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Vivint Solar to go public

Vivint headquarters

The Utah company is rhas yet to decide how many shares it will offer or the price range for the offering. It's looking to list on the New York Stock Exchange.


US electrical generation from renewables hits 14.3%

Grid power lines

Solar power generation in the U.S. more than doubled in the first half of 2014. Overall, electrical generation from non-hydro renewables increased 10.4% year on year.


Yingli posts second-quarter net loss of $46 million

Yingli module production

Yingli's customer base doubled compared with the second quarter of 2013 as shipments to Japan in the first half of 2014 exceeded its total shipments to the country in 2013.


Scotland says nae to fracking, aye to solar

Edinburgh International Book Festival, energy debate

A lively debate at the Edinburgh International Book Festival showcased Scotland's stance on fracking, its increasing use of renewables and the U.K.'s energy dilemmas.


UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

Solar installation, England.

Research from GlobalData suggests the market will experience rapid decline in investment as energy sectors respond to subsidy changes.


Yingli pushes UK solar growth with 66 MW supply deal

The Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has partnered with local clean energy developer Push Energy on the development of four large-scale PV plants.


False alarm: No panel shortage coming

PV module production, China

Leading players are in expansion mode as end markets continue to grow. The capacity additions indicate there will also be no supply shortage next year, says IHS' Stefan de Haan.


First Solar expands activities in Japan with 250 MW of projects

Japanese city of Kitakyushu

The country's rooftop sector is expected to grow even larger than the mega solar segment. First Solar is positioning itself for "the long-term picture."


Intersolar South America examines challenges, promise of Brazil's solar market

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Despite strong market drivers including a growing need for electric capacity and water issues, there are still formidable market barriers in Brazil. Many of these stem from a lack of deep commitment by the nation's government.


Global solar market to surpass 65 GW by 2019

Arua solar plant, Mexico

The international solar industry will expand to 65.5 GW annual installed capacity by 2019, with average annual growth of 8%, according to a new report by Lux Research.


India rejects anti-dumping duties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (as chief minister of Gujarat)

By deciding not to decide on whether or not to levy anti-dumping duties, India's Ministry of Finance has sided with solar project developers rather than the Ministry of Commerce.


Latin America: Eager for an industry

Componentes Electrónicos in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

pv magazine examines Latin America's growing solar industries in a broad-ranging look at the region in the upcoming September issue. With Intersolar South America kicking off on Tuesday, we offer here a timely excerpt.


ISS secures financing for 200 MW of solar farms in North Carolina

Innovative Solar Systems PV project

The North Carolina company is looking for investors to buy projects of 20 MW and larger upon delivery with no upfront risk or financing.


Scatec Solar preps float

Scatec Solar's 75 MW Kalkblut solar PV plant in South Africa's Northern Cape.

The Norwegian group is set to apply for a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange and launch an initial public offering in an effort to increase capital for further growth.


REC Group signs 85 MW US supply order deal

REC Solar Singapore factory

The agreement is the largest utility-scale order to date in the U.S. for the Norwegian solar company. REC has already doubled its U.S. order intake over the past 12 months.


Verizon to install 10.2 MW of solar throughout US

Verizon facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The telecommunications giant is investing $40 million to expand its green energy capacity and increase its total solar capacity to 25 MW this year.


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