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31 Jul 2017 at 4:31pm
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SolarWorld AG’s insolvency administrator starts sale process for SolarWorld Americas
16 Aug 2017 at 7:56pm
The insolvency administrator for SolarWorld AG's shares in Solarparc GmbH, Deutsche Lithium GmbH and SolarWorld Americas said it was focusing its efforts on finding buyers for these companies.


Meyer Burger’s new orders up 15% to US$316 million in first half of 2017
16 Aug 2017 at 2:15pm
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has reported a 15% increase in new orders in the first half of 2017, driven by a strong technology buy-cycle in wafer and solar cell sectors.


100GW of PV modules to ship during 2018, but is quality matching quantity? (Part 1)
16 Aug 2017 at 1:44pm
The solar industry is set to reach annual demand at the 100GW level much earlier than has been forecast by both third-party observers and the leading component suppliers. During 2018, the solar industry is shaping up to ship more than 100GW of solar modules during the calendar year, while 2017 alone will see the number exceed 90GW comfortably.


Foresight casts net to Western Europe, Australia and the US in search of solar
16 Aug 2017 at 1:06pm
Foresight Solar Fund, one of the UK’s largest solar asset holders, is casting its net as far as Australia and the US as it seeks to bolster its portfolio.


‘Hard Brexit’ threatens UK decarbonisation and energy security, new report finds
16 Aug 2017 at 11:57am
A hard Brexit would run the risk of endangering the UK's progress towards a more decarbonised and secure power market, a think tank in the country has warned.


Gasag to introduce 40MW PV pipeline in Germany
16 Aug 2017 at 1:45am
German gas and power company Gasag announced that it is investing around US$37.7 million over the next two to three years for a portfolio of PV projects totaling 40MW.


Empower Energies completes 14.5MW PV project in Nevada
16 Aug 2017 at 1:30am
Clean energy development and financing company Empower Energies announced Tuesday that it has completed the Patua solar power project – a 14.5MW PV project in Churchill County, Nevada.


Neo Solar Power’s tough times continue in 1H 2017
15 Aug 2017 at 7:08pm
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) continued its solarcoaster ride that has lasted almost a year with revenue in July, 2017 sliding 26% from the previous quarter, which was the best it had achieved in 2017.


Section 201 hearing testimony in review
15 Aug 2017 at 6:29pm
A selection of testimonies from the hearing in Washington as the ITC gathered evidence to help it decide whether imports of solar cells and modules are the major contributing factor in any injury caused to domestic US manufacturers.


Australia’s Northern Territory deploys 2MWh battery for indigenous community
15 Aug 2017 at 3:58pm
The latest phase of a AUS$55 million (US$43.8 million) programme giving remote communities in Australia’s Northern Territory reliable and clean power will see a 2MWh battery installed and paired with more than 3,000 solar PV panels.


Suniva: US has ceded production of next meaningful power source
15 Aug 2017 at 3:13pm
Suniva will tell Tuesday’s hearing at the International Trade Commission that the US has handed over control of the next “meaningful” source of power generation.


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AGL launches free rooftop solar energy monitoring service
16 Aug 2017 at 1:27pm
AGL Energy, Australians largest gas and electricity supplier with over three million customers is offering households with rooftop solar systems a free service to help them protect potential savings by monitoring their systems.

Australia's first utility scale solar plant performing above expectations
14 Aug 2017 at 10:14am
The Greenough River Solar Farm, located 50km southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia, boasted an outstanding 99.6% effective availability in its first three years of operation.

EDF and Canadian Solar build 92.5 MWp PV-Project in Brazil
11 Aug 2017 at 12:51pm
Canadian Solar Inc. and EDF Energies Nouvelles announced a partnership in the 92.5 MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil, through the sale of 80% interest in the Project by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles' local subsidiary.

Landsec unveils UK’s largest shopping centre solar panel system
11 Aug 2017 at 12:26pm
Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, has unveiled the installation of the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a retail site in the UK.

Schletter awarded for biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany
10 Aug 2017 at 10:53am
After implementing the biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany at the airport Weeze, Schletter is now being awarded with the Global Leading RES Seal in the category „Unique Location“.

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016
9 Aug 2017 at 11:59am
The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the first half of the year to 4,765 MW (surpassing the 4,313 MW installed in all of 2016) according to the latest India Solar Market Update released by Mercom India Research.

Imec Reports Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 Percent on a 4 cm2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module
8 Aug 2017 at 11:32am
Belgian Imec announced an improvement of its 4 cm2 perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9 percent. Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar cell.

TerraE Creates Consortium for Gigafactory
8 Aug 2017 at 10:43am
TerraE-Holding GmbH has composed 17 major companies and research institutions to a consortium to handle planning for building large-scale lithium ion battery cell manufacturing in Germany.

World’s largest Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) on Grid
7 Aug 2017 at 11:05am
The Tsuneishi Zhoushan Shipyard solar station, which was invested in and built by Asia Clean Capital Limited (ACC), has just been connected to the national grid. The system was installed on the rooftop of the Tsuneishi shipyard with a total capacity of 19 megawatts. power station

Conergy Asia Pacific aquired
4 Aug 2017 at 3:05pm
Conergy Asia & ME Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries announced that certain funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC and Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement that acquired the Company from Kawa Solar Holdings. The transaction was closed.


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