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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.

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.

Global inverter market shrinks 4%, Asian suppliers gaining, says IHS

SMA service.

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

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 hits 13 GW of deliveries

Yingli booth

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...

Court rejects Solar-Fabrik's self-administration insolvency plans

A court in Freiburg has rejected Solar-Fabrik's attempts at self-administration insolvency, due to high costs. The news comes on the back of product warnings issued by the company.

SolarCity secures $500m aggregation loan for distributed solar

SolarCity installation.

The credit facility agreed with BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank thought to be largest of its kind for distributed solar projects.

Advanced Energy enjoys Q1 profit of $21.3 million

Refusol inverters.

Sales revenue held steady at $141.1 million for the first quarter, although inverter sector performed poorly, impacted by seasonality and pricing pressures.

Tesla 'R' Us: more solar firms partner with the Powerwall

Tesla S, Powerwall in the home.

Tesla's breakthrough battery storage offering proves irresistible to leading solar companies keen on bundling the tech with their own service and products.

Construction begins on 97 MW Chilean PV plant

Construction on Enel Green Power's (EGPs) 97 MW Chilean PV power plant is underway. It is scheduled for completion in 2016.

Solar becoming 'least-cost option' for US utilities

Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors. Issues, including rate restructuring and grid...

Hanergy subsidiary books 900 MW tool order from… Hanergy

Hanergy BIPV

Fully owned Hanergy subsidiary Fujan Apollo has reported a 900 MW order for silicon-based BIPV module assembly lines. The purchaser is Hanergy Holding.

Expected Q1 loss does little to diminish SunPower's positive outlook

SunPower large-scale installation.

The U.S. module manufacturer reports reduced revenues for the first quarter as the company diverts attention to inaugural yieldco venture with First Solar.

IEA: Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals

IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven

The International Energy Agency presented its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report in Paris on Monday, which calls for a tripling of public spending on low-carbon technology R&D.

Egypt signs deals for 220 MW of solar

Cairo, Egypt

The agreements, signed with five companies from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, include 220 MW of solar and 100 MW of wind and are valued at $500 million.

SolarWorld to introduce five busbars to U.S. production

SolarWorld cell production.

SolarWorld will introduce five-busbar technology to some of its Hillsboro, Oregon production lines. The MW capacity of the five-busbar production has not be revealed.

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