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Sungevity enters partnership with leading Belgian solar firm

Sungevity out and about.

The U.S. distributed solar installer has partnered with Belgium's Electrabel to begin installing rooftop solar panels across the country.

Vector Cuatro opens new office in Chile

Solar PV plant, Vector Cuatro

The Spanish solar PV technical advisory group is expanding operations in Latin America, citing strong growth in the region. The company, part of Italy's Falck Renewables Group, has 10 offices worldwide.

DESRI acquires 11 MW California PV project

The Sacramento Kings

The Rancho Seco Solar Project, located on the site of a decommissioned nuclear power plant, marks the latest deal between D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and First Solar.

Phoenix Solar posts 34% revenue increase, narrows net loss

Phoenix Solar Messe Muenchen rooftop solar PV array

The German solar company expects a return to profitability this year following a strong performance in the first half of 2016.

Intevac reports sale of two tools for thin-film PV in quarterly results

Intevac tooling.

Q2 financials reveal thin-film equipment backlog of almost $50 million that the company hopes will be signed off before year end. Overall net loss for the quarter reaches $3.5 million.

H2 2016 solar slowdown will preface 10% global contraction in 2017, says GTM

Solar park in Europe.

Analysts expect installations in China, U.K. and Japan to slow over the second half of the year, but U.S. project spillover and India's large pipeline will hold course despite global slowdown forecast for 2017.

TMEIC building Indian inverter fab, eyes global expansion

Solar Ware 500 inverter.

Japanese inverter supplier has begun construction on its fifth overseas manufacturing facility as it targets growth in emerging markets of LatAm, MENA and Australia.

UK: First Contracts for Difference solar farm connected to grid

Aerial view of the 11.94 MW solar farm from Lightsource, the first in the U.K. to be connected under the CfD scheme.

The 11.94 MW solar farm has been developed by Lightsource Renewable Energy and is the first such installation to be completed under the CfD scheme.

Solar Frontier completes 30 MW solar plant at Nagasaki Airport

Representatives, including Solar Frontier CEO Atsuhiko Hirano, in front of a monument symbolizing the PV project at Nagasaki Airport.

The installation is the biggest PV plant in Nagasaki Prefecture, and one of the largest to utilize Solar Frontier's anti-reflective CIS solar panels.

Trina to go private in $1.1 billion deal

Trina Solar logo

Trina Solar will no longer be a publically traded company in 2017, under a $1.1 billion proposed deal announced today. Founder and company chairman and CEO Jifan Gao, along with Fortune Solar Holdings and Red Viburnum Company,...

Ukraine exceeds 1 GW of installed renewable capacity

Ukrainian Solar Systems PV system

Solar has the biggest share in the Ukrainian renewable energy mix. By the end of 2016, the country is aiming to have more than 570 MW of PV plants installed.

Renewables set to deliver strong results for German utility group RWE

RWE HQ, Essen, Germany

Innogy, RWE's soon-to-be publicly listed renwables, grid and infrastructure unit, is set to deliver the lion's share of group revenue this year.

Sungrow raises $400 million to beef up core solar business

Sungrow inverters, California

The company aims to increase investment in R&D and deepen its focus on innovation in its PV inverter and energy storage lineups.

Germany adds nearly 120 MW of PV capacity in June

Rooftop home installation, Germany

June saw the highest amount of newly installed solar PV capacity in the country. With solar remaining far behind the government's annual 2.5 GW target, PV subsidies will remain unchanged in August. In the first half of the year,...

Uganda set to roll with solar PV bus

Kiira Motor Corp.'s Kayoola solar PV bus, Uganda

The East African country is leading the way in green vehicle manufacturing. The state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation has developed three electric vehicles, including the Kayoola, which could become a first on the continent.

Tesla, SolarCity could unveil merger plans as early as Monday

SolarCity van, PV installation

The consolidation of Elon Musk's clean energy empire could be one step closer to reality: The electric carmaker and solar PV giant may soon announce plans to merge their operations.

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