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LG plans to expand production in South Korea

LG Electronics has decided to expand its production capacity at its production site in Gumi, South Korea. The reason has been stated as the strong global demand for its Cello-technology integrated modules.


Brazilian state signs contract for 50 MW of solar PV

The state of Pernambuco has signed its second solar PPA with developers, this time for a 50 MW PV project. The state has given Kroma Energia and Cone a year and a half to build the plant.


US Navy to sign its largest solar PPA at 150 MW-AC

Sempra's Mesquite Solar 3 will provide a third of the power for 14 military bases in California. This is the largest renewable energy purchase by a division of the U.S. federal government to date.


Official NYSE-delisting notice for Yingli

Yingli Green Energy has received an official notice from NYSE stating that the company was not in compliance with the stock exchange's price criteria.


Suntech agrees 200 MW Indian supply deal with Adani

Suntech solar panel production.

Collaboration follows last month's 9.3 MW project, and will see the Chinese solar power company supply 200 MW of panels for a solar project in India's Tamil Nadu state.


China's PV manufacturing output surpasses $31bn in first half of year

Trina Solar production.

Country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) confirms January-June period generated 200 billion yuan of output value in the solar PV sector, outstripping 2014's performance.


India: 100 MW bid opens in Uttar Pradesh

India's energy conglomerate NTPC has invited bidding for its 100 MW of solar projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is part of NTPC's commitment to develop 10,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020.


More than 2 GW-AC of solar PV under construction in Chile

Chile's Center for Renewable Energy has put out its latest report, which documents the dramatic growth of solar PV in the nation. Chile is easily the leading Latin American solar market at present, but is set for a slow-down in...


SunPower's Mexicali fab earns Landfill-Free verification

SunPower installation.

Recognition awarded for the U.S. solar company's PV module production facility in Mexico, which demonstrates that 99% of waste generated is diverted from landfills.


Google launches new mapping and analysis tool for potential solar customers

The tech giant's latest foray into renewable energy involves aggregating information for customers looking to set up a new pv system, complete with shading analysis, financials and information on local installers.


Applied Materials eliminates wafer sawing and solar implant lines

Applied announced it would cut two of its solar product lines in its latest quarterly results, which caused a further bleeding of red ink in its Energy and Environmental Solutions business unit.


16 US states consider changes to net metering

The latest report by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center saw the policy being examined across the United States during the second quarter. Many states are considering changes to way distributed solar generation is...


Hanergy expects first half loss

Hanergy Thin Film HQ.

The suspended thin film solar company warns markets that it may post a record first half loss for the six months to June 30 following a 47% share plunge in May that wiped $19bn from its value.


Laser systems developer, LPKF sees red

German thin film PV laser equipment developer, LPKF has slipped into the red, reporting a weak second quarter. A low order intake saw the company's EBIT for 1H 2015 amount to -$3.55 million.


India unveils annual solar goals towards 2022 target

India solar installation.

India's National Solar Mission has outlined the annual targets required between now and 2022 if the nation is to hit its goal of installing 100 GW of solar PV capacity by that date.


Germany: 14 MW solar park acquired by Capital Stage

Hamburg-based Capital Stage has acquired GP Joule's 14 MW solar park in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany for €17 million (US$18.83 million). The park comprises two PV plants: one that has been feeding into the grid since 2012; and one...


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