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SolarEdge goes public, begins trading as SEDG

Today's unveiling of SolarEdge's IPO at the NASDAQ in New York.

The Israeli power optimizer specialist has today gone public on the NASDAQ, announces pricing of its initial public offering.

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...

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.

SMA posts considerable losses for 2014

SMA inverter installation.

German inverter manufacturer blames poor market and heavy price pressure for losses, guidance for 2015 forecast to be far brighter.

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...

Hanergy targets homeowners with residential thin-film products

Hanergy flagship stores in Chengdu, China

The move comes as Chinese PV group seeks to diversify sales -- in 2013 and 2012, its parent company was its sole source of revenue.

Enel breaks ground on 230 MW of South African projects

The Limpopo region of South Africa.

Italian developer has started work on three of the four solar projects awarded it under a 2013 tender. Work is proceeding despite the struggles of utility Eskom to accommodate new projects in its grid.

Solar PV to outpace growth rate of green energy rivals

A solar panel being installed.

Photovoltaics set to enjoy an annual growth rate of 14.6 per cent to 2019. Report uses 2012 as its baseline.

Is Virgin about to enter EV market?

Sir Richard Branson.

Sir Richard Branson drops hint he may be about to set up as a rival to Tesla and other EV developers. Entrepreneur made remarks at Formula E race in Miami.

Package of pro-solar measures for Illinois

The Exelon City solar plant, Chicago.

Utility ComEd will introduce microgrids, EV chargers, community solar and voltage optimization but new billing policy could prove controversial.

Etrion: 138 MW in development in Chile, Japan

Etrion's 70 MW Salvador PV park in Chile

The Swiss company, which recently completed its majority owned 70 MW Salvador solar park in Chile, posted a 60% increase in net losses last year as revenue fell 8%.

Virginia lawmakers embrace solar

A solar installation in West Virginia.

Moves to stymie Clean Air Act defeated as Virginia legislators pass pro-solar measures. Non-residential net metering will double to 1 MW.

Environmentalists voice fears over Indian budget

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Green groups say raising of renewable energy target is absurd as ministerial budget is slashed. Analysts say 10 GW market will be impossible without grid investment.

Innotech subsidiary files for bankruptcy

A Tripod Energy solar project in Italy.

Swedish subsidiary is insolvent. Innotech, which made two acquisitions in the last six months, refused to say what effect the insolvency would have on its business.

Russian developers call for state aid

The flag of Russia.

Projects are under threat because of plunging value of rouble against the dollar, say developers. Call for state to renegotiate terms of tenders.

Graphene solar could be a game-changer


Canadian company says UCLA graphene supercapacitor will enable generation, transfer and storage of solar energy in one device. Technology would also boast superfast charging in product free of toxic metals.

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