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Germany: Record PV and wind grid feed-in for July

According to Fraunhofer ISE's data, the amount of PV and wind generated electricity fed into the grid hit a record high in July in Germany. The PV power generated also matched up to nuclear. Another first.

SolarCity expands into Mexico with $15m purchase of Ilioss

SolarCity installation in progress.

Acquisition marks first time the U.S. solar company has expanded internationally, sees Mexican market as exciting and ideal location for extension of its financing model.

Ideal Power Q2 revenue surpasses expectations

Kaco inverter production.

The U.S power conversion company generated revenue of $1.2 million in Q2 following announcement of partnership with Germany's Kaco. Losses posted at $2.3 million.

ReneSola forms JV with Pristine Sun for 300 MW US solar pipeline

ReneSola cell production.

The Chinese solar module manufacturer has teamed with the San Francisco-based EPC to develop, build and operate a portfolio of 300 MW of solar projects in the U.S., first 150 MW outlined for next year.

Forecast: steady increase to 92 GW annual solar installations by 2020

Apricum's latest report based on its global market PV model shows continual growth in cumulative installations. Brazil looks set to possibly become the new PV darling.

Silevo, SolarCity hold topping off ceremony at Buffalo Gigafactory

Gigafactory topping off ceremony.

The 1 GW solar panel factory, which will manufacture Silevo's high-efficiency modules, nears completion just 11 months after the project broke ground.

UK: Big60Million and Foresight Solar Fund close bond on 34 MW community PV

Big60Million solar development.

Joint venture between solar investor Foresight and community-benefit energy company Big60Million brings community and institutional finance together in the ongoing pursuit of greater solar deployment.

$4 million funding for solar startup Bright

Solar advocate Jonah Greenberger's brainchild "Bright" has managed to raise $4 million in funding. Bright's aim is to install solar panels on Mexican roofs under a subscription program, where homeowners get panels for free but...

Enphase Energy Q2 shipments up 48% YOY

Enphase AC battery.

U.S. module level power company ships record 195 MW in second quarter, revenue up 25% year-over-year, reaching $102.1 million.

First Solar Q2 revenues soar on three project sales

A First Solar module.

First Solar has reported a doubling of revenues Q/Q on the back of the sale or majority interest sale of three projects. The company reports sales of US$896 million for the quarter, with revenues from its joint 8point3 Energy...

Acme Solar wins 446MW

Another major winner in the 2,000MW Telangana state PV capacity tender appears to be Haryana-based energy management group Acme.

Latin America records biggest utility-solar quarter

Honduras is set to be the second biggest solar PV market in Latin America this year

Latin America saw 363 MW of utility-scale solar PV come online in Q2, representing an 80% YOY increase, writes GTM Research. Overall, the region has a solar pipeline totaling 34 GW, with 981 MW entering construction in Q2.

New technologies will push costs down, says Lux Research

In its latest "Silicon solar cell and module roadmap" report, Lux Research says that emerging technologies like PERC and bifacial cells will aid in pushing down module costs in 2020.

NRG Energy narrows loss in Q2, revises residential outlook down

For the full year, NRG confirms an expected EBITDA of $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion

NRG Energy has recorded a relatively successful Q2 2015, with a marked improvement seen in its net losses. The U.S. energy giant has revised its residential solar market outlook down, due to increased market positioning...

US Clean Power Plan good for utility-scale solar, ignores distributed

Utility-scale solar is likely to benefit from the new rules

The EPA’s highly anticipated Clean Power Plan was unveiled yesterday. Utility-scale solar and wind have been handed a leading role in carbon reduction; distributed solar has not been included, and storage is seen as...

Wacker Chemie releases Q2 results

Wacker Chemie has released its earnings for Q2 2015 reporting both a YoY and QoQ sales growth from April through June 2015. Contracts were however terminated with customers from the solar sector.

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