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Expert analysis: Is SMA out of the woods? Outlook for 2016 is promising

SMA has been successful in turning its business around

On January 29, SMA published its outlook for 2016, both in terms of financial goals and upcoming product innovations. Industry expert and Smart Solar Consulting CEO, Götz Fischbeck has crunched the numbers and examined how the...

China Electric Equipment Group to develop 20 MW PV project in China

Xianjiang, China

China Electric Equipment Group has received approval from China's Development and Reform Commission to develop a 20 MW grid-connected PV power generation project in Xinjiang, China.

U.S. opens $135 million clean energy research center

NREL Campus Golden, Colorado

The U.S. Energy Department and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have announced the opening of the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), which is focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration.

EU rules household PV systems exempt from VAT

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Austrian homeowner successfully argued he should not pay VAT when purchasing the system as it is used as an economic activity. Luxembourg based court agrees that regardless of profit or loss, a system which feeds into a grid for...

JinkoSolar supplies 25 MW of modules to India's first private solar park


Chinese manufacturer to supply modules for the project being developed by Indian turnkey provider Enrich Energy in Maharashtra state.

Chinese PV manufacturers setting up shop in Kenya

Kenyan flag

Facing punitive tariffs in the EU, Chinese solar panel makers are eagerly looking to African markets and the state-owned Jiangxi Corporation is helping to coordinate a $140 million solar power station in Garissa, Kenya, as a base...

Abengoa partners on 110 MW CSP project in Israel

Ashalim, Israel

Negev Energy, a joint company established by Spanish group Abengoa and Israel’s Shikun & Binui, has won a contract to build a 110 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in southern Israel.

Chile on track for 6 GW of solar projects

Atacama desert

Development of solar power projects are Chile has increased dramatically in recent months. The country’s Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) has already approved 4 GW of new projects with an additional 2.2 GW currently under...

SMA braces for hefty drop in revenue

SMA inverter

Executives at German inverter manufacturer SMA have said that second quarter revenue will likely fall from €429 million a year ago to between €240 million and €280 million. The company continues to grapple with decreased demand,...

Intersolar Europe: tariffs to hit hard as questionable strategies emerge

Intersolar Europe 2013

Chinese companies are employing strategies to circumvent anti-dumping tariffs, such as exporting products to Croatia, according to industry sources at Intersolar Europe.

ET Solar completes 50 MW of new PV in Romania

ET Solar PV plant Romania

ET Solar Group has completed construction on three photovoltaic solar parks in Romania with a combined capacity of 28 MW. The company has installed a total of 50 MW in Romania so far this year -- an increase for the country of 48...

Martifer Solar builds 5 MWp plant in Ukraine

Martifer Solar Poroji PV plant

Martifer Solar is building a 5 MWp plant in Ukraine, the third photovoltaic facility it has constructed for Rengy Development. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is funding the project.

Cupertino Electric builds 30 MW projects in California

Cupertino Electric projects in Huron, California.

The U.S.-based solar installation company Cupertino recently completed two utility-scale solar generation projects totaling 30 MW in Huron, California. The plants are part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's ambitious 500 MW...

Florida showcase for solar tech advances

The Stars and Stripes.

PV specialists conference looks at developments in thin film technology, new storage solutions and takes a bright outlook for the future of solar.

ABB expresses faith in solar

ABB Building

Maxine Ghavi, ABB’s head of solar business, says the company is open for growth opportunities in the solar sector if it makes strategic sense, adding that the global market is expected to grow more than 10% in the coming years.

First Solar makes $427.7 million from capital increase

First Solar

First Solar has earned some $427.7 million following a capital increase in which it offered 9,747,000 shares of its common stock. It will use the fresh capital for acquisitions and expansion into new territories.

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