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Intevac receives multi-system order for implant systems used for c-Si cell manufacturing

Intevac matrix

The California-based equipment supplier received an order for two of its ENERGi implant systems for advanced solar cell manufacturing, from an unnamed solar cell manufacturer in China.

Yingli defaults on $270m loan, actively steps up restructuring process

Yingli PV production.

Debt worries mount for Chinese solar manufacturer as it misses payments of RMB 1.76 billion due today; issues statement saying it is stepping up ways to generate cash flow.

SMA clings to global inverter top spot, but Chinese rivals closing, says IHS

SMA inverter installation.

The German inverter supplier maintained a steady lead at the top of the global PV inverter revenue chart, but China's Huawei and Sungrow, as well as Israeli firm SolarEdge, are closing in.

33.1 MW PV project wins in Jamaican renewable energy auction

Once completed, the 33.1 MW solar park will become the largest solar plant in Jamaica

The Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation has selected Eight Rivers Energy Company as the preferred bidder to build, own and operate a 33.1 MW PV plant at Paradise Park, Westmoreland.

Indian Rays Power Infra completes 11.5 MW PV plant in Telangana

Rays Power Infra and USA-based Hilliard Energy  are planning develop 150 MW of PV projects within 12 months

Rays Power Infra has commissioned a 11.5 MW PV plant in Indian Telangana state, first part of its 150 MW pipeline scheduled for the next 11 months.

S-Energy to supply 74 MW of modules for two PV projects in Colorado

S-Energy’s SN-series modules will be utilized in juwi’s two large-scale solar facilities, both expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of the year

S-Energy will supply over 74 MW of PV modules for two utility-scale projects that are being developed by juwi Inc. in Colorado.

Gamesa combines PV, wind, diesel and storage in off-grid system

Gamesa's off-grid solution enables combination of different power sources, depending on the needs of the owner

Gamesa has installed a prototype of its 2 MW off-grid system, combining solar, wind, diesel-fueled power generation and energy storage batteries, in La Muela municipality, Spain.

Engie acquires 80% stake in battery maker Green Charge Networks

Green Charge Networks specializes in lithium-ion batteries for C&I customers.

The utility follows in the footsteps of its French counterpart Total by moving into the battery storage space with its 80% acquisition of California's Green Charge Networks.

Latin America becomes more attractive for renewable energy investment, as Europe suffers the reverse trend

100 MWp Amanecer Solar CAP plant in Chile, developed by SunEdision. Photo: SunEdison

Emerging markets, especially in Latin America, are becoming hot beds for renewable energy investment, while European countries tumble down the league table of the Ernst & Young renewable energy country attractiveness index.

SolarEdge strengthens again with 45% Q3 revenue increase year-over-year

SolarEdge power optimizer.

Israeli inverter and power optimizer specialist achieves $125.2 million in revenue for the fiscal third quarter, with 416 MW of inverters shipped and GAAP gross margin of 32.5%.

India's Aviation Minister calls for solar systems at all the country's airports

Kochi airport became the first airport to be exclusively run by solar energy in August 2015.

Following on from the installation of a 12 MW PV system at the Kochi airport, India's Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju asks all of the country's airports to install solar PV systems.

JA Solar opens a new 1.5 GW module manufacturing facility in China

The hi-tech facility will have the annual capacity to produce 1.5 GW worth of modules

The new, fully automated facility will produce 60-cell and 72-cell modules and adds another large chunk of manufacturing capacity to the growing Chinese company.

Enphase Energy launches its Enphase AC Battery in Australia and New Zealand

Enphase distributors are now taking orders in Australia and New Zealand for its Enphase AC Battery.

The two countries will be the first region in the world where the California-based company will be selling its Enphase Home Energy Solution, as it continues to expand into international markets.

S&C completes 7 MW solar energy storage in Ohio

A solar+storage system, which includes a 7 MW lithium ion energy storage connected to 4.3 MW solar plant, was officially unveiled in Minster, Ohio.

Martifer Solar teams up with Canadian Solar for 63MW PV plant in Mexico

Martifier Solar facility

The 63MW PV project was awarded to Canadian Solar during Mexico’s first electricity auction following the nation’s energy reform and will now be developed by Martifer Solar and JV Partners in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Fourth German PV tender delivers 128 MW at EUR 0.07.41/kWh

A PV power plant in Germany

Winning bids under Germany's fourth large scale PV tender have come in at EUR 0.0694 to EUR 0.0768/kWh. 21 PV power plant projects will be built under the fourth solar tender, with a combined capacity of 128.21 MW.

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