Latest PV market updates

Brazil postpones the July solar auction

Authorities have not given a new date for the auction scheduled for July 29, in which 9 GW of PV projects are participating. The sector attributes the postponement to the change in government, and while it acknowledges a risk,...


Dow Elastomers expects rise in demand for new encapsulant materials

Michael Shoemaker describes the projected power density increases offered by Dow Elastomer's new polyolefin encapsulants.

Video: Michael Shoemaker, Global Strategic Marketing Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, talks encapsulants with pv magazine's Ian Clover, highlighting what technological advancements Dow Elastomers is bringing to the market.


Masdar and EDF pin hopes on new record low tariff for 350 MW Abu Dhabi solar plant

Masdar solar installation, Abu Dhabi.

Days after the Abu Dhabi-based clean energy developer won a tender to develop 800 MW of solar in Dubai, the company has teamed with France's EDF to bid for a 350 MW plant in Abu Dhabi.


SunPower, First Solar and SunEdison cornered 44% of North American O&M market in 2015: IHS

First Solar PV installation.

Analysis by IHS reveals how the three solar firms captured almost half of the operations and maintenance market last year, which grew to more than $300 million.


SunEdison appoints new CFO as incumbent departs after just two months

SunEdison installation project.

The troubled and bankrupt renewable energy firm announces the appointment of Philip Gund as its new chief financial officer a week after CEO Ahmad Chatila resigned.


ABB to close Phoenix inverter fab, move jobs to Estonia and Italy

ABB worker.

The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.


Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

Sunrun installers fit another rooftop array.

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.


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