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Neo Solar Power buys 30% stake in Phanes Group

The Taiwanese PV cell maker has expanded its downstream activities by buying a stake in Emirati/Swiss project developer Phanes Group.

China Sunergy publishes belated Q1 results

CSun factory workers in Turkey.

China Sunergy, known widely as CSun, has published Q1 2015 results, showing continued and deepening losses. Earlier this month Csun reported that it is in breach of Nasdaq listing rules, with its market value of shares falling...

Heraeus acquires IP to strengthen 'lead-free' metallization portfolio

Heraeus silver paste.

Germany's Heraeus Photovoltaics has acquired three patent families from Japan's Murata Manufacturing relating to metallization pastes using tellurium-oxide. Heraeus reports that the tellurium containing pastes "play an important...

GCL partners with Adani for solar PV operations in India

Solar installation, India.

Collaboration between Chinese energy group and Adani Enterprises to include the creation of a complete PV industry chain in the Indian state of Gujarat.

North Carolina reaches over 1 GW of installed solar

North Carolina is the fourth U.S. state to reach this mark, following California, Arizona and New Jersey. However, the sunset of a key tax incentive threatens the market's future.

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Pintxos, Spain.

India goes all-out for clean energy, the U.K. receives further scorn for its regressive solar stance, and Spain serves up a timely reminder of its prowess, despite recent cuts.

Enel moves into Indian market with acquisition of a stake in Bharat

Solar installation, India.

Italian solar developer secures majority stake in Indian clean energy company BLP Energy for a sum of around EUR 30 million ($33.5 million).

Richard Branson urges business leaders to work towards a world powered by the sun

Richard Branson.

The British tycoon has addressed a UN gathering in New York, calling for money raised from a global carbon tax to be poured into a "big innovation pot" to develop greater solar and wind power.

New SolarCity package aims to lower solar costs for low-income renters

SolarCity installation taking place.

The installation scheme is aimed at developers and residents of affordable housing projects and neighborhoods in California as SolarCity moves to widen access to affordable energy to more people.

UK Q2 data shows renewables met a record 25% of power needs, outstripping coal

The Westmill Solar Farm, England.

Combination of solar PV, wind and bioenergy saw the U.K. renewables mix supply more power to the national grid in the second quarter of the year than coal for the first time ever; solar doubles to 8 GW in space of year.

Rebound in global PV equipment industry shows in Q2 numbers

The latest figures by SEMI verify the rebound in orders reported by German equipment makers, as the book-to-bill ratio rockets to 1.58.

Enel builds Italy's first large-scale storage facility

Catania bay.

The 2 MWh battery system has been connected to a 10 MW solar PV plant in Catania, making it Italy's inaugural large-scale solar+storage project.

Dubai's DEWA invites bids for 800 MW, phase three solar park

Dubai skyline.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) issues Expression of Interest call for phase three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park; third project has capacity of 800 MW.

Yingli to ship 130 MW of modules for Chinese BIPV and agriculture solar projects

Yingli production facility.

The vertically integrated solar firm will deliver 30 MW of panels to Qingdao New Energy Solutions Inc. this year, with the remaining 100 MW due before the end of 2016.

UGE, Blue Sky collaborate on China rooftop PPA package

Guangzhou, China.

Renewable energy firm UGE teams with energy financer Blue Sky Energy Efficiency and real estate service firm JLL to devise financial package for Chinese businesses keen on installing rooftop solar.

China's Longi to invest $235m in 1 GW Indian solar fab

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

XiAn Longi Silicon signs a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a solar cell and manufacturing facility in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh; 500 MW solar farm also in pipeline.

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