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United PV considering Yingli debt assistance

Yingli solar production.

Chinese state-owned solar operator tells Bloomberg that it may cooperate with other government-controlled companies to assuage Yingli's current debt burden.


India presses state to raise solar ambition

Maharashtra state.

Maharashtra state should aim for 25 GW of renewables by 2020, says 'Union minister'. Of the current 14.4 GW target in the state, 7 GW is expected to come from solar.


Southern Group buys 103 MW solar project in Georgia, US

Savannah, Georgia.

Utility's subsidiary, Southern Power, has acquired the 103 MW Butler solar facility from Community Energy Inc., adding to its 1.1 GW portfolio of clean energy projects.


Amtech receives 800 MW order for solar diffusion system

Amtech.

Company's Tempress Systems subsidiary has received order for its next-gen solar diffusion systems from a leading Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer.


Yingli issues statement refuting liquidation reports

Yingli production.

Chinese solar giant states that it is "optimistic" and "confident" about its ability to continue servicing the global market, following recent reports to the contrary. Company announces keenly awaited conference call.


Fronius presses play on US manufacturing

Fronius production in Austria.

The U.S. subsidiary of the Austrian inverter supplier has begun production at a $1.5 million manufacturing and testing facility in the state of Indiana.


US: SEIA backs ITC extension proposal

Capitol building.

Legislation put forward by Rep. Mike Thompson to extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) by five years earns support of the Solar Energy Industries Association.


TMEIC inverter orders rise 48% in 2014

TMEIC solarware inverter.

The Japanese inverter company achieved orders of almost 3 GW last year, with a further 2.5 GW in shipments as its overseas fabs hit full-scale operation.


Sungrow increases Q1 revenue by almost 65% Y-O-Y

Sungrow inverters in California.

Chinese inverter specialist reveals strong growth in international markets, shipping 230 MW overseas, posts overall Q1 revenue of $117.7 million.


Yingli Green Energy reveals hefty debt burden, may have to liquidate assets

Yingli Solar production facility.

The leading solar manufacturer issues SEC Filing in which it raises specter of inability to meet its outstanding obligations, which currently stand at more than $1.6bn.


Turkey: JinkoSolar to supply 50 MW of PV panels to Tegnatia

Istanbul, Turkey

A joint venture between Turkey's T Dinamik and Egnatia Group in Greece, Tegnatia has become a leading solar EPC service provider in Europe.


AfDB report: Opportunities abound in Mali's growing renewable energy sector

AfDB's Renewable Energy in Africa: Mali Country Profile cover

The government of Mali aims to increase the share of renewable energy to 25% alongside a target for rural electrification of 61% by 2033 and is working to make investment in the sector more attractive.


EIA forecasts falling electric capacity additions in coming decades

Grid power lines, Denver, Colorado

With earlier planned capacity additions sufficient to meet most growth in electricity demand, annual capacity additions from 2025 to 2040 will fall more than 50% compared to 2000 to 2013 levels.


InnoSun, Delta Electronics partner on major PV project in Namibia

InnoSun's 4.5 MW Omburu PV park in Namibia

The French PV developer is using TSMC CIGS thin-film modules and Delta string inverters for the project, one of the first largest PV projects in the African country. Delta and InnSun plan to continue their collaboration on more...


Sungevity appoints new chief global officer as it expands in Europe

Sungevity Chief Global Officer Jan Slaghekke

The solar platform company is looking to expand its worldwide presence as part of a bolstered global strategy led by the newly appointed executive.


Tesla Powerwall battery coming to Germany in Q4

Tesla Powerwall battery storage system

The announcement of a new and low-priced home battery from U.S. manufacturer Tesla is has generated quite a buzz in Germany, although many questions have remained unanswered -- until now. pv magazine speaks to Tesla about its...


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