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SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


New low price for Indian solar

Madhya Pradesh.

Canadian company agrees $0.08 price for Madhya Pradesh plants. The deal puts pressure on Indian subsidy regime.


Demo house offers glimpse into Shunfeng's plans

Solar glass.

Taiwanese show booth's energy saving measures would reduce consumption by 75% for two-storey building in China. Shunfeng has promised similar city-wide solutions.


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Elon Musk and JB Straubel.

It's all about the batteries, stupid! Plus Yingli shift some stock, solar betrays its working class roots and watch Thailand go.


Chinese poly maker lands $133m bank finance

Polysilicon.

As the Chinese government tries to shore up ailing solar, and other, stock prices, Daqo has been handed a six-year boost by its local provincial bank.


Good news for rooftops and EVs in California

An EV charging point sign.

EV charging points to be installed at state department buildings. And DG generators can be bundled for retail on wholesale electricity market.


What next for Greece's energy sector? 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces further weighty decisions in the weeks ahead, not least the securitization of the country's energy sector.

After weeks of tremendous uncertainty, a Euro Summit on Sunday led to an agreement that allows Greece and its Eurozone creditors to start negotiations for a new loan. What does the deal mean for Greece's energy system, and how...


US-Sino trade dispute forces 50% REC polysilicon capacity reduction

REC will be ready to ramp production back up if the trade dispute is resolved in the coming months

REC Silicon has reduced its production in the U.S. by half as a result of the ongoing solar trade dispute between the U.S. and China. It has also halted its expansion plans at the Washington site. A massive Q2 loss was further...


Sunrun and Hanwha Q Cells sign 50 MW module supply deal

Sunrun rooftop installation.

The U.S. residential solar company will receive 50 MW of Hanwha Q Cells modules via a subsidiary of the South Korean module manufacturer.


Round-the-world solar flight postponed until April 2016

Solar Impulse HQ, Switzerland.

Irreversible damage to the Solar Impulse aircraft's batteries incurred during the last leg of the circumnavigation attempt means the team cannot resume its journey until April next year.


PV industry, grid operators must work together to survive next big solar eclipses

The European electricity grid successfully weathered the March 20 near total solar eclipse

The European electricity grid successfully weathered the recent large-scale solar eclipse, despite no grid having encountered such conditions before. To prepare for the next two in 2021 and 2026, however – where solar capacity is...


Deutsche Bank: Global solar demand robust, despite disappointing tariff decision

Inverter manufacturer, Enphase, has raised the stakes in the US residential sector

Reviewing this year’s Intersolar North America, Deutsche Bank concludes that global solar demand is "robust," despite the "worse than expected" recent U.S.-Sino tariff decision. Yieldcos are set to continue to boost the industry,...


Intersolar North America: Tabuchi’s market entry points to increasing internationalization

Intersolar North America halls.

The number of suppliers from outside of the U.S. pushing into the North American PV market is increasing at a rate of knots. Intersolar North America has seen established players from Japan pushing into the market and Chinese...


Philippine government under pressure to deliver more solar support

Philippines skyline.

Leading solar companies operating in the country to apply pressure on government to expand the size of its solar FIT scheme from 500 MW to 2 GW.


SunEdison and AMS team on 50 MW California storage project

California.

Solar company and microgrid specialists to deliver 50 MW storage system designed to aid Southern California Edison's transition to cleaner energy sources.


Hanergy shares must remain suspended, orders Hong Kong regulator

Hanergy HQ.

Unusual decision to extend suspension of all trading of Hanergy shares raises prospect that the Chinese solar company's shares will remain suspended for the foreseeable future.


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