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E.ON: The PV business is and will remain profitable

Interview: The energy utility E.ON plans to expand its PV business in Germany. From September, E.ON will offer a PV plant check service for operators of the more than 1.5 million PV plants. Moreover, the development of new PV...


Federal regulators clear SunEdison to acquire Vivint Solar

SunEdison has the approval of the U.S. government to proceed with its planned acquisition of Vivint Solar, which will give the company a major presence in the U.S. residential solar space.


US: SunEdison closes $253 million financing on 156 MW PV project

"When completed, the Comanche Solar project will be the largest solar power plant east of the Rocky Mountains," says SunEdison

SunEdison Inc. has closed financing worth US$253 million, and begun construction, on a 156 MW (DC) solar PV project in Colorado, the U.S. It is expected to be completed early next year.


JinkoSolar raises FY module shipment guidance

JinkoSolar says it is on track to connect between 600 and 800 MW of solar PV projects this year

JinkoSolar has raised its full year solar PV module shipping guidance to 4 to 4.5 GW, and expects to grid connect up to 800 MW of new projects. Overall, the Chinese solar company has recorded a relatively strong Q2.


Adler, viamon pilot project sees theft protection installed in 18 MW PV park

The anti-theft device is said to be the world’s first GPS-based safety concept for PV installations

Adler Solar and viamon have completed a joint pilot project in the U.K., which saw theft protection devices installed in an 18 MW solar PV park. The companies claim to have built the world’s first GPS-based safety concept for PV...


Hörmann Group takes Innotech’s insolvent cell production over

The production facility in Halle will be kept running at a capacity of 150 MW

The Hörmann Group has taken over ITS Halle Cell GmbH, a German subsidiary of the insolvent Norwegian group Innotech Solar AS. The newly-founded Hörmann ITS Cell GmbH has acquired 31 employees and the PV production site in Halle.


Znshine officially out of MIP

The European Commission has rejected calls for a retroactive withdrawal

The European Commission has officially removed Chinese solar PV module manufacturer, Znshine from the EU minimum price (MIP) agreement. It has rejected calls for retroactive withdrawal, however.


Taiwan's Motech secures US$197 million loan

At 3 GW, Motech is Taiwan's largest solar PV cell manufacturer

Motech Industries Inc. has signed a three year loan agreement worth US$197 million. Existing debt will be repaid and working capital funded.


Canada: Silfab ramps module capacity up to 300 MW

Silfab opened the facility in 2011, with a capacity of 90 MW

On the back of strong North American demand, Silfab Solar is upping production capacity at its PV module manufacturing facility in Canada. Work is set to be complete in Q3.


Arizona to consider additional charges on solar outside of APS rate case

On Tuesday, Arizona regulators agreed to a request by utility Arizona Public Service to open proceedings, which will consider additional charges on their customers who install solar PV.


Brazilian state signs contract for 50 MW of solar PV

The state of Pernambuco has signed its second solar PPA with developers, this time for a 50 MW PV project. The state has given Kroma Energia and Cone a year and a half to build the plant.


Official NYSE-delisting notice for Yingli

Yingli Green Energy has received an official notice from NYSE stating that the company was not in compliance with the stock exchange's price criteria.


Interview: Germany's second PV tender round

Berlin lawyer, Margarete von Oppen has been closely involved with the first two pilot tenders for ground-mounted PV systems in Germany. For von Oppen, it is clear the pay-as-bid system is appropriate in the quest to promote...


Greenskies finalizes finance for $165m US solar projects

Connecticut.

The Connecticut-based solar integrator has closed a $165 million financial package with First Niagara Financial Group for the development of 127 solar projects in 12 U.S. states.


Suntech agrees 200 MW Indian supply deal with Adani

Suntech solar panel production.

Collaboration follows last month's 9.3 MW project, and will see the Chinese solar power company supply 200 MW of panels for a solar project in India's Tamil Nadu state.


Invenergy's storage project shortlisted for Innovation Award

Chicago-based Invenergy's Grand Ridge energy storage project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Innovation Award. The lithium storage project has been operational since May this year.


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