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SolarCity to support small businesses with new solar package

Solar van arriving at a SolarCity customer's property.

New solar energy service launched today designed to enable small and medium-sized business to pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay their local utility.


G7 leaders to aim for carbon-free economy by end of century

G7 meeting point, Germany.

Leaders of G7 countries back global greenhouse gas reductions by between 40-70% by 2050, with full decarbonization of global economy by end of century.


Eu Prosun calls for PV MIP investigation to be extended following solar companies' breach

Canadian Solar, ET Solar and ReneSola are no longer exempt from punitive trade duties, having breached the terms under the minimum price agreement framework, which had negated their tariff exemptions. EU Prosun has said they are...


SunPower files lawsuit against SunEdison, former employees for poaching trade secrets

In a U.S. federal lawsuit filed yesterday, June 3, SunPower Corp. has accused SunEdison Inc. of poaching over 20 employees and trade secrets between 2011 and 2014, in order to gain a competitive edge.


Eminent UK scientists announce global clean energy "space-race" program

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon inspecting a solar farm.

The Global Apollo program looks to emulate the successful moon missions of the '60s by diverting similar levels of efforts and funding towards making clean energy cheaper than coal.


ReneSola Q1 financials reveal $18.5 million net loss

Solar cell development, ReneSola.

Chinese solar company continues transition toward downstream activity as Q1 net revenue shrinks by 15.9% year-over-year.


Hanwha Q Cells to build 1.5 GW solar cell plant in South Korea

Cell production, Hanwha.

The Korean solar cell manufacturer has announced plans to construct the nation's first large-scale cell fab at a cost of $315.54 million. Facility will be located in Jincheon.


Update: Solar flight forced into unscheduled stopover in Japan

Si2 aircraft in flight.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, which set off from Nanjing over the weekend to embark on the longest leg of the round the world attempt, may be forced to turn back if conditions worsens.


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Solar installation, Malaysia.

Second tier solar markets took center stage this week, with India, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil each turning heads with their PV development plans and announcements, as leading markets wobbled.


JinkoSolar Q1 revenue increases 36.5% Y-O-Y

JinkoSolar modules.

The Chinese vertically integrated solar developer enjoys huge rise in downstream revenue, shipments up 35.8% year-over-year although gross margin contracts slightly.


Australia: solar subsidy report draws industry's ire

Solar farm, Australia.

Report by Australian think-tank the Grattan Institute attacking the country's "expensive" solar subsidies dismissed as blinkered by pro-solar advocates.


PV plans abound, but Jordan can’t rest on its laurels

News of solar PV plans in Jordan is coming in fast and thick on the back of announcements last week that projects totaling 200 MW had been tendered at record low prices. The country appears to be gearing up for its day in the...


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Katie Price at a book signing.

Crippling debts and absentee chairmen hogged the headlines coming out of China this week but amid the madness, there was good news out of the US and the Middle East.


Conergy and Sungrow announce inverter partnership

Under a new partnership, Germany-based Conergy will purchase inverters from Sungrow for its global commercial and utility-scale solar pipeline. The first joint project will see a 5 MW PV system installed in the U.K.


Yingli issues statement refuting liquidation reports

Yingli production.

Chinese solar giant states that it is "optimistic" and "confident" about its ability to continue servicing the global market, following recent reports to the contrary. Company announces keenly awaited conference call.


US: SEIA forecasts 25-50% solar market growth in 2016

SEIA forecasts 25-50% market growth in all U.S. solar sectors by 2016. Analyzing the industry from 2004 to 2014, the association finds "huge" growth rates in the employment and investment sectors, in addition to solar deployment....


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