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Brazil: Huawei will sign a MOU with Steelcons at Intersolar South America

Huawei FusionsSolar Smart PV plant in Trowbridge, UK.

The agreement would mean that the Chinese company would fit its SolarFusion system to the 90 MW of solar projects that were awarded to Steelcons during the November 2015 tender.


Trina Solar back to sequential growth with revenue and sales increases

Cell manufacturing at Trina Solar.

The Chinese PV manufacturing powerhouse posted another set of impressive quarterly results, which saw significant sequential and year/year growth in revenues and sales, during a quarter in which the company broke a number of cell...


Surges in stock purchases of SolarEdge during quarter

SolarEdge Nasdaq

Recent SEC filings show that a number of investment firms have been taking large chunks of the Israeli power optimizer specialist, not least NN Investment Partner Holding who made a $4.5 million stock purchase, in the face of a...


World-leading solar and battery storage project lures BHP

A world leading large-scale solar and battery storage project in north Queensland has drawn interest from the world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, which says it is looking at the technology for its remote and off-grid mine sites.


20 MW solar plant being developed at earthquake-stricken Italian town

L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. A goverment's office disrupted by the 2009 earthquake. Image by TheWiz83.

U.K. investment firm Quercus Assets Selection has provided an official grant for the project in the small Italian town of Celano in the Abruzzo region that was hit by an earthquake in 2009.


EU reimposes AD solar duties on three more Chinese companies

European Commission

Osda Solar, Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance and Shandong Linuo Photovoltaic Hi-Tech all deemed to be in breach of the terms of the MIP undertaking.


Hareon is investing in a new PV research institute

China national flag. Flickr image by Renato Ganoza.

Chinese PV firm Hareon Solar Technology has announced that it will make a 10 million yuan investment in a new PV research institute, which will help to support its solar business.


Xian Longi Silicon increases H1 profit as it announces new Malaysian fab

Malaysian solar.

The Chinese moncrystalline silicon firm enjoys huge increase in profit and revenue for the first half of the year, reveals plans for large Malaysian manufacturing facility producing silicon ingots, wafers, cells and modules.


SolarWorld lodges an appeal against court judgment in Hemlock dispute

SolarWorld logo.

A revision request has now been received by the appropriate court in Michigan. SolarWorld has meanwhile filled further protective letters against Hemlock to various courts in Germany, as a precaution to prevent possible...


Rio 2016: a step in the green direction? 

Rio Olympic Games 2016

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games has ended, but its message in favor of sustainable and green growth will hopefully remain for longer. However, just how much energy did Rio 2016 consume and what role did renewable power play?


Engie finalizes deal with Solairedirect for up to 400 MW of PV in Chile

Chile national flag. Flickr image by keepitsurreal.

The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the development of 400 MW of PV projects in northern and central Chile.


Voltalia acquires Martifer Solar

Martifer Solar headquarters.

The French renewable energy developer finalized the deal at the end of last week, which will see Martifer Solar integrated into its business and will help the company continue to diversify its energy mix.


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Another busy week in solar draws to a close, with Chile, Argentina and SolarCity on the PV podium.

Massive movement in LatAm as Chile lowers the PV price bar and Argentina sets its solar sights high. Elsewhere, SolarCity continues to grab the headlines.


EBRD plans $26m solar loan for Kazakhstan

The proposed 29 MW solar park would be one of just a handful of large-scale PV plants in Kazakhstan.

The European funding bank is considering releasing the funds to ACME Cleantech Solutions Pvt Ltd, an Indian developer eyeing a 29 MW solar farm in the country.


Fronius opens new R&D center in U.S. with eye on Tesla partnership support

Solar Inverter production at Fronius.

The Austrian inverter specialist opens sales, product management and R&D center in San Francisco to better serve U.S. markets and commitments. Partnership with Tesla expected to be strengthened.


Solar wins strong backing from UK's business chiefs, poll shows

Hinkley protest.

Opinion poll among the traditionally conservative Institute of Directors finds barely 9% support for Hinkley nuclear plant, with solar power earning the backing of more than three-quarters of members.


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