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Enerray, Desert Technologies put 23.1 MW-DC PV plant online in Jordan

The Falcon Ma’an is one of the largest PV plants to go online in the MENA region.

Yingli preliminary Q3 financials hint at further earnings slump

Yingli production.

As expected, the third quarter financials for China's Yingli Green Energy reveal large contraction in module shipments, while gross margin limps in way below already lowered expectations.

JA Solar breaks ground on $1bn Vietnam solar cell factory: reports

JA Solar HQ.

Chinese Tier-1 solar developer to invest an initial $320 million in the creation and initial operation of the solar cell factory, rising to $1 billion as the fab is expanded to serve international demand.

India: ReNew Power secures 49 MW in SECI solar rooftop tender

Indian rooftop PV.

The renewable energy company snaps up 10% of the 500 MW rooftop solar mega tender allocation from the Solar Energy Corporation India.

Global Solar Council elects GCL chairman as president

Launch of the SC last year.

Zhu Gongshan to assume role of president of the second committee of the Global Solar Council; issues call to ease malignant competition and resolve trade disputes across solar industry.

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Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen.

Sweden made some sweet solar sounds this week, while Tesla finally dotted the Is and crossed the Ts on its SolarCity acquisition, and India deepened its solar love affair.

Meyer Burger reshuffles board, Peter Pauli steps aside as CEO

Peter Pauli.

The Swiss solar technology provider confirms management and board changes that include appointment of Hans Brändle as new CEO from January 1.

A green Queen? Buckingham Palace refurb could include solar

Buckingham Palace.

British Queen's London residence is due a $458 million makeover starting April next year, and official report by the Crown includes suggestion to install solar panels across its vast roof.

Adani confirms $300m Australian solar investment

Mining area in Queensland.

The India conglomerate will build one of the world's "most advanced" solar farms near a mining site in Queensland, with an additional PV plant planned for the Whyalla region in south Australia.

Turkey: a new wave of solar PV deployment?

Asunim PV plant in Turkey. Image: Asunim

Turkey recently installed its largest PV project; the first of 600 MW of solar farms that have been tendered in the country. But does this mean that those 600 MW of solar PV will actually be installed in Turkey?

Six polysilicon manufacturers could be wiped out by end of 2018


A new polysilicon market outlook report from Bernreuter Research predicts a rise in competition in the market, which will drive prices down and push some manufactures out of business, in the face of falling demand from the solar...

India increases its solar exports 66% YoY, says Mercom

Floating solar plant by Vikram Solar.

Analysis by Mercom Capital Group finds 66% growth in Indian-made solar cells and modules between April-August this year; export figure dwarfed by imports, which topped $763 million during that period.

Skytron Energy chosen by Sonnedix to monitor 57.6 MW Puerto Rican solar plant

The Oriana solar PV plant is the largest in the Caribbean.

The German-based tech group has been commissioned by the EPC to provide monitoring and supervision technology to the Oriana solar plant, which is the largest in the Caribbean.

Trina Solar Q3 revenue contracts 22.9% sequentially as shipments fall short of guidance

Trina production.

The Chinese solar developer posts expected contraction of revenue and shipments in wake of module price slump and general market headwinds facing the firm.

Battery storage may have started mass market take-up in Australia

The Suncrowd team.

A community-based program to encourage the uptake of solar and battery storage in Australian homes and businesses has been so successful that the promoters believe the battery storage sector may be in the early stages of...

China supplied 84% of India's imported solar cells and modules in FY 2016

JA Solar module inspection.

New and renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal confirms that 84% of solar cell and module imports into India in the last fiscal year came from China. These imports amounted to $1.96bn in value.

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