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REC calls for more solar to close COP21 gap

Nasa satellite photo of the U.S.

A new study by solar PV group REC indicates that while solar energy can make a significant contribution to limiting the global temperature rise, the required capacity ramp-up could be up to nine times higher in 2025 than...

SunEdison yieldcos TerraForm Power & TerraForm Global granted financial report extension

SunEdison installation.

TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, the yieldcos of bankrupt renewable energy company SunEdison, have struck a pact to extend the deadline for filing their annual report.

Engie acquires 80% stake in battery maker Green Charge Networks

Green Charge Networks specializes in lithium-ion batteries for C&I customers.

The utility follows in the footsteps of its French counterpart Total by moving into the battery storage space with its 80% acquisition of California's Green Charge Networks.

Duke Energy begins construction on 25 MW New Mexico solar plant

New Mexico

The U.S. utility acquired the project from Infigen Energy and expect to complete and connect the solar farm in Quay County before the end of 2016.

Daqo reports under $10/kg polysilicon production during Q1

The Chinese polysilicon and wafer maker has stayed profitable despite record low prices, and expects further improvements as polysilicon supply tightens.

Total to acquire storage developer Saft for USD 1.1 billion

Total is creating a fourth business segment to cover gas, renewables and power

French oil giant Total is purchasing all of Saft's shares, as it aims to enter the energy storage market and boost its development in the renewable sector.

Midsummer books repeat order for its flexible CIGS DUO line

A Midsummer DUO tool.

Sweden’s Midsummer has announced a repeat order from “an undisclosed multinational corporation” based in Asia for its flexible substrate CIGS deposition production tool, called the DUO. The deal, in the “multi-million” dollar...

Elon Musk calls for mass political mobilization and a price on carbon

In a speech to the World Energy Innovation Forum, the clean energy industrialist called for public education to counter the enormous power of the fossil fuel industries.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Every week, there are new world records in the solar world

Million-installations-strong and under-three-cents-cheap: this week, solar sets new world records in size and price.

PV drives up global silver demand

Germany-based Heraeus Photovoltaics specializes in silver metallization paste for solar cells

Silver demand for PV applications rose 23% in 2015.

Amtech books $28 million in Q2, $1.5 million loss

Amtech announces $28 million orders in Q2 2016

U.S.-headquartered PV and semiconductor production equipment supplier Amtech has registered increased bookings in Q2 2016, although it has incurred a $1.5 million loss the for the quarter. Solar bookings in Q2 came in at $28...

SunPower reports operational successes but posts a loss in Q1

The California-based PV maker is running factories at full capacity and rolling out new products, but still reported a significant loss on a per-share basis.

Siva Power to build CIGS pilot line

Siva Power module image

Siva Power has raised US$5 million, in a series D round, to construct a pilot line for its CIGS PV technology. The line will be installed at the company's Santa Clara base.

Phoenix Solar doubles Q1 revenue Y-o-Y

Solar installation in Munich.

The German PV project developer posts first quarter revenue of EUR 9.9 million, double that achieved in Q1 2015, following the conclusion of several large-scale projects. Accelerated Q2 growth forecast.

Origin Energy signs 13-year PPA for 100 MW Queensland solar farm


Australian utility inks a 13-year power purchase agreement with the developers of the Clare Solar Farm, which is a 100 MW PV plant currently under construction in Queensland.

Enphase Energy hits Q1 revenue target as price reduction roadmap continues

Enphase president and CEO Paul Nahi.

The U.S. microinverter specialist reports first quarter revenue of $64.1 million, shipments of 143 MW and a GAAP gross margin of 18.3% as product costs continue to fall.

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