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Brazil postpones the July solar auction

Authorities have not given a new date for the auction scheduled for July 29, in which 9 GW of PV projects are participating. The sector attributes the postponement to the change in government, and while it acknowledges a risk,...


North American leaders to set out target of 50% "clean" electricity by 2025

Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto will be presenting the target, which will include nuclear and carbon capture and storage, at a summit of the three leaders.


China's Shinetime withdrawn from EU MIP undertaking

European Commission.

Commission finds that the Chinese solar firm breached the Minimum Import Price agreement by allegedly selling below the set MIP level.


Dow Elastomers expects rise in demand for new encapsulant materials

Michael Shoemaker describes the projected power density increases offered by Dow Elastomer's new polyolefin encapsulants.

Video: Michael Shoemaker, Global Strategic Marketing Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, talks encapsulants with pv magazine's Ian Clover, highlighting what technological advancements Dow Elastomers is bringing to the market.


Masdar and EDF pin hopes on new record low tariff for 350 MW Abu Dhabi solar plant

Masdar solar installation, Abu Dhabi.

Days after the Abu Dhabi-based clean energy developer won a tender to develop 800 MW of solar in Dubai, the company has teamed with France's EDF to bid for a 350 MW plant in Abu Dhabi.


SunPower, First Solar and SunEdison cornered 44% of North American O&M market in 2015: IHS

First Solar PV installation.

Analysis by IHS reveals how the three solar firms captured almost half of the operations and maintenance market last year, which grew to more than $300 million.


SunEdison appoints new CFO as incumbent departs after just two months

SunEdison installation project.

The troubled and bankrupt renewable energy firm announces the appointment of Philip Gund as its new chief financial officer a week after CEO Ahmad Chatila resigned.


ABB to close Phoenix inverter fab, move jobs to Estonia and Italy

ABB worker.

The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.


Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

Sunrun installers fit another rooftop array.

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.


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SEIA: Texas will become the 2nd-largest U.S. solar market in the next five years

GTM Research and the U.S. solar trade group forecast that Texas will install 4.6 GW of solar PV over the next five years, nearly all of which will be utility-scale.


Wacker Chemie partners with 1366 Technologies

The world’s second-largest polysilicon maker will provide the kerfless wafer startup with a $15 million equity investment, a supply of polysilicon and technical assistance.


IBC Solar and Dhybrid enter cooperation for hybrid systems

IBC Solar and DHYBRID sign cooperation agreement. Image IBC Solar.

The two German companies signed the cooperation agreement in a bid to become one of the world’s leading providers of diesel-PV hybrid systems.


IDB finances 54 MW merchant solar project in Chile

Solairedirect’s project is one of the few merchant solar projects to be built to date.


20 MW under construction in Senegal; 600 MW more in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

Solar array in Dakar, Senegal. Image by Elena Pisano.

Global private equity firm Denham Capital and African renewable energy investment company GreenWish announced a partnership to develop, build and finance a portfolio of 600 MW of renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan...


KfW Development Bank to fund two floating solar projects in India

Floating solar park in London

The German-based development bank has agreed to build the projects as part of a study to assess the potential of floating parks within India, and to show the technical practicality of large-scale solar.


Two new EPC contracts for SPI Energy in China

Badain Jaran temple in western Inner Mongolia. Image by Sjoerd van Oort.

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider signed the two contracts for projects totaling 62 MW once they are completed, which adds to their growing reputation and presence in China.


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