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POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa drew Over 2,330 stakeholders to Cape Town

POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa drew Over 2,330 stakeholders to Cape Town

POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa, Africa’s premier power sector conferences and exhibition, saw vendors, enterprises, public sector and academics benefiting from networking and business discussions over two days from 17 – 19 March 2014. Hundreds of guests attended the plenary sessions, Eskom reception and VIP gala dinner alongside the event, with the most popular conference […]

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Latin America’s Largest Solar Power Plant Goes Online In Mexico

Latin America’s Largest Solar Power Plant Goes Online In Mexico

Image Credit: Fox News Latin America’s largest solar power plant, a facility with 39 MW of generating capacity, has gone online in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The Aura Solar I photovoltaic power plant was inaugurated by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and will supply electricity to the city of La Paz. […]

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In The Media

Canadian Solar to Supply 43MW of Solar Modules in Japan

Canadian Solar to Supply 43MW of Solar Modules in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic (“PV”) modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan. “We are proud to announce this large module supply […]

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hanergy Solar’s Thin-film Products choosen by Tesla for its Supercharging System

Hanergy Solar’s Thin-film Products choosen by Tesla for its Supercharging System

At the recent delivery ceremony of Tesla’s first batch of Chinese orders in Beijing, two PV charging systems caught the eyes of the guests (Thin-film Products). The system was requested by Tesla Motors, and designed and manufactured by Hanergy Solar Group. Hanergy thin-film flexible PV system was Tesla’s first choice for the first PV Supercharger […]

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Research News

Newly discovered photocatalyst facilitates hydrogen fuel production from water, using sunlight

Newly discovered photocatalyst facilitates hydrogen fuel production from water, using sunlight

Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science have discovered a new photocatalyst, Sn3O4, which facilitates the production of hydrogen fuel from water, using sunlight as an energy source. Technology that allows the direct conversion of sunlight, an ultimate renewable energy, into chemical energies (i.e., fuels) that can be condensed and transported is not yet […]

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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New organic framework could extend the lifespan of lithium sulfur batteries

New organic framework could extend the lifespan of lithium sulfur batteries

Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial. Researchers added the powder, a kind of nanomaterial called a metal organic framework, to the battery’s cathode to capture problematic polysulfides that usually cause lithium-sulfur batteries to fail after a few charges. A […]

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opinion & Commentary

China’s PV industry to take advantage of recovering market

China’s PV industry to take advantage of recovering market

From the start, China’s PV industry is high degree of globalization, beginning on the face of fierce global competition situation. Recently, the United States launched a new round of photovoltaic products against China “double reverse”, combined with the industry slowdown, financial and other factors, industry profit level is still low; the parties need to work […]

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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GTM research report provides an in-depth look at Latin American PV markets

GTM research report provides an in-depth look at Latin American PV markets

Image credit: GTM Research The Latin American PV Playbook: with high insolation and a supportive regulatory body, Mexico is the most attractive near-term solar market in Latin America.

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Featured Article

13 GW of new PV capacity to be installed by 2018 in the UK

13 GW of new PV capacity to be installed by 2018 in the UK

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 4 April 2014, the UK government released part 2 of the UK Solar Strategy, with the key message being continued support for the UK PV capacity for the industry, but with the focus shifting away from ground-mount projects towards rooftop systems.

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Local Mexican solar distributor signs 1 Mega Watt supply agreement with JinkoSolar

Local Mexican solar distributor signs 1 Mega Watt supply agreement with JinkoSolar

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Image credit: PV Trade Mission Mexico JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar”) (NYSE:JKS), a leading global solar PV power product manufacturer, attended the “El Futuro Solar” event organized by SolarPlaza, where JinkoSolar’s customer, “Suministros de Especialidad, S.A. de C.V.” signed a 1MW annual supply agreement to attend their needs of distribution and installation during 2014.

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Ingeteam maintains its leadership position in the PV solar sector in Mexico

Ingeteam maintains its leadership position in the PV solar sector in Mexico

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 40% of the solar power installed in Mexico is equipped with Ingeteam PV inverters. This milestone was achieved thanks to the long track record of the Ingeteam group in this Aztec country, in which the company has been operating on an ongoing basis since 1998.

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