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Delayed Yingli financials reveal 2015 net loss of $864 million, debts of $1.8bn

Yingli fab.

The Chinese solar giant saw its operating expenses increase to 54.3% due to severe impairment losses on property, plant and equipment; revenue and module shipments also down Y/Y.


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.


India: 100 MW bid opens in Uttar Pradesh

India's energy conglomerate NTPC has invited bidding for its 100 MW of solar projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is part of NTPC's commitment to develop 10,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020.


Canadian Solar results dip slightly during Q2, preparations for yieldco continue

Canadian Solar retained a healthy margin and profit in its latest quarterly results, and reported strong operational results, despite shipments below guidance. The company says it is progressing towards establishing a yieldco...


More than 2 GW-AC of solar PV under construction in Chile

Chile's Center for Renewable Energy has put out its latest report, which documents the dramatic growth of solar PV in the nation. Chile is easily the leading Latin American solar market at present, but is set for a slow-down in...


SunPower's Mexicali fab earns Landfill-Free verification

SunPower installation.

Recognition awarded for the U.S. solar company's PV module production facility in Mexico, which demonstrates that 99% of waste generated is diverted from landfills.


SunEdison forms $1 billion investment vehicle with Goldman Sachs

SunEdison is spreading its renewable energy wings even further

SunEdison has formed a US$1 billion warehouse investment vehicle with investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs. There is the possibility to expand this to $2 billion. If exercised, this would bring the renewable energy giant’s...


Hanergy expects first half loss

Hanergy Thin Film HQ.

The suspended thin film solar company warns markets that it may post a record first half loss for the six months to June 30 following a 47% share plunge in May that wiped $19bn from its value.


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