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JinkoSolar steady on Q2 shipments and revenue, downstream activity surges

JinkoSolar rooftop solar array.

Vertically integrated Chinese solar firm increases sequential module shipments by 7.3% and revenue by 8.9%, while solar power projects generate 55.5% revenue increase over same period.


SolarCity cuts co-founder salaries to $1, announces job losses

SolarCity installation.

In SEC filing, U.S. solar lease provider reveals it expects to incur restructuring charges of $3-$5 million in light of unspecified number of job losses. CEO and CTO to accept reduced salary as reduced guidance bites.


A solid Q2 for JA Solar sees significant increases in sales and revenue

JA Solar module inspection.

A booming Chinese solar market led to a substantial rise in shipments and revenue for domestic solar manufacturer JA Solar in the second quarter of 2016, although the company expects a slight slowdown in the second half of the...


Renewables sweep Chile’s electricity market and set historic low prices

The median price for 12.4 terawatt-hours awarded is around US$47.59/MWh. Wind triumphed and solar took a minimal part of the total, but set new records at $29/MWh.


EU Commission removes five further solar firms from MIP undertaking

European Commission.

Lerri Solar, DelSolar, CNPV, Motech and Xian Longi have all been withdrawn from the Minimum Import Price (MIP) undertaking measures agreed between China and the European Commission, the EU has confirmed.


BYD signs deal to open PV factory in Brazil

Campinas, Brazil

Brazil's solar boom has prompted the green tech giant to expand operations in the country, where it already operates an electric bus factory. The new manufacturing plant in the state of Sao Paulo will create 300 jobs.


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,...


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