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Enphase Energy to trim workforce by 11%, embarks on $20m cost-cutting drive

Enphase installation.

U.S. microinverter specialist announces restructuring and cost savings initiative that will see the firm reduce its global workforce by around 11% and cut annual operating expenses by $20 million.


PPA generation certificates signed for DeGrussa solar+storage plant

DeGrussa Mine solar array in Western Australia.

Neoen and Origin Energy have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) at Australia’s largest integrated off-grid solar and energy storage facility.


Canadian Solar beats shipment and revenue guidance for Q2

Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu.

The Chinese solar firm shipped 1,290 MW of modules and posted net revenue of $805.9 million in the second quarter on back of increased sales to the Americas. Downstream pipeline tops 20 GW.


SolarCity cuts co-founder salaries to $1, announces job losses

SolarCity installation.

In SEC filing, U.S. solar lease provider reveals it expects to incur restructuring charges of $3-$5 million in light of unspecified number of job losses. CEO and CTO to accept reduced salary as reduced guidance bites.


A solid Q2 for JA Solar sees significant increases in sales and revenue

JA Solar module inspection.

A booming Chinese solar market led to a substantial rise in shipments and revenue for domestic solar manufacturer JA Solar in the second quarter of 2016, although the company expects a slight slowdown in the second half of the...


India: secondary solar market emerging, says report

Solar installation in India.

Indian solar developers are gradually laying the groundwork for the emergence of a secondary market for solar assets by shopping their rapidly growing project portfolios to prospective investors, according to a recent report by...


Meyer Burger posts 75% annual sales increase in H1 2016

Meyer Burger HQ.

The Swiss solar tooling specialist posts 20% order increase and positive EBITDA for the first half of the year, placing the firm on track to exceed guidance and put itself firmly in the black for 2016.


Tata Power Solar commissions 100 MW plant - India's largest using domestic content

Tata Power Solar, India.

The 100 MW project was commissioned using domestically manufactured cells and modules, thus fitting in with the government’s ‘Make in India’ mission, and makes a huge addition to Tata Power Solar’s PV portfolio in the country.


NV Energy seeking approval for 100 MW PV plant in Nevada

Primm, Nevada. FLickr image by Stephen Hill.

The Nevada utility has requested approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada for a 100 MW solar plant, while simultaneously requesting the early retirement of a coal-fired generation facility, but its previous...


BHEL secures EPC contracts for 110 MW of solar plants in India

BHEL factory in India.

The Indian solar solutions provider and panel manufacturer received an EPC order for 30 MW of solar plants, which is added to 80 MW of EPC contracts that the company signed at the end of July, displaying BHEL’s ambitions for...


Argentina expecting USD4-5 billion investment in solar industry

Argentina national flag. Flickr image Finizio.

The Latin American country is preparing itself for an estimated USD4 billion to USD5 billion to be invested in its solar industry by companies over the coming five years, as interest piques before the country’s first renewable...


SunLink pursuing Indian commitment with solar development joint venture

SunLink Solar PV module manufacturing plant. Image by Eckhart Gouras.

U.S. solar energy solutions provider SunLink has partnered with Indian engineering company Ganges Internationale to help facilitate solar deployment in India, as part of an agreement to develop 1.4 GW of solar in India over the...


Sungrow to supply 150 MW of inverters to solar projects in India

Sungrow 1500V inverter in Xinjiang, China.

The Chinese inverter manufacturer has signed a contract with Indian Independent Power Producer Mytrah Energy to supply inverters for approximately 150 MW of the company's projects in India, further expanding its market share in...


SolarWorld's finalized Q2 financials confirm encouraging growth

SolarWorld solar modules. Image SolarWorld.

The German PV manufacturer recorded significant growth in the company's sales and revenues compared to the same period last year, while also getting its EBIT back into profit, although it had to revise down its preliminary...


SolarCity to make BIPV modules at Buffalo factory, will consider cell partnership

Industry analysts note that the market for residential BIPV in the United States is "non-existent" at present, and SolarCity's plans to use crystalline silicon are a new direction.


IRENA unveils new solar, wind maps

IRENA Global Atlas renewable energy map

The International Renewable Energy Agency has added a new feature to its Global Atlas that it hopes will accelerate growth in the renewable energy sector worldwide by providing more detailed resource data in an effort to...


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