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Brazil: Huawei will sign a MOU with Steelcons at Intersolar South America

Huawei FusionsSolar Smart PV plant in Trowbridge, UK.

The agreement would mean that the Chinese company would fit its SolarFusion system to the 90 MW of solar projects that were awarded to Steelcons during the November 2015 tender.


Canadian/Recurrent puts online 100 MW-AC solar project in California

Canadian Solar predicts that Recurrent will complete more than 1 GW of PV projects in the United States this year.


Trina Solar back to sequential growth with revenue and sales increases

Cell manufacturing at Trina Solar.

The Chinese PV manufacturing powerhouse posted another set of impressive quarterly results, which saw significant sequential and year/year growth in revenues and sales, during a quarter in which the company broke a number of cell...


Hanwha Q Cells' Q2 profit soars to $151 million

Hanwha Q Cells.

An 88.8% year-on-year increase in revenues underpins a strong quarter for the Korean solar company, with positive figures across the board.


World-leading solar and battery storage project lures BHP

A world leading large-scale solar and battery storage project in north Queensland has drawn interest from the world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, which says it is looking at the technology for its remote and off-grid mine sites.


20 MW solar plant being developed at earthquake-stricken Italian town

L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. A goverment's office disrupted by the 2009 earthquake. Image by TheWiz83.

U.K. investment firm Quercus Assets Selection has provided an official grant for the project in the small Italian town of Celano in the Abruzzo region that was hit by an earthquake in 2009.


EU reimposes AD solar duties on three more Chinese companies

European Commission

Osda Solar, Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance and Shandong Linuo Photovoltaic Hi-Tech all deemed to be in breach of the terms of the MIP undertaking.


AES to supply, integrate 37.5 MW of battery systems for San Diego utility

The San Diego utility says that the batteries will allow it to improve reliability and integrate higher levels of renewables. AES plans to finish the systems by the end of January 2017.


Engie finalizes deal with Solairedirect for up to 400 MW of PV in Chile

Chile national flag. Flickr image by keepitsurreal.

The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the development of 400 MW of PV projects in northern and central Chile.


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Another busy week in solar draws to a close, with Chile, Argentina and SolarCity on the PV podium.

Massive movement in LatAm as Chile lowers the PV price bar and Argentina sets its solar sights high. Elsewhere, SolarCity continues to grab the headlines.


Solar wins strong backing from UK's business chiefs, poll shows

Hinkley protest.

Opinion poll among the traditionally conservative Institute of Directors finds barely 9% support for Hinkley nuclear plant, with solar power earning the backing of more than three-quarters of members.


Singulus plays the waiting game as large orders booked too late for H1 financials

Singulus HQ.

The late placement of a EUR 110 million tooling order muddies the water for the German production equipment supplier's second half forecast. Sales down year-over-year, but order intake looks healthy.


Sky Solar signs LOI for sale of 152 MW solar assets in Japan

Sky Solar PV installation

Sky Solar Holdings has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Solar Partnership Capital for the potential sale of 152 MW of solar projects at different stages of development in Japan, with an intention to invest further in solar...


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.


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