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Phoenix Solar doubles Q1 revenue Y-o-Y

Solar installation in Munich.

The German PV project developer posts first quarter revenue of EUR 9.9 million, double that achieved in Q1 2015, following the conclusion of several large-scale projects. Accelerated Q2 growth forecast.


Polysilicon spot prices rise above $20 per kilogram in China

EnergyTrend expects prices to continue rising through the first half of May, citing rising wafer demand and stricter enforcement of import duties.


NEXTracker hits 3 GW of cumulative delivery worldwide

NEXTracker has successfully expanded its client base in emerging solar markets including India, China, Australia, and the Middle East

U.S. tracker manufacturer NEXTracker has recently achieved a new milestone with cumulative shipments of over 3 GW of solar trackers around the world.


China installs 7.14 GW of solar PV in Q1 2016

Solar PV plant in Qinghai, China

NEA data shows increasing differences in regional PV development, due in part to the country's power curtailment problem.


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SunEdison PV plant, Ironwood State Prison

This week: The looming bankruptcy of SunEdison came to pass as France looks set to increase its solar target threefold by 2023 and India appealed a WTO ruling that could have far-reaching effects on its domestic solar business.


Cyprus: Construction begins on five PV plants; storage to emerge

Solar PV system in Cyprus

Cyprus' once dormant large-scale PV plant sector appears to be awakening, while even more positive is a growing energy storage trend, which under the current circumstances seems irreversible.


Orange Jordan taps MEI for 33.7 MW solar PV project

French President François Holland and Jorandian King Abdullah II attend the signing of Neoen and Orange Jordan's April 2016 deal.

The plants will enable the local telco to fully cover its electricity needs from solar energy. With solar activity booming in Jordan, the country is well on the way to surpassing its 600 MW solar target by 2020.


SunEdison stays the course in India, offloads residential business in UK

SunEdison solar park

The renewable energy giant managed to exclude its Indian operations from bankruptcy proceedings while selling its operations in the U.K. to Ecotricity, which has expended into the residential market.


Emerging solar markets offering better returns for developers, report finds

Mercatus' findings show a correlation between the average size of solar projects per region and the average rate of return, with bigger being better.

Mercatus Energy Investment Management report finds that emerging solar markets offer investors and developers high risk, high reward, which helps drive larger project size in these regions.


Risen secures 175 MW solar module deal with India's Mytrah

Risen solar panel.

Chinese solar module producer signs shipment agreement with Indian energy company Mytrah Energy for the delivery of 175 MW of solar panels over course of the year.


India appeals WTO domestic content ruling for solar

Solar installation, India.

Energy minister Piyush Goyal challenges World Trade Organization's ruling that its domestic content requirements for solar violate international trade rules.


Total to create new Gas, Renewables and Power segment

The French oil giant has pledged to be among the top three companies in solar power, and to expand in electricity trading and energy storage.


Offgrid solution: Using discarded smartphone batteries to light up rural homes

solar-powered LED lamp

Kyung Hee University researcher Boucar Diouf plans to start solar-powered LED lamp pilot projects in Senegal and sub-Saharan African countries within the next year.


San Francisco to require rooftop solar on new buildings

Rooftop solar installation in San Francisco

The new legislation requires solar PV systems, solar water heating systems or a combination of the two. San Francisco has set a goal to use 100% renewable energy by 2025 in addition to other ambitious environmental targets.


SunEdison troubles pose no threat to Indian solar industry, says minister

Indian solar park in Gujarat

A potential SunEdison bankruptcy is not expected to affect India's solar industry, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing comments made by Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal.


Vitronic reports double-digit growth in Q1

Vitronic inspection system

German inspection equipment provider Vitronic has reported double-digit growth in Q1 2016, on a quarter-on-quarter basis. The positive start to the year should see the company meet or exceed its "strong" 2015 result.


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