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Trina Solar back to sequential growth with revenue and sales increases

Cell manufacturing at Trina Solar.

The Chinese PV manufacturing powerhouse posted another set of impressive quarterly results, which saw significant sequential and year/year growth in revenues and sales, during a quarter in which the company broke a number of cell...


Yingli increases Q2 shipments, but low module ASP drags down gross margin

Yingli Solar

Chinese Tier-1 solar firm ships 662 MW of modules in Q2 but overexposure to lower-cost domestic Chinese market delivers gross margin contraction. Q3 guidance lowered to reflect straitened conditions.


Hanwha Q Cells' Q2 profit soars to $151 million

Hanwha Q Cells.

An 88.8% year-on-year increase in revenues underpins a strong quarter for the Korean solar company, with positive figures across the board.


Surges in stock purchases of SolarEdge during quarter

SolarEdge Nasdaq

Recent SEC filings show that a number of investment firms have been taking large chunks of the Israeli power optimizer specialist, not least NN Investment Partner Holding who made a $4.5 million stock purchase, in the face of a...


Xian Longi Silicon increases H1 profit as it announces new Malaysian fab

Malaysian solar.

The Chinese moncrystalline silicon firm enjoys huge increase in profit and revenue for the first half of the year, reveals plans for large Malaysian manufacturing facility producing silicon ingots, wafers, cells and modules.


SolarWorld lodges an appeal against court judgment in Hemlock dispute

SolarWorld logo.

A revision request has now been received by the appropriate court in Michigan. SolarWorld has meanwhile filled further protective letters against Hemlock to various courts in Germany, as a precaution to prevent possible...


Voltalia acquires Martifer Solar

Martifer Solar headquarters.

The French renewable energy developer finalized the deal at the end of last week, which will see Martifer Solar integrated into its business and will help the company continue to diversify its energy mix.


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Another busy week in solar draws to a close, with Chile, Argentina and SolarCity on the PV podium.

Massive movement in LatAm as Chile lowers the PV price bar and Argentina sets its solar sights high. Elsewhere, SolarCity continues to grab the headlines.


Singulus plays the waiting game as large orders booked too late for H1 financials

Singulus HQ.

The late placement of a EUR 110 million tooling order muddies the water for the German production equipment supplier's second half forecast. Sales down year-over-year, but order intake looks healthy.


Sky Solar signs LOI for sale of 152 MW solar assets in Japan

Sky Solar PV installation

Sky Solar Holdings has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Solar Partnership Capital for the potential sale of 152 MW of solar projects at different stages of development in Japan, with an intention to invest further in solar...


EU ProSun survey finds EU solar installers open to keeping trade barriers against China

EU ProSun Milan Nitzschke. Image by SolarWorld.

The survey, on behalf of the SolarWorld-backed organization, found that a majority of more than 500 EU installers backed the extension of trade measures against Chinese PV manufacturers, if the Chinese companies are found to be...


Canadian Solar beats shipment and revenue guidance for Q2

Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu.

The Chinese solar firm shipped 1,290 MW of modules and posted net revenue of $805.9 million in the second quarter on back of increased sales to the Americas. Downstream pipeline tops 20 GW.


SolarCity cuts co-founder salaries to $1, announces job losses

SolarCity installation.

In SEC filing, U.S. solar lease provider reveals it expects to incur restructuring charges of $3-$5 million in light of unspecified number of job losses. CEO and CTO to accept reduced salary as reduced guidance bites.


A solid Q2 for JA Solar sees significant increases in sales and revenue

JA Solar module inspection.

A booming Chinese solar market led to a substantial rise in shipments and revenue for domestic solar manufacturer JA Solar in the second quarter of 2016, although the company expects a slight slowdown in the second half of the...


Neo Solar Power posts NTD826 million net loss in H1

Neo Solar Power headquarters in Taiwan. Image by NSP.

First-half revenues reached NTD10.408 billion (USD334 million ), contributing to an operating loss of NTD834 million. It recorded a gross margin of 3.37%.


Foxconn finalizes Sharp acquisition

Sharp company building. Image by Sharp.

The Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer -- also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry — has wrapped up its 388.8 billion yen ($3.8 billion​) purchase of a 66% stake in the troubled Japanese group.


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