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India: Adani to commence 1.2 GW solar fab construction before year end

Rajasthan India.

The Indian conglomerate says it expects to commission phase one of its Gujarat solar equipment facility before year end, with Phase 2 penciled in for April 2017. Tenders issued for 200 MW solar+storage in Karnataka.


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...


Rio 2016: a step in the green direction? 

Rio Olympic Games 2016

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games has ended, but its message in favor of sustainable and green growth will hopefully remain for longer. However, just how much energy did Rio 2016 consume and what role did renewable power play?


Engie finalizes deal with Solairedirect for up to 400 MW of PV in Chile

Chile national flag. Flickr image by keepitsurreal.

The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the development of 400 MW of PV projects in northern and central Chile.


Voltalia acquires Martifer Solar

Martifer Solar headquarters.

The French renewable energy developer finalized the deal at the end of last week, which will see Martifer Solar integrated into its business and will help the company continue to diversify its energy mix.


NASDAQ warns TerraForm Power, TerraForm Global over delays in filing

The yieldcos have until the end of August to submit a plan as to how they are going to get their financial reports on track, while TerraForm Global struggles with multiple legal proceedings.


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Another busy week in solar draws to a close, with Chile, Argentina and SolarCity on the PV podium.

Massive movement in LatAm as Chile lowers the PV price bar and Argentina sets its solar sights high. Elsewhere, SolarCity continues to grab the headlines.


EBRD plans $26m solar loan for Kazakhstan

The proposed 29 MW solar park would be one of just a handful of large-scale PV plants in Kazakhstan.

The European funding bank is considering releasing the funds to ACME Cleantech Solutions Pvt Ltd, an Indian developer eyeing a 29 MW solar farm in the country.


Fronius opens new R&D center in U.S. with eye on Tesla partnership support

Solar Inverter production at Fronius.

The Austrian inverter specialist opens sales, product management and R&D center in San Francisco to better serve U.S. markets and commitments. Partnership with Tesla expected to be strengthened.


EU ProSun survey finds EU solar installers open to keeping trade barriers against China

EU ProSun Milan Nitzschke. Image by SolarWorld.

The survey, on behalf of the SolarWorld-backed organization, found that a majority of more than 500 EU installers backed the extension of trade measures against Chinese PV manufacturers, if the Chinese companies are found to be...


Canadian Solar beats shipment and revenue guidance for Q2

Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu.

The Chinese solar firm shipped 1,290 MW of modules and posted net revenue of $805.9 million in the second quarter on back of increased sales to the Americas. Downstream pipeline tops 20 GW.


Bermuda utility peels back net metering program for solar

Chelston Estate, Paget, Bermuda. Flickr image by kansasphoto.

Bermuda’s sole electricity supplier Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) has repealed its solar net metering scheme and replaced it with an avoided cost compensation for new small-scale installations.


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.


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