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UK: Commercial rooftop PV can still be profitable, says industry

Commercial installation, England.

Following the U.K. government's cuts for all forms of solar subsidy, the PV industry makes the case that rooftop PV, especially commercial, can still be a profitable investment.


IFC finances Canadian Solar Vietnam, Brazil fab projects to tune of $70m

Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu welcomed the partnership with the IFC: "With IFC's commitment, we are able to expand our production capacity to meet the increasing demand for solar energy worldwide."

The Chinese solar company has received a financing package of $70 million to support its expansion plans in Vietnam, the company has confirmed.


China Sunergy boosts revenue, narrows loss in third quarter

China Sunergy building

The PV manufacturer has seen a sharp increase in sales of its self-branded solar cells and modules. The company's business in China accounted for 52% of its total revenue.


SMA forecasts 'considerable earnings increase' in 2016

SMA Solar Technology AG

The German inverter maker is banking on booming business from the digitization of the energy sector and predicts up to a fourfold increase in operating profit in 2016. The company is presenting the upbeat outlook to analysts and...


Meyer Burger confirms two tool orders worth combined $21.6 million

Meyer Burger HQ, Switzerland.

Equipment manufacturer says leading Asian manufacturer of monocrystalline solar wafers places order for diamond wire cutting technology; second order for Meyer Burger's PERC technology received from cell manufacturer in Asia.


Trina ships 57.1 MW of modules to Japanese solar project

Trina Solar is shipping 57.1 MW of its modules to a large-scale solar PV development in Japan.

The Chinese module manufacturer has supplied Toyo Engineering Corporation with 57.1 MW of modules for installation at the new Furukawa Mega Solar Project in Osaki City.


Aide to produce PV modules for Zhonghuan Semiconductor

Aide Solar PV system

The company's PV modules are slated for use in the solar joint venture established China by Zhonghuan, Apple and SunPower.


CG joins CEA to explore solar market potential in India

Delhi airport

The Indian conglomerate and European research organization have teamed up to examine opportunities for solar energy in the country's airports, which have an estimated solar potential of more than 500 MW.


GSA taps Solaria for Green Proving Ground program

Berkely Lab's FLEXLAB

The PV module technologies provider will participate in the U.S. government program, which evaluates innovative sustainable building technologies.


Solarcentury builds first solar farm in Germany

Solarcentury's Calvoerde plant in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The leading U.K. solar company partnered with local firm Sybac Solar on the project, made possible by Germany's new auction tariff for ground-mounted installations. The company said its strong EPC expertise underpins its...


SoloPower Systems completes first commercial-scale deployment in South Africa

SoloPower Systems' CIGS flexible thin-film PV panels

The factory rooftop project used the Oregon company's CIGS thin-film solar technology in the installation, which required no power tools, racking or special handling. The ultra-light weight photovoltaic modules are up to 85%...


China Cinda may join Yingli's debt restructuring

Yingli PV production

The state-owned asset management company could help Yingli sell off assets.


Juwi expands in MEA region, taps new leadership

Amman, Jordan

The German company's Dubai-based subsidiary is building a major solar project in Jordan and working on a wind-solar plant in Bahrain and recently appointed new execs to helm the division, which is focusing on the Middle East and...


UK awards £40 million in funding to boost EVs

London: Low emission zone

The U.K. government has awarded £40 million to four British cities to support the spread of electrical and low-emission vehicles. Supported projects include car-charging street lighting and zones offering free parking and traffic...


Eternal Sun acquires Spire Solar

The Dutch start-up has acquired the solar simulator business of Spire Corporation, which it says will support its growth plans in Asia.


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