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Capital Stage to make takeover offer for CHORUS Clean Energy

CHORUS Clean Energy AG PV plant in Riechelbach, Germany.

The two German companies both announced the proposed takeover offer, with some key CHORUS shareholders already committed to the merger.


Nigeria's solar hopes stall

Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria is considered an emerging economy that has the potential to drive a dynamic domestic solar PV market. But the global oil price plunge and a national currency crisis have stalled hopes.


India implements new 40 GW rooftop, small PV plant program

India - small solar PV plant

India's solar market has long been dominated by large utility-scale projects but the government is now looking to boost rooftop solar in the country with an ambitious new initiative.


Argentina sets aside 300 MW for solar in its first auction

Of the 1 GW to be auctioned in June, 30% is planned to be from solar PV. A reference price has not been set, therefore the current price of US$100/MWh is expected. The auction will not be limited to new projects and the World...


Hanwha Q Cells Q1 results show encouraging Y/Y resurgence in profit, revenue and shipments

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

Module shipments from the Korean solar PV manufacturer reached 912 MW in the first quarter, exceeding the guidance range, while gross profit topped $109m and gross margin reached 21.2%.


Singulus pins hopes on big CIGS orders after disappointing Q1

Singulus Tenuis tool.

The German PV equipment manufacturer posts weak sales and negative EBIT figures for the first quarter of 2016, but says it is hopeful that "extensive" CIGS orders still in negotiations can be concluded soon.


London welcomes largest council-backed rooftop solar+storage installation

The 1.73 MW array in London is the largest in the country to be backed by a local authority.

The Borough of Hounslow in the U.K. capital has invested GBP 2 million in a 1.73 MW rooftop solar array that will be supported by an onsite storage facility – the largest of its kind in the country.


Renewables power Portugal for four days straight

Solar PV installation, Portugal.

Solar, wind and hydro combine over extraordinary four-day period between May 7 – 11 to generate enough clean energy to keep Portugal's lights on during that time.


Report: global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015

31 GOGLA member companies sold over 4 million off-grid solar devices in the second half of 2015

31 GOGLA member companies sold over 4 million off-grid solar devices in the second half of 2015, totaling the cash sales revenues of more than US $118 million.


Mexico makes conditions more flexible in its second electricity auction

The auction, which is also open to solar PV, will be held on September 30. It will incorporate an office to address concerns, greater demarcation of regions, more time for evaluation of offering and modifications to the system of...


sPower signs PPAs with PG&E for 60 MW of US solar capacity

sPower and Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake City-headquartered power producer will construct three large-scale, 20 MW-AC solar farms in California, and sell the power to utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company.


Australia's UNSW sets sunlight-to-electricity efficiency record of 34.5%

Mark Keevers with the four-junction solar mini-module built at UNSW and which has recorded sunlight conversion efficiency of 34.5%.

Result by engineers at that University of New South Wales edges the solar industry closer to the theoretical limits of PV efficiency, smashing previous record of 24% set by Alta Devices of the U.S.


Delta launches 80kW wall-mounted string inverter

The Delta M80U is a wall-mountable three-phase string inverter that is transformerless and thus well suited to large-scale ground-mount and rooftop PV installations.

The Taiwanese power company introduces its M80U string inverter into the North American market. Wall-mounted design targeted at growing commercial solar sector, but can also be used at large scale.


At 11.5 MW, India has just inaugurated the world's single largest rooftop solar system

Tata Power Solar.

The installation covers a single rooftop of 42 acres atop the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus, which is located near to Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. The entire installation is more than 19 MW.


Argentina to auction 1 GW of renewable energy

Definitive conditions will be announced in June and the solicitation will be held in September. The auction is intended to produce prices under US$100/MWh and investments of US$2 billion. The government is in negotiations with...


Pro-solar policies could be key in forthcoming Australian election, poll finds

Solar rooftop installation, Sydney.

Survey of 2,400 Australians conducted on behalf of a coalition of environmental groups finds that 64% of voters would back a party with pro-renewable policies in the forthcoming federal election.


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