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China: GCL, CNI enter into EPC solar contracts totaling 90 MW

GCL has contracted CNI Energy to work on 116 MW of its solar PV projects

GCL New Energy Holdings Limited, via two subsidiaries, has signed two EPC agreements with CNI Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNI (Nanjing) Energy Development Company Limited, to install 90 MW of solar PV plants in China,...


JinkoSolar secures $80m loan agreement with Ex-Im Bank

JinkoSolar PV installation.

Bulk of the loan ($62 million) will be used to support the Chinese solar company's long-term fixed assets, with a further $8 million (RMB50 million) loan to be used for working capital at its Malaysia factory.


Welspun commissions 34 MW Indian solar plant

Welspun is hoping to significantly contribute to India's ambitious solar energy goals

Welspun Renewables has commissioned a 34 MW solar PV plant in Punjab. It has signed an MOU to develop a further 151 MW in the state, and is said to be targeting 11 GW of renewable installations in India.


Residential solar market remains the most attractive, says Deutsche Bank

The latest Deutsche Bank "Solar sector update" states the U.S. continues to drive global solar demand and the residential market retains its draw for investment.


95.5 MW of PV capacity for June in Germany

In June this year, the German Federal Network Agency registered a rather low 95.5 MW of PV capacity, depicting the same story as in the last months. Of that, 56.8 MW came into operation.


Germany: PV tender extended to rooftops above 1 MW

German PV power plant.

The German federal government is currently evaluating its PV tender process. The BMWi (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) today released an official "key notes" paper in which it was proposed that a separate...


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Donald Trump.

Clinton trumps rivals, SolarCity and PERC are on the up and China is installing more solar than you can shake a stick at, but our dirty smalls could bring an end to life on earth as we know it.


Canadian Solar bundles solutions for three Californian farms

Canadian Solar will supply inverters and PV panels as a bundled system solution to three ground-mounted PV projects on farms in California. Renewable Solar Energy is developing these sites.


Delay in United's 210 MW acquisition

Inner Mongolia.

Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.


Japan: GE to supply the Hosoe project

General Electric, better known as GE, will be supplying the 96.2MW Hosoe PV plant in Kyushu island, Japan, with power solutions. The company has crafted a solution package for smooth running of such MW projects.


Israel: 40MW Ketura plant connected to grid

The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the...


SunPower and ConEdison Solutions team on New York solar leasing program

New York rooftops.

U.S. utility joins forces with leading solar provider SunPower to offer homeowners in New York State opportunity to lease rooftop solar PV systems, program to be launched in August.


Hanwha Q Cells modules chosen for 52.5 MW Fukushima solar plant

Hanwha production.

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation opts for Hanwha Q Cells to supply proposed 52.5 MW solar PV plant located in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima prefecture.


SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


UK: "Go Solar" regional program

E.ON UK and Sungevity have announced a new "Go Solar" regional program in the UK which offers customers solar panel systems for their homes. Both companies have already collaborated on such programs in Germany and the...


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...


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