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Yingli receives $300m state-backed loan to ease restructuring process

Yingli solar PV production.

The Tier-1 Chinese solar developer has secured a loan of approximately CNY 2 billion from the Chinese National Development Bank to help the firm pay down its debts.


Solarpack wins contract to develop 100 MW in India

Telangana, India

The Spanish company, which has so far focused on the Spanish and South American markets, is partnering on the project with U.S. firm Think Energy Partners.


Deltro, Greensmith partner on 53 MWh energy storage project in Ontario

Greensmith President and CEO John Jung

As part of the 53 MWh project slated to fully deploy in 2016, Greensmith will supply its GEMS5 software technology while Leclanché will provide the entire battery storage systems for all the contracted facilities to be built near...


Emerging Power to build 10 MW PV plant in Gambia

Banjul, Gambia

The special purpose vehicle, backed by French and United Arab Emirate investors, will begin construction of the project in May.


New York throws $5 billion at clean energy, includes nukes in RPS proceeding

Buried in an announcement of aggressive funding for clean energy, New York regulators have said that they will include nuclear power in the state’s new renewable energy mandate.


UK planning for 1 GW of storage by 2020

Passive systems Freetricity, UK

Large-scale storage systems in the U.K. are already competitive under certain circumstances, while small-scale decentralized energy installations with storage on site can be competitive around 2017, according to a new KPMG...


Too big to fail? Yingli confirms debt restructuring

Yingli manufacturing

The China Banking Regulatory Commission and the National Energy Administration have signaled their support for a restructuring of Yingli's massive debt, noting the company's importance to the Chinese PV industry and the role of...


Mitsubishi Research Institute to launch solar fund

Mount Fuji, Japan

The Mitsubishi Group's main consulting unit is joining forces with its corporate affiliate to buy and turn around poor performing megasolar plants in Japan.


GTM Research: 59 GW of solar installed in 2015, 64 GW coming in 2016

The company's latest forecast of global demand predicts big growth in the Indian and U.S. solar markets this year.


China sets 3 GW target for high-efficiency model PV installations

BYD solar PV fab

China is seeking to increase solar PV capacity for solar installations that employ modules with high-energy-conversion solar cells.


Ingeteam appoints Adolfo Rebollo new CEO

Ingeteam CEO Adolfo Rebollo

Adolfo Rebollo replaces Javier Ojeda as chief executive of the leading Spanish PV inverter manufacturer and O&M service provider.


Berkeley Lab reveals drivers for low-priced PV systems in US

Rooftop solar installation, San Jose, California

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory identify the key market and system drivers for low-priced PV systems for homes and small businesses.


JinkoSolar joins RWE on Dubai solar tender

Dubai: model of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

China’s JinkoSolar is partnering with German electric utility giant RWE AG to jointly take part in in Dubai’s 800 MW solar tender.


Borrego Solar doubles assets under O&M management

Borrego Solar

The California-based solar energy system designer, developer, installer and O&M provider saw its assets under contract grow to 265 MW last year.


China to slash coal production amidst falling demand

Beijing air polution

Chinese authorities are making drastic cuts in coal production an effort to reduce overcapacity in the face of shrinking demand, according to report by Xinhua News Agency.


Nevada to reconsider retroactive changes to net metering

Nevada regulators will hear an appeal from the state’s consumer advocate asking to “grandfather” existing customers under the old net metering program, as the battle between the solar industry and the Sandoval Administration...


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