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Orix on track to meet 900 MW Japanese solar goals

Orix has installed 350 MW of solar in Japan to date

Japanese finance and leasing company, Orix has said it aims to invest around US$872 million in installing 550 MW of solar in Japan in the next two years. This would take its cumulative capacity to 900 MW, thus achieving targets...

German energy giant E.ON acquires Reniva, bolsters PV unit

E.ON service van

Former Phoenix Solar technology chief and Reniva managing director Manfred Baechler is joining E.ON along with 10 other Reniva solar experts.

Orison introduces plug-and-play energy storage system

Orison home storage systems

The Orison home battery system can be connected to solar installations as well as the grid. Consumers can charge it when utility rates are low in order to provide power when rates are high.

Proinso to expand across Central America

Proinso's 3 MW rooftop project in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

The U.K.-based solar energy company will open seven offices throughout Central America.

Solarpack wins contract to develop 100 MW in India

Telangana, India

The Spanish company, which has so far focused on the Spanish and South American markets, is partnering on the project with U.S. firm Think Energy Partners.

Deltro, Greensmith partner on 53 MWh energy storage project in Ontario

Greensmith President and CEO John Jung

As part of the 53 MWh project slated to fully deploy in 2016, Greensmith will supply its GEMS5 software technology while Leclanché will provide the entire battery storage systems for all the contracted facilities to be built near...

UK planning for 1 GW of storage by 2020

Passive systems Freetricity, UK

Large-scale storage systems in the U.K. are already competitive under certain circumstances, while small-scale decentralized energy installations with storage on site can be competitive around 2017, according to a new KPMG...

Too big to fail? Yingli confirms debt restructuring

Yingli manufacturing

The China Banking Regulatory Commission and the National Energy Administration have signaled their support for a restructuring of Yingli's massive debt, noting the company's importance to the Chinese PV industry and the role of...

Mitsubishi Research Institute to launch solar fund

Mount Fuji, Japan

The Mitsubishi Group's main consulting unit is joining forces with its corporate affiliate to buy and turn around poor performing megasolar plants in Japan.

China sets 3 GW target for high-efficiency model PV installations

BYD solar PV fab

China is seeking to increase solar PV capacity for solar installations that employ modules with high-energy-conversion solar cells.

Ingeteam appoints Adolfo Rebollo new CEO

Ingeteam CEO Adolfo Rebollo

Adolfo Rebollo replaces Javier Ojeda as chief executive of the leading Spanish PV inverter manufacturer and O&M service provider.

Berkeley Lab reveals drivers for low-priced PV systems in US

Rooftop solar installation, San Jose, California

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory identify the key market and system drivers for low-priced PV systems for homes and small businesses.

JinkoSolar joins RWE on Dubai solar tender

Dubai: model of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

China’s JinkoSolar is partnering with German electric utility giant RWE AG to jointly take part in in Dubai’s 800 MW solar tender.

Borrego Solar doubles assets under O&M management

Borrego Solar

The California-based solar energy system designer, developer, installer and O&M provider saw its assets under contract grow to 265 MW last year.

China to slash coal production amidst falling demand

Beijing air polution

Chinese authorities are making drastic cuts in coal production an effort to reduce overcapacity in the face of shrinking demand, according to report by Xinhua News Agency.

WFES: Egypt could add 500 MW of PV in 2016, says MESIA


A new report released by the Middle East Solar Industry Association at WFES forecasts a strong year for Egypt and Jordan in particular for the MENA region.

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