Latest headlines

Apple, SunPower join forces to invest in 170 MW of solar in Inner Mongolia

Apple is aiming to power all its facilities with 100% renewable energy

Apple Inc. is investing around 40% of the RMB 659 million required to install 170 MW worth of solar PV plants in Inner Mongolia. SunPower and Zhonghuan Semiconductor are providing the remaining funds.

Silver Lake invests $100 million in SolarCity

SolarCity Chair Elon Musk and CEO Lyndon Rive have joined the investment, which comes as SolarCity's stock remains depressed.

Tongwei breaks ground on 5 GW solar cell fab in China

Chinese ribbon cutting ceremony

Chinese conglomerate holds groundbreaking ceremony for a supposedly massive solar cell production facility in Chengdu, western China, which will have an annual cell production capacity of 5 GW once complete.

Spanish wind firm Gamesa eyes 100 MW of Indian solar opportunities

Wind turbine in the sun.

The wind giant reveals bold investment plans in India's solar market, building on orders already placed to target the development of 100 MW of PV capacity; muses entrance into inverter sector.

Enel marks push into renewables with Enel Green Energy repurchase

Enel Green Power power plant.

Italian utility Enel is moving towards the repurchase of renewable developer Enel Green Power (EGP). The move is the key part of Enel's stepping up of its renewable activity, as CEO Francesco Starace looks to EGP becoming "one of...

India's rooftop PV capacity to hits 525 MW, says Bridge to India

India's rooftop PV sector has grown by 66% over the past 12 months.

Consultancy firm says landmark was reached in October, adding as much solar capacity in the past 12 months as the three years that preceded it; next 12 months will see slight slowdown, with 455 MW installed.

UK to phase out all coal plants by 2025

Coal plant.

Energy Minister Amber Rudd delivers speech calling for an end to 'outdated' energy source, with natural gas and nuclear power to be ramped up to plug the power gap.

NEXTracker leverages Flex's Brazilian production to meet local content


Fast-growing tracker supplier NEXTracker will produce tracking technology at parent company Flextronic's Brazilian facilities. The move will allow it to meet local content requirements in what CEO Dan Shugar describes as "the...

Correction: Trina Solar signs MoU for $518m fab in India's Andhra Pradesh


Local reports suggest the Chinese solar firm has penned a memorandum of understanding with the Andhra Pradesh government to develop its 2 GW, Rs 2,800 crore solar manufacturing facility in Atchutapuram.

JA Solar ships record 1.1 GW in third quarter

JA Solar module inspection.

Record revenue and shipments underline strong third quarter for the Chinese solar firm that surpassed high end guidance forecast from Q2; China represented more than half of its total shipments.

Strata Solar given green-light for 50 MW solar farm in Mississippi

The Strata Solar development will be the largest solar farm in the state of Mississippi.

Developer to collaborate with Mississippi Power to build a 50 MW solar farm in Hattiesburg that will become the largest single solar installation in the state.

ReneSola Q3 results show downstream shift beginning to bear fruit

ReneSola cell production.

Despite third quarter revenues coming in 1.1% below Q3 2014, the $368.2 million generated is a 37.2% increase on Q2 and is, according to the company, a result of its strategic shift to project development.

WGL to invest $200m in US distributed solar next year

Rooftop solar PV.

U.S. energy provider announces pipeline of 150 MW of distributed solar capacity either installed or under construction across the country; eyes wider, $200 million expansion in 2016.

Trina secures $90m in financing from Wells Fargo and Barclays

Trina logo.

The Chinese solar company has signed a $30 million credit line with Barclays Bank and a $60 million revolving loan facility with Wells Fargo to support its U.S. working capital and business operation.

India: Solar to beat coal on cost by 10% in five years, says KPMG

The conditions are already in place for solar to undercut coal on cost, and the price disparity could grow once adoption of clean energy is embraced more fully.

Report by KPMG India finds that the levelized cost of solar power in India will be around 10% cheaper than coal by 2020, with PV penetration rates set to reach around 5.7%.

Kaco doubles global turnover

inverter production, Kaco.

The German inverter manufacturer expects to generate EUR 200 million in revenue in 2015, almost double the figure achieved in 2014; company expects turnover to reach EUR 250 million next year.

Page 3 of 485

Daily newsletter

Keep your finger firmly on the photovoltaic pulse: sign up for our daily newsletter

Press releases

Want to publish your press releases for free? Simply log in or register, enter the information you want to appear and we'll publish it for you!