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JA Solar latest Chinese firm to withdraw from EU price undertaking

JA Solar module inspection.

Solar company becomes latest Tier 1 player to voluntarily remove itself from the European Union's minimum import price undertaking.


Indian industry heads talk solar finance at REI

India cleared its first solar hurdle - creating interest, movement and tangible installation progress - but is now coming upon the second, third and fourth hurdles.

Leading figures in the Indian solar landscape debated at REI the funding and growth challenges facing the country's market, need for continued foreign capital evident.


Vikram Solar taps teamtechnik for module expansion

Teamtechnik stringer

Indian module maker Vikram Solar has signed a MoU with German equipment supplier teamtechnik that will see the two companies collaborate on Vikram's manufacturing expansion from 500 MW to 2 GW over the next three years.


Emmvee wins leading solar manufacturer award at REI

The talk of REI on day one has placed focus on local manufacturing challenges and opportunities, and the prevalence of low bids and how they impact the market.

The Indian-based solar manufacturer picked up the gong for leading renewable energy manufacturer in the solar category on the eve of the REI show.


REI: India poised to play global role in promoting universal solar access, says MNRE

secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Shri Upendra Tripathy took to the podium to declare the show, and the nation, is open for business.

Secretary of India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Shri Upendra Tripathy says India's role at the head of the International Solar Alliance is to share achievements and lessons learned from National Solar Mission.


Vikram Solar President: Indian rooftop market to exceed 1 GW in 2017

Vikram PV installation

With Renewable Energy India Expo opening its doors tomorrow in the New Dehli region, Vikram Solar President and CTO Ivan Saha tells pv magazine that the country’s rooftop sector is set to transition to a market of between 1 GW...


Melting backsheets, broken cells, and hotspots

Quality roundtable preparation: A case of compromised quality. An operator claims nearly 17% of the modules in his array displayed significant damage after three years. The EPC company concealed the damage from the investor until...


Scatec Solar commissions 22 MW solar farm in Jordan

Jordan landscape.

Commercial operation has begun on the solar plant south of Amman, taking Scatec Solar’s production capacity in the kingdom to 43 MW.


UK: feared solar slump confirmed despite government spin

Solar rooftop.

Official government figures show solar installations have dropped sharply since March peak, limping in at just 16 MW in July. Ministers point to previous growth as success, seem blind to downward trend.


India: record-low China module prices fuelling 21 GW solar pipeline, says Mercom

Solar installation, India.

India on course to add 4.8 GW of new solar power capacity in 2016, forecasts Mercom Capital Group. Project pipeline rises to 21 GW as low module ASPs from Chinese suppliers bolster developers.


ABB opens new inverter fab in India, doubles domestic production capacity

Nelamangala inverter fab, India.

New factory in the city of Bengaluru will produce ABB's PVS800 central inverters to meet India's surging demand for large-scale solar parks nationwide.


Solar Frontier open CIS production talks with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's desert environment.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Japanese solar energy giant, Saudi Aramco and the Saudi Arabian National Industrial Cluster Development Program for feasibility study into CIS production.


Hanergy reports H1 net profit of $105m

Hanergy HQ.

The troubled Hong Kong solar company’s financials reveal that two customers accounted for almost 80% of sales revenue in first six months of the year; revenue reported as $425 million for the period.


United PV achieves modest H1 profit increase of $37m

Solar installation from United PV.

The Chinese solar PV group increased its net profit by 1% year-on-year as it ramped up its downstream portfolio by more than 55%.


Shunfeng's H1 net profit slumps 68% YOY due to curtailment and delayed tariffs

Solar installation, SFCE.

Despite increasing gross profit by 114% and revenue 30.9% year-on-year, China's SFCE suffered from widespread grid curtailment of its solar power plants, as well as delayed tariff subsidies.


Singulus signs MoU with GCL to develop heterojunction cells in China

Singulus HQ.

The German solar equipment manufacturer signs memorandum of understanding with GCL and China Intellectual Electric Power Technology; first processing systems already ordered.


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