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Sharp mulls China solar cell market entry

Sharp Japan.

Japanese electronics giant is preparing to expand into the Chinese solar market with an eye on supplying megasolar plants being planned across the country. Strategy could prove risky, experts say.


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...


SolarWorld's finalized Q2 financials confirm encouraging growth

SolarWorld solar modules. Image SolarWorld.

The German PV manufacturer recorded significant growth in the company's sales and revenues compared to the same period last year, while also getting its EBIT back into profit, although it had to revise down its preliminary...


Ideal Power posts revenue 75% drop in Q2 revenue, increases net loss

Camarillo, California

The Texas inverter maker blamed the drop in sales on delays in California's incentive program and expects business to pick up in the second half of 2016 now that the problem has been resolved.


Abengoa reaches deal with creditors

Abengoa Atacama 1 project in Chile

The Spanish renewable energy group may have won a new lease on life, but it still has to convince other shareholders to accept the deal, which would mean suffering a severe haircut.


IRENA unveils new solar, wind maps

IRENA Global Atlas renewable energy map

The International Renewable Energy Agency has added a new feature to its Global Atlas that it hopes will accelerate growth in the renewable energy sector worldwide by providing more detailed resource data in an effort to...


Manz AG reports dip in revenue for H1 caused by unexpected order cancellation

Manz HQ in Reutlingen, Germany.

The German high-tech equipment manufacturer posts negative EBITDA of EUR -4.5 million following unexpected order stop from a major customer in its storage segment. Company expects revenue to pick up again for Q3.


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