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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.


China aims for 150 GW of solar PV by 2020

The nation has again raised its targets for PV deployment, with a goal to install 20 GW annually from 2016 through 2020.


Brazil raises the price cap for its November solar auction

The price cap of 381 Reals is higher than that in August's solar auction. More than 20 GW of solar projects have pre-registered for bidding.


Tracker specialist Exosun establishes Brazilian subsidiary

Exosun Exotrack HZ horizontal single axis trackers.

The French-headquartered tracker developer announces launch of Exosun Brazil, a JV between Exosun SAS and Ecoluz Part. SA; company will focus on the growing opportunities in Brazilian market.


Ingeteam expands O&M operations

Ingeteam PV plant

The Spanish company has gained a foothold in the PV operation and maintenance market in Honduras and Uruguay while also winning new contracts in the U.K. and Panama, solidifying its position as a leading O&M player around the...


Solarcentury to build 16 MW UK solar farm on Broadlands Estate

The 16 MW solar farm is to be located on the Broadlands Estate in the English county of Hampshire.

British solar firm to begin construction of solar array in December, having secured planning permission last month.


United PV embraces crowdfunding following stock market crash

United PV solar power plant, China

Crowdfunding is not new to the company, which last year raised some $1.6 million for a 1 MW solar plant in Shenzhen, marking the first crowdfunding effort for a PV project in China.


UK solar: Should it stay or should it go?

Panel discussion at Solar Energy UK 2015 trade show

Local developers at the Solar Energy U.K. trade fair are feeling the heat as the British government winds down its solar incentives. Industry insiders predict a wave of consolidation as the U.K.'s solar pie continues to shrink.


Barclays to offer solar bonds for 300 MW in Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

The company follows Goldman Sachs Group, which has been arranging solar bonds in the country since 2013, financing 16 solar projects to date. Renewable energy generation is expected to double its overall share in the next 15...


Phoenix Solar to build 11 MW of PV in Jordan

Petra, Jordan

The project will enable four major hotels to generate 100% of their electric power needs from solar energy.


Welspun Renewables receives US$617 million in funding

The Indian developer is reporting a massive infusion of debt, equity and credit to fund its renewable energy business, but details are sparse.


5 MDBs pledge $170 billion in climate financing

Clean energy financing is ramping up ahead of COP21 next month

Ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, five multilateral development banks (MDBs) have pledged to increase climate financing to US$170 billion over the next five years.


IHS increases 2015 PV forecast to 59 GW, 2016 to 65 GW

Solar PV installation activity in China has contributed to IHS' increased forecasts

IHS Inc. has raised its global solar PV forecasts for the next two years, to 59 GW and 65 GW, respectively. The U.S. and China are leading the charge. In 2019, meanwhile, over 70 GW is expected to be installed.


Trade case: Taiwan investigates 7 solar manufacturers

Seven solar companies are under investigation in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is reportedly investigating seven local solar manufacturers who have been labeling products made in China as coming from Taiwan, before shipping them to Europe. The companies were fined in...


19% of Chile's electricity to be solar in 2050

Chile's government roadmap calls for 41% of the nation's electric demand to be covered with solar and wind, with nuclear phased out.


Bosch exits PV with thin film closure

With the closure of Bosch Solar CISTech, Bosch is completely out of the PV game

Marking its exit from the PV industry, Bosch has announced it will close thin film PV development site, Bosch Solar CISTech GmbH, having failed to find a suitable investor. An exact date for the closure has not been given. 180...


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