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Ideal Power posts revenue 75% drop in Q2 revenue, increases net loss

Camarillo, California

The Texas inverter maker blamed the drop in sales on delays in California's incentive program and expects business to pick up in the second half of 2016 now that the problem has been resolved.

KIT-test: Some battery cells last five times longer than others

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Andreas Gutsch of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has enlivened the discussion about the quality and safety of lithium-ion storage batteries with new tests.

BNEF adds voice to questions about Hanergy's value

Hanergy HQ

Analysts at Bloomberg Clean Energy Finance (BNEF) are the latest to question the basis for Hanergy Thin Film Power Group's (Hanergy TF) towering market value. With shares in the company now worth $36 billion, BNEF has observed...

Principal Solar to develop 72.9 MW North Carolina solar park

Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The PV developer has agreed a 10-year PPA with local utility Duke Energy Progress for the park's solar energy in what is its second large-scale project in the state.

Canada imposes provisional import duties on Chinese PV products

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in action.

The Canada Border Services Agency has slapped provisional duties of between 9.1% to 286.1% on Chinese exporters of certain PV modules and laminates.

juwi solar orders 75 MW of Hanwha Q Cells modules

Hanwha SolarOne factory, Korea.

Supply deal eases juwi's trade case concerns as the U.S. EPC company seeks reliable and high quality components for its domestic solar projects.

AmbiVolt mounts Bombardier solar project in Belfast

AmbiVolt's mounting structure, Bombardier rooftop plant, Belfast, Northern Ireland

One of Northern Ireland's largest rooftop PV installations under construction, the 3.6 MW array will generate an estimated 2,900 megawatt hours of electricity annually.

We have lift-off: Solar Impulse begins round-the-world journey

The Solar Impulse aircraft was constructed in Switzerland and has been conducting test flights in Abu Dhabi since January.

Solar-powered aircraft finally began its circumnavigation of the globe on Monday morning, taking off from Abu Dhabi at 07:12 local time with Andre Borschberg at the controls.

US: large-scale solar generation doubled in 2014, says EIA

Utility-scale solar PV's input to U.S. electrical generation increased by more than 100% in 2014.

Growth in non-hydro renewables increased by 11% in 2014, with utility-scale solar alone enjoying 102% increase in electrical generation, data shows.

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Vladimir Klitschko in action.

Solar is poised to land the decisive blow in the global energy battle as cost and storage align perfectly, U.S. pricing finds its rhythm and the U.K. market continues its upward trajectory.

NewGen to install 200 MW of solar in Sierra Leone

Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone.

Power company will break ground on first, 20 MW, plant this year with 180 MW more utility-scale schemes to follow by 2018. Hydro, DG microgrids, thermal and solar lighting will also play a role in electrifying country.

7 days off the grid: weekly offgrid news

India offgrid.

The weekly round-up from pv magazine of the lesser-known news from the off-grid sector, compiled each Friday by specialist editor Peter Carvill.

JinkoSolar signs $479m finance agreement with China Minsheng Bank

JinkoSolar rooftop installation.

Five-year deal sees China Minsheng Bank offer financial support to assist JinkoSolar's downstream development and manufacturing efforts.

Chinese officials set ambitious and unlikely 100 GW goal

The flag of China.

Target was announced by energy official Nur Bekri to parliament. Government aims to rein in coal in favor of natural gas, wind and solar.

Grid opens offering to more low-income households

A SolarCity rooftop being installed.

Non-profit installer has become a channel partner for Clean Power Finance. This week also saw SolarCity expand into its 16th state.

Ecobuild: five things we learned from the London show

Ecobuild, London.

The burgeoning potential of the U.K.'s commercial rooftop sector, funding innovation and a hankering for more political stability were key trends of a fast-paced show.

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