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Trina hails milestone for multi-Si module with 19.14% record

Apr 24, 2015

China’s Trina Solar has claimed a new efficiency record for a p-type multi-crystalline silicon module of 19.14%.

Abu Dhabi to host first independent solar R&D centre in UAE

Apr 24, 2015

Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are to jointly launch a new R&D centre to support deployment of solar in the emirate.

Singulus plans debt swap as part of restructuring efforts

Apr 24, 2015

PV equipment maker Singulus Technologies will undergo a financial restructuring as it looks to reduce it debt.

Project risk assessment service to be offered by Allianz Climate Solutions, Fraunhofer and VDE

Apr 24, 2015

The renewable energy advisory subsidiary of German insurance giant Allianz is to offer risk assessment and certification services to PV projects in partnership with VDE and Fraunhofer ISE, two of solar’s best known certification and testing houses.

Kingspan launches US commercial solar operation

Apr 24, 2015

Ireland-based Kingspan Group has announced the US launch of its solar energy provider arm Kingspan Energy.

IHS report: Trina Solar takes top spot amongst PV module suppliers

Apr 24, 2015

Based on a new report from consultancy IHS, the top 10 PV module suppliers slightly increased their market share from last year, jumping from 48% in 2013 to 49% in 2014.

Mississippi Power to team with solar businesses, US Navy to develop 50MW of PV

Apr 24, 2015

Mississippi Power is set to partner with two solar businesses and the US Navy in order to develop and construct two PV installations within the state.

SunEdison appoints Jose Perez as company’s president of Europe, Africa And Latin America

Apr 24, 2015

Solar energy services provider SunEdison has named Jose Perez as president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America — replacing Pancho Perez, who will join SunEdison Capital in a new position.

Bill to cut North Carolina renewable standard voted down

Apr 23, 2015

A Bill proposing to cut the lifetime and targets of North Carolina’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) in half has been voted down.

Yingli cashes in on land earmarked for poly plant

Apr 23, 2015

Yingli has netted RMB588.2 million (US$94.9 million) from the sale of land earmarked for the expansion of its in-house polysilicon operations.

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Applied Materials announces new PV metallization system to boost solar cell efficiency, set low Cost-of-Ownership benchmark

Apr 24, 2015

Ahead of the SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Exhibition being held next week, Applied Materials, Inc. (Santa Clara, California, US) on April 24th, 2015 announced its “Applied Tempo” metallization system that is setting new efficiency, high-productivity and low-cost benchmarks for manufacturing advanced high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) cell designs. Supporting Applied's “Fine Line Double Print” (FLDP) technology and record throughput, the Tempo platform delivers substantial efficiency, yield and cost benefits that translate into the industry's lowest cost of ownership and lowest overall cost-per-watt solution for cell manufacturing, reads the press release.

Ireland-based Kingspan group launches commercial solar PV operations in the U.S.

Apr 24, 2015

On April 23rd, 2015 Kingspan Group plc (Cavan, Ireland) announced the U.S. launch of its solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions provider, Kingspan Energy. The company offers end-to-end PV installations to the commercial and public sectors, including feasibility, design, installation, and financing.

PV in Australia: BELECTRIC’s Mildura plant proves first year of reliable solar power generation with 98.5% uptime

Apr 24, 2015

The utility-scale PV plant was constructed between November 2013 and March 2014. Grid connection was supported by Clean Technology Partners. Since then it has been feeding solar power into the local grid with the electricity purchased by Diamond Energy through a PPA agreement.

Asunim supplies PV panels totalling 2.3 MW to a project in Portugal

Apr 24, 2015

During the first quarter of 2015, the solar company Asunim (Ankara, Turkey) delivered 2.3 MWp of solar PV modules to a large ground-mounted system currently being implemented on the outskirts of Lagos in the Algarve (southern Portugal).

US Patent Office awards Solar-Tectic a patent for superconductivity invention

Apr 24, 2015

Solar-Tectic LLC (ST, Briarcliff Manor, New York, US), a thin-film specialist with a primary focus on developing patented technologies for single crystal or highly textured semiconductor films on glass or metal tapes, on April 23rd, 2015 announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent for enhancing the electricity carrying capability of superconducting wires or tapes.

IHS: Chinese suppliers continued to lead the solar PV module market in 2014; Trina Solar rose to become #1

Apr 24, 2015

According to a new report from IHS Inc. (Englewood, Colorado, U.S.), with shipments of 23.7 gigawatts (GW) the top 10 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers grew their combined market share slightly in 2014, from 48 percent in 2013 to 49 percent in 2014. Boasting the largest domestic market for PV modules, Chinese suppliers continued to dominate the market last year.

SunPower celebrates 30 years as a solar industry leader

Apr 24, 2015

April 24th, 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of SunPower Corp. (San Jose, California, U.S.), the global solar technology and energy services company founded with a mission to develop the industry’s most efficient solar cells. Three decades later, SunPower not only produces the highest efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules on the market, but also offers complete solar energy solutions to residential, commercial and utility customers around the world.

PV plant with 72-cell SolarWorld panels totaling 1.5 MW will power USDA office and research facility

Apr 24, 2015

SolarWorld (Bonn, Germany, and Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.) , the largest U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer for 40 years, has provided 1.6 megawatts of 315-watt, 72-cell monocrystalline solar PV panels for a PV project to power the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) George Washington Carver Center.

IRENA launches tool to help develop solar and other renewable energy projects

Apr 23, 2015

A comprehensive platform to facilitate the effective development of renewable energy projects (e.g. PV, CSP, wind) worldwide is now available online. The Project Navigator tool, launched on April 22nd, 2015 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support the successful completion of their projects.

meteocontrol announces new milestone: PV service company exceeds 10 GWp mark for monitored solar power

Apr 23, 2015

With more than 10 GWp of monitored solar power, meteocontrol GmbH (Augsburg, Germany) is the front-runner among the inverter-independent providers of PV monitoring systems, the company announced on April 23rd, 2015. Around 37,500 PV systems are currently monitored in the safer’Sun and Virtual Control Room (VCOM) portals. The PV systems are primarily monitored with the data loggers WEB’log and the new blue’Log X series.