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High liability to asset ratios and low inventory turnover signal "solvency concerns" for PV companies

Based on their liability to asset ratios, and low inventory turnovers, Yingli Green Energy and Canadian Solar, among others, are posing "potential solvency concerns," according to a leading solar research analyst. First Solar,...


BYD to establish PV module facility in Brazil

BYD Company Limited has said it will build a 400 MW PV module manufacturing facility in Brazil, together with APEX-Brasil. It is scheduled to open in the first half of 2016.


Taiwan’s NSP announces yieldco

Jumping on the bandwagon, Neo Solar Power Corporation has announced it will form a yieldco. An investment of US$50 million has been earmarked by the Taiwanese company. It plans a public listing by Q1 2016 at the latest.


India: JA Solar and EIL sign 500 MW PV manufacturing MOU

Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd has joined forces with Essel Infraprojects Limited (EIL) to establish a solar cell and module manufacturing facility.


Israeli solar company looks to Africa, US for opportunities

The Neo'ot Hovav solar project.

Energix CEO tells pv magazine he has ruled out operating in China, India or the UK and is looking to North America and Africa to expand his renewables business.


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Katie Price at a book signing.

Crippling debts and absentee chairmen hogged the headlines coming out of China this week but amid the madness, there was good news out of the US and the Middle East.


UK investors reportedly eye Indonesian solar

The Jakarta skyline.

The body responsible for driving overseas investment in Indonesia says UK companies are ready to plough $4bn into solar and offshore tidal projects but facts are thin on the ground.


India presses state to raise solar ambition

Maharashtra state.

Maharashtra state should aim for 25 GW of renewables by 2020, says 'Union minister'. Of the current 14.4 GW target in the state, 7 GW is expected to come from solar.


Solar-Fabrik announces job losses

Germany’s Solar-Fabrik has announced it will reduce its workforce by 65 in Freiburg. The move will make the troubled solar company more attractive to investors, it says.


Trina records "strongest" Q1 performance

Despite a Y/Y decline in net income and gross margin, Trina Solar says it has recorded its strongest Q1 in company history. PV module shipments topped 1.03 GW. It adds that capacity expansions are on track.


Germany: First PV tender round closed

All successful bidders have paid the second security deposit under Germany's first PV tender round. They now have 24 months to realize their projects.


Belectric awarded 77.4 MW under Turkey’s first solar licensing round

Belectric is set to install 77.4 MW worth of PV projects under Turkey’s first solar licensing round, including a 45 MW PV system. Construction is expected to get underway in the first half of 2017.


Conergy and Sungrow announce inverter partnership

Under a new partnership, Germany-based Conergy will purchase inverters from Sungrow for its global commercial and utility-scale solar pipeline. The first joint project will see a 5 MW PV system installed in the U.K.


Yingli issues statement refuting liquidation reports

Yingli production.

Chinese solar giant states that it is "optimistic" and "confident" about its ability to continue servicing the global market, following recent reports to the contrary. Company announces keenly awaited conference call.


Stationary storage costs to remain high, despite predictions of $172/kWh Li-ion battery costs

Lux Research predicts that costs for "best-in-class" players' lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs will fall to US$172/kWh by 2025. These prices will primarily benefit the electric vehicle (EV) industry, however, with the...


US: SEIA forecasts 25-50% solar market growth in 2016

SEIA forecasts 25-50% market growth in all U.S. solar sectors by 2016. Analyzing the industry from 2004 to 2014, the association finds "huge" growth rates in the employment and investment sectors, in addition to solar deployment....


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