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JinkoSolar becomes first Chinese manufacturer to receive Q+ certification

TÜV Rheinland certification testing

The TÜV Rheinland's new upgraded test certification is recommended by the California Energy Commission and may become a requirement in the state. Q+ certification uses more stringent criteria than IEC 61215, the current industry...


From the Mag: pv magazine global May issue is now online

The spotlight of the May issue is the in-depth analysis of the emerging energy storage market

As the global solar market players are about to gather at the SNEC tradeshow in Shanghai, pv magazine, as usual, gathers the industry's top news, latest trends and most accurate prognoses in its new May issue.


Middle East's first transfer ownership net metering system

Jordan solar installation.

pv magazine has learned that the Middle East and Northern Africa region is going to acquire its first net metering system with a transfer ownership. Not surprisingly, this development is taking place in Jordan.


India confirms it will file 16 solar cases against US under WTO dispute

India solar.

Country's commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirms that the government will press ahead with plans to file 16 cases against the U.S. for violating World Trade Organization treaties on clean energy.


SkyPower partners with BYD to enter into 750 MW PV+storage tender in India

By implementing energy storage systems, Indian government intends to make it possible to transfer solar energy between states

Canadian SkyPower and Chinese BYD will submit a joined bid in the upcoming 750 MW solar+storage tender in India.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s EIA projections continue to miss the mark

Solar industry legend Jigar Shah says the Department of Energy’s EIA is misinforming global decision makers, and that the failure in its estimates is “criminal”.


Italian Eni to build 420 MW of renewables in Italy, Egypt and Pakistan

Eni is planning to revive at least 400 hectares of industrial sites in Italy, turning them into large-scale PV plants

Italian energy company Eni is planning to build up to 200 MW of PV near its own facilities in Egypt and Pakistan, and turn abandoned industrial areas in Italy into 220 MW of clean energy projects.


RENA reports large orders for PERC technology from USA and India

Germany-based RENA has recently received two large orders for its manufacturing equipment for PERC solar cells.


Yingli defaults on $270m loan, actively steps up restructuring process

Yingli PV production.

Debt worries mount for Chinese solar manufacturer as it misses payments of RMB 1.76 billion due today; issues statement saying it is stepping up ways to generate cash flow.


STA launches online survey to diagnose UK’s solar business health

STA is aiming to provide policymakers and the public with a clear picture of what is actually going on in the national solar market

The STA and PwC launch an online survey to analyze the U.K. solar industry after major changes in the policy framework.


SMA clings to global inverter top spot, but Chinese rivals closing, says IHS

SMA inverter installation.

The German inverter supplier maintained a steady lead at the top of the global PV inverter revenue chart, but China's Huawei and Sungrow, as well as Israeli firm SolarEdge, are closing in.


SolarWorld registers 42% Q1 revenue increase Y/Y, but losses widen to EUR 20 million

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck

Germany's SolarWorld posts EUR 212.63 revenue for the first quarter of 2016, but losses widen year-over-year to EUR 20.8 million. U.S. demand fuels large shipment increase.


SMA posts strong Q1 figures across all core segments

Pierre-Pascal Urbon, SMA CEO.

The German inverter specialist sees sales, revenue and cash volumes grow on the back of greater internationalization and a growing presence in commercial PV sectors globally.


33.1 MW PV project wins in Jamaican renewable energy auction

Once completed, the 33.1 MW solar park will become the largest solar plant in Jamaica

The Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation has selected Eight Rivers Energy Company as the preferred bidder to build, own and operate a 33.1 MW PV plant at Paradise Park, Westmoreland.


Delayed Yingli financials reveal 2015 net loss of $864 million, debts of $1.8bn

Yingli fab.

The Chinese solar giant saw its operating expenses increase to 54.3% due to severe impairment losses on property, plant and equipment; revenue and module shipments also down Y/Y.


S-Energy to supply 74 MW of modules for two PV projects in Colorado

S-Energy’s SN-series modules will be utilized in juwi’s two large-scale solar facilities, both expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of the year

S-Energy will supply over 74 MW of PV modules for two utility-scale projects that are being developed by juwi Inc. in Colorado.


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