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$4 million funding for solar startup Bright

Solar advocate Jonah Greenberger's brainchild "Bright" has managed to raise $4 million in funding. Bright's aim is to install solar panels on Mexican roofs under a subscription program, where homeowners get panels for free but...


Enphase Energy Q2 shipments up 48% YOY

Enphase AC battery.

U.S. module level power company ships record 195 MW in second quarter, revenue up 25% year-over-year, reaching $102.1 million.


New technologies will push costs down, says Lux Research

In its latest "Silicon solar cell and module roadmap" report, Lux Research says that emerging technologies like PERC and bifacial cells will aid in pushing down module costs in 2020.


Smart energy reform proposed by PG&E

PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposing new rules allowing for a smart energy reform.


Wacker Chemie releases Q2 results

Wacker Chemie has released its earnings for Q2 2015 reporting both a YoY and QoQ sales growth from April through June 2015. Contracts were however terminated with customers from the solar sector.


REC sees potential in APAC region

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) released its second quarter results for 2015, highlighting a 12% increase in module revenues and an increased solar footprint in the APAC region.


India: Telangana gets lowest bid

Another low bid of INR5.17 (US$0.08) per kWh has been quoted by SkyPower in the Telangana solar tender. The financial bids for some 2,000MW opened yesterday in the southern Indian state.


Volume sales will speak volumes, says Singulus

Singulus Technologies has reported an improvement in earning before EBIT for the first half of 2015. The company's financial goals being met will rely on volume sales and this will become clear in the weeks to come.


JinkoSolar secures $70m loan agreement with Ex-Im Bank

JinkoSolar PV installation.

Bulk of the loan ($62 million) will be used to support the Chinese solar company's long-term fixed assets, with a further $8 million (RMB50 million) loan to be used for working capital at its Malaysia factory.


Residential solar market remains the most attractive, says Deutsche Bank

The latest Deutsche Bank "Solar sector update" states the U.S. continues to drive global solar demand and the residential market retains its draw for investment.


Obama set to announce clean energy vision

President Barack Obama.

Tougher rules on carbon emissions part of President's new Energy Plan, which will include greater incentives for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.


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Donald Trump.

Clinton trumps rivals, SolarCity and PERC are on the up and China is installing more solar than you can shake a stick at, but our dirty smalls could bring an end to life on earth as we know it.


Delay in United's 210 MW acquisition

Inner Mongolia.

Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.


Japan: GE to supply the Hosoe project

General Electric, better known as GE, will be supplying the 96.2MW Hosoe PV plant in Kyushu island, Japan, with power solutions. The company has crafted a solution package for smooth running of such MW projects.


Israel: 40MW Ketura plant connected to grid

The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the...


India: Telangana youth and farmers to get involved in solar

The Telangana government has put together a committee to start a solar scheme for unemployed youth and farmers to establish grid-connected PV projects in the state.


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