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Finding durable solar panels is as simple as examining the Bill of Materials [ Sponsored ]
13 Jun 2017 at 12:34pm
SPONSORED: Materials matter in photovoltaic system longevity.


SOVENTIX, Gentec to partner for development of PV hybrid systems in Nigeria
28 Jun 2017 at 1:30am
EPC firm SOVENTIX and Nigerian renewable energy company Gentec announced that they have formed a joint venture to expand solar energy in Nigeria.


US and India agree December date to shut down India’s local content solar policy
27 Jun 2017 at 5:37pm
Delegations from the US and India have agreed that India has until 14 December this year to enact the ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against its local content policy for solar equipment.


ROUND-UP: Malaysian solar monitoring scheme, Peru remote PV deployment, Kaco and Eko partnership
27 Jun 2017 at 1:00pm
Peru energy ministry installs 6,000 PV panels in remote areas under 195,000 panel plan, Malaysia’s SEDA offers PV monitoring scheme, Kaco in inverter supply partnership with Eko in Turkey.


Uttar Pradesh targets 10.7GW solar with 4.3GW on rooftops under draft solar policy
27 Jun 2017 at 12:27pm
The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is targeting 10.7GW of solar power by 2022, with 4.3GW from rooftop, under its draft 'Solar Power Policy 2017’.


ADB partnering Cambodia utility for 100MW solar park programme
27 Jun 2017 at 11:37am
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is collaborating with Cambodian state-run energy utility Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) to set up a 100MW national solar park programme.


India’s BHEL wins EPC order for 15MW solar project in Gujarat
27 Jun 2017 at 11:24am
Vertically-integrated solar firm and industrial goods company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged an EPC contract with the Largest Chlor-Alkali manufacturer in India, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited (GACL), for setting up a 15MW solar PV plant in Gujarat.


US Solar secures financing for 100MW community-solar portfolio
27 Jun 2017 at 5:14am
Community solar developer US Solar announced Monday that it has secured a project financing facility from the Alliance Fund II, LP, an affiliate of North Sky Capital which is advised by New Energy Capital Partners (NEC).


Suniva trade case would strike ‘devastating blow’ to US solar market - GTM
26 Jun 2017 at 5:56pm
Should the Suniva trade case proposals get approved, two thirds of the US solar pipeline expected to come online over the next five years could be wiped out, according to a new report from GTM Research.


Neo Solar Power opens high-efficiency solar module assembly plant in Taiwan
26 Jun 2017 at 5:21pm
Taiwan-based cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has officially opened its new 200MW initial nameplate high-efficiency solar module assembly plant in Taiwan.


JinkoSolar raised over US$36 million to support module shipments growth to Japan
26 Jun 2017 at 1:14pm
Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has secured a two year syndicated loan from a bank consortium led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) to support increased module shipments growth to Japan.


India ROUND-UP: Weather and low cost power portals, Maharashtra 2GW tenders, Tamil net metering cuts
26 Jun 2017 at 1:03pm
Piyush Goyal launches lowest-cost power 'Weather Portals' for the industry, Maharashtra set for 2GW of solar tenders, Tamil Nadu proposes ‘drastic’ net metering cuts


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Air Pollution casts Shadow over Solar Energy Produktion
27 Jun 2017 at 12:32am
According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. The regions hardest hit are also those investing the most in solar energy installations: China, India and the Arabian Peninsula.

EU ProSun applauds French President Macron's call for jobs and fair competition for the EU
23 Jun 2017 at 5:01pm
The lobby organization EU ProSun which represents thirty European industrial manufacturers of solar products today welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's call for fair competition and the need to stop Dumping in the EU.

Open Letter from the European PV Community
23 Jun 2017 at 2:27pm
Organized by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV), EUREC - The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers and Solar United - The Global Solar PV Technology & Industry Association (Solar United) as well as equipment manufacturers, materials providers and PV Manufacturing companies published to...

eTourEurope has achieved its goal
22 Jun 2017 at 11:48pm
European electric car long-distance rally demonstrates vehicle reliability and fast-charging network in Europe

Renewable Greek Island-Project TILOS got EUSEW Awards
22 Jun 2017 at 11:38pm
The TILOS consortium is honored with the Energy Island’s Award and the Public Vote Award at the European Union Sustainable Energy Week Awards

Energy labelling of heating systems
20 Jun 2017 at 6:49pm
The European Parliament adopts amendments of energy labelling Directive. Rating scale will go from A to G in the future. However, the LabelPack A+ project underlines that the existing label continues to apply to space and water heaters beyond 2020.

Solar industry will reduce wafer kerf loss considerably
20 Jun 2017 at 6:40pm
The average silicon consumption for manufacturing multi- and monocrystalline solar cells will drop from 4.8 grams per watt (g/W) in 2016 by 25% to 3.6 g/W in 2020. This is the result of a new scenario developed by the polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research.

Phoenix Solar broadens project pipeline
20 Jun 2017 at 6:36pm
The Executive Board of Phoenix Solar AG presented a strong expansion of the project pipeline at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the company today. The weighted global project pipeline ("Short-listed" or higher) increased strongly to 444 MWp, up from 349.7 MWp as of end March 2017.

BELECTRIC PEG system successfully installed in Australia
19 Jun 2017 at 8:51pm
The BELECTRIC PEG system design achieves a significant milestone for cost-effective solar PV power generation

NREL Announces Participants for 2017 Executive Energy Leadership Program
15 Jun 2017 at 7:50pm
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 22 leaders to participate in its 2017 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs).


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