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Germany: Solarwatt acquires storage specialist e-Wolf

Solarwatt's headquarters in Dresden

The German battery technology start-up boasts the storage experts behind Formula 1 team Toyota Racing's kinetic energy recovery system (KERS). Solarwatt expects the acquisition to reduce storage system costs over the long run.


UK: Big60Million and Foresight Solar Fund close bond on 34 MW community PV

Big60Million solar development.

Joint venture between solar investor Foresight and community-benefit energy company Big60Million brings community and institutional finance together in the ongoing pursuit of greater solar deployment.


Enphase Energy Q2 shipments up 48% YOY

Enphase AC battery.

U.S. module level power company ships record 195 MW in second quarter, revenue up 25% year-over-year, reaching $102.1 million.


New technologies will push costs down, says Lux Research

In its latest "Silicon solar cell and module roadmap" report, Lux Research says that emerging technologies like PERC and bifacial cells will aid in pushing down module costs in 2020.


Obama set to announce clean energy vision

President Barack Obama.

Tougher rules on carbon emissions part of President's new Energy Plan, which will include greater incentives for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.


TerraForm Global raises $675 million in IPO

TerraForm Global's solar projects are located in China, India, South Africa, Honduras, Uruguay, Malaysia and Thailand

In its IPO, launched on July 31, SunEdison Inc.’s yieldco, TerraForm Global Inc. raised US$675 million through the sale of 45 million Class A shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange, priced at $15 each. An additional 6.75 million...


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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.


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.


Developer wins lawsuit against Suntech

Cheng Kin Ming.

Shunfeng-owned Wuxi Suntech must reimburse ZKenergy with $38.5m and counting. Claim stems from broken module supply agreement.


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.


Martifer Solar to lead on 57 MW Jordan PV project

Solar PV panels in Jordan.

Portugal-based solar company to construct four solar PV projects located near to the Jordanian cities of Ma'an and Mafraq, projects have already secured PPAs under Jordan’s renewable energy plan.


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.


China idled 9% of its solar capacity in H1 2015, NEA reports

Huabei.

National Energy Administration says congestion on grid caused by higher share of solar energy forced 9% of installed PV capacity to sit idle for first six months of year, figures show 7.7 GW of PV added in H1.


JinkoSolar seals $485 million in solar financing

JinkoSolar large-scale solar development.

RMB3 billion line of credit agreed with China's Ping An Bank to be used to support JinkoSolar ongoing PV project development across China.


SunEdison begins construction on 110 MW Chile solar plant

SunEdison solar plant at San Andres.

Company breaks ground on latest large-scale solar project in Chile, secures $160 million in financing with CorpBanca and DNB.


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