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Global PV market could reach up to 90 GW in 2020, PV Market Alliance says

The PV Market Alliance uncovered yesterday the first release of its annual PV Global Market Report, which states that PV market development up to 2020 is affected by a significant level of uncertainty but is likely to grow up to 70 GW and possibly 90 GW in the most optimistic scenario.

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China will lead global solar installations by adding 17.6 GW in 2015, says GlobalData

China will remain the world’s largest market for annual solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations with slightly over 17.6 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015, an increase of approximately 7 GW on the previous year, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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Jordan breaks ground on largest solar PV project in the Middle East

The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday a major solar power venture has got underway in Jordan’s southern governorate of Ma’an with investments totaling $170 million and targeted electricity output of 52.5 megawatts.

Shams Ma’an Power Generation PSC, the company which will carry the project, launched the construction phase of the electricity generation venture which will use photovoltaic cells. The venture is the first of its kind in Jordan and the largest in the region.

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Solar Power could grow in Europe by 80% by 2019, report says

SolarPower Europe, the new European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), released yesterday its flagship market report the “Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2015-2019“.

According to the report solar power had another record year in 2014 with 40 GW being connected worldwide beating the previous year’s record of 38.4 GW.

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Europe’s first smart solar concrete façade inaugurated in Germany

Europe’s first solar concrete wall was inaugurated last week at Reckli’s headquarter in Herne, Germany. The façade, designed by Reckli to fit Heliatek‘s organic solar film (HeliaFilm), represents a novel approach to Building Integrated Organic PV (BIOPV) and the next step towards a sustainable, net-zero energy building.

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