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Wacker Chemie releases Q2 results

Wacker Chemie has released its earnings for Q2 2015 reporting both a YoY and QoQ sales growth from April through June 2015. Contracts were however terminated with customers from the solar sector.


Developer wins lawsuit against Suntech

Cheng Kin Ming.

Shunfeng-owned Wuxi Suntech must reimburse ZKenergy with $38.5m and counting. Claim stems from broken module supply agreement.


Israel: 40MW Ketura plant connected to grid

The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the...


India: Telangana youth and farmers to get involved in solar

The Telangana government has put together a committee to start a solar scheme for unemployed youth and farmers to establish grid-connected PV projects in the state.


SunPower and ConEdison Solutions team on New York solar leasing program

New York rooftops.

U.S. utility joins forces with leading solar provider SunPower to offer homeowners in New York State opportunity to lease rooftop solar PV systems, program to be launched in August.


Meyer Burger confident to meet PERC demand

Meyer Burger concurs that there is indeed strong demand for PERC technology currently. The company is confident, however, that it can meet all delivery requirements from January 2016 onwards without delay.


Hanwha Q Cells modules chosen for 52.5 MW Fukushima solar plant

Hanwha production.

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation opts for Hanwha Q Cells to supply proposed 52.5 MW solar PV plant located in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima prefecture.


Meyer Burger: Decisive moves at Colorado Springs plant

Meyer Burger will continue to optimize the cost structure and production capacity at its Technology Product Center (TPC) Diamond Material Tech, Inc. facility in Colorado Springs. This spells workforce reduction.


Martifer Solar to lead on 57 MW Jordan PV project

Solar PV panels in Jordan.

Portugal-based solar company to construct four solar PV projects located near to the Jordanian cities of Ma'an and Mafraq, projects have already secured PPAs under Jordan’s renewable energy plan.


SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


UK: "Go Solar" regional program

E.ON UK and Sungevity have announced a new "Go Solar" regional program in the UK which offers customers solar panel systems for their homes. Both companies have already collaborated on such programs in Germany and the...


Falling revenues, growing yieldco at SunPower Q2

SunPower module.

Major U.S. solar player SunPower has released its Q2 2015 results, in which it reports falling revenues both on a Y/Y and M/M basis, as it either holds completed projects on its books or drops them down into joint yieldco 8point3...


US residential solar: 72% third-party owned

GTM Research in its latest report states that 72% of the 1.2GW of residential solar installed in the U.S. last year is third-party owned, in the form of leases and PPAs.


PERC demand spirals upwards

Signs of a PERC solar cell equipment shortage are mounting. Reports are emerging that Chinese and Taiwanese cell makers are waiting many months on key PERC equipment. Motech confirms its PERC move and bottlenecks.


Kaco and Ideal Power join forces

Kaco and Ideal Power have come to an agreement where Kaco will now be able to resell Ideal Power’s products under the Kaco label. Kaco will also be able to design their own products using Ideal Power’s patented technology.


Enphase to supply Sunrun

A battery from Enphase.

Californian microinverter company Enphase has signed a deal with Sunrun, to supply the lease provider’s ‘direct installation services business’. Enphase has supplied Sunrun certified installers for some time, with this most...


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