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Singulus forecasts return to profit in 2017, solar segment to drive sales

Silex II equipment.

Troubled German solar and optical disk production equipment supplier Singulus has issued an outlook for 2016, in which it forecasts “slightly negative” earnings in 2016 and return to profit in 2017. Solar sales are forecast to...

Shunfeng warns of 90% profit decrease, completes Suniva acquisition

Shunfeng has issued a new profit warning for 2015

In a busy week for Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, the Chinese company has issued a 2015 profit warning, where it expects consolidated profit to fall 90% YoY. It also now officially owns a 63% stake in Suniva; and...

SPI to begin trading on Nasdaq

SPI is set to begin trading tomorrow

SPI Energy Co. Ltd is transferring to the Nasdaq Global Select Market for trading from January 19, 2016, under the ticker symbol "SPI". Chairman, Peng Xiaofeng is expected to ring the bell in New York.

India: Solar capacity passes 5 GW, 750 MW project receives IFC support

The 750 MW solar project will be installed in India's Madhya Pradesh

India’s cumulative solar capacity has surpassed 5 GW, with 1.385 GW installed this financial year. Around 18 GW in tenders are expected to be out by March 31. In related news, World Bank Group member, IFC has pledged its support...

IRENA backs $46m RE projects, rallies clean energy sector on eve of World Future Energy Summit

IRENA director-general Adnan Z. Amin and delegates from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announce the latest round of concessional loans for renewable energy projects.

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announce loans totaling $46 million to back four clean energy projects in developing nations.

EnergyTrend: 5 GW of new capacity will relieve multi-wafer shortage

A new report by the Taiwanese analysts indicates that the current shortage in multicrystalline silicon wafers will be met with substantial capacity increases, and that prices will peak in February.

Horad to supply turnkey module line to Solargiga/Motech JV in China

Chinese equipment maker Suzhou Horad has received an order to supply a 200 MW solar PV module line to Motech’s new factory in China.

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Hillary Clinton

U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton blasted retroactive changes to Nevada's net metering law, Australia relaunched its investigation into anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers and India continues to impress and...

Heraeus releases new metallization pastes

Heraeus paste

The German company's new supply chain strategy provides manufacturing redundancy and ensures reliable supply of key raw materials. The move comes in the wake of an accident earlier this month that halted production at Japanese...

Sun Brilliance plans 25 MW solar farm near Perth

Perth, Australia.

While rooftop solar has dominated the Western Australian market in the past five years, the company aims to offer solar farms to provide competitively priced electricity to customers who want power from renewable sources but do...

SolarWorld to supply 10.5 MW for Oregon project

SolarWorld's Hillsboro, Oregon, headquarters

The Obsidian Renewables project will employ the company's 72-cell solar panels. SolarWorld is expanding its output of the new modules in a new factory at its Hillsboro, Oregon, headquarters.

US announces $220 million in grid modernization funding

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

The research and development funding will help finance a comprehensive grid-related research and development effort to address a range of emerging challenges and opportunities in the United States' power grid.

NASA sets new long-distance solar spacecraft record

NASA's Juno spacecraft

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Juno spacecraft has broken the solar power distance record on its journey to Jupiter. While Juno's massive solar arrays will generate only 500 W when it arrives at the...

FRV completes a 64 MW solar PV plant in Uruguay

The La Jacinta project is located in the Salto Department and is by far the largest PV plant built in Uruguay to date.

LG expansion due to NeON being "almost sold out"

LG factory in Korea.

Korea’s LG has confirmed that all of the four new lines to be added to its cell and module production facility in Gumi through 2018 will employ high efficiency cell and module tech. The expansion is on the back of compelling...

SolarWorld hits 22% PERC efficiency

The presentation took place at SolarWorld's Freiburg site

At a presentation of its latest solar innovations yesterday in Freiberg, Germany’s largest solar cell and module manufacturer announced a PERC efficiency of 22%. Advances in busbar-less modules with half cells and bifacial PV...

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