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The closure of two Bosch Power Tec production facilities for inverters and storage will not affect planned product launches, a spokesman for Bosch has said.
Allianz Capital Partners’ Renewable Energy Fund has acquired two ground mount solar parks in Germany.
Thin-film OPV firm, Dyesol has renewed its involvement with Swansea University in Wales and the Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings (SPECIFIC) to develop and commercialise perovskite-based OPV thin-film products.
France connected 286.3MW of new PV systems in the third quarter of this year, according to the country’s solar association, Enerplan.
The impact of a solar eclipse on European power grids will be negligible despite warnings of blackouts by the chief of the French network as a consequence of the amount of PV now on the system.
PV manufacturing equipment supplier, Singulus Technologies reported revenue for the first nine months of 2014 of €52.8 million, down from €93.1 million in the prior year period.
The UK’s High Court has ruled that changes to support for large-scale solar projects in the UK were legal as it refused an application for a Judicial Review.
There is to be a two stage reduction in solar FiT payments with the single payment offered for systems under 30kW to also be reduced.
First Solar and Belectric have started construction of one of the UK’s largest solar farms, a 46MW project in Oxfordshire that will bring large-scale PV capacity deployed by the pair in the UK up to 80MW when completed.
Norwegian independent power producer Scatec Solar’s revenues are up almost NOK100 million (US$14.5 million) on last year off the back of PV power plant project completions in Africa.
In December, PV module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS will join other big names in solar by launching an integrated energy storage product to the German residential market, in partnership with Samsung SDI.
Plans for a 300MW PV park near Bordeaux, have been unveiled.
TÜV SÜD Czech and TÜV SÜD Romania said they had successfully certified a new 5.571 MWp PV power plant located in Buzau, Romania.
PV equipment specialist and subsidiary of Meyer Burger, Roth & Rau said it was preparing to delist from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Developer and EPC firm Phoenix Solar has announced a refinancing after a cut in its revenue forecast.
French investment firm 123Venture, along with French solar developer Solairedirect, have sold three PV power plants in France with a 19.6MW combined capacity to an unnamed German investor.
Panasonic has passed TÜV Rheinland’s salt mist corrosion testing for its latest photovoltaic (PV) module type, the manufacturer announced today.
Spanish developer Abengoa has vowed to continue with the Palen concentrating solar power (CSP) project despite the withdrawal of its planning application in September.
At least six container loads of PV modules claimed to have been fraudulently acquired have entered the UK from various European warehouses, PV Tech has learned.
Insolvent German PV project developer S.A.G. Solarstrom said the acquisition of the company by China-based PVEP, Shunfeng had been successfully concluded.
Europe’s outgoing trade commissioner has said Europe did not get the best deal out of the resolution to the long-running solar trade dispute with China.
Swedish furniture store IKEA is to offer residential solar panels in the Netherlands.
The UK has installed 2GW of solar in 2014 so far, according to figures from NPD Solarbuzz.
EU ProSun is preparing to request the European Commission to start a formal investigation into whether Chinese module makers are breaking the rules set out in the agreed trade settlement, PV Tech has learned.
Independent power producer (IPP) ContourGlobal has purchased 40MW of solar power projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The European Council has reached an agreement over the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.
Europe’s climate and energy future hangs in the hands of politicians meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow.
Solar cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN), completed the delivery of 39MW of solar modules to solar vehicle company Third Step France, shipped from CSUN’s plant in Turkey.
UK renewables investor, TRIG, has said it will give more attention to rooftop solar due to cuts in funding for solar farms.
TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project along the same lines as the original Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) plan, said the idea for Middle East and North African solar energy exports into Europe is still a valid and needed venture.
A 2GW concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Tunisia will apply for support from the UK government.
UK farmers with solar farms on their land will no longer be eligible for any farm subsidies under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from January 2015.
The new contracts for difference mechanism in the UK market is “an interesting opportunity for a more market orientated approach”, according to First Solar.
The Hami concentrator PV plant in China has entered its second phase, according to manufacturer Soitec and developer Focusic New Energy Holding.
Struggling PV project developer juwi has sold a majority holding in the company to German utility MVV Energie for an undisclosed sum.
Global solar energy provider, SunEdison, has reaffirmed its support for the UK market, despite uncertainties over how future support arrangements for large-scale PV will play out.
ET Solutions AG began construction on a ground-mounted PV project with 8.7MW capacity in Somerset, UK.
The UK government will launch a consultation over the transfer of feed-in tariff (FiT) payments from one building to another before the end of the year, according to Amber Rudd, the minister for energy and climate change.
All but three shareholders of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) have quit and the group is now to become a consultancy firm, following a meeting in Rome.
SolarWorld has developed a new roof-integrated PV system that allows France’s customers to capitalise on the country’s capped €27.37 cents/kWh tariff.
At Solar Energy UK (SEUK), major global PV energy provider SunEdison said that the UK had become a key market for the company, but rather than citing its PV power plant project business success, the interest was the residential and commercial rooftop markets via installers.
Solar and nuclear power have more or less the same levelised cost, according to a report by the European Commission.
The EU should adopt a 30% renewable energy target for 2030, according the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and a group of energy firms and industry groups.
UK charity, British Red Cross has expanded two UK solar installations.The charity has installed solar on three properties previously, and decided to extend two solar installations in London.
The UK’s Solar Trade Association (STA) is to split from the Renewable Energy Association (REA) as it eyes growth.
UK-based investor, the John Laing Environmental Assets Group, has secured a US$80.5 million facility with global bank, HSBC, and Netherlands-based merchant bank, NIBC.
Chinese PV manufacturer Suntech will debut its latest financial offering at Solar Energy UK (SEUK) following a partnership with German-based youmex group.
PV power plant tracking specialist, Exosun is supplying 66 horizontal single-axis solar trackers to La Compagnie du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group for a 12MW plant in central France.
SunPower will supply 41MW of modules to four new solar power plants in France.
Tier-one module manufacturer Vikram Solar has boosted its credentials in the UK after completing OST Energy’s factory and product audit.