Micro inverter from Enphase.

06/05/15: Enphase posts Q1 Y-O-Y revenue growth of 50%

Microinverter specialist reports first quarter revenue of $86.7 million, shipping 162 MW of micro inverters, an increase of 74%.

Mount Fuji, Japan.

06/05/15: Japan solar poised for cost-revenue parity, says JREF

The country's solar sector is set to become profitable this quarter, says Japan Renewable Energy Foundation, ahead of July's FIT cuts.

U.S. city installation.

06/05/15: SunEdison launches US PPA, announces new partnership & acquisition

The U.S. renewable energy developer is to rollout its residential PPA across states. Company acquires LightWing and announces partnership with Evolve Solar.

UK solar park from Lightsource.

06/05/15: Lightsource announces introducer incentive for UK solar sites

The leading British solar developer to offer up to $60,000 per MW for introduced sites eligible for large-scale PV development.

EU ProSun's Milan Nitzschke has been critical of Chinese practices in the European solar market.

06/05/15: EU to review China solar panel price pact

Decision by European Commission to probe minimum import price on Chinese solar panels could force renewal of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.

05/05/15: 100 MW PV plant grid connected in Pakistan

The first 100 MWp phase of a 1 GWp solar PV park has been grid connected today in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

05/05/15: Finavera makes solar debut with Solar Alliance acquisition

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 100% of Solar Alliance of America, Inc. The company is looking to capitalize on the residential solar market potential in the U.S.

SMA service.

05/05/15: Global inverter market shrinks 4%, Asian suppliers gaining, says IHS

Intense price competition drove the inverter market down 4% to $6.6bn in 2014 as global demand continued its shift eastwards towards Asian markets.

05/05/15: Net metering rolled out in Delhi

A New Delhi-based company has approved net metering for solar rooftops in India's capital. Six projects totaling 86 kW will benefit.

Yingli booth

05/05/15: Yingli hits 13 GW of deliveries

Leading module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has hit the milestone of 13 GW of PV panel deliveries at the end of the Q1 2015. The milestone is welcome news for the company, after it postponed its 2014 annual report late last...

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SolarCity rooftop installation.

06/05/15: SolarCity narrows Q1 loss, beats installation forecast

The solar company installed 153 MW in the first quarter, and increased revenue by 6% to reach $67.5 million.

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Industry press releases

05/05/15: Mississippi Power files to increase its solar portfolio to more than 100 MW

Mississippi Power is expanding its renewable generation portfolio with an agreement to team on another utility-scale solar electric generating farm, this time with solar provider Origis Energy.

By: Mississippi Power

05/05/15: TEP, UES support new program to install solar on Habitat for Humanity homes

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and sister company UniSource Energy Services (UES) have contributed $25,000 to kick-start a fundraising effort to install solar arrays on Habitat for Humanity homes.

By: Tucson Electric Power

04/05/15: SolarEdge to collaborate with Tesla Motors on PV storage

Company announces collaboration with Tesla to offer distributed PV storage solutions to the global market.

By: SolarEdge

04/05/15: Caterpillar expands renewable power generation offerings in conjunction with First Solar

Company signs strategic alliance to develop micro-grids

By: Caterpillar Inc.

04/05/15: Ecoppia's water-free solar panel cleaning robots installed on additional 35 MW of solar projects

Ecoppia's E4 system now cleaning 5 million panels each month

By: Ecoppia

04/05/15: The meeco Group installs sun2live rooftop intallation in Pakistan

350 kWp sun2live solar solution installed at Seasons Foods. The meeco Group to complete an extension of 150 kWp in Pakistan

By: The meeco Group

04/05/15: Vivint Solar deploys SolarEdge's DC optimized inverters

Solar company nationally deploys SolarEdge's DC optimized inverters with rapid shutdown and revenue-grade metering.

By: SolarEdge Technologies

01/05/15: Applied Energy Technologies (AET) and juwi complete 3.6 MW solar project in Vermont

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, and juwi Inc. (juwi), a leading renewable energy company based in...

By: Applied Energy Technologies (AET)

30/04/15: Sybac Solar signs 2.2 MW Japan agreement

Sybac Solar signs asset transfer agreement for a 2.2MW plant in Japan.

By: Sybac Solar

30/04/15: Heliatek at the core of new sustainable Glass Solutions at Expo Milano 2015

HeliaFilm Organic PhotoVoltaic film used by AGC Glass Europe to power Belgium pavilion at Expo Milano.

By: Heliatek

30/04/15: WINAICO supplies 2.6 MW of modules to Europe’s largest crowdfunded solar project

WINAICO supplies 2.6 MW of solar modules to almost 750 roofs across Berwickshire, Scotland, in Europe’s largest ever crowdfunded solar project

By: Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd.

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