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Despite sequential drops Trina posts solid first quarter results

Trina Solar CEO, Jifan Gao.

The world's largest PV manufacturer Trina Solar saw drops in revenue and profits in Q1 compared with the final quarter of 2015, but the Chinese company put this down to "seasonality" and maintains that it was a good start to the...


Germany raises renewable bar again: clean energy meets nearly 100% of demand

Solar and wind in Germany.

Sunday once again a record-breaker for Germany's renewable energy sector, with wind and solar contributing to 45.5 GW of renewable capacity to meet demand of 45.8 GW.


Neo Solar Power remains in the black during Q1

The Taiwanese PV maker squeezed out narrow positive margins, as its second quarter of profitability following the imposition of U.S. import duties.


Puerto Rico proposes changes to its net metering program

The draft policy changes contemplate easier transactions for PV projects up to 10 kW, as well as net metering aggregation and sharing.


NY Green Bank provides financing to Mosaic and Sunrun

The funding is part of four clean energy transactions which recently closed. The bank is working with a New York developer to bring solar project finance to a wider range of businesses.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Sonnen and Tesla.

The story of storage gained a few new chapters this week as Saft, Sonnen and Tesla all grabbed the headlines, while further woes for SunEdison, steady-as-she-goes from SMA and a Latin love affair suggested it was...


From the Mag: pv magazine global May issue is now online

The spotlight of the May issue is the in-depth analysis of the emerging energy storage market

As the global solar market players are about to gather at the SNEC tradeshow in Shanghai, pv magazine, as usual, gathers the industry's top news, latest trends and most accurate prognoses in its new May issue.


IKEA to install largest rooftop PV plant in Tennessee

IKEA has already installed more than 700,000 solar panels on buildings across the world

New IKEA store in Memphis, Tennessee will have the largest rooftop PV plant in the state.


Middle East's first transfer ownership net metering system

Jordan solar installation.

pv magazine has learned that the Middle East and Northern Africa region is going to acquire its first net metering system with a transfer ownership. Not surprisingly, this development is taking place in Jordan.


India confirms it will file 16 solar cases against US under WTO dispute

India solar.

Country's commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirms that the government will press ahead with plans to file 16 cases against the U.S. for violating World Trade Organization treaties on clean energy.


SkyPower partners with BYD to enter into 750 MW PV+storage tender in India

By implementing energy storage systems, Indian government intends to make it possible to transfer solar energy between states

Canadian SkyPower and Chinese BYD will submit a joined bid in the upcoming 750 MW solar+storage tender in India.


SunEdison delays quarterly filing, parts ways with CFO

SunEdison installation.

First quarter financial report will be delayed as SunEdison teminates the employment of chief financial officer Brian Wuebbels. Yieldco TerraForm Global receives 90-day notice to issue its 2015 annual report.


Sunrun reports strong growth in Q1 results

While the third-party solar company was hit in Q1 by changes to net metering policies in several states, the company’s results showed strong growth and positive trends.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s EIA projections continue to miss the mark

Solar industry legend Jigar Shah says the Department of Energy’s EIA is misinforming global decision makers, and that the failure in its estimates is “criminal”.


Italian Eni to build 420 MW of renewables in Italy, Egypt and Pakistan

Eni is planning to revive at least 400 hectares of industrial sites in Italy, turning them into large-scale PV plants

Italian energy company Eni is planning to build up to 200 MW of PV near its own facilities in Egypt and Pakistan, and turn abandoned industrial areas in Italy into 220 MW of clean energy projects.


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