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Bankruptcy talk stalks Yingli as annual financial report delayed

Yingli production process.

Chinese solar producer expects to post losses of more than $900m for 2015 as company reiterates doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern.

Plans for 'world's largest solar farm' collapse

The parliament building in Belgrade.

Threat of lawsuits fly back and forth as Maltese developer of the OneGiga project claims the land offered by the Serbian government was inappropriate and Belgrade officials say the Maltese company broke an investment agreement.

Goldpoly company acquires 300 MW


Goldpoly subsidiary China Solar Power Group has acquired a further 300 MW of solar projects as part of its 2 GW acquisition deal with developer Zhongli Talesun Solar.

Canadian Solar's 49 MW projects sale

Chesterville, Ontario.

Shares in the Chinese module manufacturer soared as a $280 million sale of five solar projects in Ontario was cited as proof of the successful focus on downstream operations.

Asian rivals might undercut Chinese in the EU

Karel de Gucht.

IHS predicts solar manufacturers in Taiwan and Korea will soon be able to offer solar products in Europe below the minimum price negotiated for Chinese products last week.

Rooftop solar power in Brazil to reach 1.4 GW by 2022

Brazil 1 MW PV plant

The falling price of solar modules may lead to an increase in rooftop photovoltaic installations in Brazil, which is initially targeting 1.4 GW of solar by 2022.

China-EU solar imports, to cap or not to cap?

Yingli manufacturing.

The publication of the EU acceptance of Chinese undertakings on minimum prices for solar products was predictably light on detail. The list of participating manufacturers in the trade agreement is more or less comprehensive.

CentroSolar reports more grim figures


Munich solar manufacturer CentroSolar has little to cheer from its second quarter figures but the auditing of its 2012 accounts has cleared the way for September's critical debt to equity swap.

Solar helps drive NextEra profits

The Florida Keys.

Solar played its part in U.S. energy company NextEra's profits from April to June but wind is still the company's favored renewable and the year on year six-month figures were less encouraging.

Belectric CEO hits out at German renewables policy

Bernhard Beck said the policies of the current government in Berlin mean it is impossible to consider developing another 128 MW solar park like the one he was inaugurating at Templin, in Brandenburg state.

US: SolarWorld extends financing program

SolarWorld has expanded its solar financing program to six additional U.S. states after being solely available in California. The plan is dedicated exclusively to U.S.-made solar products.

Germany: Monthly FIT degression remains at 1.8%

Germany added some 300 MW of new photovoltaic capacity in June, according to the German Federal Network Agency. Hence, monthly FIT reductions of 1.8% will apply for the months of August, September and October.

Inverter market to shrink to $6.7 billion


The global inverter market will shrink 5% in 2013 as price pressures counter rising shipping volumes, but there will be a strong rebound next year, according to IMS Research.

ADB supports Pacific solar projects

The Cook Islands.

A proposed 6 MW solar scheme for the Cook Islands accounts for most of the 7.7 MW of solar being backed by the Asian Development Bank in the Pacific.

SolarWorld wins projects in South Africa

Ceres Fruitgrowers.

The German company has landed a deal with two prominent global brands. Its 1 MWp installation with Ceres Fruitgrowers is a prime example of self-consumption.

Sunowe lands 20 MW module supply deal


The Chinese manufacturer will supply 20 MW of solar panels to state owned power company Hainan Xianshou Waterpower. The deal follows 80 MW of orders last month as Sunowe looks away from Europe.

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