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Hanwha Q Cells increases Q2 profit by 20%

Hanwha Q Cells production.

Second quarter financials for the Korean solar firm reveal a steady performance, with module shipments up 12.2% and revenues reaching $338 million.


Interview: Germany's second PV tender round

Berlin lawyer, Margarete von Oppen has been closely involved with the first two pilot tenders for ground-mounted PV systems in Germany. For von Oppen, it is clear the pay-as-bid system is appropriate in the quest to promote...


Greenskies finalizes finance for $165m US solar projects

Connecticut.

The Connecticut-based solar integrator has closed a $165 million financial package with First Niagara Financial Group for the development of 127 solar projects in 12 U.S. states.


Suntech agrees 200 MW Indian supply deal with Adani

Suntech solar panel production.

Collaboration follows last month's 9.3 MW project, and will see the Chinese solar power company supply 200 MW of panels for a solar project in India's Tamil Nadu state.


China's PV manufacturing output surpasses $31bn in first half of year

Trina Solar production.

Country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) confirms January-June period generated 200 billion yuan of output value in the solar PV sector, outstripping 2014's performance.


India: 100 MW bid opens in Uttar Pradesh

India's energy conglomerate NTPC has invited bidding for its 100 MW of solar projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is part of NTPC's commitment to develop 10,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020.


Canadian Solar results dip slightly during Q2, preparations for yieldco continue

Canadian Solar retained a healthy margin and profit in its latest quarterly results, and reported strong operational results, despite shipments below guidance. The company says it is progressing towards establishing a yieldco...


More than 2 GW-AC of solar PV under construction in Chile

Chile's Center for Renewable Energy has put out its latest report, which documents the dramatic growth of solar PV in the nation. Chile is easily the leading Latin American solar market at present, but is set for a slow-down in...


SunPower's Mexicali fab earns Landfill-Free verification

SunPower installation.

Recognition awarded for the U.S. solar company's PV module production facility in Mexico, which demonstrates that 99% of waste generated is diverted from landfills.


SunEdison forms $1 billion investment vehicle with Goldman Sachs

SunEdison is spreading its renewable energy wings even further

SunEdison has formed a US$1 billion warehouse investment vehicle with investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs. There is the possibility to expand this to $2 billion. If exercised, this would bring the renewable energy giant’s...


Hanergy expects first half loss

Hanergy Thin Film HQ.

The suspended thin film solar company warns markets that it may post a record first half loss for the six months to June 30 following a 47% share plunge in May that wiped $19bn from its value.


India unveils annual solar goals towards 2022 target

India solar installation.

India's National Solar Mission has outlined the annual targets required between now and 2022 if the nation is to hit its goal of installing 100 GW of solar PV capacity by that date.


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Aachen and Kostanz once again take a pivotal role in world history, the Chinese make David Cameron's job that bit easier and Hawaii and Scotland feature in the same story - you'll only find that in pv magazine.


SolarWorld bets big on U.S.

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck.

CEO Frank Asbeck's restructuring seems to have succeeded but his company is heavily dependent on the U.S. market. $676m lawsuit could still bite resurgent German PERC manufacturer.


Euro-dollar woes hit Etrion

Swiss developer Etrion is pinning its hopes on Japan, rather than Chile over the coming year.

Weakness of the euro has hit Swiss developer's bottom line. Etrion is looking to Japan, rather than Chile to turn around net losses.


Egypt launches 200 MW solar PV tender

River Nile, Egypt.

Announcement forms part of a 500 MW renewable energy push by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), with 250 MW of wind and 50 MW of CSP also confirmed.


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