Investor corner

The pv magazine investor corner contains articles from prominent market analysts and industry news, and updates on module and stock prices.

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TerraForm Global clears way for sale of SunEdison India and Uruguay assets

SunEdison worker.

SunEdison yieldco has consented to the third party sale of the bankrupt clean energy developer's 425 MW Indian solar portfolio and further assets in Uruguay. Firm will receive a portion of the proceeds.


Centrotherm appoints new CEO

Centrotherm production.

Board of the German solar equipment manufacturer appoints Jan von Schuckmann as company CEO. Change of management elsewhere sees Gunter Fauth appointed as COO, with Peter Augustin making way.


UK could be home to 24 million clean energy prosumers by 2050, says report

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

Data by the European Renewable Energies Federation forecasts the British energy 'prosumer' to grow from one million in 2015 to 24 million as more and more citizens begin to make valuable energy contributions.


25 GW of new solar in Europe can steer sustainable EV growth, finds EEA

Nissan Leaf and solar.

Study by Germany's Öko-Institut on behalf of European Environment Agency finds that just 25 GW of Europe-wide solar PV could support the goal of reaching 10% electric vehicle penetration by 2050.


Belectric to develop 104 MW solar project in India's Telangana state

Telangana, India.

Construction is due to begin on six solar PV plants in the Indian state of Telangana by Germany's Belectric, which will provide turnkey solutions totaling 104 MW of solar power in the state.


IBC Solar to sell 37 MW of its solar pipeline in Japan

IBC Solar has developed 10 MW of PV capacity in Japan, and is offloading 37 MW of its 60 MW pipeline to BRUC.

Germany-based solar developer signs framework agreement to offload some Japanese PV assets for EUR 90 million to Spanish investment firm BRUC Capital.


50 MW Jordan solar farm to be financed by IFC and Canadian government

This latest, 50 MW addition to Jordan's solar landscape is to be completed in early 2018 and located in Mafraq.

World Bank Group member, International Finance Corp. is to collaborate with the Canadian government to fund a $76 million, 50 MW solar farm in Jordan to be developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures.


China joins low-price solar party with bids of $0.078/kWh in Inner Mongolia: reports

Inner Mongolia

Media reports suggest that Chinese solar power developers have bid as low as 0.52 yuan per kilowatt hour for solar power in a tender held in northern Inner Mongolia.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


ASEAN member states must accelerate clean energy efforts, IRENA urges

Malaysian solar installation.

International Renewable Energy Agency to outline steps that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can take to hit target of 23% renewable penetration in region by 2025.


Enphase Energy to trim workforce by 11%, embarks on $20m cost-cutting drive

Enphase installation.

U.S. microinverter specialist announces restructuring and cost savings initiative that will see the firm reduce its global workforce by around 11% and cut annual operating expenses by $20 million.


United PV to pay $39m for six UK solar farms, secures 40 MW from Shunfeng

United PV solar installation.

The Chinese firm will spend GBP 30 million to acquire the solar farms, which have a combined capacity of 82.4 MW. Agreement struck to buy 40 MW Chinese plant from Shunfeng.


EU ProSun blames European solar job losses on Chinese companies

EU ProSun President Milan Nitzschke. Image from SolarWorld.

The SolarWorld-backed organization put out a strongly worded statement that accuses Chinese companies of "circumventing" EU anti-dumping measures with the new wave of solar module overproduction, resulting in European job losses,...


British firm Lightsource big winner in 450 MW Indian solar tender

River in Maharashtra.

Solar auction in the state of Maharashtra for 450 MW of capacity held under viability gap funding scheme sees British developer Lightsource among the big winners.


First utility-scale Tesla battery being installed in Europe

Tesla Powerpack. Image by Tesla.

Tesla's utility and business energy storage solution, the Powerpack, is being installed by U.K. developer Camborne Energy Storage alongside a PV plant in Somerset, making it the first large-scale Tesla storage unit to be...


Precarious circumstances at TerraForm Power, TerraForm Global

Image TerraForm Power.

SunEdison's two yieldcos have released preliminary Q2 results as the companies delay being de-listed and consider taking offers.


Lawsuits attempt to stop Tesla acquisition of SolarCity

SolarCity ZEP installation. Image by SolarCity.

An investor has filed for an injunction to stop the merger, in one of the four lawsuits challenging the deal


Stock price index

The solar energy stock prices for July 2016 have been published.
Anticipated slowdown in the Chinese solar market, post-peak years on the cards for Japan, and with many U.S. developers viewing the ITC extension as something of a breathing space, solar stocks have begun to slide despite overall global growth in the industry. 





Module price index

The latest photovoltaic module prices for August 2016 have been published.
In an overall quiet market characterized by the onset everywhere of summer vacation, module prices generally declined in July. Prices for European and Chinese modules were in a neck-and-neck race to the bottom, and even reached a low for the year.

Grid parity monitor

A grid parity update for September 2015Grid Parity Monitor is now available. The results of the ninth issue of the study shows that PV generation parity is an economic reality in Chile and Morocco and is close in Honduras.