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Sharp seeks buyer for solar business

Sharp's stand at PV Expo 2015

Indications are mounting that Sharp is looking to raise much-needed cash through the partial or complete sale of its solar business. While its brand remains strong and share of the Japanese PV market dominant, experts say Sharp...


NVI Energy's Solar4Africa: 'One-stop-shop' funding

NVI Energy's "pay-as-you-use" solar plant at Cheli and Peacock's Tortilis Camp in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

It could be posited with reason that the off-grid solar market is still one that is finding its feet, and still in the period that all new industries go through as it tries to make sense of how it can best serve its market....


MENA: Adenium Energy Capital, Enerwhere sign $10 million investment deal for mobile solar systems

Enerwhere's mobile solar power system

The two Dubai-based companies are teaming up to deploy Enerwhere's fleet of mobile solar power systems, which can provide power to construction sites, industrial locations and worker accommodation facilities around the Middle...


Ecobuild: riding the UK's solarcoaster

Jonathan Selwyn of Lark Energy discussing the challenges of the U.K. commercial rooftop solar market.

Attraction in the U.K.'s residential and commercial rooftop sectors growing as industry seeks much-needed stability.


ReneSola increases sales, narrows loss in 2014

ReneSola - solar cell inspection

The Chinese company continued to shift its focus to retail-oriented and commercial customers with bundled services and downstream projects last year.


Trina boosts annual revenue, profit

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

The Chinese solar giant expects a 20% to 26% increase in module shipments of between 4.4 GW and 4.6 GW this year, including some 750 MW aimed at its own downstream projects.


Five percent growth for global BoS, reaching $21 billion in 2019

A Mounting Systems' tracker.

In its latest PV balance-of-systems (BoS) report, analysts IHS predicts that Asian markets will drive BoS growth, accounting for almost half of the market by 2019. IHS forecasts the global BoS market to total US$21 billion in...


Government rep feels heat at German PV symposium

The 30th Photovolatic Solar Energy Symposium at Banz Abbey in Bad Staffelstein.

Taking place at the majestic Banz Abbey near the city of Bamberg, the symposium is the longest-running PV industry event in Germany, drawing hundreds of solar sector representatives.


SPI to co-develop 25 MW of PV projects in UK

South Wales, UK

Partnering with RE Projects Development, the vertically-integrated PV company says it is cementing its footprint in one of the strongest PV markets in the world.


Results-based funding makes solar possible in Tanzania

SNV-supported, RBF-financed pico-solar initiative in Tanzania.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is partnering with other international development agencies, banks and private-sector companies on a new initiative aimed at bringing much needed solar solutions to people without access...


Ecobuild hits politicized note on opening day as solar talk shushed

Ed Davey (second from right) and the rest of the panel discuss the U.K.'s clean energy future at the opening debate at the Ecobuild Exhibition.

Leading U.K. politicians display encouraging passion for renewables debate, but solar talk largely ignored in favor of other RE technologies.


China Sunergy publishes delayed Q2 results, reports revenue increase

China Sunergy building

The Chinese manufacturer reports good business in Europe and Asia, thanks to its global manufacturing base and sales network, and strong sequential shipment growth in the second quarter.


Doubts linger as to Hanergy's stellar stock price

Hanergy management.

Despite its soaring stock price, analyst and press reports asking serious questions of Hanergy's chances for success continue to be raised. Hanergy has at least begun to announce module sales, although industry insiders remain...


Egyptian investment bank to support renewable energy development

Nile River, Egypt

With its economy improving and energy demand growing, Egypt's renewable energy sector is attracting increasing attention from local and foreign investors with ambitious plans.


Conergy unveils new management

Conergy CEO Andrew de Pass

The company's former executive chairman, Andrew de Pass, will lead Conergy as new chief executive officer. The Hamburg-based firm aims to expand its businesses in solar development, finance, EPC and O&M services.


Carbon crash, solar dawn: Deutsche Bank on why solar has already won

Dawn over solar modules.

Deutsche Bank says solar market is massive, will generate $5 trillion in revenue by 2030. It describes solar plus storage as the next killer app, and says even in India there will be 25% solar by 2022.


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