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Neo Solar Power raises $120 million via bond offering

The Taiwanese company’s third placement of credit-enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds (ECBs) earlier this week was twice-oversubscribed.

NGOs call on EU to remove trade duties against China

Climate Action Network, E3G, EKOenergy, Greenpeace, and WWF logos.

Five prominent NGOs have written a letter to the European Commission, calling for an end to trade duties that are applied to Chinese PV manufacturers, claiming that they are counterproductive for action on climate change, adding...

Solare Datensysteme launches new unit in China

Solare Datensysteme headquarters in Geislingen-Binsdorf.

The German solar monitoring group hopes to tap into China's fast-growing PV market.

Germany's Pfalzsolar establishes US beachhead

Pfalzsolar's 5 MW Sutor Farm plant in southern Britain.

The Ludwigshafen-based engineering, procurement and construction firm is expanding its operations from the declining U.K. across the pond to the bustling U.S. market.

European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

European, Chinese flags

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have...

Germany launches first cross-border PV auction with Denmark

PV farm, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Germany's Federal Network Agency, which oversees the country's solar auctions and renewable energy incentive regulation, announced on Wednesday the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted PV installations with Denmark.

US to remain leading tracker market through 2021

Solar trackers

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.

European solar sector calls for end of trade measures on Chinese products

European Commission, Brussels

The European Commission's trade measures have been ruinous for European manufacturers, led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stymied growth in the sector, members of SolarPower Europe argue in a letter to Brussels.

BNEF Summit London: African renewable energy development

Bloomberg Future Energy Summit 2016. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

Bloomberg's New Energy Finance's (BNEF) Autumn 2016 Summit kicked off in London yesterday with African renewable energy development on the agenda. What are the opportunities and obstacles to developing clean power in Africa?

Canada's Solar Ship to take flight in Africa

Solar Ship hybrid aircraft

The Toronto-based company is launching a joint venture with Manaf Freighters that will use its unique airships to provide critical cargo, such as food, clothing, medical supplies and basic necessities, to remote areas.

Jinko agrees to sell downstream business in China

JinkoSolar PV project China. Image: JinkoSolar.

A couple of interesting announcements came out of Chinese solar company JinkoSolar today, as first it revealed a 300 MW module supply deal with PV developer Senyuan Electric, then it announced that it has agreed to sell the Jinko...

SoLayTec finds buyers for ALD systems

SoLayTec ALD system

The Durch firm has booked 22 ALD system orders since its inception in 2010.

Nuclear fallout: Vattenfall sues Germany

Grafenrhein nuclear plant, Germany

Swedish energy group Vattenfall is suing the German government for 4.7 billion euros in compensation in connection with the country's phase-out of nuclear energy.

World's largest mining company exploring solar plus storage potential

Lakeland Solar and Storage Project.

Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton has decided to review its portfolio in the face of the Paris climate accord and falling renewable technology costs, including the testing of solar and storage units at its mining site...

German renewables surcharge to rise 8% next year

Berlin skyline

The country's transmission system operators are set to publish the newly calculated green power levy on Friday. The levy currently accounts for approximately 22% of a customer's total bill. For a three-person household with a...

4 GW module shipment landmark passed by Solar Frontier

Image: Solar Frontier

Japanese module manufacturer Solar Frontier has completed over 4 GW of module shipments to its customers, which are situated in 60 countries across the world, as it continues to develop its technology and expand its capacity.

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