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India: Telangana gets lowest bid

The lowest bid so far of INR5.17 (US$0.08) per kWh has been quoted by SkyPower in the Telangana solar tender today. The financial bids for some 2,000MW opened yesterday in the southern Indian state.


Volume sales will speak volumes, says Singulus

Singulus Technologies has reported an improvement in earning before EBIT for the first half of 2015. The company's financial goals being met will rely on volume sales and this will become clear in the weeks to come.


JinkoSolar secures $80m loan agreement with Ex-Im Bank

JinkoSolar PV installation.

Bulk of the loan ($62 million) will be used to support the Chinese solar company's long-term fixed assets, with a further $8 million (RMB50 million) loan to be used for working capital at its Malaysia factory.


Residential solar market remains the most attractive, says Deutsche Bank

The latest Deutsche Bank "Solar sector update" states the U.S. continues to drive global solar demand and the residential market retains its draw for investment.


Obama set to announce clean energy vision

President Barack Obama.

Tougher rules on carbon emissions part of President's new Energy Plan, which will include greater incentives for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.


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Donald Trump.

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Delay in United's 210 MW acquisition

Inner Mongolia.

Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.


Japan: GE to supply the Hosoe project

General Electric, better known as GE, will be supplying the 96.2MW Hosoe PV plant in Kyushu island, Japan, with power solutions. The company has crafted a solution package for smooth running of such MW projects.


Israel: 40MW Ketura plant connected to grid

The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the...


India: Telangana youth and farmers to get involved in solar

The Telangana government has put together a committee to start a solar scheme for unemployed youth and farmers to establish grid-connected PV projects in the state.


SunPower and ConEdison Solutions team on New York solar leasing program

New York rooftops.

U.S. utility joins forces with leading solar provider SunPower to offer homeowners in New York State opportunity to lease rooftop solar PV systems, program to be launched in August.


Meyer Burger confident to meet PERC demand

Meyer Burger concurs that there is indeed strong demand for PERC technology currently. The company is confident, however, that it can meet all delivery requirements from January 2016 onwards without delay.


Hanwha Q Cells modules chosen for 52.5 MW Fukushima solar plant

Hanwha production.

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation opts for Hanwha Q Cells to supply proposed 52.5 MW solar PV plant located in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima prefecture.


Meyer Burger: Decisive moves at Colorado Springs plant

Meyer Burger will continue to optimize the cost structure and production capacity at its Technology Product Center (TPC) Diamond Material Tech, Inc. facility in Colorado Springs. This spells workforce reduction.


Martifer Solar to lead on 57 MW Jordan PV project

Solar PV panels in Jordan.

Portugal-based solar company to construct four solar PV projects located near to the Jordanian cities of Ma'an and Mafraq, projects have already secured PPAs under Jordan’s renewable energy plan.


SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


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