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High liability to asset ratios and low inventory turnover signal "solvency concerns" for PV companies

Based on their liability to asset ratios, and low inventory turnovers, Yingli Green Energy and Canadian Solar, among others, are posing "potential solvency concerns," according to a leading solar research analyst. First Solar,...


Israeli solar company looks to Africa, US for opportunities

The Neo'ot Hovav solar project.

Energix CEO tells pv magazine he has ruled out operating in China, India or the UK and is looking to North America and Africa to expand his renewables business.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Katie Price at a book signing.

Crippling debts and absentee chairmen hogged the headlines coming out of China this week but amid the madness, there was good news out of the US and the Middle East.


Off-grid weekly digest

Off-grid lighting products are on the rise in Pakistan, where the solar industry is beginning to finally gain a foothold.

The most comprehensive weekly off-grid PV report, curated by pv magazine's specialist editor, Pete Carvill.


Hanwha unveils solar-powered island plan

Hanwha SolarOne production facility.

The Korean group announces project that will see the small islet of Jukdo turned into a 100% solar-powered community, replacing the four diesel generators that currently provide power.


UK investors reportedly eye Indonesian solar

The Jakarta skyline.

The body responsible for driving overseas investment in Indonesia says UK companies are ready to plough $4bn into solar and offshore tidal projects but facts are thin on the ground.


United PV considering Yingli debt assistance

Yingli solar production.

Chinese state-owned solar operator tells Bloomberg that it may co-operate with other government-controlled companies to assuage Yingli's current debt burden.


India presses state to raise solar ambition

Maharashtra state.

Maharashtra state should aim for 25 GW of renewables by 2020, says 'Union minister'. Of the current 14.4 GW target in the state, 7 GW is expected to come from solar.


Southern Group buys 103 MW solar project in Georgia, US

Savannah, Georgia.

Utility's subsidiary, Southern Power, has acquired the 103 MW Butler solar facility from Community Energy Inc., adding to its 1.1 GW portfolio of clean energy projects.


Solar is the new world, coal execs told at Paris summit

Coal plant, Germany.

Coal and renewable energy executives at climate conference in Paris clash over future energy mix as value of storage brought to the fore.


First Solar announces JV for large-scale solar development in Philippines

Solar installation, Philippines.

The U.S. thin film company signs joint venture with OrionGroup for the realization of commercial and industrial self generation solar projects in the Philippines.


Amtech receives 800 MW order for solar diffusion system

Amtech.

Company's Tempress Systems subsidiary has received order for its next-gen solar diffusion systems from a leading Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer.


Yingli issues statement refuting liquidation reports

Yingli production.

Chinese solar giant states that it is "optimistic" and "confident" about its ability to continue servicing the global market, following recent reports to the contrary. Company announces keenly awaited conference call.


Fronius presses play on US manufacturing

Fronius production in Austria.

The U.S. subsidiary of the Austrian inverter supplier has begun production at a $1.5 million manufacturing and testing facility in the state of Indiana.


US: SEIA backs ITC extension proposal

Capitol building.

Legislation put forward by Rep. Mike Thompson to extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) by five years earns support of the Solar Energy Industries Association.


TMEIC inverter orders rise 48% in 2014

TMEIC solarware inverter.

The Japanese inverter company achieved orders of almost 3 GW last year, with a further 2.5 GW in shipments as its overseas fabs hit full-scale operation.


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