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Latin America records biggest utility-solar quarter

Honduras is set to be the second biggest solar PV market in Latin America this year

Latin America saw 363 MW of utility-scale solar PV come online in Q2, representing an 80% YOY increase, writes GTM Research. Overall, the region has a solar pipeline totaling 34 GW, with 981 MW entering construction in Q2.

New technologies will push costs down, says Lux Research

In its latest "Silicon solar cell and module roadmap" report, Lux Research says that emerging technologies like PERC and bifacial cells will aid in pushing down module costs in 2020.

NRG Energy narrows loss in Q2, revises residential outlook down

For the full year, NRG confirms an expected EBITDA of $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion

NRG Energy has recorded a relatively successful Q2 2015, with a marked improvement seen in its net losses. The U.S. energy giant has revised its residential solar market outlook down, due to increased market positioning...

US Clean Power Plan good for utility-scale solar, ignores distributed

Utility-scale solar is likely to benefit from the new rules

The EPA’s highly anticipated Clean Power Plan was unveiled yesterday. Utility-scale solar and wind have been handed a leading role in carbon reduction; distributed solar has not been included, and storage is seen as...

Wacker Chemie releases Q2 results

Wacker Chemie has released its earnings for Q2 2015 reporting both a YoY and QoQ sales growth from April through June 2015. Contracts were however terminated with customers from the solar sector.

REC sees potential in APAC region

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) released its second quarter results for 2015, highlighting a 12% increase in module revenues and an increased solar footprint in the APAC region.

India: Telangana gets lowest bid

Another low bid of INR5.17 (US$0.08) per kWh has been quoted by SkyPower in the Telangana solar tender. The financial bids for some 2,000MW opened yesterday in the southern Indian state.

China: GCL, CNI enter into EPC solar contracts totaling 90 MW

GCL has contracted CNI Energy to work on 116 MW of its solar PV projects

GCL New Energy Holdings Limited, via two subsidiaries, has signed two EPC agreements with CNI Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNI (Nanjing) Energy Development Company Limited, to install 90 MW of solar PV plants in China,...

Volume sales will speak volumes, says Singulus

Singulus Technologies has reported an improvement in earning before EBIT for the first half of 2015. The company's financial goals being met will rely on volume sales and this will become clear in the weeks to come.

Welspun commissions 34 MW Indian solar plant

Welspun is hoping to significantly contribute to India's ambitious solar energy goals

Welspun Renewables has commissioned a 34 MW solar PV plant in Punjab. It has signed an MOU to develop a further 151 MW in the state, and is said to be targeting 11 GW of renewable installations in India.

SolarWorld sees H1 solar shipment surge

SolarWorld is investing in production capacity expansions

SolarWorld AG has reported a surge in solar shipments in the first half of 2015, with revenue also on the up. In its preliminary results, the German manufacturing giant confirms its full year shipment forecast of over 1 GW, and a...

Residential solar market remains the most attractive, says Deutsche Bank

The latest Deutsche Bank "Solar sector update" states the U.S. continues to drive global solar demand and the residential market retains its draw for investment.

Obama set to announce clean energy vision

President Barack Obama.

Tougher rules on carbon emissions part of President's new Energy Plan, which will include greater incentives for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.

95.5 MW of PV capacity for June in Germany

In June this year, the German Federal Network Agency registered a rather low 95.5 MW of PV capacity, depicting the same story as in the last months. Of that, 56.8 MW came into operation.

TerraForm Global raises $675 million in IPO

TerraForm Global's solar projects are located in China, India, South Africa, Honduras, Uruguay, Malaysia and Thailand

In its IPO, launched on July 31, SunEdison Inc.’s yieldco, TerraForm Global Inc. raised US$675 million through the sale of 45 million Class A shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange, priced at $15 each. An additional 6.75 million...

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