Yingli solar production.

28/08/15: Yingli profit margin halved in preliminary Q2 financials

Gross margin of sales expected to be between 6-7% for the second quarter, a fall of 50% on Q1's 14.1% margin; scant preliminary data points to increased module shipments at discounted prices in China.

28/08/15: Solar-Fabrik closes Wismar operations

The Solar-Fabrik operations in Wismar are nearing the end. The module manufacturer’s facility will cease operation end of November.

28/08/15: E.ON: The PV business is and will remain profitable

Interview: The energy utility E.ON plans to expand its PV business in Germany. From September, E.ON will offer a PV plant check service for operators of the more than 1.5 million PV plants. Moreover, the development of new PV...

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28/08/15: UK's Solar Trade Association labels FIT cuts 'self-defeating'

Proposals to slash U.K.'s feed-in tariff by up to 87% draw scorn from the industry, which argues that ideology, rather than sound economic reasoning, is the driving force behind the cuts.

28/08/15: LG plans to expand production in South Korea

LG Electronics has decided to expand its production capacity at its production site in Gumi, South Korea. The reason has been stated as the strong global demand for its Cello-technology integrated modules.

28/08/15: Molten salt storage system wins Eureka prize

A team of researchers at the University of South Australia have won the 2015 ANSTO Eureka prize for their molten salt energy storage system. Though the idea of molten salt storage is not new, the team has come up with a different...

Hanergy HQ.

28/08/15: Hanergy dumped from MSCI index

Index compiler MSCI to remove troubled Hong Kong-based solar firm Hanergy from its index as of September 1 following 50 business days of trading inactivity.

28/08/15: Bosch acquires Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo

German auto parts giant Bosch has acquired Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo. Seeo has been attempting to move from lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathodes towards nickel cobalt aluminium (NCA) to keep ahead of competition.

27/08/15: 3 GW of potential solar capacity on San Francisco roofs

Solar mapping provider Mapdwell has expanded to San Francisco, estimating that the city can host up to 3 GW of rooftop PV. This is a higher capacity per square mile than other cities.

27/08/15: Construction underway on a 100 MW solar project in North Carolina

Principal Solar has partnered with Entropy Investments to build the project, which is larger than any operational solar plant east of the Rocky Mountains.

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28/08/15: Final insolvency meeting for Global PVQ SE

On Thursday, the creditors of Global PVQ SE, formerly Q-Cells SE, held their final meeting in the insolvency proceedings. An estimated €160 million(US$179.91 million) is now available for final distribution.

By: Global PVQ SE

28/08/15: Solar Veteran Saritha Peruri boards as Sol Systems passes 300MW milestone

Sol Systems adds 153MW in new commercial-scale solar energy projects and 15 new jobs in first eight months of 2015.

By: Sol Systems

28/08/15: ReneSola sells 34.6 MW utility-scale project in the UK

Sale represents ReneSola's second project sale to Foresight Group, a leading, independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, following the sale of its 6.4 MW Field House project in July 2015.

By: ReneSola

28/08/15: Clenergy sponsors Japan Kogakuin solar racing team

Clenergy, the innovative solar solution provider, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Japan Kogakuin University’s solar racing team in the 2015 World Solar Challenge, a biennial world solar vehicle race.

By: Clenergy

27/08/15: Exosun to supply 6.8 MW of solar trackers for a PV plant in Oregon, USA

Solar plant, installed over 40 acres of high desert land, will be equipped with 44 Exotrack HZ horizontal single-axis solar trackers.

By: Exosun

27/08/15: No more roof leaks, says KEI Solar

The new Eulektra ALVA racking system is easy to install, cost effective and does not require any roof penetration.

By: KEI Solar

27/08/15: Sharp integrates with energy toolbase software

Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) announces today the integration of Energy Toolbase as its software platform of choice for accurately calculating peak demand savings for SmartStorage...

By: Sharp

26/08/15: Ross Solar Group completes record solar installation for Gengras Motor Cars, Inc.

Largest SunPower rooftop installation completed in East Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

By: Ross Solar Group

26/08/15: 3.3 MW German rooftop solar plant completed by KRAFTWERK

3.3 MWp rooftop solar power plant by KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions to commence construction in Brandenburg, Germany.


26/08/15: Erebus strikes new partnership with Phono Solar

Erebus Motorsport has welcomed international renewable energy company Phono Solar as primary sponsor for Will Davison's #9 car at V8 Supercars showcase in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia recently.

By: Phono Solar Technology Co., Ltd.

26/08/15: CALSEIA utilizes the energy toolbase software platform

The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) the state’s leading solar trade association, is utilizing the Energy Toolbase software platform to analyze solar project economics in the landmark Net Energy Metering...

By: Energy Toolbase

25/08/15: NAPEC Inc. announces US $33.7 million in contracts

NAPEC Inc. today announced that its subsidiaries have been awarded several contracts for a total combined value of US $33.7 million.


25/08/15: Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ v3 continues to (r)evolutionize at SPI

Booth 4905 will be home to the world’s most advanced solar tracking technology

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

25/08/15: DTE Energy builds solar array in Ypsilanti

DTE Energy plans to expand its solar power portfolio by installing an array in the city of Ypsilanti near Clark Road and River Street. The company has signed an easement agreement with the property owner and will move forward...

By: DTE Energy

25/08/15: Conergy wins expansion contract for RASLAG solar power plant in the Philippines

Conergy recently signed a new contract with RASLAG Corp., the renewable energy generation arm of Angeles Power, Inc. (API), to expand their existing 10 megawatt (MWp) power plant in the Philippines, Pampanga by adding 13 MWp,...

By: Conergy

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