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Japan's solar shipments fall 13% in Q1, reports JPEA

Tokyo.

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has reported that shipments of solar panels in Japan fell 13% in the first quarter of the year; first year-on-year decline since Q3 2012.


India: Another 750 MW up for auction

SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) will be holding auctions for a total of 750 MW of solar projects in Maharasthra and Gujarat.


Market troubles hit solar stocks

Shares of publicly traded solar companies were already suffering from a faulty association with the price of oil, but the recent fall in global markets has furthered declines.


Indonesia: Tax incentives for renewable energy

The Indonesian government has announced it will provide tax incentives to investors seeking to develop renewable energy projects in the country.


France doubles large-scale PV solicitation to 800 MW

French authorities cite a large volume of bids and very low prices for the doubling of available capacity. This follows a doubling of capacity for a solicitation for mid-sized PV in July.


China Sunergy's 260 MW deal to supply modules to the state

China Sunergy headquarters.

Latest move to shore up domestic solar industry sees state-owned company sign purchase agreement. 12-month supply deal backdated to start last month.


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Right Said Fred.

90s nostalgia afflicts solar as utilities clutch at straws in the US, the EU hurls penalties at impervious Chinese glass makers and digest regular Frank Asbeck prepares to count the dollars.


11+ GW of rooftop potential in NYC

The New York city skyline.

New solar rooftop mapping tool has assessed more than one million rooftops in the five boroughs. Mapdwell system offers community funding model and link to nearby installers.


SkyPower: from creditor protection to global force

SkyPower's First Light project in Ontario.

Canadian developer's CEO says two more GW-scale deals imminent. Kerry Adler says deals in Middle East and Africa will be signed within two months.


El Salvador to hold 150 MW renewable energy auction

This will be the nation's second auction for renewables in only a few years. When the projects approved are built, solar is expected to play a much larger role in the nation's energy mix.


Brazilian state signs contract for 50 MW of solar PV

The state of Pernambuco has signed its second solar PPA with developers, this time for a 50 MW PV project. The state has given Kroma Energia and Cone a year and a half to build the plant.


Official NYSE-delisting notice for Yingli

Yingli Green Energy has received an official notice from NYSE stating that the company was not in compliance with the stock exchange's price criteria.


Interview: Germany's second PV tender round

Berlin lawyer, Margarete von Oppen has been closely involved with the first two pilot tenders for ground-mounted PV systems in Germany. For von Oppen, it is clear the pay-as-bid system is appropriate in the quest to promote...


Greenskies finalizes finance for $165m US solar projects

Connecticut.

The Connecticut-based solar integrator has closed a $165 million financial package with First Niagara Financial Group for the development of 127 solar projects in 12 U.S. states.


Suntech agrees 200 MW Indian supply deal with Adani

Suntech solar panel production.

Collaboration follows last month's 9.3 MW project, and will see the Chinese solar power company supply 200 MW of panels for a solar project in India's Tamil Nadu state.


China's PV manufacturing output surpasses $31bn in first half of year

Trina Solar production.

Country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) confirms January-June period generated 200 billion yuan of output value in the solar PV sector, outstripping 2014's performance.


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