EPIA's rebranding received the full backing of its members.

28/05/15: EPIA rebrands as SolarPower Europe

Full member backing for name change from European Photovoltaic Industry Association to SolarPower Europe to reflect expanding "scope of organization".

The merged Q Cells and Hwnwha SolarOne brand has posted a positive set of financials for Q1.

28/05/15: Hanwha Q Cells registers 70% Q1 profit increase

Positive first financial results since strategic merger of company, with revenue rising 54% to $333.5 million. One-time restructuring charge of $22.1 million dilutes profit margin.

Hanergy HQ.

28/05/15: Regulator confirms investigation into Hanergy

Reuters is reporting that Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has confirmed that it is currently carrying out an investigation into Hanergy Thin Film. Reuters received an email statement in which the regulator...

House of Commons, London.

28/05/15: Santander launches $2bn renewable energy fund

Spanish lender partners with two of Canada's largest pension funds to launch London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investment, a joint fund for renewable energy projects.

Hainan Haikou skyline, China.

28/05/15: United PV and Huaxia Life partner on 1 GW solar development fund

Chinese solar developer to work with life insurance provider on RMB9 billion PV development project over next two years.

Solar array.

28/05/15: IEA PVPS 2014 report praises solar's tremendous development

Annual report reveals solar PV accounts for more than 1% of global electricity demand for first time ever, recognizes growth and evolution of the industry.

The Atacama desert.

28/05/15: Abengoa's 210 MW Chile solar hybrid complex approved

The Spanish renewable developer has been given the green light to proceed with the Atacama 2 project, which is a combined PV/CSP development in the Atacama desert.

Cinderella's Castle, Walt Disney World.

28/05/15: Duke announces plans for Disney-inspired solar park

The 5 MW facility in Reedy Creek, Florida, will be arranged in the shape of a Disney-inspired design, the utility has confirmed.

Hevel Solar PV park in Russia.

27/05/15: Hevel Solar plans $450m PV expansion in Russia

Venture between Renova and OAO Rusnano to develop Russia's solar footprint being driven by oil billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.

Solar farm, Australia.

27/05/15: Australia: solar subsidy report draws industry's ire

Report by Australian think-tank the Grattan Institute attacking the country's "expensive" solar subsidies dismissed as blinkered by pro-solar advocates.

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JinkoSolar modules.

28/05/15: JinkoSolar Q1 revenue increases 36.5% Y-O-Y

The Chinese vertically integrated solar developer enjoys huge rise in downstream revenue, shipments up 35.8% year-over-year although gross margin contracts slightly.

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28/05/15: MPOWERD delivers over 2,000 solar lights to victims of Nepal earthquake

Following the disaster, MPOWERD, a Certified B Corp, immediately mobilized a large-scale donation of 1,200 lights and began offering special discounted pricing to individuals, groups and charities distributing the lights in Nepal.


28/05/15: CalCom Solar to deploy 1.1MW solar system at Medeiros and Son Dairy

Leading solar provider empowers agriculture business/water districts to optimize energy and water use.

By: CalCom Solar

28/05/15: TASC applauds collaboration between solar companies, utilities, and solar advocates

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) agreed yesterday on a residential solar program that will make solar accessible to residential customers in the Palmetto State.


28/05/15: Atlantic completes another utility scale solar project in Canada - launches new yieldco

160 KW commercial rooftop installation completed in $1 million project.

By: Atlantic Wind & Solar

28/05/15: Canadian Solar supplies modules to Turkey's largest PV plant

7.5 MW ground-mounted plant located in KOIZ and uses more than 27,000 Canadian Solar modules.

By: Canadian Solar

28/05/15: Intersolar 2015: meteocontrol delivers holistic monitoring solutions and quality assurance

blue'Log X-Series: monitoring PV systems of all sizes.

By: meteocontrol GmbH

27/05/15: DuraTrack HZ v3 Tracking System Commissioned in Northern New Mexico

Springer Electric Cooperative's 1.3 MW solar plant will provide clean energy to local customers

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

27/05/15: SunEdison announces Utah's largest solar power plant is now operational

SunEdison's 3.8 MWSouth Milford solar plant comes online.

By: SunEdison

26/05/15: Gexpro launches a new battery energy storage solution

Gexpro, a worldwide electrical distributor, solutions provider and a subsidiary of Rexel, will offer, in conjunction with Geli, Ideal Power and LG Chem, a Battery Energy Storage Solution ("BESS"), Gexpro Power IQ, to commercial...

By: Gexpro

26/05/15: sPower breaks ground on Sierra Solar Facility, 22.5MW in Los Angeles County

sPower today announced that it has broken ground on a 22.5MW solar project in Lancaster, Calif. The Sierra Solar project is sPower’s first in Los Angeles County.

By: sPower

26/05/15: NV Energy and The Alliance for Solar Choice announce net metering compromise

Groups urge Nevada Legislature to pass SB 347 with new amendment

By: The Alliance for Solar Choice

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