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Falling revenues, growing yieldco at SunPower Q2

SunPower module.

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...


US residential solar: 72% third-party owned

GTM Research in its latest report states that 72% of the 1.2GW of residential solar installed in the U.S. last year is third-party owned, in the form of leases and PPAs.


PERC demand spirals upwards

Signs of a PERC solar cell equipment shortage are mounting. Reports are emerging that Chinese and Taiwanese cell makers are waiting many months on key PERC equipment. Motech confirms its PERC move and bottlenecks.


Kaco and Ideal Power join forces

Kaco and Ideal Power have come to an agreement where Kaco will now be able to resell Ideal Power’s products under the Kaco label. Kaco will also be able to design their own products using Ideal Power’s patented technology.


Enphase to supply Sunrun

A battery from Enphase.

Californian microinverter company Enphase has signed a deal with Sunrun, to supply the lease provider’s ‘direct installation services business’. Enphase has supplied Sunrun certified installers for some time, with this most...


Leclanché acquires storage developer Trineuron

Leclanché expands on its storage offerings with its acquisition of Trineuron, a company that designs and manufactures lithium ion storage systems.


Duke Energy attains another 50MW in California

Charlotte-based Duke Energy Renewables has acquired two solar power plants totaling 50MW from Kruger Energy in California. The projects are currently under development.


Abengoa sells and SolarCity securitizes

Spanish Abengoa has reached an agreement with Abengoa Yield to sell a fourth asset package. Meanwhile, SolarCity has announced its securitization proposal.


China idled 9% of its solar capacity in H1 2015, NEA reports

Huabei.

National Energy Administration says congestion on grid caused by higher share of solar energy forced 9% of installed PV capacity to sit idle for first six months of year, figures show 7.7 GW of PV added in H1.


JinkoSolar seals $485 million in solar financing

JinkoSolar large-scale solar development.

RMB3 billion line of credit agreed with China's Ping An Bank to be used to support JinkoSolar ongoing PV project development across China.


SunEdison begins construction of 110 MW Chile solar plant

SunEdison solar plant at San Andres.

Company breaks ground on latest large-scale solar project in Chile, secures $160 million in financing with CorpBanca and DNB.


SolarCity to support small businesses with new solar package

Solar van arriving at a SolarCity customer's property.

New solar energy service launched today designed to enable small and medium-sized business to pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay their local utility.


Jordan's net metering expands into rural areas

Jordan's new net metering law will double the number of net metering installations this year.

Jordan has designed an effective net metering scheme that is now about to expand into rural areas. Net metering installations are projected to double at the end of 2015.


Eguana wishes Sonnenbatterie well as collaboration ends

Eguana Technologies and German storage developer Sonnenbatterie have decided to part ways. Both companies previously collaborated on selling integrated Sonnenbatterie systems for residential applications globally.


SMA secures 34 MW O&M contract for UK solar farm

SMA is taking on all O&M services of the Glebe/Odell solar farm, which has a combined capacity of 34 MW and is located in England near Wellingborough.

German inverter specialist supplied inverters to the Glebe/Odell Solar Farms, and has now commenced full technical operational management of both installations.


E.ON completes inaugural Californian solar farm

Downtown San Bernardino.

German energy company has completed its 20 MW Alamo Solar farm in California, its first such development in the sun-rich state as it seeks further U.S. expansion.


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