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GCL-Poly agrees to buy $150 million of SunEdison's manufacturing business

GCL-Poly polysilicon facilities in China. Image by GCL-Poly.

The Chinese company will buy three of SunEdison's manufacturing businesses involved in polysilicon and cell production, amid rumors that it is also planning to make a bid for SunEdison’s controlling stake in TerraForm Power.


Scatec Solar lands 100 MW project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar solar PV plant, Africa

Scatec Solar will develop, build, own and operate the solar power plant in Jigawa. The project adds to the Norwegian group's existing 200 MW of solar power plants operating in Africa.


Lithium-ion battery test centre opens in Canberra, Australia

Canberra landscape.

The Canberra Institute of Technology has opened the new facility, backed by a A$450,000 ($344,525) grant from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), to assess the potential for residential energy storage.


Meyer Burger posts 75% annual sales increase in H1 2016

Meyer Burger HQ.

The Swiss solar tooling specialist posts 20% order increase and positive EBITDA for the first half of the year, placing the firm on track to exceed guidance and put itself firmly in the black for 2016.


Tata Power Solar commissions 100 MW plant - India's largest using domestic content

Tata Power Solar, India.

The 100 MW project was commissioned using domestically manufactured cells and modules, thus fitting in with the government’s ‘Make in India’ mission, and makes a huge addition to Tata Power Solar’s PV portfolio in the country.


NV Energy seeking approval for 100 MW PV plant in Nevada

Primm, Nevada. FLickr image by Stephen Hill.

The Nevada utility has requested approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada for a 100 MW solar plant, while simultaneously requesting the early retirement of a coal-fired generation facility, but its previous...


Hopes remain for Indonesia's new solar policy despite minister sacking

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar was dismissed on Monday, less than a month after the government issued a new decree for the development of 5 GW of solar energy over the next 2-3 years using a new...


Grid-scale battery storage not yet 'panacea' for Australia renewables

Battery storage system for solar. Image by Solarpraxis.

A senior solar energy researcher from the University of Queensland has questioned the role of grid-scale battery storage as the "missing link" of Australia's shift to renewables, and suggested that much more research needs to be...


BHEL secures EPC contracts for 110 MW of solar plants in India

BHEL factory in India.

The Indian solar solutions provider and panel manufacturer received an EPC order for 30 MW of solar plants, which is added to 80 MW of EPC contracts that the company signed at the end of July, displaying BHEL’s ambitions for...


Argentina expecting USD4-5 billion investment in solar industry

Argentina national flag. Flickr image Finizio.

The Latin American country is preparing itself for an estimated USD4 billion to USD5 billion to be invested in its solar industry by companies over the coming five years, as interest piques before the country’s first renewable...


Neo Solar Power posts NTD826 million net loss in H1

Neo Solar Power headquarters in Taiwan. Image by NSP.

First-half revenues reached NTD10.408 billion (USD334 million ), contributing to an operating loss of NTD834 million. It recorded a gross margin of 3.37%.


Brazil: Senate approves adherence to the Paris Climate Agreement

Brazil national flag. Flickr image by anonlinegreenworld.

The next step is to put the legislative decree that contains the country's adherence to the agreement into effect by official proclamation. To reduce the country’s emissions, Brazil will take measures to increase reforestation,...


Trina Solar and Cirque du Soleil enter into partnership

Monocycles - DanielDesmarais - Cirque du Soleil. Flickr image by TBWABusted.

It is the first 'official solar partnership' that the world's largest theatrical producer has ever entering in, and conveniently it is with the world's largest PV manufacturer, which will see the two global powerhouses promote...


SunLink pursuing Indian commitment with solar development joint venture

SunLink Solar PV module manufacturing plant. Image by Eckhart Gouras.

U.S. solar energy solutions provider SunLink has partnered with Indian engineering company Ganges Internationale to help facilitate solar deployment in India, as part of an agreement to develop 1.4 GW of solar in India over the...


Foxconn finalizes Sharp acquisition

Sharp company building. Image by Sharp.

The Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer -- also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry — has wrapped up its 388.8 billion yen ($3.8 billion​) purchase of a 66% stake in the troubled Japanese group.


Sungrow to supply 150 MW of inverters to solar projects in India

Sungrow 1500V inverter in Xinjiang, China.

The Chinese inverter manufacturer has signed a contract with Indian Independent Power Producer Mytrah Energy to supply inverters for approximately 150 MW of the company's projects in India, further expanding its market share in...


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