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France ushers in 3 GW solar tender across six rounds

Solar installation in France.

Energy ministry confirms series of six tenders of 500 MW each to be launched between 2017 and 2020 as country gradually reignites efforts to boost its solar PV sector.


ReneSola revenue and margin falls in Q2 on slow domestic demand

ReneSola HQ.

China's second half slowdown drags module shipments down 19.5% sequentially, while lower wafer ASPs cause revenue contraction despite increased shipments.


Brazil mulls request for amicable cancelation of 670 MW of solar awarded in first tender

Sao Paulo.

Following the devaluation of the Brazilian real against the U.S. dollar, six companies that won PPAs in 2014 may now be able to cancel the solar development contracts. Small penalties likely to apply.


GCL-Poly posts 28% revenue increase for H1

CGL polysilicon factory in China.

The polysilicon and wafer producer reports strong first half financials, growing revenue by 28%, gross profit by 66% as income more than doubles in space of a year.


Ratify Paris Agreement early to attract better RE investment, G20 countries told

COP21 celebration.

A consortium of 130 global institutions that control $13 trillion investments has called upon G20 countries to move fast on ratifying the Paris Agreement in order to deliver greater policy certainty and more investment in...


Sungevity enters partnership with leading Belgian solar firm

Sungevity out and about.

The U.S. distributed solar installer has partnered with Belgium's Electrabel to begin installing rooftop solar panels across the country.


Essel Green Energy snaps up 240 MW solar project in Indian state of Odisha

Indian flag.

The subsidiary of Essel Group has secured the bulk of a 270 MW tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India in the state, marking the firm's largest solar PV project to date.


Hanwha Q Cells' Q2 profit soars to $151 million

Hanwha Q Cells.

An 88.8% year-on-year increase in revenues underpins a strong quarter for the Korean solar company, with positive figures across the board.


EU reimposes AD solar duties on three more Chinese companies

European Commission

Osda Solar, Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance and Shandong Linuo Photovoltaic Hi-Tech all deemed to be in breach of the terms of the MIP undertaking.


Xian Longi Silicon increases H1 profit as it announces new Malaysian fab

Malaysian solar.

The Chinese moncrystalline silicon firm enjoys huge increase in profit and revenue for the first half of the year, reveals plans for large Malaysian manufacturing facility producing silicon ingots, wafers, cells and modules.


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Another busy week in solar draws to a close, with Chile, Argentina and SolarCity on the PV podium.

Massive movement in LatAm as Chile lowers the PV price bar and Argentina sets its solar sights high. Elsewhere, SolarCity continues to grab the headlines.


EBRD plans $26m solar loan for Kazakhstan

The proposed 29 MW solar park would be one of just a handful of large-scale PV plants in Kazakhstan.

The European funding bank is considering releasing the funds to ACME Cleantech Solutions Pvt Ltd, an Indian developer eyeing a 29 MW solar farm in the country.


Fronius opens new R&D center in U.S. with eye on Tesla partnership support

Solar Inverter production at Fronius.

The Austrian inverter specialist opens sales, product management and R&D center in San Francisco to better serve U.S. markets and commitments. Partnership with Tesla expected to be strengthened.


Solar wins strong backing from UK's business chiefs, poll shows

Hinkley protest.

Opinion poll among the traditionally conservative Institute of Directors finds barely 9% support for Hinkley nuclear plant, with solar power earning the backing of more than three-quarters of members.


Singulus plays the waiting game as large orders booked too late for H1 financials

Singulus HQ.

The late placement of a EUR 110 million tooling order muddies the water for the German production equipment supplier's second half forecast. Sales down year-over-year, but order intake looks healthy.


Canadian Solar beats shipment and revenue guidance for Q2

Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu.

The Chinese solar firm shipped 1,290 MW of modules and posted net revenue of $805.9 million in the second quarter on back of increased sales to the Americas. Downstream pipeline tops 20 GW.


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