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Brazil mulls request for amicable cancelation of 670 MW of solar awarded in first tender

Sao Paulo.

Following the devaluation of the Brazilian real against the U.S. dollar, six companies that won PPAs in 2014 may now be able to cancel the solar development contracts. Small penalties likely to apply.


Scatec Solar lands 100 MW project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar solar PV plant, Africa

Scatec Solar will develop, build, own and operate the solar power plant in Jigawa. The project adds to the Norwegian group's existing 200 MW of solar power plants operating in Africa.


India: secondary solar market emerging, says report

Solar installation in India.

Indian solar developers are gradually laying the groundwork for the emergence of a secondary market for solar assets by shopping their rapidly growing project portfolios to prospective investors, according to a recent report by...


Tata Power Solar commissions 100 MW plant - India's largest using domestic content

Tata Power Solar, India.

The 100 MW project was commissioned using domestically manufactured cells and modules, thus fitting in with the government’s ‘Make in India’ mission, and makes a huge addition to Tata Power Solar’s PV portfolio in the country.


NV Energy seeking approval for 100 MW PV plant in Nevada

Primm, Nevada. FLickr image by Stephen Hill.

The Nevada utility has requested approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada for a 100 MW solar plant, while simultaneously requesting the early retirement of a coal-fired generation facility, but its previous...


Hopes remain for Indonesia's new solar policy despite minister sacking

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar was dismissed on Monday, less than a month after the government issued a new decree for the development of 5 GW of solar energy over the next 2-3 years using a new...


Argentina expecting USD4-5 billion investment in solar industry

Argentina national flag. Flickr image Finizio.

The Latin American country is preparing itself for an estimated USD4 billion to USD5 billion to be invested in its solar industry by companies over the coming five years, as interest piques before the country’s first renewable...


Neo Solar Power posts NTD826 million net loss in H1

Neo Solar Power headquarters in Taiwan. Image by NSP.

First-half revenues reached NTD10.408 billion (USD334 million ), contributing to an operating loss of NTD834 million. It recorded a gross margin of 3.37%.


Sierra Club highlights 100% renewable communities

The environmental group’s latest report looks at 10 communities in the United States that are moving to 100% renewable energy.


NRG Yield to issue $350 million in bonds

The yieldco says that proceeds will be used to repay current borrowings, and may use the remainder to fund “acquisitions and investments”.


Brazil: Senate approves adherence to the Paris Climate Agreement

Brazil national flag. Flickr image by anonlinegreenworld.

The next step is to put the legislative decree that contains the country's adherence to the agreement into effect by official proclamation. To reduce the country’s emissions, Brazil will take measures to increase reforestation,...


Trina Solar and Cirque du Soleil enter into partnership

Monocycles - DanielDesmarais - Cirque du Soleil. Flickr image by TBWABusted.

It is the first 'official solar partnership' that the world's largest theatrical producer has ever entering in, and conveniently it is with the world's largest PV manufacturer, which will see the two global powerhouses promote...


SunLink pursuing Indian commitment with solar development joint venture

SunLink Solar PV module manufacturing plant. Image by Eckhart Gouras.

U.S. solar energy solutions provider SunLink has partnered with Indian engineering company Ganges Internationale to help facilitate solar deployment in India, as part of an agreement to develop 1.4 GW of solar in India over the...


Foxconn finalizes Sharp acquisition

Sharp company building. Image by Sharp.

The Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer -- also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry — has wrapped up its 388.8 billion yen ($3.8 billion​) purchase of a 66% stake in the troubled Japanese group.


Sungrow to supply 150 MW of inverters to solar projects in India

Sungrow 1500V inverter in Xinjiang, China.

The Chinese inverter manufacturer has signed a contract with Indian Independent Power Producer Mytrah Energy to supply inverters for approximately 150 MW of the company's projects in India, further expanding its market share in...


SolarWorld's finalized Q2 financials confirm encouraging growth

SolarWorld solar modules. Image SolarWorld.

The German PV manufacturer recorded significant growth in the company's sales and revenues compared to the same period last year, while also getting its EBIT back into profit, although it had to revise down its preliminary...


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