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“World-Beating” Perovskite Technology Rakes In $19 Million

The UK startup Oxford Photovoltaics has just announced a second round of funding for 2015 that brings its haul for the year to $19 million. That enables a big step forward in the company’s R&D plans for solar cells based on perovskite materials — those promising but pesky crystals that could help lower the cost of solar […]

October 6th

Yingli Solar Signs 300 MW Worth Of Solar Projects In China

Over the past fortnight, Chinese-based solar panel manufacturer Yingli Solar signed two contracts to provide a total of 300 MW worth of solar panels. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, or Yingli Solar for short, announced on September 17 that it had signed its largest solar panel supply agreement to date in China, with a 170 […]

September 29th

China’s LONGi Silicon Plans 1 GW Solar Fab In India

One of the world’s leading silicon wafer producers, XI’AN LONGi Silicon Materials Corp, has expressed intentions to set up a manufacturing unit in India. LONGi Chairman Baoshen Zhong recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a solar cell and module manufacturing unit. LONGi plans to invest […]

September 29th

Canadian Solar Enters Into Long-Term Supply Contract With Vivint Solar

Canadian solar PV manufacturer Canadian Solar has entered into a long-term product supply agreement with American solar energy company Vivint Solar. Canadian Solar is one of the world’s leading solar power companies, and despite recent slips in shipping numbers, the company was one of those that won out in the recent Brazil solar power auction. Announced Thursday, […]

September 12th

SolarCity’s Shockingly High MyPower Prices

There’s no doubt about it — SolarCity is king of the hill in the US rooftop solar market. A lot of people are inclined to “hate on the king,” especially those who might be competing with him. For a long time, we’ve had commenters complain about SolarCity, saying that it fleeces customers and is a […]

September 6th