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Global PV capacity topped 139 GW in 2013. Additionally, CSP grew by 900 megawatts (MW), bringing its capacity to 3.4 GW

Worldwatch Institute: Global solar power installations jumped to a new annual record in 2013

2014-07-30

The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts (GW) installed worldwide, the solar PV market represented one third of all newly-added renewable energy capacity, write Worldwatch's Max Lander and climate and energy intern Xiangyu Wu in the Worldwatch Institute's latest “Vital Signs Online” trend. Read more...

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Global PV capacity topped 139 GW in 2013. Additionally, CSP grew by 900 megawatts (MW), bringing its capacity to 3.4 GW

Worldwatch Institute: Global solar power installations jumped to a new annual record in 2013

2014-07-30

The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts (GW) installed worldwide, the solar PV market represented one third of all newly-added renewable energy capacity, write Worldwatch's Max Lander and climate and energy intern Xiangyu Wu in the Worldwatch Institute's latest “Vital Signs Online” trend. Read more...

At 20.1%, SunPower's E20/327 PV modules offer a much higher efficiency than the multi-crystalline silicon modules used in many utility-scale PV plants

SunPower to ship 29 MW of PV modules to Japanese IPP Nangoku Corporation

2014-07-30

At the PV Japan 2014 conference on July 29th, 2014 SunPower Corporation (San Jose, Calif.) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to supply Nangoku Corporation (Nangoku) with 29 MWdc of its high efficiency E20/327 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Nangoku, an independent power producer (IPP) will build a mega solar PV plant in the Hioki, Kagoshima prefecture on the Island of Kyushu. Read more...

China’s solar power market has a well-established regulatory framework and is currently in a phase of rapid growth, says Xiande Li, Chairman of JinkoSolar

JinkoSolar to receive USD 225 million in private equity for its PV project business

2014-07-30

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on July 30th, 2014 announced that China Development Bank International (CDBI), the Macquarie Greater China Infrastructure Fund (MGCIF), a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and New Horizon Capital have agreed to invest a total of USD 225 million in the Company’s downstream solar power project business. Read more...

CSUN set up its Turkish PV factory in 2013

China Sunergy and CPH Solar UK sign supply agreement on PV modules made in Turkey

2014-07-30

China Sunergy (CSUN, Nanjing, China) on July 29th, 2014 announced that it has finalized a contract with CPH Solar Ltd. (Chichester, UK) to supply its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules made in Turkey, which CPH Solar will supply to distributors and installers in the UK. CPH Solar will provide warehousing for the PV modules until final sales in its distribution center in Felxistowe. Read more...

SPI Solar will use the net proceeds from the sale of the shares for expansion of its global PV project activities

SPI Solar to sell USD 25 million of common stock in a private placement

2014-07-30

SPI Solar (Roseville, Calif., U.S.), a vertically-integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) developer, on July 29th, 2014 announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement for the sale of USD 25 million of common stock in a private placement. When received, the company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the shares for expansion of its global PV project activities, continued investment in ramping its “YES!Solar” solution for the residential and small business PV segments, for working capital purposes and to pay down debt. Read more...

Hanergy acquired Solibro, MiaSolé and Global Solar Energy in 2012, and has since focused on CIGS PV technology

Hanergy Solar to change name to Hanergy Thin Film Power Group

2014-07-30

The Board of Hanergy Solar Group Limited (Hong Kong) proposes to change the English name of the Company to "Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited". The Group is engaged in the design and assembly of equipment and turnkey production lines for the production of thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, and has expanded its downstream solar power generation and application business worldwide since 2013. Read more...

The SMA Solar Technology Managing Board expects to break even at best in 2014

SMA Solar Technology lowers forecast for the current fiscal year, plans to lay off 600 employees

2014-07-30

The Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG (Niestetal, Germany) expects to see stagnation in the worldwide demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the current fiscal year. Particularly in the core PV and PV inverter markets in Europe demand has collapsed even further than expected, the company notes in an ad hoc announcement. In addition, cut-throat competition is keeping pricing pressure high in the solar industry. As a result, on July 30th, 2014 the Managing Board decided today to adjust its sales and earnings forecast for 2014. For the current fiscal year, the SMA Managing Board expects sales of between EUR 850 million and EUR 950 million (previously: EUR 1.0 billion to EUR 1.3 billion). A loss cannot be further ruled out in the current fiscal year. Read more...

SunPower Oasis C1 PV plant in India. The fully-integrated, modular solar power block is engineered to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy utility-scale solar projects

PV in California: SunPower breaks ground on 135 MW Quinto Solar Plant

2014-07-30

SunPower Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) on July 29th, 2014 announced it has started construction on the 135 megawatt Quinto Solar Project in Merced County, Calif. The solar photovoltaic (PV) system will generate power for Southern California Edison's customers, under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). In accordance with the company's recently announced “holdco” strategy, SunPower expects to own and operate the solar power plant during construction. Read more...

Suntech CEO Eric Luo says the company is exploring the potential of locating PV manufacturing, assembly and warehousing facilities in South Africa

Suntech establishes subsidiary to serve South African PV Market

2014-07-30

Wuxi Suntech (Wuxi, China) one of the world's largest manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, is expanding its footprint in Africa by establishing a subsidiary company in South Africa. The subsidiary, Suntech Power South Africa, is fully compliant with South Africa's Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) legislation, Suntech emphasizes. Read more...

SmartStorage caps demand charge

Sharp introduces stand-alone or PV coupled SmartStorage energy management solution in California, announces expanded availability

2014-07-30

On July 29th, 2014 Sharp Electronics Corporation (Camas, WA), the U.S. subsidiary of Sharp Corporation (Japan), a world leader in solar electricity, announced the launch of Sharp's SmartStorage energy solution, which is immediately available throughout California and will be expanded to other states in the second half of 2014. SmartStorage operates effectively either as a stand-alone solution or when deployed together with a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. Read more...

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