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Ecobuild: riding the UK's solarcoaster

Jonathan Selwyn of Lark Energy discussing the challenges of the U.K. commercial rooftop solar market.

Attraction of the U.K.'s residential and commercial rooftop sectors growing as industry seeks much-needed stability.


Trina boosts annual revenue, profit

Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

The Chinese solar giant expects a 20% to 26% increase in module shipments of between 4.4 GW and 4.6 GW this year, including some 750 MW aimed at its own downstream projects.


Government rep feels heat at German PV symposium

The 30th Photovolatic Solar Energy Symposium at Banz Abbey in Bad Staffelstein.

Taking place at the majestic Banz Abbey near the city of Bamberg, the symposium is the longest-running PV industry event in Germany, drawing hundreds of solar sector representatives.


SPI to co-develop 25 MW of PV projects in UK

South Wales, UK

Partnering with RE Projects Development, the vertically-integrated PV company says it is cementing its footprint in one of the strongest PV markets in the world.


Results-based funding makes solar possible in Tanzania

SNV-supported, RBF-financed pico-solar initiative in Tanzania.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is partnering with other international development agencies, banks and private-sector companies on a new initiative aimed at bringing much needed solar solutions to people without access...


Ecobuild hits politicized note on opening day as solar talk shushed

Ed Davey (second from right) and the rest of the panel discuss the U.K.'s clean energy future at the opening debate at the Ecobuild Exhibition.

Leading U.K. politicians display encouraging passion for renewables debate, but solar talk largely ignored in favor of other RE technologies.


China Sunergy publishes delayed Q2 results, reports revenue increase

China Sunergy building

The Chinese manufacturer reports good business in Europe and Asia, thanks to its global manufacturing base and sales network, and strong sequential shipment growth in the second quarter.


Azuri to expand pay-as-you-go model to Tanzania

Tanzania school

U.K.-based Azuri Technologies is expanding its offering into Tanzania through a partnership with mobile telephony provider Tigo and retailer Lotus Africa. The trio hopes to supply 100,000 rural households with pay-as-you-go solar...


Doubts linger as to Hanergy's stellar stock price

Hanergy management.

Despite its soaring stock price, analyst and press reports asking serious questions of Hanergy's chances for success continue to be raised. Hanergy has at least begun to announce module sales, although industry insiders remain...


Egyptian investment bank to support renewable energy development

Nile River, Egypt

With its economy improving and energy demand growing, Egypt's renewable energy sector is attracting increasing attention from local and foreign investors with ambitious plans.


Conergy unveils new management

Conergy CEO Andrew de Pass

The company's former executive chairman, Andrew de Pass, will lead Conergy as new chief executive officer. The Hamburg-based firm aims to expand its businesses in solar development, finance, EPC and O&M services.


US: World's highest prices for Chinese modules

Yingli rooftop residential installation

The United States is the highest-priced market for Tier-1 Chinese manufacturers; at the other end is Chile, with the lowest prices, acccording to GTM Research's latest report.


JinkoSolar 2014 net profit soars, Q4 earnings up 50%

JinkoSolar rooftop installations

Falling oil prices won't affect PV growth, says CEO Kangping Chen, who points out that "mounting concern over the environment has been one of the driving factors behind increased solar demand in many key markets, China in...


Heliatek supplies Asia's largest BIOPV installation

Heliatek organic solar film

The Dresden-based organic PV provider is partnering with vTrium Energy on a pilot program that will contribute to the creation of a base for Singapore's future energy mix while also delivering comprehensive data on the...


Solar PV at grid parity in 80% of globe by 2017

The SHAMs CSP power tower.

A new report from a MENA region bank shows that solar will be at grid parity within two years in 80% of the world. The Middle East's leading bank, the NBAD, presented the report on Sunday, concluding that the recent DEWA solar...


Huawei signs 150 MW inverter supply deal with Apollo Energy Group

Mount Fuji, Japan.

The Chinese ICT giant agrees to supply its inverters to the Japanese renewable energy company as it expands rollout of its smart PV solutions.


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