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Australia brown coal warriors switch to solar, disruptive technologies

The two men who ran Australia’s two dirtiest brown coal generators have switched sides.

Former Australian boss of GDF Suez, Tony Concannon, has now re-emerged as the chief executive of Reach Solar, while former head of Energy Australia, Richard McIndoe,has since emerged as the executive chairman of Edge Electrons.


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.


BayWa r.e. to mark expansion into South East Asia markets

South East Asia map. Wikimedia.

BayWa r.e. announced strategic plans to expand further into South-East Asian markets, after opening offices in the region, and will mark its new endeavor with an appearance at the ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2016.


Phoenix Solar to build first licensed PV project in Turkey

Turkey’s unlicensed solar market is aiming to reach 1 GW of installed capacity by the end of the year

German Phoenix Solar will build a 10.2 MW solar plant in Eastern Turkey, country’s first governmentally licensed PV project.


Enel connects Latin America’s largest solar project to the grid

The 160 MW plant is located in the Antofagasta region of Chile.


JA Solar shows continued growth in Q1 results

With a new factory in China and another one underway in Brazil, JA Solar is growing rapidly on the back of a booming Chinese market.


Hanwha Q CELLS discusses Installation Innovation Award

Hanwha HQ in Seoul

Innovative installers and solar plant designers in particular are welcomed speakers at Intersolar Europe. Visitors eagerly line up for to hear the top presenters. Jong Wan (JW) Lim, managing director and head of EU Sales at...


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Mural on the German Finance Ministry building

Germany again topped the news this week after government officials proposed a new tax on renewable energy consumers. In the U.S., meanwhile, solar panels are starting to become standard features in new homes, at least in South...


Sunergy Ventures, Tes Koop partner on 175 MW PV project in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The Turkish government will purchase all power generated by the companies' two solar PV projects under a long-term PPA at $0.133 per kilowatt hour.


JinkoSolar Q1 net profit soars as global solar demand grows

JinkoSolar rooftop installations

CEO Kangping Chen says China remains the group's biggest market but stresses that its market share in the U.S. is expanding. In addition, the company sees "great opportunities in exciting emerging markets such as Chile, Thailand...


Orix begins operation of 51 MW solar plant in Japan

Orix's 45.6 MW solar plant in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido

The solar farm comprises more than 200,000 Toshiba solar panels. This is Orix Corp.'s third large-scale solar plant to begin operation in Mie Prefecture.


European Parliament calls for ambitious measures to encourage renewable energy use

MEP Theresa Griffin hosting SolarPower Europe's study launch in Brussels.

In an effort to boost renewabl energy self-generation and consumption, the EU initiative calls for the deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure that would make smart homes and networks a reality. In addition, SolarPower...


Total, SunPower win contract for another 164 MW of solar PV in Chile

The contract follows closely on another which SunPower and Total won for a 100 MW project to power the Santiago metro.


SNEC continues to provide a platform for solar innovation and deal making on day two

The Solar Superheroes remained out in force to continue their campaign of returning coal underground.

Day two of the SNEC tradeshow in Shanghai, China, and the exhibition lived up to its billing as the world's largest solar show, with many new innovative products on show, as well as the continued presence of the Solar Superheros...


GOLDBECK Solar installs a further 49.6 MWp of PV to the U.K. grid

Sandridge Solar Park in Melksham, England

GOLDBECK Solar completed the Sandridge Solar Park in Melksham, England, making it the largest PV project even constructed by the company.


Soltec ships 150 MW of trackers to the United States

The company won’t say where its first U.S. tracker shipment is headed, but all indications are that it is Enel’s 150 MW project in Minnesota.


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