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Expected Q1 loss does little to diminish SunPower's positive outlook

SunPower large-scale installation.

The U.S. module manufacturer reports reduced revenues for the first quarter as the company diverts attention to inaugural yieldco venture with First Solar.


IEA: Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals

IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven

The International Energy Agency presented its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report in Paris on Monday, which calls for a tripling of public spending on low-carbon technology R&D.


Egypt signs deals for 220 MW of solar

Cairo, Egypt

The agreements, signed with five companies from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, include 220 MW of solar and 100 MW of wind and are valued at $500 million.


SolarWorld to introduce five busbars to U.S. production

SolarWorld cell production.

SolarWorld will introduce five-busbar technology to some of its Hillsboro, Oregon production lines. The MW capacity of the five-busbar production has not be revealed.


NEXTracker on board 70 MW Moree solar plant in Australia

Moree Solar plant.

The tracking specialist will supply its state-of-the-art trackers to the 70 MW Moree Plains solar project in New South Wales, project is largest tracking solar installation in Australia.


First Solar posts net loss, 51% revenue decline in Q1

First Solar employee

The company's launch of its new yieldco joint venture impacted its bottom line as the group moved through a "transitional period." First Solar expects to be back in the black in Q2 with sales of between $750 and $850 million.


Solar Impulse plane prepares for longest leg of round-the-world journey

Solar Impulse in China.

The five-day, five-night flight between China and Hawaii is a time for nervous anticipation, says pilot tasked with the leg, Andre Borschberg. Takeoff scheduled for Thursday, May 8.


Powerhive set to expand off-grid metering solutions

Powerhive Africa project

The First Solar-backed company, which has completed a pilot program in Kenya, offers customers the opportunity to pre-purchase electricity for commercial and residential use through mobile banking services.


Fronius and Sunrun hop aboard Tesla juggernaut

Sunrun home installation.

U.S. inverter supplier Fronius announces partnership with Tesla's Powerwall home storage system. Sunrun subsidiary AEE Solar set to offer battery with its solar system package.


Tesla unveils sleek, low-cost battery solution for home and commercial

The Tesla Powerwall home battery.

Powerwall home battery and Powerpack commercial battery unveiled by Elon Musk last night could prove game changing for domestic and business storage.


UK renewable jobs market grows faster than average

Wind and solar installation.

Employment in the solar PV sector grew 3.1% in 2014, stretching its lead as one of the largest employment sectors within the British renewable industry.


Institutional investors increasingly target solar assets

Newcastle, U.K.

The role of institutional investors in renewable energy financing is changing rapidly, institutional investors competing with banks over assets acquisition.


Yingli granted 15 day extension for 2014 annual report

Yingli production facility.

Leading solar company delays annual financial report by 15 days, asked for more time to prepare and review its consolidated financial statements for the year.


CALSEIA applauds California's new greenhouse gas targets

California state flag.

Order by Governor Brown to impose stricter greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 receives backing of the California Solar Energy Industries Association.


UK Q1 rush added 1.6 GW of solar, says IHS

Solar plant, U.K.

Unprecedented figures result of decision last year to prematurely end Renewable Obligation scheme, rush propels U.K. to more than 7.5 GW of solar capacity.


Sungevity and Sonnenbatterie strike storage partnership deal

Sonnenbatterie.

Companies pair up to offer home energy storage to customers in the U.S. and Europe, roll out set to begin in second half of 2015.


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