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Photovoltaic-Solar News

Yingli Solar to supply PV modules for 2 MW rooftop project in Japan

2014-08-22 |

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as "Yingli Solar," on August 21st, 2014 announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation, Ltd. is supplying more than 2 MW of monocrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Japan Benex Corporation. The PV modules will be used on the Benex Nagareyama Solar Port, which will be one of the largest solar projects on a rented rooftop in Japan upon completion. Read more...

 
Solar Report

Official figures published: China installed 12.92 GW of solar PV capacity in 2013; Shift to distributed generation in 2014

2014-07-21 |

Late April 2014, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced that a total of 12.92 GW of solar PV capacity were installed in 2013. However, this figure is incomplete, since data from provinces like e.g. Jilin and Tibet were not included, Solar Server’s partner Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) notes. According to the official statistics, 12.12 GW fell into the category of large-scale, whereas the remaining 801 MW belonged to distributed solar PV projects. Read more...

Solar Interviews

Solar interview on PV markets in Latin America with José Ma Llopis, Senior Vice President Project Business, IBC SOLAR AG

2014-07-31 |

Mr Llopis, when it comes to expanding solar power capacity, Latin America is expected to be the front runner this year with a growth rate of 35%. What are the reasons for the increased use of photovoltaics? Llopis: The increasing demand for energy in Latin America along with the level of dependency on imported oil and gas prompted the governments to promote their own power generation projects, especially for solar and wind power. The new energy agenda of the Chilean government states, for example, that around 20 percent of the available power capacity should be provided by renewable energy by 2025. Read more...

Solar Point of View

Solar Point of View: Building a New Value Chain for Solar PV

2014-07-21 |

To date, billions of dollars have been spent on building factories to produce solar wafers and cells. But as the global solar photovoltaic (PV) market continues to grow, the industry is going to need to find innovative ways to ramp up production without spending billions of dollars on new factories. One way that holds promise is leveraging new technologies and making improvements in the supply chain. Read more...