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Canadian Solar reports record-breaking year

Canadian Solar Chairman and CEO Shawn Qu

The company announced major increases in sales and net profit last year. The recent acquisition of Recurrent Energy, meanwhile, will expand its total project pipeline to 8.5 GW. Some 2.4 GW of late-stage projects represent a...


IHS: Inverters prices to lead BoS cost reductions

An SMA inverter.

Industry analysts IHS believe that inverter price decreases will lead global balance-of-system (BoS) cost reductions in the PV industry. Inverter prices are predicted to fall 8% annually through to 2019.


1366 Tech partners with Hanwha Q Cells in wafer launch

The 1366 Tech and Hanwha Q Cells team.

This latest generation of the company's kerfless wafer production machinery, which avoids feedstock waste by forming wafers directly from molten silicon, is designed to make more than 5 MW per year.


SunEdison acquires Solar Grid Storage

Solar Grid Storage energy storage unit

The Pennsylvania-based energy storage and PV company brings its projects, pipeline and personnel to SunEdison, allowing it to now offer battery storage solutions to complement solar and wind projects worldwide.


Vivint Solar quadruples revenue, triples loss in 2014

Vivint Solar headquarters

The Utah-based company, whose net loss attributable to stockholders per share was $0.35, is expanding downstream operations and expects to install 290 to 310 MW this year.


Sharp seeks buyer for solar business

Sharp's stand at PV Expo 2015

Indications are mounting that Sharp is looking to raise much-needed cash through the partial or complete sale of its solar business. While its brand remains strong and share of the Japanese PV market dominant, experts say Sharp...


NVI Energy's Solar4Africa: 'One-stop-shop' funding

NVI Energy's "pay-as-you-use" solar plant at Cheli and Peacock's Tortilis Camp in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

It could be posited with reason that the off-grid solar market is still one that is finding its feet, and still in the period that all new industries go through as it tries to make sense of how it can best serve its market....


MENA: Adenium Energy Capital, Enerwhere sign $10 million investment deal for mobile solar systems

Enerwhere's mobile solar power system

The two Dubai-based companies are teaming up to deploy Enerwhere's fleet of mobile solar power systems, which can provide power to construction sites, industrial locations and worker accommodation facilities around the Middle...


Ecobuild: riding the UK's solarcoaster

Jonathan Selwyn of Lark Energy discussing the challenges of the U.K. commercial rooftop solar market.

Attraction in the U.K.'s residential and commercial rooftop sectors growing as industry seeks much-needed stability.


ReneSola increases sales, narrows loss in 2014

ReneSola - solar cell inspection

The Chinese company continued to shift its focus to retail-oriented and commercial customers with bundled services and downstream projects last year.


Trina boosts annual revenue, profit

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

The Chinese solar giant expects a 20% to 26% increase in module shipments of between 4.4 GW and 4.6 GW this year, including some 750 MW aimed at its own downstream projects.


Five percent growth for global BoS, reaching $21 billion in 2019

A Mounting Systems' tracker.

In its latest PV balance-of-systems (BoS) report, analysts IHS predicts that Asian markets will drive BoS growth, accounting for almost half of the market by 2019. IHS forecasts the global BoS market to total US$21 billion in...


Government rep feels heat at German PV symposium

The 30th Photovolatic Solar Energy Symposium at Banz Abbey in Bad Staffelstein.

Taking place at the majestic Banz Abbey near the city of Bamberg, the symposium is the longest-running PV industry event in Germany, drawing hundreds of solar sector representatives.


Solar-Fabrik delivers 6 MW to repower German PV power plant

The Solar-Fabrik HQ.

German c-Si manufacturer Solar-Fabrik will deliver around 24,000 modules to a PV power plant in Germany, to repower a solar farm. The firm will supply its polycrystalline c-Si modules to replace underperforming thin film modules...


SPI to co-develop 25 MW of PV projects in UK

South Wales, UK

Partnering with RE Projects Development, the vertically-integrated PV company says it is cementing its footprint in one of the strongest PV markets in the world.


Results-based funding makes solar possible in Tanzania

SNV-supported, RBF-financed pico-solar initiative in Tanzania.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is partnering with other international development agencies, banks and private-sector companies on a new initiative aimed at bringing much needed solar solutions to people without access...


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