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Boris Johnson.

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.


Sharp to up Asian cell supply, eyes European market re-entry

Sharp solar hq.

The solar arm of Japanese electronics giant Sharp will, according to local media reports, seek to boost its solar cell business in the Philippines and Indonesia while also re-launching its panel business in Europe.


8point3 Energy Partners once again beats guidance in Q2 filing

First Solar installation.

The yieldco of First Solar and SunPower saw second quarter performance beat CAFD guidance, generating revenue of $13.5 million and lowering net losses to just $0.2 million.


Tools downed but UK solar summer sees flurry of finance activity

Primrose Solar in Hampshire.

The rush to build may have subsided, but three large financing deals show that interest in the U.K.'s ground-mounted solar sector remains high.


France rolls out solar tenders for 20 GW by 2023

Solar in Paris.

French environment and energy minister Segolene Royal greenlights raft of new tenders for solar energy, including a three-fold increase in installed PV capacity, eyeing 20 GW by 2023.


UK clean energy groups welcome post-Brexit carbon budget adoption, but solar questions remain

David Cameron at Hinkley.

Amid the ashes of the U.K.'s post-Brexit political landscape comes the reassurance that the government will adopt the fifth carbon budget, but solar sights appear to have been lowered once more.


World Bank pledges $1bn for India's solar target

Narendra Modi.

Following discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, record loan of $1 billion agreed to help fund India’s bold aim to install 100 GW of solar by 2020.


Inside Ingeteam's acquisition of Bonfiglioli's solar business

Ingeteam inverters at a PV plant.

Last week Spanish inverter specialist Ingeteam purchased the solar division of Italian central inverter developer Bonfiglioi in a move that demonstrated the opportunities that still exist in Europe’s solar market.


Dow Elastomers expects rise in demand for new encapsulant materials

Michael Shoemaker describes the projected power density increases offered by Dow Elastomer's new polyolefin encapsulants.

Video: Michael Shoemaker, Global Strategic Marketing Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, talks encapsulants with pv magazine's Ian Clover, highlighting what technological advancements Dow Elastomers is bringing to the market.


Masdar and EDF pin hopes on new record low tariff for 350 MW Abu Dhabi solar plant

Masdar solar installation, Abu Dhabi.

Days after the Abu Dhabi-based clean energy developer won a tender to develop 800 MW of solar in Dubai, the company has teamed with France's EDF to bid for a 350 MW plant in Abu Dhabi.


SunPower, First Solar and SunEdison cornered 44% of North American O&M market in 2015: IHS

First Solar PV installation.

Analysis by IHS reveals how the three solar firms captured almost half of the operations and maintenance market last year, which grew to more than $300 million.


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.


ABB to close Phoenix inverter fab, move jobs to Estonia and Italy

ABB worker.

The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.


Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

Sunrun installers fit another rooftop array.

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.


Wacker Chemie partners with 1366 Technologies

The world’s second-largest polysilicon maker will provide the kerfless wafer startup with a $15 million equity investment, a supply of polysilicon and technical assistance.


5 Intersolar Europe 2016 takeaways

Intersolar crowds

An international show, sited alongside the EU PVSEC delivering exposure to key technologists, and a fast-growing storage market were three of the key takeaways the pv magazine team took away from the 25th Intersolar Europe last...


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