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Another rooftop solar boom in Australia – this time with warnings

Image: Jonathan Gifford

Record low solar panel prices, combined with the ratcheting-down or removal of federal and state policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial solar markets, while also prompting warnings to...

SMA signs 154 MW inverter supply agreement in Turkey

Turkish flag.

General Frame Agreement signed with EPC ELSE Enerji Ltd. for the delivery of string and central inverters for PV projects to be realized within one year.

Rooftop and off-grid solar to soar in India in 2017, says BNEF

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and solar.

Analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects Indian renewables sector to grow by at least 10 GW next year as investments pour into large-scale solar, rooftop solar and off-grid sectors.

Etrion completes 24.7 MW in Japan

The Swiss developer has connected the project to the grid in Shizukuishi, in northeastern Japan’s Iwate prefecture.

Adenium to build 15 MW PV plant in Jordan

Jordan landscape.

Adenium Energy Capital will build the solar plant for cement manufacturer Lafarge Jordan at its Rashadiya cement plant, as the company looks to reduce production costs at the facility, and prefers to pursue methods that fit in...

Leclanché to undertake first energy storage project in the US

Leclanché cells. Image: Leclanché

The Swiss energy storage solutions company has been selected by Swiss Green Electricity Management Group to act as EPC contractor and energy storage provider for the 20 MW Marengo Energy Storage Plant in Chicago, as part of a new...

GCL New Energy enters purchase deal with GCL Solar Energy

GCL New Energy solar project. Image: GCL

The two members of the GCL Group have entered into an agreement for the purchase of 37.9 MW of solar modules, which will be used for a plant in the U.S., as GCL continues to make moves after withdrawing from the EU’S minimum...

Hanergy supplies panels for SolaRoad extension

The troubled Chinese PV group has provided PV modules for a trial addition to the €3 million ($3.3 million) Dutch project via is Arizona-based Global Solar unit.

SolarPower Europe reiterates call to scrap MIP as GCL-SI withdraws

GCL New Energy solar installation.

The latest high-profile walkaway from the EU's minimum import price undertaking sees GCL-SI withdraw, meaning nearly all of China's largest solar firms have either left or been expelled from the agreement.

Sonnedix connects 86 MW South African solar PV plant

At 86 MW, the Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV project is one of the largest in Africa.

The independent power producer has inaugurated the Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV project, which is one of the largest such installations in the country.

Shipments up, revenue down in preliminary SolarWorld Q3 results as module price slump bites

SolarWorld booth.

Having warned it will miss its 2016 forecast, German solar firm SolarWorld publishes flat preliminary third quarter results that reveal slight fall in revenue. Shipments did grow Y-O-Y by 5%.

Younicos to install 2 MWh storage system at Panasonic US operations hub

Panasonic's Denver operations hub.

The German energy storage company signs agreement with Panasonic and Xcel Energy for installation of four Y.Cube storage-in-a-box solutions for installation at Denver operations hub.

France awards 80 MW of rooftop PV projects

French rooftop PV.

The French Ministry of Energy, Ecology and Sustainable Development has announced the winners of a tender concerning the installation of 80 MW of rooftop PV projects. Winning projects will receive on average a generation tariff of...

India: solar installs outstrip wind in FY 2016 to date

Solar installation, India.

Solar PV closes gap on wind power in the Indian renewable sector as official government figures for financial year to date reveal strong growth.

Hareon's net profit falls 9.5% in January-September period

The Chinese PV module and cell manufacturer has recorded a net profit of 45.29 million yuan ($6.68 million) in the first nine months of 2016, down 9.45% from the preceding year.

Panasonic's H1 sales fall on Japan PV weakness

The Osaka-based group's net sales fell roughly 7% on the year to YEN 3,495.5 billion ($33.3 billion) in the first half of fiscal 2017, partly due to a year-on-year decline in sales of residential PV systems in Japan.

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