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Motir DuSable and Martifier Solar partner up for 100 MW solar plant in Nigeria

Enugu State, Nigeria.

Nigerian and American company Motir DuSable has already been awarded a power generation license for the project and has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Martifier Solar to develop the plant.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s EIA projections continue to miss the mark

Solar industry legend Jigar Shah says the Department of Energy’s EIA is misinforming global decision makers, and that the failure in its estimates is “criminal”.

Italian Eni to build 420 MW of renewables in Italy, Egypt and Pakistan

Eni is planning to revive at least 400 hectares of industrial sites in Italy, turning them into large-scale PV plants

Italian energy company Eni is planning to build up to 200 MW of PV near its own facilities in Egypt and Pakistan, and turn abandoned industrial areas in Italy into 220 MW of clean energy projects.

RENA reports large orders for PERC technology from USA and India

Germany-based RENA has recently received two large orders for its manufacturing equipment for PERC solar cells.

Yingli defaults on $270m loan, actively steps up restructuring process

Yingli PV production.

Debt worries mount for Chinese solar manufacturer as it misses payments of RMB 1.76 billion due today; issues statement saying it is stepping up ways to generate cash flow.

STA launches online survey to diagnose UK’s solar business health

STA is aiming to provide policymakers and the public with a clear picture of what is actually going on in the national solar market

The STA and PwC launch an online survey to analyze the U.K. solar industry after major changes in the policy framework.

SMA clings to global inverter top spot, but Chinese rivals closing, says IHS

SMA inverter installation.

The German inverter supplier maintained a steady lead at the top of the global PV inverter revenue chart, but China's Huawei and Sungrow, as well as Israeli firm SolarEdge, are closing in.

SolarWorld registers 42% Q1 revenue increase Y/Y, but losses widen to EUR 20 million

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck

Germany's SolarWorld posts EUR 212.63 revenue for the first quarter of 2016, but losses widen year-over-year to EUR 20.8 million. U.S. demand fuels large shipment increase.

SMA posts strong Q1 figures across all core segments

Pierre-Pascal Urbon, SMA CEO.

The German inverter specialist sees sales, revenue and cash volumes grow on the back of greater internationalization and a growing presence in commercial PV sectors globally.

33.1 MW PV project wins in Jamaican renewable energy auction

Once completed, the 33.1 MW solar park will become the largest solar plant in Jamaica

The Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation has selected Eight Rivers Energy Company as the preferred bidder to build, own and operate a 33.1 MW PV plant at Paradise Park, Westmoreland.

Delayed Yingli financials reveal 2015 net loss of $864 million, debts of $1.8bn

Yingli fab.

The Chinese solar giant saw its operating expenses increase to 54.3% due to severe impairment losses on property, plant and equipment; revenue and module shipments also down Y/Y.

S-Energy to supply 74 MW of modules for two PV projects in Colorado

S-Energy’s SN-series modules will be utilized in juwi’s two large-scale solar facilities, both expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of the year

S-Energy will supply over 74 MW of PV modules for two utility-scale projects that are being developed by juwi Inc. in Colorado.

SunEdison yieldcos TerraForm Power & TerraForm Global granted financial report extension

SunEdison installation.

TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, the yieldcos of bankrupt renewable energy company SunEdison, have struck a pact to extend the deadline for filing their annual report.

Sonnen bests Tesla's Powerwall in Q1 battery sales


The German storage startup takes the fight to Tesla in 2016, selling 2,600 batteries in the first quarter to edge out Tesla, which confirmed earlier this month that it has sold 2,500 Powerwalls during the same period.

Engie acquires 80% stake in battery maker Green Charge Networks

Green Charge Networks specializes in lithium-ion batteries for C&I customers.

The utility follows in the footsteps of its French counterpart Total by moving into the battery storage space with its 80% acquisition of California's Green Charge Networks.

Development banks, U.S. DOE pledge to support renewable energy in the Caribbean

IDB, CDB and CARICOM have joined forces with the U.S. DOE to take the first steps to support a transformation of the region’s energy sector, which may include new financing assistance.

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