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Meyer Burger: Decisive moves at Colorado Springs plant

Meyer Burger will continue to optimize the cost structure and production capacity at its Technology Product Center (TPC) Diamond Material Tech, Inc. facility in Colorado Springs. This spells workforce reduction.


Solar Frontier hits 3 GW of global CIS module shipments

Solar Frontier module production.

Landmark represents widening of Japanese company's international footprint, more than 20 million Solar Frontier CIS modules now installed around the world.


800 MW of solar licenses in Thailand for 2016

Thailand has announced that applications for solar farm licenses will be open to the public sector early 2016. A FIT of $0.16/kWh has been slated for 25 years.


Another round of financing for Sonnenbatterie

Germany storage solutions manufacturer Sonnenbatterie has successfully completed another financing round. Czech investor Inven Capital has managed to increase Sonnenbatterie's capital with this gesture.


SunEdison signs 180 MW solar PPA with India's largest utility

New Delhi skyline.

Power purchase agreement with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limitied will provide 180 MW of large-scale solar PV power for the city of New Delhi.


IFC partners on two 50 MW solar projects in Zambia

Victoria Falls.

The member of the World Bank Group has signed an MoU with Industrial Development Corporation Zambia to develop the country's first utility-scale solar PV projects.


Renewables accounted for 70% of new US generating capacity in H1, says FERC

Copper Mountain installation, Nevada.

Data from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows new renewable capacity added so far this year is 900 times that of coal, figures do not account for distributed solar PV.


Solar industry berates UK government's subsidy withdrawal

Sheep at a solar farm in England.

U.K.'s leading solar voices say decision to scrap subsidies for small-scale solar is a blow to investor confidence, STA calls for bridging strategy to help solar reach grid parity.


India solar capacity forecast for 2020 raised by 240%

A newly released Deutsche Bank markets research report has adjusted its solar power forecast prognosis for India to 34 GW by 2020, an increase of about 240% from its previous estimation of 14 GW. India has a pivotal part to play...


More mergers and acquisitions to come

A new report from Navigant Research sees increasing market competition fueling vertical integration as well as mergers and acquisition. The annual revenue from global PV installations is forecast to surpass $151 billion in 2024.


Yingli to construct 50 MW solar plant in China's Shanxi Province

Yingli solar park.

Chinese solar company chosen as EPC developer for solar power plant to be located in Datong City, to form part of China's National Advanced PV Technology Demonstration Center.


KKR secures 80% stake in Spain's Gestamp Solar

Gestamp Solar PV installation.

The global investor to acquire 80% of Gestamp Solar from parent company Gestamp Renewables.


Industry react: SunEdison shopping spree spells good news for entire solar sector

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

$2.2 billion acquisition of Vivint Solar raises stakes for U.S. residential solar sector, with industry analysts and players confident the move will prove widely beneficial.


Hanwha Q Cells, ReNew Power enter JV for 148.1 MW India solar project

Telangana Kachiguda railway station.

Development planned for Telangana region and marks Hanwha Q Cells' first investment in large-scale solar projects in India's growing market.


Manz receives $54.2 million in follow-up orders

Follow-up orders amounting to EUR 50 million ($54.2 million) for equipment to produce lithium-ion batteries has German company Manz AG feeling optimistic about the future.


Hanergy cancels deals agreed with itself

Hanergy BIPV.

Complex Chinese company issues a typically opaque stock market update. Supply deal to supply itself with its own panels has been torn up.


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