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Suniva strikes financing deal with Technology Credit Corporation

Suniva installation.

Partnership offers solar PV financing solutions to small and medium commercial businesses in the U.S.


Hanwha SolarOne cuts second-quarter loss, boosts module shipments

Isle of Wight Wellow 5 MW PV installation

Japan accounted for 53% of the company's module shipments in the quarter. The U.S. became its second-largest market, reversing positions with the U.K.


World's largest private bank predicts solar-led power revolution

UBS solar future graph.

UBS Bank believes large-scale power stations will be redundant within 10-20 years, with solar technology taking their place as chief power source.


IRENA report outlines green energy solutions for island tourism

IRENA report cover image

The report makes the case that a transition to renewable energy can bolster sustainable tourism marketing strategies, which can in turn increase tourism while improving the well-being of island communities.


Germany retrofits 200,000 PV installations to meet 50 Hz requirement

SMA technician upgrades PV installation

The country has so far upgraded half of the total of 400,000 installations that are affected by the measure to better protect the power grid.


Chinese PV suppliers increase global market share

JA Solar module inspection.

Latest research from NPD Solarbuzz reveals leading Chinese solar module suppliers upped their share of global supply by 26% in Q2.


Review panel puts renewable energy target in crosshairs

Residential PV in Perth, Australia

The review calls recommends closing the Renewable Energy Target scheme to new entrants and reducing investment and subsidies for large-scale and household renewable energy projects.


IEA: Uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum

Planet Earth

Annual growth in new renewable power will slow and stabilize after 2014, putting renewables at risk of falling short of the absolute generation levels needed to meet global climate change objectives, the IEA warns.


Vivint Solar to go public

Vivint headquarters

The Utah company has yet to decide how many shares it will offer or the price range for the offering. It's looking to list on the New York Stock Exchange.


US electrical generation from renewables hits 14.3%

Grid power lines

Solar power generation in the U.S. more than doubled in the first half of 2014. Overall, electrical generation from non-hydro renewables increased 10.4% year on year.


Yingli posts second-quarter net loss of $46 million

Yingli module production

Yingli's customer base doubled compared with the second quarter of 2013 as shipments to Japan in the first half of 2014 exceeded its total shipments to the country in 2013.


Scotland says nae to fracking, aye to solar

Edinburgh International Book Festival, energy debate

A lively debate at the Edinburgh International Book Festival showcased Scotland's stance on fracking, its increasing use of renewables and the U.K.'s energy dilemmas.


UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

Solar installation, England.

Research from GlobalData suggests the market will experience rapid decline in investment as energy sectors respond to subsidy changes.


Yingli pushes UK solar growth with 66 MW supply deal

The Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has partnered with local clean energy developer Push Energy on the development of four large-scale PV plants.


False alarm: No panel shortage coming

PV module production, China

Leading players are in expansion mode as end markets continue to grow. The capacity additions indicate there will also be no supply shortage next year, says IHS' Stefan de Haan.


First Solar expands activities in Japan with 250 MW of projects

Japanese city of Kitakyushu

The country's rooftop sector is expected to grow even larger than the mega solar segment. First Solar is positioning itself for "the long-term picture."


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