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SunEdison appoints new CFO as incumbent departs after just two months

SunEdison installation project.

The troubled and bankrupt renewable energy firm announces the appointment of Philip Gund as its new chief financial officer a week after CEO Ahmad Chatila resigned.


IRENA joins campaign to back greater public-private collaboration on clean energy

IRENA's Adnan Z. Amin.

The International Renewable Energy Agency to collaborate with leading multinationals and 23 member governments of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to boost corporate sourcing of renewables.


Von Ardenne inks 700 MW thin-film coatings deal with China National Building Materials

Von Ardenne HQ in Dresden, Germany.

The German deposition equipment provider is latest beneficiary of China National Building Materials' ambitious solar PV expansion, and will deliver several coating systems for installation at two 300 MW CIGS plants and one 100 MW...


Georgia Power's 30 MW solar plant for US army base connected to grid

Aerial view of the 30 MW Fort Benning solar farm installed by Georgia Power at the army base in Georgia.

The installation at Fort Benning is the result of a collaboration between the utility, the U.S. Army, the Army Office of Energy Initiatives, the General Services Administration and the Georgia Public Service Commission.


United States installs 18.3 MW of energy storage in Q1 2016

GTM Research’s latest report finds strong year-over-year growth, particularly for behind-the-meter installations.


Shunfeng signs deal to offload solar manufacturing assets for $760m

Kin Ming Cheng.

The Chinese renewable energy firm reveals MoU signed with Hong Kong investor to sell its Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Company, which includes module maker Suntech.


China's NDRC order grid operators to purchase curtailed solar power in congested regions

Ground mounted Chinese solar farm in Qinghai.

National Development and Reform Commission issues purchase rule forcing grid operators in 11 Chinese regions to secure utilization of at least 1,300 hours of solar energy; regions identified because of network congestion and...


Commercial production begins at Solar Frontier's 150 MW CIS plant

Solar Frontier fab.

Japanese solar firm's Tohoku Plant in Miyagi Prefecture has commenced commercial production of its CIS modules, which are expected to go on sale shortly.


Renewables enjoy record 2015 in terms of investment and installations, REN21 report says

Solar and wind farm.

Global clean energy capacity increased by 147.2 GW last year, spurred by $285.9 million of investment, says REN21 Renewables 2016 Global Status Report. Sector now employs more than 8 million people.


Hanwha Q CELLS discusses Installation Innovation Award

Hanwha HQ in Seoul

Innovative installers and solar plant designers in particular are welcomed speakers at Intersolar Europe. Visitors eagerly line up for to hear the top presenters. Jong Wan (JW) Lim, managing director and head of EU Sales at...


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Mural on the German Finance Ministry building

Germany again topped the news this week after government officials proposed a new tax on renewable energy consumers. In the U.S., meanwhile, solar panels are starting to become standard features in new homes, at least in South...


Sunergy Ventures, Tes Koop partner on 175 MW PV project in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The Turkish government will purchase all power generated by the companies' two solar PV projects under a long-term PPA at $0.133 per kilowatt hour.


JinkoSolar Q1 net profit soars as global solar demand grows

JinkoSolar rooftop installations

CEO Kangping Chen says China remains the group's biggest market but stresses that its market share in the U.S. is expanding. In addition, the company sees "great opportunities in exciting emerging markets such as Chile, Thailand...


Orix begins operation of 51 MW solar plant in Japan

Orix's 45.6 MW solar plant in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido

The solar farm comprises more than 200,000 Toshiba solar panels. This is Orix Corp.'s third large-scale solar plant to begin operation in Mie Prefecture.


European Parliament calls for ambitious measures to encourage renewable energy use

MEP Theresa Griffin hosting SolarPower Europe's study launch in Brussels.

In an effort to boost renewabl energy self-generation and consumption, the EU initiative calls for the deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure that would make smart homes and networks a reality. In addition, SolarPower...


Soltec ships 150 MW of trackers to the United States

The company won’t say where its first U.S. tracker shipment is headed, but all indications are that it is Enel’s 150 MW project in Minnesota.


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