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JinkoSolar steady on Q2 shipments and revenue, downstream activity surges

JinkoSolar rooftop solar array.

Vertically integrated Chinese solar firm increases sequential module shipments by 7.3% and revenue by 8.9%, while solar power projects generate 55.5% revenue increase over same period.


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.


Singulus plays the waiting game as large orders booked too late for H1 financials

Singulus HQ.

The late placement of a EUR 110 million tooling order muddies the water for the German production equipment supplier's second half forecast. Sales down year-over-year, but order intake looks healthy.


Sky Solar signs LOI for sale of 152 MW solar assets in Japan

Sky Solar PV installation

Sky Solar Holdings has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Solar Partnership Capital for the potential sale of 152 MW of solar projects at different stages of development in Japan, with an intention to invest further in solar...


PPA generation certificates signed for DeGrussa solar+storage plant

DeGrussa Mine solar array in Western Australia.

Neoen and Origin Energy have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) at Australia’s largest integrated off-grid solar and energy storage facility.


EU ProSun survey finds EU solar installers open to keeping trade barriers against China

EU ProSun Milan Nitzschke. Image by SolarWorld.

The survey, on behalf of the SolarWorld-backed organization, found that a majority of more than 500 EU installers backed the extension of trade measures against Chinese PV manufacturers, if the Chinese companies are found to be...


Canadian Solar beats shipment and revenue guidance for Q2

Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu.

The Chinese solar firm shipped 1,290 MW of modules and posted net revenue of $805.9 million in the second quarter on back of increased sales to the Americas. Downstream pipeline tops 20 GW.


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