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Donald Trump.

Clinton trumps rivals, SolarCity and PERC are on the up and China is installing more solar than you can shake a stick at, but our dirty smalls could bring an end to life on earth as we know it.


Delay in United's 210 MW acquisition

Inner Mongolia.

Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.


Japan: GE to supply the Hosoe project

General Electric, better known as GE, will be supplying the 96.2MW Hosoe PV plant in Kyushu island, Japan, with power solutions. The company has crafted a solution package for smooth running of such MW projects.


Israel: 40MW Ketura plant connected to grid

The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the...


India: Telangana youth and farmers to get involved in solar

The Telangana government has put together a committee to start a solar scheme for unemployed youth and farmers to establish grid-connected PV projects in the state.


SunPower and ConEdison Solutions team on New York solar leasing program

New York rooftops.

U.S. utility joins forces with leading solar provider SunPower to offer homeowners in New York State opportunity to lease rooftop solar PV systems, program to be launched in August.


Meyer Burger confident to meet PERC demand

Meyer Burger concurs that there is indeed strong demand for PERC technology currently. The company is confident, however, that it can meet all delivery requirements from January 2016 onwards without delay.


Hanwha Q Cells modules chosen for 52.5 MW Fukushima solar plant

Hanwha production.

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation opts for Hanwha Q Cells to supply proposed 52.5 MW solar PV plant located in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima prefecture.


Meyer Burger: Decisive moves at Colorado Springs plant

Meyer Burger will continue to optimize the cost structure and production capacity at its Technology Product Center (TPC) Diamond Material Tech, Inc. facility in Colorado Springs. This spells workforce reduction.


Martifer Solar to lead on 57 MW Jordan PV project

Solar PV panels in Jordan.

Portugal-based solar company to construct four solar PV projects located near to the Jordanian cities of Ma'an and Mafraq, projects have already secured PPAs under Jordan’s renewable energy plan.


SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


US residential solar: 72% third-party owned

GTM Research in its latest report states that 72% of the 1.2GW of residential solar installed in the U.S. last year is third-party owned, in the form of leases and PPAs.


PERC demand spirals upwards

Signs of a PERC solar cell equipment shortage are mounting. Reports are emerging that Chinese and Taiwanese cell makers are waiting many months on key PERC equipment. Motech confirms its PERC move and bottlenecks.


Kaco and Ideal Power join forces

Kaco and Ideal Power have come to an agreement where Kaco will now be able to resell Ideal Power’s products under the Kaco label. Kaco will also be able to design their own products using Ideal Power’s patented technology.


Abengoa sells and SolarCity securitizes

Spanish Abengoa has reached an agreement with Abengoa Yield to sell a fourth asset package. Meanwhile, SolarCity has announced its securitization proposal.


China idled 9% of its solar capacity in H1 2015, NEA reports

Huabei.

National Energy Administration says congestion on grid caused by higher share of solar energy forced 9% of installed PV capacity to sit idle for first six months of year, figures show 7.7 GW of PV added in H1.


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