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JinkoSolar Q1 revenue increases 36.5% Y-O-Y

JinkoSolar modules.

The Chinese vertically integrated solar developer enjoys huge rise in downstream revenue, shipments up 35.8% year-over-year although gross margin contracts slightly.


DTE Energy partners with Ford Motor, Domino's Farms to boost solar in Michigan

Ford Motor Company solar canopy car port artist rendering

The latest PV projects solidifies the Detroit-based energy company's position as the state's largest investor in solar.


SolarWorld narrows loss, increases sales in first quarter

SolarWorld installation

The U.S. remains a prime market for the German company, which increased shipments in the country by 170% to 116 MW. The U.S. now accounts for 57% of SolarWorld's module and kit shipments.


Azure Power commissions 100 MW plant in India

Azure Power project in Rajasthan

The installation is the largest capacity project under the country's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Azure is now the single largest owner and operator of projects under the National Solar Mission with a cumulative...


IHS: Chinese inverter prices declining as competition heats up

Sungrow inverters in California

Inverter prices are falling in China amidst greater consolidation. Domestic manufacturers are also expanding oversees despite the continuing boom in the country.


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Ukraine 31.55 MW PV plant

This week Russia unveiled plans to sell troubled PV projects in Crimea, China National Chemical Corp. finalized its acquisition of REC Solar and utility giant E.ON announced its partnership with Sungevity in Germany.


IHS: Growing tracker market reached 4 GW in 2014

Nextracker array.

Tracker application is growing fast, with IHS finding that 4 GW of tracker installations were installed in 2014, representing growth of more than 60%. Array Technologies remains the market leader however it is losing market share.


UK's renewable generation up by 20%, says REA

Solar farm, England.

Report by Renewable Energy Association and PwC finds installed clean energy capacity increased by nearly a quarter in past year, with jobs in sector up 9%.


Hareon seals 930 MW solar deal with United PV Group

China Chengdu.

The Chinese solar company has signed an investment framework agreement with the group for 930 MW of solar PV.


Jinko signs 1 GW supply agreement with CMNE

Jinko Solar module testing.

JinkoSolar has signed a two-year, 1 GW module supply deal with China Minsheng New Energy (CMNE), a subsidiary of China Minsheng Investment Corp. The modules will be used to develop PV power plant projects in China in 2015 and...


Con Edison acquires 140 MW of Californian solar projects

Fresno, California.

Subsidiary of Consolidated Edison snaps up six shovel-ready PV projects from SolarReserve LLC and GCL Solar Energy, PPAs agreed with SCE and PG&E.


Vivint Solar rides high on Q1 performance

Vivint Solar HQ.

The U.S. residential installer posted positive results across the board, including a 172% year-on-year revenue increase and a 131% rise in MW installed.


SMA enjoys strong Q1 sales growth, expands international footprint

SMA CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon.

The German inverter manufacturer increases year-on-year sales to $254.7 million, driven by growth in the large-scale sector. Hefty staff reduction almost completed.


Inside TSMC's 16.5% CIGS module world record

TSMC factory in Taiwan.

Last month Taiwanese CIGS manufacturer TSMC Solar revealed a 16.5% CIGS world record module. The record dethroned German equipment supplier Manz's CIGS module record, which had only held the world record position for two days....


Aging UK grid harming renewable integration, says Solar Trade Association

Power lines.

The country's "sclerotic" grid is holding back renewable energy, warns the solar trade body, which has called on the new government to invest in the U.K.'s power infrastructure.


UK: Tory victory muddies solar waters

David Cameron.

Despite overseeing fastest growth in the U.K.'s PV industry, a majority Conservative government has been quiet on the issue of solar’s future, say experts.


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