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Falling revenues, growing yieldco at SunPower Q2

SunPower module.

Major U.S. solar player SunPower has released its Q2 2015 results, in which it reports falling revenues both on a Y/Y and M/M basis, as it either holds completed projects on its books or drops them down into joint yieldco 8point3...


Deutsche Bank: Global solar demand robust, despite disappointing tariff decision

Inverter manufacturer, Enphase, has raised the stakes in the US residential sector

Reviewing this year’s Intersolar North America, Deutsche Bank concludes that global solar demand is "robust," despite the "worse than expected" recent U.S.-Sino tariff decision. Yieldcos are set to continue to boost the industry,...


US: Georgia Power to build 30 MW solar plant on Navy land

Georgia Power should have the solar PV plant online by the end of 2016

U.S. utility, Georgia Power has signed an agreement with the Department of the Navy to install a 30 MW solar PV plant at the naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) Kings Bay in St. Marys, Georgia.


Intersolar North America: Tabuchi’s market entry points to increasing internationalization

Intersolar North America halls.

The number of suppliers from outside of the U.S. pushing into the North American PV market is increasing at a rate of knots. Intersolar North America has seen established players from Japan pushing into the market and Chinese...


Philippine government under pressure to deliver more solar support

Philippines skyline.

Leading solar companies operating in the country to apply pressure on government to expand the size of its solar FIT scheme from 500 MW to 2 GW.


SunEdison and AMS team on 50 MW California storage project

California.

Solar company and microgrid specialists to deliver 50 MW storage system designed to aid Southern California Edison's transition to cleaner energy sources.


Hanergy shares must remain suspended, orders Hong Kong regulator

Hanergy HQ.

Unusual decision to extend suspension of all trading of Hanergy shares raises prospect that the Chinese solar company's shares will remain suspended for the foreseeable future.


Island leaders endorse renewables action plan

Island leaders discuss and approve the Martinique Action Plan on renewable energy deployment in Small Island Developing States.

Small Island Developing States approve new plan designed to bring greater levels of renewable power autonomy to island nations around the world.


Hanwha Q Cells signs 70 MW module deal with India’s Adani Group

Tamil Nadu landscape.

Modules supplied for solar project planned for Indian state of Tamil Nadu, PV plant to be owned and operated by Adani Group subsidiary, Ramnad Solar.


Juwi to begin work on hybrid solar farm at Australian copper mine

A CGI mock-up of how the solar PV hybrid array will look once completed at the DeGrussa copper mine in Western Australia.

The solar developer will begin construction of the 10.6 MW solar PV plant at the DeGrussa copper mine, Western Australia, later this month.


Tenth of Chinese solar production capacity located overseas by end of 2015

A worker inspects a module at a JA Solar facility.

Data from BNEF finds Chinese companies have amassed more than 5 GW of solar cell production capacity abroad as they attempt to circumnavigate U.S. and EU trade duties.


European PV market remains interesting for manufacturers

Expectations are that 2.5 to 2.8 GW of solar PV will be installed in the UK this year

Video interviews: At this year’s Intersolar Europe, pv magazine’s editor in chief, Jonathan Gifford spoke with a number of PV manufacturers about their view of the European solar market. Overall, a much more positive outlook is...


ARENA to use ACT-style auctions for 200MW of large-scale solar

Large-scale solar PV remains in its infancy in Australia with only three projects commissioned and a further two under construction

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is going to adopt the auction-process successfully pioneered by the ACT government to spend up to AU$100 million and target up to 200 MW of large-scale solar, as part of its new funding...


US: Utility-scale solar more cost effective than residential rooftop

US utility-scale solar PV remained the most cost-effective option in the Brattle Group scenarios

U.S. utility-scale solar PV systems are "significantly" more cost-effective than those for residential rooftop, concludes a study by the Brattle Group. Under its scenarios, 50% of carbon emissions are also avoided with...


Public solar market financing sees record Q2, despite overall corporate funding fall

The large-scale solar project sector saw funding fall to $1.9 billion across 26 deals, compared to $2.5 billion over 29 deals in Q1

Despite a record US$2.3 billion in public solar market financing in Q2 2015, overall corporate funding decreased around 8.5% Q/Q. Yieldcos were a "significant" driver, comprising nearly a third of all large-scale solar project...


Oxis Energy to work with Anesco on UK lithium sulfur battery roll out

The Li-S battery from Oxis.

The Oxford-based battery developer will enlist the assistance of energy efficiency solutions company Anesco to introduce its lithium sulfur batteries to the residential and commercial U.K. market.


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