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BayWa r.e. realigns German PV wholesale business

BayWa r.e., Germany

Beginning in April, a new BayWa company will handle all of its PV-related products while group subsidiaries Creotecc GmbH and Solarmarkt Deutschland will cease trading.


Conergy UK creates rooftop division as British solar market matures

Conergy rooftop installation, France.

Strategy sign of wider reflection of the U.K. solar market's diversification as it looks to maintain growth in a post-ROC landscape.


SMA hits 1 GW O&M landmark

SMA technician inspects an installed central inverter.

The German inverter supplier has 840 MW of operational management contracts in North America alone, plans to further expand services in key markets.


SunEdison increases fourth-quarter sales, narrows loss

SunEdison worker, PV plant

Retaining projects rather than selling them resulted in continued operating losses for the leading U.S. solar company while lower selling prices led to a fall in revenue in its semiconductor materials business.


SolarEdge files for $125 million IPO

SolarEdge power optimizer.

The Israeli-headquartered power optimizer specialist filed an S-1 form with the SEC yesterday. Company's recent growth underpinned by strong U.S. consumer base.


Kaiser Permanente to inject solar power into its daily rounds

Kaiser Permanente's Recurrent Energy-installed rooftop system.

The non-profit healthcare provider makes pledge to purchase 70 MW of PV from NRG Renew, signs PPAs with NextEra Energy to lower its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30%.


Tanzania announces One Million Solar Homes initiative

Tanzania-based Off Grid Electric

Commitments by the IFC, USAID, OPIC, Sunfunder, SNV and Off Grid Electric are expected to put Tanzania at the forefront of the U.S. Power Africa program.


EU poised to hit RE target thanks to solar and wind, EEA reports

European Union.

The expansion of solar and wind power across the European Union brings cheer, doubts raised over biofuels and biomass.


Californian utility awarded $5m grant for solar microgrid expansion

San Diego, California.

San Diego Gas & Electric will use the monies awarded by the California Energy Commission to expand the Borrego Springs microgrid to enable it to operate entirely on renewable energy.


Duke Energy scouts out 50 MW of solar in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina.

The utility has issued a request for proposals for new solar energy capacity in the state as it looks to add to its growing PV portfolio.


Enphase posts 57% Q4 revenue increase

AC battery Enphase.

The U.S. microinverter company generated $105.2 million in revenue in the final quarter of last year, with shipments increasing by 67%.


UK: solar threat to food security overstated by minister, documents show

Sheep grazing at a solar farm in England.

Freedom of information request reveals government's own environmental department has no evidence that solar farms have a serious impact on agricultural output.


Lockheed Martin taps Advanced Roofing for PV plant in Florida

An artist rendering of Lockheed Martin's planned 2.25 MW carport in Clearwater, Florida.

The solar carport will be the largest privately held, non-utility owned solar energy array in the state.


M+W Group to shutter German semiconductor, PV unit

M+W Group headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany

The German engineering and construction giant is dissolving its semiconductor and photovoltaic plant construction division in Germany but will continue operations in other regions. Some 215 employees are affected by the move.


Mainstream Renewable Power heads up $1.9bn African RE platform

Africa satellite image.

The European independent renewable energy developer will partner with private equity firm Actis to develop the platform, which will target the construction of up to 900 MW of RE projects.


Canadian Solar enters UK solar market with 46 MW acquisition

Shawn Qu.

Deal sees the Ontario-headquartered solar company snap up six utility scale PV projects as the firm seeks larger portfolio in the U.K.'s growing market.


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