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Enel Green Power's Chile installation.

02/09/15: Enel Green Power unveils $600m Brazil solar plan

Italian developer will invest $600 million in development of 553 MW of new solar PV capacity awarded under Brazil's latest solar tender.


01/09/15: BREAKING: Alabama approves up to 500 MW of renewable energy over the next six years

Regulators in the U.S. state have approved Alabama Power's request to build or purchase up to 500 MW of renewable energy over the next six years. However, these projects must come in under a low price ceiling.


01/09/15: GT to lay off 2/5 of global workforce

GT Advanced Technologies has released details of a restructuring plan which will include reducing its workforce by an estimated 40%. The company aims to return from bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2016.


The Cimarron Solar project was the first utility-scale solar plant in Tri-State’s energy portfolio

01/09/15: Tri-State, Juwi sign PPA for 30 MW Colorado PV plant

Juwi Inc. has signed a PPA with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. for its proposed 30 MW solar PV project. Located in Colorado, the U.S., it is scheduled for completion in Q4 2016.


Andhra Pradesh.

01/09/15: JA Solar pens agreement to build 1 GW fab capacity in Andhra Pradesh, India

The Chinese solar firm will begin construction of a 500 MW solar cell factory in the state in December; similar-size module factory to follow, according to MoU signed with Essel Group.


Coal and solar.

01/09/15: Fossil fuels' cost advantage over solar narrowing, says IEA

New report published jointly by International Energy Agency (IEA) and Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) reveals strides made by renewable energy sector in producing electricity at costs close to fossil fuel-based power stations.


Larger rooftop systems and ground-mounted plants must sell their energy on the spot market

01/09/15: Germany sees 132 MW solar installed in July

New solar PV systems totaling 159.78 MW have been registered in Germany for July by the Federal Network Agency. Actual installations were lower, however, at 132 MW. Solar subsidies will decrease a further 0.25%, as of today.


Tokyo.

01/09/15: Japan's solar shipments fall 13% in Q1, reports JPEA

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has reported that shipments of solar panels in Japan fell 13% in the first quarter of the year; first year-on-year decline since Q3 2012.


Like Longi, Comtec sees strong demand for monocrystalline solar products

01/09/15: Comtec sees strong demand for monocrystalline, despite huge net loss

Comtec Solar Systems Group Limited has seen its net loss for 1H 2015 plummet, despite increasing revenues. It is confident, however, the market for its monocrystalline wafers is strong.


Manz has secured orders totaling some €100 million in its energy storage business in 2015

01/09/15: Manz wins EUR 12 million Li-ion battery order

Manz AG has won an order from a U.S. customer for a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery production line worth EUR 12 million. This year to date, the German equipment manufacturer has secured orders totaling EUR 100 million.


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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz.

02/09/15: Solar ready to thrive without subsidy, says US Energy Secretary

Ernest Moniz says the Obama administration backs Democrats' calls for an extension of the Federal ITC, but stresses the solar industry will grow even without further subsidy.


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01/09/15: Enphase Energy named top PV inverter brand in France and Benelux by EuPD Research

Enphase Energy today announced that it has been awarded the premium EuPD Research Top Brand PV seal of approval for its commendable brand management and brand awareness among installers and solar professionals in France and...

By: Enphase Energy

01/09/15: Ingeteam at 6 trade fairs in September

Ingeteam is looking forward to exhibiting at six trade fairs in five different countries in September.

By: Ingeteam

01/09/15: QuickSolar to offer web’s most educational solar estimation tool for free to New Jersey homeowners

QuickSolar, a solar tech company, announces today that they are to begin performing free, online demos for New Jersey homeowners interested in solar energy, using their award-winning drag & drop solar estimation tool at...

By: QuickSolar

01/09/15: PT Contained Energy Indonesia signs 1 MW solar energy contract with PT Samude​ra Biru Internas​ional

PT Contained Energy Indonesia has signed a contract with PT Samude​ra Biru Internas​ional to supply and install almost 1 MW solar power on two factories of Samator, the industrial gas manufacturer from Surabaya. The systems will...

By: PT Contained Energy Indonesia

01/09/15: WGL Energy and Conergy complete solar project for City of Atwater, California

WGL Energy, a WGL entity, and Conergy have completed their joint venture to bring solar energy to Merced County, Ca.

By: WGL Energy

31/08/15: Martifer Renewables Announces Engagement of CELA as Advisor for Sale of 320 MW of PV Projects in Brazil

Martifer Renewables, a traditional renewable energy project developer with operations in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Poland and Romania, announces that it has engaged CELA - Clean Energy Latin America as exclusive advisor for the...

By: CELA Clean Energy Latin America

31/08/15: SaCaSol 1C/1D 23 MWp PV power plants commissioned

Syntegra Solar announced today, that the company as the Owners Engineer for San Carlos Solar Energy Inc., was instrumental in the successful installation of the SaCaSol 1C/1D PV Power Plants in August 2015.

By: Syntegra Solar

31/08/15: Hanwha Q Cells appoints Senior Executive as Director

Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd today announced the appointment of Mr. Seung Deok ("Andy") Park to the Board of Directors.

By: Hanwha Q Cells

31/08/15: Hero Future Energies commissions 10 MW solar plant in Karnataka

Hero Future Energies (HFE), one of the leading Independent Power Producers (IPP) in the renewable energy sector in India announced commissioning of a 10 MW solar power project, spread over 50 acres of land in Chitradoorga...

By: Hero Future Energies

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

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