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    Gaza deal for 30MW of solar power

    17 April 2015, 10:27

    The Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) has signed an agreement with a Palestinian American renewable energy company to provide 30MW of solar power in Gaza, according to local reports.

  • SECI to construct 100MW worth of projects in India’s Kerala

    16 April 2015, 20:09

    The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the government group conducting India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), has signed a deal with Indian utilities Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Tehri Hydro Power Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL) in order to build a 50MW PV plant in the district of Kasaragod, located within the state of Kerala.

  • Juwi establishes company’s first PV project in Turkey

    16 April 2015, 20:04

    Renewable-energy project developer juwi is building up its footprint, as it is set to develop its first project in Turkey. The project is comprised of seven separate plants — generating a combined capacity of 7.4MW — and will be located in the municipality of Denizli.

  • Southern Power acquires controlling stake in 32MW California project

    16 April 2015, 19:58

    Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the 32MW Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from PV system provider First Solar. The remaining interest in the plant will be maintained by an affiliate of First Solar.

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    SunPower joint venture partners with Apple in China

    16 April 2015, 13:33

    SunPower today announced plans to partner with Apple to build two 20MW solar power projects in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in Sichuan Province, China.

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    ET Solar to build 70 MWp solar plant in the Philippines

    16 April 2015, 11:17

    ET Solar has agreed to build a 70MWp solar power project in the Philippines with local partner, renewable energy developer Gate Solar Philippines.

  • SPI buys 30MW of project rights in Japan

    15 April 2015, 15:11

    Chinese project developer SPI Solar has acquired the development rights for 30MW of PV in Japan.

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    BioTherm scoops 131MW of PV in South Africa

    15 April 2015, 14:54

    South African developer, BioTherm Energy, has become the second company to reveal successful bids for solar projects in the latest round of its home nation’s flagship renewables programme.

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    Doubling of PV projects under construction in Chile

    15 April 2015, 10:35

    The amount of PV capacity in construction in Chile doubled during March 2015, standing at 2.58GW, up from 1.17GW, according to new figures.

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    Risen closes 1,200MW construction and supply agreements in Inner Mongolia

    15 April 2015, 10:03

    An agreement to construct 1,000MW of solar power generation capacity has been made between Chinese PV module manufacturer Risen Energy Co. and the local governments of Wuhai City and Haibowan district, Inner Mongolia, as well as a further 200MW module supply deal.

  • Enphase Energy collaborates with Hawaiian Electric to clear solar connection backlog on Oahu

    14 April 2015, 19:22

    Energy management provider Enphase Energy will work with Hawaiian Electric Company to help clear out the stockpile of solar consumers waiting for interconnection on the island of Oahu.

  • Suniva to power 2.5MW plant in Vermont

    14 April 2015, 18:54

    Solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva announced that it is powering a PV project with battery storage from Vermont-based utility Green Mountain Power (GMP.)

  • SPI targets UK with sub-5MW development rights acquisition

    14 April 2015, 17:00

    Shanghai-headquartered solar developer SPI has increased its foothold in the UK by acquiring development rights for 50MW worth of PV projects.

  • One of Conergy's North Carolina projects under construction

    Conergy building out 28MW of North Carolina PV

    14 April 2015, 14:53

    International downstream PV firm Conergy and developer Holocene have jointly reached financial close on a 28MW portfolio of PV projects in North Carolina.

  • Martifer UK project

    Martifer Solar connects five UK solar farms ahead of subsidy cut deadline

    14 April 2015, 11:24

    Portugal-based PV producer and developer Martifer Solar has revealed that it connected five solar farms ahead of the 31 March deadline on the existing renewable obligation scheme.


  • Photovoltaics International 27th Edition

    Now that the PV industry has unquestionably entered a new growth phase, all eyes are on which technologies will win through into the mainstream of PV manufacturing. PERC, n-type, p-type bifacial, heterojunction – all have become familiar terms in the ever-growing constellation of solar cell technologies. The question is which will offer manufacturers what they are looking for in improving efficiencies and cutting costs.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.



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