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NRG Energy has recorded a relatively successful Q2 2015, with a marked improvement seen in its net losses. The U.S. energy giant has revised its residential solar market outlook down, due to increased market positioning...
The EPA’s highly anticipated Clean Power Plan was unveiled yesterday. Utility-scale solar and wind have been handed a leading role in carbon reduction; distributed solar has not been included, and storage is seen as...
SolarWorld AG has reported a surge in solar shipments in the first half of 2015, with revenue also on the up. In its preliminary results, the German manufacturing giant confirms its full year shipment forecast of over 1 GW, and a...
In its IPO, launched on July 31, SunEdison Inc.’s yieldco, TerraForm Global Inc. raised US$675 million through the sale of 45 million Class A shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange, priced at $15 each. An additional 6.75 million...
Clinton trumps rivals, SolarCity and PERC are on the up and China is installing more solar than you can shake a stick at, but our dirty smalls could bring an end to life on earth as we know it.
Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.
Shunfeng-owned Wuxi Suntech must reimburse ZKenergy with $38.5m and counting. Claim stems from broken module supply agreement.
Major U.S. solar player SunPower has released its Q2 2015 results, in which it reports falling revenues both on a Y/Y and M/M basis, as it either holds completed projects on its books or drops them down into joint yieldco 8point3...
KPMG report says cutting incentives immediately, as DECC proposes, will harm the industry. The UK energy market is geared towards fossil fuels.
The UK government kills solar, Hanergy falls out with itself and Yingli attracts a somewhat egregious class action lawsuit, but at least there was some good news out of India.
United PV strengthens fundraising powers of its board and GCL Poly rolls over convertible shares. Actions to shore up solar stocks continue.
Canadian developer will sign deal at trade summit in Nairobi on Sunday. The pipeline will cover the next five years and follows recent 6 GW commitments in Egypt and Nigeria.
New 6.4 kWh storage system approaches $1,000/kWh price point. And the RESU is available within weeks, unlike the sold-out Powerwall.
National renewables auction hugely oversubscribed. PV project bids outpace 18 GW of wind schemes.
Complex Chinese company issues a typically opaque stock market update. Supply deal to supply itself with its own panels has been torn up.
Indian manufacturer Rolta Power and Chinese counterpart Zhenfa want two per cent of India's 100 GW, five-year market. The two companies have reportedly signed an MoU.
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Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for June 2015 have been published. Steadily rising prices prevent market growth in Europe, and the solar industry continues to shed jobs. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.
Grid parity monitor
A grid parity update for June 2015 is now available. Third issue of CREARA's Grid Parity Monitor (GPM) Series exclusively focuses on Mexico, a market with high irradiation throughout the country and regulatory support that fosters the installation of PV systems.
Chile investment guide
Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.
Poland investment guide
Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined.
Ukranian investment opportunities
On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.