Photovoltaic

Asian developer to build 100 MW solar farm in South Australia

An artist's impression of the 100-megawatt solar farm to be built in Tailem Bend. (Graphic: The Lead South Australia)

ASIA’S largest independent renewable energy developer will build a battery ready 100-megawatt solar farm in South Australia this year. The AU­$200 million project near the town of Tailem Bend will include 400,000 solar panels spread across 200 hectares.

01.02.2017

PV cracks 300-GW-mark

PV is continuously growing. According to the latest figures from the German Solar Association by now the installed PV-capacity adds up to 300 GW worldwide.

25.01.2017

Strategic cooperation marks breakthrough in CIGS business for Manz

The Manz AG has entered into a strategic cooperation with Shanghai Electric and Shenhua Group in the field of CIGS thin-film technology. In the course of that, Manz AG received two bulk orders amounting to € 263 million.

24.01.2017

Biggest solar park in the Netherlands officially up and running

The PV-plant will generate electricity for more than 7500 households. (Photo: WIRSOL)

On 19th January the biggest solar park in the Netherlands has been officially starting operation. The PV-modules have a combined capacity of 30 MW. For the municipality, Groningen Seaports and the project engineers at WIRSO this project is an important signal.

24.01.2017

IBC SOLAR establishes regional company in South Africa

IBC SOLAR is now active in the growth market of South Africa with its own regional company. The new company IBC SOLAR South Africa (Pty) Ltd. with headquarters in Cape Town has been formed in conjunction with maxx | solar energy.

23.01.2017

BayWa r.e. is acquiring the British O&M service provider Green Hedge Operational

BayWa r.e. now provides services for 620 MW of solar energy capacity in the UK. (Photo: BayWa r.e.)

BayWa r.e.'s O&M portfolio in the UK is increasing by approximately 160 MW of installed capacity. The Munich-based company has acquired the service business of the British Green Hedge Group and now manages a solar power plant capacity of 620 MW in the UK.

13.01.2017

Tesla and Panasonic agree on manufacturing cells and modules in 2017

Tesla and Panasonic agree to start PV production in Buffalo in 2017 (Photo: iStock)

Tesla and Panasonic agree to begin the manufacturing of photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo, NY. The high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be used for solar panels in non-solar roof products. Production of the first PV modules will begin in summer 2017, and will ramp to 1 GW of module production by 2019.

05.01.2017

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