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SolarMax to file for insolvency

Sputnik HQ

SolarMax will become the latest inverter victim of Europe’s declining PV market when its parent company, Sputnik Engineering, files for insolvency this week.


Spain's Mondragon Assembly takes over Gorosabel Group's solar business

Mondragon Assembly installer

Mondragon plans to increase the development of new products in the Gorosabel range while offering technical support and repair services to the equipments already installed around the world.


JinkoSolar sells 45% stake in downstream unit for $225 million

JinkoSolar PV installation, China

The Shanghai-based company will spin off Jinko Power following separate agreements with China Development Bank International, the Macquarie Greater China Infrastructure Fund and New Horizon Capital.


Ingeteam commissions second large-scale PV plant in Argentina

1 MW Terrazas del Portezuelo plant San Luis, Argentina

The installation marks the start of the Spanish company's activities in Argentina's PV sector. The province of San Luis has plans to install 3 GW of PV power through 2030 and Ingeteam is aiming to increase its supply of equipment...


NRG Home Solar eyes California's residential market

Solar rooftop installation.

The solar subsidiary of NRG Energy is set to open two new offices in the state, creating 100 new jobs as it augments its West Coast operation.


SunEdison and TerraForm Power buy First Wind

SunEdison says that the US$2.4 billion acquisition will make it the world's largest renewable energy developer, and will give TerraForm Power 521 MW of additional operating wind and PV plants.


Investors investigating potential securities claims against Vivint Solar

Vivint headquarters

At least five U.S. law firms have announced investigations of potential securities fraud against the company. Vivint Solar shares fell more than 20% in inter-day trading following publication of third-quarter results last week.


Indian rooftop market to contribute 'significantly' to expected record growth

India 3 MW PV park in Yelsandra, Karnataka, India

In its new India Solar Rooftop Map, consultancy group Bridge to India forecasts 1.5 GW of rooftop solar in the country by 2018. More than 285 MW of rooftop projects have been commissioned so far, with Tamil Nadu the leading state...


Sunrun approves Canadian Solar PV modules

Sunrun residential rooftop PV

Customers and PV installers will now be able to choose Canadian Solar products in their Sunrun home solar system.


Trina Solar sets new efficiency record for silicon cells

Trina Solar PV module production

While the technologies are not currently in production, they will be part of the company's future commercialized Honey Plus and IBC products, says Trina Vice President and chief scientist Pierre Verlinden.


JA Solar multi-Si 60-cell solar module sets output record, surpasses 280 W

JA Solar module inspection

The output power of the record-setting solar modules can be further improved by fine tuning the company's module assembly process and encapsulation materials, the company says.


pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 7-14

Obama and Xi Jinping in Beijing.

Solar shows its worth in space, in Africa, and in the home, while the world's two biggest carbon emitters sign a landmark agreement to boost renewable energy deployment.


Capital Stage could double generation portfolio

Hamburg Capital stage.

The German developer has signed a 20-year strategic financing deal with the Gothaer Group. Purchase of solar parks could double Capital's 313 MW portfolio.


China Sunergy financing deal in Turkey

China Sunergy's Istanbul-Tuzla module plant.

Chinese manufacturer will develop projects of up to 100 MW in Turkey with financing from DenizBank. The Chinese company last month started shipments of its Turkish-made modules to the US.


8minutenergy signs 100 MW PPA

8minutenergy's Chocolate Mountain project, in California.

US developer's Springbok project will supply households in LA. Construction of the project is set to start in the first three months of the new year.


Westinghouse parent enters administration

A Westinghouse solar module.

Australian renewables developer CBD Energy has entered voluntary administration along with its Australian solar business. The company hopes to announce a restructuring plan next month.


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