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JA Solar increases shipments guidance for 2016 on rebound in Q4 demand
23 Feb 2017 at 5:58pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has revised upwards key shipment figures for the full-year 2016 but revenue is expected to be hit by a significant decline in module ASP’s.

LONGi changes name
23 Feb 2017 at 1:38pm
Leading integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has officially changed its name in China.

Australian trial for solar and storage consumers to profit from grid services
23 Feb 2017 at 1:38pm
Australian tech company GreenSync is to trial a software-based marketplace where solar rooftop and energy storage consumers can trade their services with the local network operators to earn extra money.

Facebook selects Affordable Solar to power New Mexico data centre
23 Feb 2017 at 12:35pm
Facebook has chosen New Mexico-based renewable energy firm Affordable Solar to build 30MW of solar PV for its ‘Facebook Data Center’ in Los Lunas.

Mondragon develops a high-throughput 150MW ‘Front Line’ tabbing and stringing system
23 Feb 2017 at 12:12pm
Mondragon Assembly has introduced a new 150MW annual capacity automated ‘Front Line’ tabber and stringer that includes an interconnect system. The high-throughput system in small footprint system provides improved space accommodation and flexibility for a wide-range of busbar configurations.

Catalyst Energy aims to complete 100MW Pakistan solar project this year
23 Feb 2017 at 11:40am
Lahore-based firm Catalyst Energy has applied for a generation licence relating to a 100MW solar plant in Pakistan.

India’s NTPC has commissioned 115MW of Bhadla project so far
23 Feb 2017 at 11:10am
India’s largest utility NTPC has completed 115MW out of 260MW of its Bhadla solar plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan, according to a BSE filing

Vivint Solar officially reaches 100,000 serviced customers
23 Feb 2017 at 2:30am
Residential solar provider Vivint Solar announced Wednesday that it has surpassed more than 100,000 PV energy systems installed for residential solar customers.

JinkoSolar to provide 29.6MW in PV panels for world’s largest solar canopy
23 Feb 2017 at 1:45am
PV company JinkoSolar announced Wednesday that it has provided 29.64MW of its high-efficiency solar panels to power the world’s largest solar canopy.

SunLink to provide ground-mounted racking for 165MW solar portfolio in Florida
23 Feb 2017 at 1:30am
SunLink Corporation announced Wednesday that it has been selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) to provide its GeoPro fixed tilt solution for a 165MW portfolio of three ground-mounted solar projects in Florida.

Tesla reports major miss on solar installations in Q4 2016
22 Feb 2017 at 11:19pm
Tesla, Inc reported significantly lower than guided solar installations for the fourth quarter of 2016, after the first quarter of integration of acquired SolarCity.

AUO installs largest rooftop solar project in Tainan, Taiwan
22 Feb 2017 at 6:29pm
Vertically-integrated solar PV manufacturer Au Optronics (AUO) has completed a 3.87MW rooftop solar plant in Taiwan, the largest on a high-tech fab in the southwest city of Tainan.

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JA Solar preliminary 2016 results: 5.1 to 5.2 GW shipped; revenue is estimated the range of USD 2.18 to 2.33 billion
23 Feb 2017 at 3:58pm
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Beijing, China), a manufacturer of solar power products, on February 23rd, 2017 announced preliminary estimates of 2016 financial results. According to the company, revenue for the year is estimated to be within the range of RMB 15 to 16 billion (USD 2.18 to 2.33 billion).

Affordable Solar announces 30 MW solar power generation contract for Facebook data center
23 Feb 2017 at 3:28pm
Solar power solution provider Affordable Solar (Albuquerque, NM, U.S.) on February 22nd, 2017 announced the company has been selected to build a 30 MW photovoltaic (PV) project for the Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas, NM.

JinkoSolar provides 29.64 MW of PV panels for one of the world’s largest solar canopies in Dongfeng Nissan factory in China
23 Feb 2017 at 10:47am
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on February 22nd, 2017 announced that it has provided solar photovoltaic (PV) panels totaling 29.64 MW to power the world’s largest solar canopy in Donfeng Nissan facility in Guangzhou, China.

PV in Australia: Genex Power breaks ground for the 50 MW Kidston Solar Project
23 Feb 2017 at 10:38am
Genex Power (Sydney, Australia) and project financiers (the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Société Générale) on February 22nd, 2017 broke ground for the 50 MW Kidston Solar Project (Phase One), located in north Queensland. In addition to this 50 MW PV project, Genex will construct a 250 MW pumped storage hydro project and an additional s...

Conergy connects 1 MW PV plant in Sumba Island, Indonesia, to the grid
23 Feb 2017 at 10:29am
Conergy on February 22nd, 2017 announced that it has completed and connected to the grid the first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara province. The 1 MW PV facility was built in cooperation with PT. Buana Energi Surya Persada. The Sumba plant is Conergy’s first utility-scale PV project in In...

meeco installs 216 kWp solar PV array in Zimbabwe
23 Feb 2017 at 10:20am
The meeco Group (Zug, Switzerland) installed the so far largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Zimbabwe with a total capacity of 216 kWp with its solar power solution sun2live, the company announced on February 22nd, 2017.

LERRI solar named Tier One PV supplier by BNEF
23 Feb 2017 at 9:06am
LERRI Solar, a monocrystalline solar PV module manufacturer headquartered in Xi'an, China, has been named a Tier One supplier by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). LERRI Solar is a fully owned subsidiary of Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of monocrystalline silicon wafers.

Vasari Energy targets 500 MW of solar PV development in Texas
23 Feb 2017 at 8:53am
Solar energy developer Vasari Energy, Inc. (Irvine, CA, U.S.) on February 22nd, 2017 announced the company has formally expanded operations into Texas. Vasari Energy signed contracts and letters of intent to develop a target of 235 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Texas that will sell solar power into the electric grid.

Vivint Solar announces milestone of 100,000 residential PV customers
23 Feb 2017 at 8:46am
Vivint Solar, Inc. (Lehi, Utah, U.S.) a full-service residential solar photovoltaics (PV) provider founded in 2011, on February 22nd, 2017 announced it has surpassed more than 100,000 PV systems installed for residential solar customers.

Over 3 million people in the U.S. now work for clean energy
22 Feb 2017 at 10:31am
On February 22nd, 2017, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of bu...

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