution for 24.8 MW power plant in Nasushiobara, Japan

Clenergy, the clean energy investor and solar-solution provider, is proud to announce it is supplying mounting systems for one of the largest solar power plants in Japan.

By: Clenergy

26/11/14: Abakus solar AG sets focus on large scale projects in Germany

Abakus solar AG plans to install solar power projects in Germany in 2015 again. The envisaged next year’s governmental auction model for large scale photovoltaic power plants is a solid basis for the company to realise turnkey...

By: abakus solar AG

26/11/14: Dr. Philip Comberg joins Solarcentury board as an independent director

Solarcentury welcomes solar expert.

By: Solarcentury

26/11/14: GT Advanced Technologies Restructuring Committee formed / Richard E. Newsted and John J. Ray III appointed to Board of Directors

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. today announced the appointment of Richard E. Newsted and John J. Ray III to its board of directors, effective November 21, 2014.

By: GT Advanced Technologies Inc.

26/11/14: Magnolia Solar recipient of US Patent on roll-to-roll flexible solar cell production issued patent strengthens Magnolia's IP position in the field of flexible photovoltaics

Magnolia Solar Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., was recently issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

By: Magnolia Solar Corporatio

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