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Canadian Solar reports record-breaking year

Canadian Solar Chairman and CEO Shawn Qu

The company announced major increases in sales and net profit last year. The recent acquisition of Recurrent Energy, meanwhile, will expand its total project pipeline to 8.5 GW. Some 2.4 GW of late-stage projects represent a...


SunEdison acquires Solar Grid Storage

Solar Grid Storage energy storage unit

The Pennsylvania-based energy storage and PV company brings its projects, pipeline and personnel to SunEdison, allowing it to now offer battery storage solutions to complement solar and wind projects worldwide.


Vivint Solar quadruples revenue, triples loss in 2014

Vivint Solar headquarters

The Utah-based company, whose net loss attributable to stockholders per share was $0.35, is expanding downstream operations and expects to install 290 to 310 MW this year.


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...


NVI Energy's Solar4Africa: 'One-stop-shop' funding

NVI Energy's "pay-as-you-use" solar plant at Cheli and Peacock's Tortilis Camp in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

It could be posited with reason that the off-grid solar market is still one that is finding its feet, and still in the period that all new industries go through as it tries to make sense of how it can best serve its market....


MENA: Adenium Energy Capital, Enerwhere sign $10 million investment deal for mobile solar systems

Enerwhere's mobile solar power system

The two Dubai-based companies are teaming up to deploy Enerwhere's fleet of mobile solar power systems, which can provide power to construction sites, industrial locations and worker accommodation facilities around the Middle...


1366 Tech partners with Hanwha Q Cells in wafer launch

The 1366 Tech and Hanwha Q Cells team.

This latest generation of the company's kerfless wafer production machinery, which avoids feedstock waste by forming wafers directly from molten silicon, is designed to make more than 5 MW per year.


Ecobuild: riding the UK's solarcoaster

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

Attraction in 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...


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