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Canadian Solar completes acquisition of Recurrent Energy

Canadian Solar installation.

Deal announced in February for $265 million completed this week, as Sharp Corporation offloads Recurrent subsidiary to Chinese solar developer Canadian Solar.


Solar leases can deter homebuyers, claim

A SolarCity rooftop installation.

LA Times report highlights problems leased solar rooftops can cause when selling a home. Buyers may fear they will fail credit checks to take over the lease.


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Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

The world's drivers are plugging in, Norway and Germany are plugging in, Hanergy is certainly not propping up and Australia is bolting together.


Shunfeng shareholders help impressive annual figures

Cheng Kin Ming.

The acquisition of Wuxi Suntech's manufacturing facilities transformed Shunfeng into a tier 1 player overnight but the ambitious company was staring down the barrel three months ago.


MIT, Stanford team achieve 1.65 V perovskite tandem cell

PV tandem cell.

Researchers have achieved an open voltage perovskite-cSi tandem cell with an open circuit (Voc) voltage of 1.65 V and a conversion efficiency of 13.7%. The team from MIT and Stanford report its work has identified key challenges...


SolarWorld returns to profit, expects shipments to exceed 1 GW in 2015

SolarWorld CEO

German-based solar manufacturer SolarWorld has recorded a 26% increase in revenues in 2014, up to €573 million (US$625 million). In 2015 the company expects to record revenues of €700 million ($763 million).


Innotech Solar files for insolvency

Innotech Solar cell fab in Halle, Germany

Innotech CEO: "We are convinced that leading cell companies will have huge interest in our optimization process."


Europe's solar market declined 36% in 2014, says EPIA

Italian PV array.

Global growth took the solar market to 40 GW overall, but Europe supplied just 7 GW of that final figure, with the U.K. the only bright spot.


Egypt-SIA examines solar goals, market conditions

Nile, Aswan, Egypt

In a new report, the Egypt Solar Industry Association looks at the current state of the country's ambitious solar development plans, including an overview of government policy, the country's feed-in tariff program and...


UK: Solar grows 93% in 2014 as renewables overtake nuclear

UK solar farm.

Renewable energy generated 19.2% of the U.K.'s electricity in 2014, government figures show, surpassing nuclear generation for the first time ever.


GCL New Energy posts net loss of $14.5 million

GCL New Energy solar project

The company attributed its loss to increased expenses resulting from its expansion in the solar sector.


Sunlabob Renewable Energy receives $2.1 million investment

Kiribati.

The Laos-based renewable energy developer has secured impact investment to aid the expansion of its off-grid electrification program.


Asian market lifts Centrotherm 2014 revenue to $208m

Centrotherm production.

The German PV equipment manufacturer achieved its guidance for 2014 following a strong first half of the year and solid performance in Asian solar markets.


Meyer Burger narrows loss, increases revenue, orders in 2014

Meyer Burger head quarters, Thun, Switzerland

The bankruptcy of U.S. company GT Advanced Technologies left a serious dent in Meyer Burger's bottom line after the Swiss group was left sitting on a number of machine and diamond wire materials orders that it ultimately wrote...


California hits 5% solar, offsets hydro losses due to drought

The Golden State is the first U.S. state to tap the sun for 5% of its power, finds government report, as solar hits 1% of nationwide generating capacity.


FT examines curious trading pattern of Hanergy shares

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group

The Chinese thin-film solar group remains in the spotlight: The Financial Times has analyzed the company's share trading over the past two years and made a startling discovery. Experts say an unusual stock-buying pattern may...


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