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BREAKING: SolarCity to lay off 108 workers in the SF Bay Area

The company will eliminate 80 employees from its San Mateo headquarters and another 28 from its offices in San Francisco.


Berkeley Lab: U.S. PV contract prices fell below $50/MWh in 2015

The national lab’s latest report finds ongoing declines in PV system prices, with residential system prices falling to $4 per watt in 2015.


Brazil mulls request for amicable cancelation of 670 MW of solar awarded in first tender

Sao Paulo.

Following the devaluation of the Brazilian real against the U.S. dollar, six companies that won PPAs in 2014 may now be able to cancel the solar development contracts. Small penalties likely to apply.


Ratify Paris Agreement early to attract better RE investment, G20 countries told

COP21 celebration.

A consortium of 130 global institutions that control $13 trillion investments has called upon G20 countries to move fast on ratifying the Paris Agreement in order to deliver greater policy certainty and more investment in...


Sungevity enters partnership with leading Belgian solar firm

Sungevity out and about.

The U.S. distributed solar installer has partnered with Belgium's Electrabel to begin installing rooftop solar panels across the country.


Essel Green Energy snaps up 240 MW solar project in Indian state of Odisha

Indian flag.

The subsidiary of Essel Group has secured the bulk of a 270 MW tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India in the state, marking the firm's largest solar PV project to date.


Brazil: Huawei will sign a MOU with Steelcons at Intersolar South America

Huawei FusionsSolar Smart PV plant in Trowbridge, UK.

The agreement would mean that the Chinese company would fit its SolarFusion system to the 90 MW of solar projects that were awarded to Steelcons during the November 2015 tender.


Canadian/Recurrent puts online 100 MW-AC solar project in California

Canadian Solar predicts that Recurrent will complete more than 1 GW of PV projects in the United States this year.


Trina Solar back to sequential growth with revenue and sales increases

Cell manufacturing at Trina Solar.

The Chinese PV manufacturing powerhouse posted another set of impressive quarterly results, which saw significant sequential and year/year growth in revenues and sales, during a quarter in which the company broke a number of cell...


Yingli increases Q2 shipments, but low module ASP drags down gross margin

Yingli Solar

Chinese Tier-1 solar firm ships 662 MW of modules in Q2 but overexposure to lower-cost domestic Chinese market delivers gross margin contraction. Q3 guidance lowered to reflect straitened conditions.


Hanwha Q Cells' Q2 profit soars to $151 million

Hanwha Q Cells.

An 88.8% year-on-year increase in revenues underpins a strong quarter for the Korean solar company, with positive figures across the board.


Surges in stock purchases of SolarEdge during quarter

SolarEdge Nasdaq

Recent SEC filings show that a number of investment firms have been taking large chunks of the Israeli power optimizer specialist, not least NN Investment Partner Holding who made a $4.5 million stock purchase, in the face of a...


World-leading solar and battery storage project lures BHP

A world leading large-scale solar and battery storage project in north Queensland has drawn interest from the world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, which says it is looking at the technology for its remote and off-grid mine sites.


EU reimposes AD solar duties on three more Chinese companies

European Commission

Osda Solar, Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance and Shandong Linuo Photovoltaic Hi-Tech all deemed to be in breach of the terms of the MIP undertaking.


Xian Longi Silicon increases H1 profit as it announces new Malaysian fab

Malaysian solar.

The Chinese moncrystalline silicon firm enjoys huge increase in profit and revenue for the first half of the year, reveals plans for large Malaysian manufacturing facility producing silicon ingots, wafers, cells and modules.


SolarWorld lodges an appeal against court judgment in Hemlock dispute

SolarWorld logo.

A revision request has now been received by the appropriate court in Michigan. SolarWorld has meanwhile filled further protective letters against Hemlock to various courts in Germany, as a precaution to prevent possible...


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