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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.


Trina Solar Chief Financial Officer resigns

The CFO of the world’s largest solar PV maker has resigned “to pursue other personal interests”.


Inverter shipments to reach 90 GW globally by 2020, says GTM

The latest GTM PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape 2016 report shows how central inverters are set to lose their market dominance over the coming years.

New report suggests that PV inverters and module level power electronics will grow by an average annual rate of 11% between now and 2020, with central inverters set to relinquish market dominance.


ZSW sets new thin film solar world record with 22.6% efficient CIGS PV cell

The new efficiency bests Solar Frontier’s thin film record set six months ago by 0.3%.


Saudi Arabia's first global tender seeks 100 MW of solar PV

Solar installation in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom is calling on international investors to back two 50 MW PV projects in an inaugural tender by the Saudi Electricity Co. Expressions of interest should be submitted by June 20.


IRENA forecasts 59% solar PV price reduction by 2025

Electricity generated by solar PV is likely to be 59% cheaper by 2025, according to an IRENA study.

New report from the International Renewable Energy Agency suggests that the average cost for electricity generated by solar PV could decrease by as much as 59% by 2025 compared to 2015 prices.


SolarWorld ramps 72-cell module production in Oregon

The German-American PV maker has now reached 550 MW of annual module capacity at its facility near Portland, Oregon, and has additionally begun production of 5-busbar cells and monocrystalline silicon ingots.


Quality, reliability and a track record: New video report from the SolarWorld 2016 Installer Summit

As part of our pv magazine LIVE series, we bring you a new video report from SolarWorld’s 2016 Installer Summit in Portland Oregon, including commentary from SolarWorld Americas President Mukesh Dulani.


Yingli Q1 profit of $72.8m is first for company since 2011

Yingli solar manufacturing.

Chinese module manufacturer increases revenue, module shipments and gross margin in first quarter of 2016 following concerted effort to supply higher cost markets.


Relabeled modules cause headache for distributor

man from behind

pv magazine’s ongoing Black Sheep campaign has uncovered a case in which a module supplier shipped modules that appear to have relabeled with a false module power rating. On further investigation the dealer was able to satisfy...


EPFL achieves 19.6% perovskite efficiency using vacuum coating

Perovskite

Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has used vacuum coating to deposit and grow a perovskite semiconductor layer, resulting in a 19.6% efficient cell. Researchers have applied a mild vacuum for 20...


Sungrow Australian shipments surge, rooftop market registers mid-year uptick

Australian residential PV system

Chinese inverter supplier Sungrow reports that it has grown to become the leading Chinese inverter supplier to the Australian residential market, recording 50 MW of shipments to the small scale segment in 2015. The Australian...


Trina hits 1 GW of supply to India

Indian flag

Trina Solar has passed the 1 GW milestone in its supply to India. Trina claims it now enjoys 20% market share in India, which is tipped to double in PV market size in 2016.


PLG Clean Energy secures 230 MW of solar licenses in India

Rajasthan solar installation.

The Indian solar developer plans to build three large-scale PV plants in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Rajasthan, company confirms.


UK: despite record growth, 'sudden and severe' policy changes harming renewable sector, report finds

Solar installation from Solarcentury.

The Renewable Energy Association's report on the state of the British clean energy landscape warns that strong growth in recent years is threatened by repeated policy interventions by government.


Brexit interview: The EU has been the driver of solar in the UK, says James Watson

James Watson is the CEO of SolarPower Europe.

With the U.K. set to go to the polls on June 23rd to vote on an In/Out referendum on the country's EU membership, pv magazine caught up with James Watson, a Brit and the CEO of SolarPower Europe, to canvass his opinion on the...


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