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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.


SolarMax confirms buyer

SolarMax inverters.

The insolvent inverter supplier has announced that an investor has purchased the company and that it will begin trading in June, complete with new service and product offerings.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

This week it was all Tesla, Tesla, Tesla and, in other news: Tesla. Apparently Elon Musk has released some new product or other...


Clean energy from 'most polluted place in Israel'

Energix's Neo'ot Hovav solar project.

Former chemical waste sink has been capped and covered with solar panels. The 37.5 MW Ne'ot Hovav project was Israel's first large-scale, grid-connected solar project.


Chinese developer's $50m warchest

The flag of China.

United PV Group will raise funds from a convertible bond issue. Hong Kong-based developer will expand its 682 MW project portfolio.


SunEdison records big Q1 net loss, announces new energy portfolio acquisition

SunEdison has recorded a Q1 2015 net loss of US$424 million, significantly down on the loss of $288 million seen in Q4 2014. Net sales have also fallen, both Q/Q and Y/Y. The company has further announced the acquisition of five...


Vikram Solar commissions 40 MW solar plant in India

Vikram Solar successfully commissioned this 40 MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Project in the state of Madhya Pradesh commissioned for IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited. Vikram also secures 10-year O&M contract for the plant.


From the Mag: a selection of stories from the May issue

Storm damage in NYC after hurricane sandy: extreme weather events are increasing in regularity, prompting demand for solar-backed microgrids, such as SolarCity's GridLogic.

pv magazine's May edition assesses the current solar climate in Indonesia, gets technical at China's smartest large-scale PV plant, and examines how SolarCity's new microgrid has already found an enrapt audience.


Enphase posts Q1 Y-O-Y revenue growth of 50%

Micro inverter from Enphase.

Microinverter specialist reports first quarter revenue of $86.7 million, shipping 162 MW of micro inverters, an increase of 74%.


Japan solar poised for cost-revenue parity, says JREF

Mount Fuji, Japan.

The country's solar sector is set to become profitable this quarter, says Japan Renewable Energy Foundation, ahead of July's FIT cuts.


SunEdison launches US PPA, announces new partnership & acquisition

U.S. city installation.

The U.S. renewable energy developer is to rollout its residential PPA across states. Company acquires LightWing and announces partnership with Evolve Solar.


Lightsource announces introducer incentive for UK solar sites

UK solar park from Lightsource.

The leading British solar developer to offer up to $60,000 per MW for introduced sites eligible for large-scale PV development.


EU to review China solar minimum price agreement

EU ProSun's Milan Nitzschke has been critical of Chinese practices in the European solar market.

Decision by European Commission to probe minimum import price on Chinese solar panels could force renewal of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.


SolarCity narrows Q1 loss, beats installation forecast

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The solar company installed 153 MW in the first quarter, and increased revenue by 6% to reach $67.5 million.


Global inverter market shrinks 4%, Asian suppliers gaining, says IHS

SMA service.

Intense price competition drove the inverter market down 4% to $6.6bn in 2014 as global demand continued its shift eastwards towards Asian markets.


Advanced Energy enjoys Q1 profit of $21.3 million

Refusol inverters.

Sales revenue held steady at $141.1 million for the first quarter, although inverter sector performed poorly, impacted by seasonality and pricing pressures.


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