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Hanwha Q Cells records 65% YoY revenue increase for Q3

Hanwha Q Cells production.

South Korean solar firm posts revenue of $707.8 million for third quarter, generating gross profits of $140.5 million. Shipment volumes remain undisclosed, however.


Primrose powers "one of the last" large PV farms in UK

Eveley farm in Hampshire may well be one of the last large-scale solar projects in the country for a while

The 49 MW Eveley Solar Farm near Stockbridge in Hampshire may be one of the last utility-scale PV plants to be built in the U.K. for some time, due to the closing of the Renewable Obligation scheme on March 31.


Europe slashed investment in renewable energy by 50% in 2015

EU FLAG flickr rockcohen

While other countries, including China, Australia and the US, ramp up their clean energy spending, Europe rapidly reduced its own renewable technology investment in 2015, spending its lowest figure since 2006.


Eging reports sharp growth in 2015

Solar PV installation, China.

China module manufacturer Eging PV releases audited annual report for 2015 showing steep growth over past year; firm records new high in multi aspects of its business.


87 MW of PV plants completed and connected to the grid in Japan

42 MW Futtsu solar PV farm is one of the largest solar projects serving the residents of Tokyo

42 MW Futtsu Solar PV farm has been completed today in Japan's prefecture of Chiba. Another 44.8 MW solar facility has been connected to the grid in Oita prefecture on Friday last week.


JinkoSolar supplies 24 MW for Thailand, calls for the global “energy Internet”

This month only, JinkoSolar has been supplying PV modules for a number of very diverse solar projects across the globe

JinkoSolar supplied 24 MW of PID-free modules for a solar farm in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. At the Boao Forum for Asia the company will discuss the role of solar PV power in the global "energy Internet”.


10MW PV solar farm being developed in Belize

Natcore workers in a research centre

The development of the project is being overseen by Natcore Technology along with Catalyst565, and will start adding a solar presence to a country with huge renewable energy ambitions.


Work continues on the biggest PV plant in Belarus

Even if it had been kept at 50 MW capacity, the PV farm in Rechitsa would be the biggest solar project in Belarus

More than 2.5 years after the initial announcement, the state-owned Belarusian oil company Belorusneft proceeds with its plan to build the largest PV farm in the country, with 55 MW of capacity.


Polysilicon prices on the rise in China, but the US is excluded

Polysilicon

A sharp rise in demand for polysilicon in China is leading to a partial price recovery; however US manufacturers are unable to take advantage after losing access to the market, according to market research company IHS.


D.E. Shaw keen on SunEdison's 148 MW Hawaii solar projects

SunEdison solar worker.

The New York-based hedge fund keen on "commercially reasonable solution" to re-igniting PPAs for three solar projects, developed in Hawaii by SunEdison, which had their previous PPA contracts canceled by local utility.


Costa Rica's distributed solar back on track with new net metering prices

Costa Rica 1MW Parque Solar Miravalles

The country's solar net metering projects had been on hold for over a year, but a new pricing structure has made distributed solar an attractive investment once again.


Juwi building 90 MW of solar in Colorado

Colorado mountains.

The renewable energy firm's U.S. subsidiary has already begun construction work on two of the three projects, with work on the third due to begin later this year. juwi will operate and maintain all three plants once complete.


Enphase opens $4.4m R&D facility in New Zealand

Enphase Energy AC battery.

U.S. microinverter specialist inaugurates new facility designed to expand its testing and verification capabilities for its microinverters and build on the development of its AC battery solution.


ReneSola sells two PV farms in Bulgaria as part of its strategic shift

Despite the high level of solar irradiation in the country, Bulgaria is not demonstrating any significant growth in the global PV market share

ReneSola announced sale of 9.7 MW of solar farms in Bulgaria to Luxembourg-based Solar World Invest Fund SIF.


China aiming to reach 143 GW PV capacity by 2020

China flag new Image Flickr Renato Ganoza

The country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announces plans to triple capacity over the next five years, to cut China’s carbon emissions and become the world’s leader in clean energy.


UK government U-turn on proposed solar tax hike

George Osborne UK Chancellor

After staring a party rebellion in the face, the U.K.’s Conservative Party says that it won’t oppose an amendment to the Budget, which exempts domestic solar panels from a VAT rise from 5% to 20%.


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