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Sharp seeks buyer for solar business

Sharp's stand at PV Expo 2015

Indications are mounting that Sharp is looking to raise much-needed cash through the partial or complete sale of its solar business. While its brand remains strong and share of the Japanese PV market dominant, experts say Sharp...


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Sheep at a solar farm in the U.K.

Solar prepares to lift the roof in the UK, SolarEdge prepares to go public, Kaiser Permanente injects a a healthy dose of solar into its daily rounds, and fourth quarter financial reports come pouring in.


E.ON sells 49 MW Italian PV portfolio

Siena, Italy.

The German utility has offloaded its solar presence in Italy to local infrastructure fund F2i SGR SpA for an undisclosed amount.


Origin Energy to build Australia's biggest rooftop solar array

Artist's impression of the proposed 3 MW rooftop array in Tonsley, Australia.

Origin Energy and Zen Energy Systems are to build a 3 MW solar system on the rooftop of the old Mitsubishi factory in Tonsley, Adelaide, in what will be the largest rooftop solar array in the country.


LDK Solar emerges from bankruptcy

LDK Solar HQ, China.

The vertically integrated solar company closes US Chapters 15 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings at three of its U.S. subsidiaries, reaches final stages of $700m debt restructuring process.


Suncrest Solar set to expand with Tenaska investment

Suncrest Solar residential

The deal, which further underscores the potential of the U.S. residential solar market, will help Utah-based Suncrest to add seven new sales offices in California as well as 10 more throughout the United States.


Sunrun opens new design engineering center in California

Sunrun residential PV installation

The facility will tailor-make system designs for U.S. homeowners in an effort to meet growing residential demand, the company says.


Conergy UK creates rooftop division as British solar market matures

Conergy rooftop installation, France.

Strategy sign of wider reflection of the U.K. solar market's diversification as it looks to maintain growth in a post-ROC landscape.


SMA hits 1 GW O&M landmark

SMA technician inspects an installed central inverter.

The German inverter supplier has 840 MW of operational management contracts in North America alone, plans to further expand services in key markets.


SunEdison increases fourth-quarter sales, narrows loss

SunEdison worker, PV plant

Retaining projects rather than selling them resulted in continued operating losses for the leading U.S. solar company while lower selling prices led to a fall in revenue in its semiconductor materials business.


SolarEdge files for $125 million IPO

SolarEdge power optimizer.

The Israeli-headquartered power optimizer specialist filed an S-1 form with the SEC yesterday. Company's recent growth underpinned by strong U.S. consumer base.


Kaiser Permanente to inject solar power into its daily rounds

Kaiser Permanente's Recurrent Energy-installed rooftop system.

The non-profit healthcare provider makes pledge to purchase 70 MW of PV from NRG Renew, signs PPAs with NextEra Energy to lower its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30%.


Tanzania announces One Million Solar Homes initiative

Tanzania-based Off Grid Electric

Commitments by the IFC, USAID, OPIC, Sunfunder, SNV and Off Grid Electric are expected to put Tanzania at the forefront of the U.S. Power Africa program.


Californian utility awarded $5m grant for solar microgrid expansion

San Diego, California.

San Diego Gas & Electric will use the monies awarded by the California Energy Commission to expand the Borrego Springs microgrid to enable it to operate entirely on renewable energy.


Duke Energy scouts out 50 MW of solar in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina.

The utility has issued a request for proposals for new solar energy capacity in the state as it looks to add to its growing PV portfolio.


Lockheed Martin taps Advanced Roofing for PV plant in Florida

An artist rendering of Lockheed Martin's planned 2.25 MW carport in Clearwater, Florida.

The solar carport will be the largest privately held, non-utility owned solar energy array in the state.


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