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Panasonic solar sales slide on weak Japanese demand

The electronics conglomerate is the second Japanese solar maker to report falling sales in the latest fiscal year, as more evidence of declining domestic demand.


Maine legislators push to override veto of controversial solar policy

Despite a veto by the state’s governor and opposition by solar leasing companies, advocates say that they may have enough votes to pass the policy.


Fenix reaches new landmark for solar leases in Uganda

A solar panel in the street in Uganda - Image by Rod Waddington

Residential solar lease-to-own company Fenix International has now signed over 60,000 leases for its off-grid ReadyPay Power solar systems in Uganda.


Study reveals potential storage capacity of 2,291 GWh in Europe

Pumped hydro energy storage facilities in the existing water bodies in Alps can potentially reach the combined capacity of 303 GWh

A new study by eStorage identifies 2,291 GWh of development-ready sites for new pumped hydro energy storage plants in Europe.


Turkey: ICCI event returns focus to growing solar industry

The 22nd ICCI event in Istanbul brought together stakeholders, delegates and businesses from across the energy supply chain, with more than 21 countries represented in the halls.

The 22nd International Energy & Environment Fair and Conference, held just weeks after Solarex, delivered another opportunity for Turkey to smooth the edges of its expanding solar sector.


NextEra Energy Partners reaches 1.6 GW of contracted solar PV assets

NextEra’s yieldco plans to aggressively acquire solar assets while expanding its current wind fleet over the next three years.


Hanwha bearing fruits of Q Cells, SolarOne integration

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

Hanwha Q Cells has published its 2015 annual report today, in which the advantages of bringing together its German and Malaysian Q Cells and Chinese SolarOne manufacturing were demonstrated. Booking a profit of $44 million, on...


Study finds positive link between UK solar farms and biodiversity

Sheep next to a solar array in England

An extensive study of solar farms in the UK has found that the existence of the solar panels can improve biodiversity and wildlife abundance, especially when combined with measured land management.


Silicon Ranch commenced work on 50 MW PV plant in Mississippi

Silicon Ranch develops and operates solar farms across the US with a focus on the Southeast

Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corporation broke ground on the largest solar farm in the state of Mississippi.


Construction begins on the first community solar project in New York State

Participants of shared solar projects can purchase individual solar panels and receive credit for the power production, as if the panels were located on their own roof

Community solar project in Halfmoon, New York will allow more than 100 local residents to participate in solar energy generation, even if they can’t have their own private PV systems.


Boost for residential solar loans in the US as Mosaic raises USD200 million

Suncrest Solar residential installation

Residential solar lending platform Mosaic will receive the funding for a new USD200 million facility from DZ BANK and NY Green Bank. The facility will help the company achieve its ambitious future targets for providing solar...


centrotherm books EUR7 million 2015 profit, reports EUR49 million in solar, semiconductor orders Q1 2016

centrotherm HQ.

German PV and polysilicon production equipment supplier centrotherm has returned to profit in 2015, and has reported strong solar orders in Q1 2016. The company expects to “at least” break even in 2016, despite delays to a...


Developments on over 1 GW of new PV in India

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Progress on three solar schemes and projects in India, which have a potential combined capacity of 1050 MW, including 500 MW of rooftop PV being tendered by SECI, a piece of land being assigned for a 200 MW project in Rajasthan,...


TerniEnergia connects 82.5 MW PV plant in South Africa

TerniEnergia's solar farm in Paleisheuwel comprises of 611,000 panels spread over an area of 240 hectares.

TerniEnergia announced that it has completed the first of its two “giant” PV projects in South Africa.


MESIA: 350 MW ADWEA tender unlikely to lead to "race-to-the-bottom" pricing

Abu Dhabi

A shortlist of eight companies pre-qualified to submit a bid to the 350 MW Abu Dhabi project tender has been published. The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) selected a group of 34 companies that can bid for the...


Japan leads Kyocera solar sales decline

Kyocera cites weak domestic sales in its fiscal year 2016 results, which may be part of a larger market decline.


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