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Catching the n-type high speed train - PV CellTech 2018 with SCHMID
16 Mar 2018 at 7:28am
Advanced doping technologies for high efficiency n-type cell architectures was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. After the conference, we caught up with Christian Buchner, Vice President of the Photovoltaics BU at leading PV equipment supplier SCHMID Group, to tap into some key takeaways.

GCL-Poly expanded wafer production by 62% in 2017
16 Mar 2018 at 1:15pm
Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has reported a significant increase in nameplate wafer capacity in 2017, going from 18.5GW in 2016 to 30GW at the end of 2017, a 62.2% rise.

Germany’s new gov’t expected to support clean energy despite trepidation from coalition partners
16 Mar 2018 at 12:41pm
Speakers at Energy Storage Europe were confident, despite a few reservations, that Germany’s new government which grants Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term in office will be good for the environment and for renewable energy.

Australian real estate group Mirvac ‘masterplans’ communities with 5.1kW PV / 10kWh batteries
16 Mar 2018 at 12:31pm
Australian real estate developer Mirvac looks set to put a sizeable amount of solar-plus-storage into brand new homes in Sydney and Brisbane, with help from the national Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

GCL-Poly’s R&D expenditure skyrockets in 2017
15 Mar 2018 at 6:42pm
Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has reported a massive increase in R&D spending in 2017.

JinkoSolar highlights PERC cell efficiency record breaking capabilities at PV CellTech
15 Mar 2018 at 12:40pm
Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has highlighted the significance and its capabilities behind setting multiple P-type multicrystalline PERC solar cell efficiency and module output records at PV CellTech 2018 technical conference held in Penang, Malaysia this week.

BayWa buys into 2GW solar project pipeline in the Netherlands
15 Mar 2018 at 12:10pm
German Renewables firm BayWa AG has acquired a 70% shareholding in a project pipeline of around 2GW of PV power plants from Dutch firm, GroenLeven Group.

China’s CETC breaks ground on 200MW solar cell facility in India
15 Mar 2018 at 7:57am
Chinese firm CETC Renewable Energy Technology (India) is today carrying out a groundbreaking ceremony for its first phase 200MW solar cell manufacturing facility in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, in what the company has deemed a 'giant step forward'.

India ROUND-UP: Topaz and Appolon bifacial MoU, NTPC tenders 2.75GW, CECEP module supply
15 Mar 2018 at 6:59am
Topaz and Appolon eye India’s first bifacial module plant, NTPC tenders 2.75GW of solar in India, CECEP bags 35MW module supply deal in India.

Suzlon commissions 340MW of solar projects across three Indian states
15 Mar 2018 at 6:16am
India-based renewable energy company Suzlon Group has commissioned 340MW of solar projects across Telangana (210MW), Rajasthan (60MW DCR category) and Maharashtra (70MW).

US installs 10.6GW of solar in 2017, says GTM
15 Mar 2018 at 6:01am
The US installed 10.6GW of solar in 2017, according to figures released by GTM Research.

China Smarter Energy acquires 300MW PV project in China
15 Mar 2018 at 5:12am
PV project operator China Smarter Energy has signed off on a deal to acquire Ningxia Guxin Electricity, a joint venture between Shanghai Guxin Asset Management and Shandong Runfeng Group.

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Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 Jan 2018 at 10:41am
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.

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