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ReneSola signs 30 MW supply deal for UK solar farm

ReneSola cell production.

The Chinese PV module manufacturer to deliver 30 MW of its Polish-made 260w Virtus II solar modules to U.K. project, which will be located in the English county of Nottinghamshire.


Manz receives $54.2 million in follow-up orders

Follow-up orders amounting to EUR 50 million ($54.2 million) for equipment to produce lithium-ion batteries has German company Manz AG feeling optimistic about the future.


Hanergy cancels deals agreed with itself

Hanergy BIPV.

Complex Chinese company issues a typically opaque stock market update. Supply deal to supply itself with its own panels has been torn up.


DEWA closes second round financing on 200 MW Dubai solar plant

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park is named after the emir of Dubai.

Funding for phase II of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park now finalized, with Dubai Water and Electricity Authority planning commercial operation date of April 2017.


Chinese-Indian deal targets 2 GW of projects

A Zhenfa New Energy project, in Qinghai, China.

Indian manufacturer Rolta Power and Chinese counterpart Zhenfa want two per cent of India's 100 GW, five-year market. The two companies have reportedly signed an MoU.


350 MW co-generation plant to drive down cost of poly

Polysilicon.

Power and steam from new plant will be used in manufacture of polysilicon. GCL Poly says today's opening will drive down price further.


SunEdison, TerraForm Power pay $2.2bn for Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar HQ

Definitive merger agreement with SunEdison yieldco vehicle TerraForm Power will see the company acquire Vivint Solar's 523 MW U.S. residential PV portfolio.


Shareholder lawsuit launched against Yingli

Yingli manufacturing.

Troubled manufacturer is accused of misleading potential investors. Chinese giant was unable to borrow from lenders, say claimants.


Location of Renesola's Japanese projects revealed

Renesola.

Chinese manufacturer reveals few details about 22.5 MW contract wins. Renesola also refused to reveal its Japanese solar ambitions.


New low price for Indian solar

Madhya Pradesh.

Canadian company agrees $0.08 price for Madhya Pradesh plants. The deal puts pressure on Indian subsidy regime.


Demo house offers glimpse into Shunfeng's plans

Solar glass.

Taiwanese show booth's energy saving measures would reduce consumption by 75% for two-storey building in China. Shunfeng has promised similar city-wide solutions.


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Elon Musk and JB Straubel.

It's all about the batteries, stupid! Plus Yingli shift some stock, solar betrays its working class roots and watch Thailand go.


Chinese poly maker lands $133m bank finance

Polysilicon.

As the Chinese government tries to shore up ailing solar, and other, stock prices, Daqo has been handed a six-year boost by its local provincial bank.


Good news for rooftops and EVs in California

An EV charging point sign.

EV charging points to be installed at state department buildings. And DG generators can be bundled for retail on wholesale electricity market.


What next for Greece's energy sector? 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces further weighty decisions in the weeks ahead, not least the securitization of the country's energy sector.

After weeks of tremendous uncertainty, a Euro Summit on Sunday led to an agreement that allows Greece and its Eurozone creditors to start negotiations for a new loan. What does the deal mean for Greece's energy system, and how...


Sunrun and Hanwha Q Cells sign 50 MW module supply deal

Sunrun rooftop installation.

The U.S. residential solar company will receive 50 MW of Hanwha Q Cells modules via a subsidiary of the South Korean module manufacturer.


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