Mercom Capital Forecasts 46 GW Of Solar For 2014

Demand outlook for the solar industry remains strong, and global solar installations are forecast to be around 46 GW this year, according to the latest quarterly update from Mercom Capital Group LLC. Global installations for 2013 are estimated to come in at about 37 GW, in line with Mercom's forecast.Within a newly announced 14 GW goal, China has set an aggressive target of 8 GW for distributed generation and another 6 GW for utility-scale projects with specific quotas in individual provinces, Mercom says.Japan is expected to install 7 GW to 7.5 GW of solar this year, which is similar to ... Continue Reading

Power purchase agreement inked for 52 MW Jordanian solar project

Jordan, which has an abundance of sunny days and high solar irradiance, is looking to tap into their solar resources to generate needed power. Another solar company, Trina Solar has been active in the Jordanian solar power market – announcing solar power installations in both the cities of Amman and Ma’an (see related story). – EcoSeed Staff

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Hanwha Q Cells Q.PRO Earns Best Polycrystalline Rank In Photon Test

Hanwha Q CELLS is the top poly module manufacturer in the global competition. Moreover, Hanwha Q CELLS was the only European PV manufacturer amongst the test’s Top 10.

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Eaton Power Xpert Solar Inverter Achieves UL 1741 Listing

Power management company Eaton announced its Power Xpert Solar 1670-kW solar inverter is certified to meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1741-2010 standard by Intertek. The certification is required for solar  inverter connection to the electrical grid, and demonstrates reliable and safe performance in utility applications.

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Hainan Solar Power develops 100MW of projects in China

Owned by Hainan Solar Power, the solar projects include utility-scale power plants, residential and commercial rooftop systems, agricultural PV applications, building-integrated PV projects, and off-grid applications with two-thirds of them are grid connected.

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