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ReneSola revenue and margin falls in Q2 on slow domestic demand

ReneSola HQ.

China's second half slowdown drags module shipments down 19.5% sequentially, while lower wafer ASPs cause revenue contraction despite increased shipments.


Neo Solar Power posts NTD826 million net loss in H1

Neo Solar Power headquarters in Taiwan. Image by NSP.

First-half revenues reached NTD10.408 billion (USD334 million ), contributing to an operating loss of NTD834 million. It recorded a gross margin of 3.37%.


Brazil: Senate approves adherence to the Paris Climate Agreement

Brazil national flag. Flickr image by anonlinegreenworld.

The next step is to put the legislative decree that contains the country's adherence to the agreement into effect by official proclamation. To reduce the country’s emissions, Brazil will take measures to increase reforestation,...


Trina Solar and Cirque du Soleil enter into partnership

Monocycles - DanielDesmarais - Cirque du Soleil. Flickr image by TBWABusted.

It is the first 'official solar partnership' that the world's largest theatrical producer has ever entering in, and conveniently it is with the world's largest PV manufacturer, which will see the two global powerhouses promote...


SunLink pursuing Indian commitment with solar development joint venture

SunLink Solar PV module manufacturing plant. Image by Eckhart Gouras.

U.S. solar energy solutions provider SunLink has partnered with Indian engineering company Ganges Internationale to help facilitate solar deployment in India, as part of an agreement to develop 1.4 GW of solar in India over the...


Foxconn finalizes Sharp acquisition

Sharp company building. Image by Sharp.

The Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer -- also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry — has wrapped up its 388.8 billion yen ($3.8 billion​) purchase of a 66% stake in the troubled Japanese group.


Sungrow to supply 150 MW of inverters to solar projects in India

Sungrow 1500V inverter in Xinjiang, China.

The Chinese inverter manufacturer has signed a contract with Indian Independent Power Producer Mytrah Energy to supply inverters for approximately 150 MW of the company's projects in India, further expanding its market share in...


SolarWorld's finalized Q2 financials confirm encouraging growth

SolarWorld solar modules. Image SolarWorld.

The German PV manufacturer recorded significant growth in the company's sales and revenues compared to the same period last year, while also getting its EBIT back into profit, although it had to revise down its preliminary...


Ideal Power posts revenue 75% drop in Q2 revenue, increases net loss

Camarillo, California

The Texas inverter maker blamed the drop in sales on delays in California's incentive program and expects business to pick up in the second half of 2016 now that the problem has been resolved.


Abengoa reaches deal with creditors

Abengoa Atacama 1 project in Chile

The Spanish renewable energy group may have won a new lease on life, but it still has to convince other shareholders to accept the deal, which would mean suffering a severe haircut.


IRENA unveils new solar, wind maps

IRENA Global Atlas renewable energy map

The International Renewable Energy Agency has added a new feature to its Global Atlas that it hopes will accelerate growth in the renewable energy sector worldwide by providing more detailed resource data in an effort to...


Manz AG reports dip in revenue for H1 caused by unexpected order cancellation

Manz HQ in Reutlingen, Germany.

The German high-tech equipment manufacturer posts negative EBITDA of EUR -4.5 million following unexpected order stop from a major customer in its storage segment. Company expects revenue to pick up again for Q3.


centrotherm posts H1 revenue of EUR 61.9 million, reveals strong order book

centrotherm tool.

The German PV and polysilicon equipment supplier increases sales in its PV and semiconductor sector to EUR 42 million over the first half of the year, reveals new orders of EUR 85.4 million.


UK: Solar will be cheaper than nuclear by time Hinkley plant is built, government admits

Solar farm in England.

Unpublished report by U.K. government calculates cost of large-scale solar to be around GBP 50-75/MWh by 2025, less than nuclear at GBP 85-125/MWh.


Berkeley and GRID research partnership to explore off-grid solar potential

University of California, Berkeley Campus. Flickr image by brainchildvn

The University of California's Berkeley research institute has teamed up with GRID Alternatives to study 'energy access' off-grid solar projects with a view to expanding the reach of off-grid solar around the world.


First Solar increases presence in Turkey with 160 MW of orders this year

First Solar photovoltaic modules. Image by First Solar.

The U.S. company has won two large contracts to supply 160 MW of its high performance solar modules to PV projects in Turkey, which places it in a strong position to take advantage of a market that is expected to grow...


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