Toshiba claims record efficiency with film-based perovskite solar mini-modules

Japan’s Toshiba has fabricated a perovskite solar cell mini-module with an energy conversion rate of 10.5%, which it claims is now the highest rate that has been reached throughout the world with a multi-cell mini-module.

Solar Frontier sells 28 MW to Capital Dynamics

The U.S. subsidiary of Japanese thin-film PV manufacturer Solar Frontier has sold off 28 MW of solar capacity to a unit of Swiss asset manager and renewables investor Capital Dynamics.

Audi & Alta Devices to develop solar for cars

The gallium arsenide PV maker will collaborate with Audi on thin-film solar research, with plans to exhibit a PV-integrated Audi prototype vehicle by the end of this year.

Panasonic’s 2016 profit falls as solar sales sag

While declining sales of solar panels in Japan eroded the electronics giant’s earnings, Panasonic is holding on for growth driven by its collaboration with Tesla.

Solar Frontier sells 40 MW California solar plant to Dominion

The U.S. development unit of the Japanese CIS thin-film manufacturer has completed the sale of the 40 MW-DC Midway II project in California.

SunPower, Dongfang to establish 5 GW P-Series cell, module factory

The U.S. solar maker and two Chinese companies are planning to build out the massive factory in Eastern China, making good on the promise to transition to the lower-cost P-Series.

Eurus Energy finishes 27.6 MW in Hawaii

The Tokyo-based renewables developer completed the project last week in Waianae, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is the company’s second biggest utility-scale PV array in the U.S.