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India's rooftop PV capacity passes 1GW: report

The country has built 513 MW of additional rooftop capacity over the past 12 months, bringing cumulative installations to 1.02GW, according to research firm Bridge to India.

Hopes remain for Indonesia's new solar policy despite minister sacking

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar was dismissed on Monday, less than a month after the government issued a new decree for the development of 5 GW of solar energy over the next 2-3 years using a new...

Argentina expecting USD4-5 billion investment in solar industry

Argentina national flag. Flickr image Finizio.

The Latin American country is preparing itself for an estimated USD4 billion to USD5 billion to be invested in its solar industry by companies over the coming five years, as interest piques before the country’s first renewable...

Sierra Club highlights 100% renewable communities

The environmental group’s latest report looks at 10 communities in the United States that are moving to 100% renewable energy.

SolarWorld's finalized Q2 financials confirm encouraging growth

SolarWorld solar modules. Image SolarWorld.

The German PV manufacturer recorded significant growth in the company's sales and revenues compared to the same period last year, while also getting its EBIT back into profit, although it had to revise down its preliminary...

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A critical rate case in Arizona gets resolved, NRG moves to acquire SunEdison assets, SolarCity goes BIPV, downsizing at SMA and SunPower, results from SCTY, RUN & VSLR, and more…

SolarCity to make BIPV modules at Buffalo factory, will consider cell partnership

Industry analysts note that the market for residential BIPV in the United States is "non-existent" at present, and SolarCity's plans to use crystalline silicon are a new direction.

UK: Solar will be cheaper than nuclear by time Hinkley plant is built, government admits

Solar farm in England.

Unpublished report by U.K. government calculates cost of large-scale solar to be around GBP 50-75/MWh by 2025, less than nuclear at GBP 85-125/MWh.

Multilateral development banks provide $6 billion for renewable energy in 2015

Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia and MENA received the bulk of development bank finance for renewable energy projects last year.

SMA grows H1 inverter output to 3.9 GW but announces two fab closures, warns of tough price pressures in 2017

SMA retrofit.

Sales revenue for first six months of the year grows 15.1% to hit EUR 494.1 million, while international share of sales tops 90%. Company announces closure of Denver and Cape Town operations in preparation for tough 2017 price...

IHS names Trina, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha and Jinko as industry leaders

The company’s PV Module Supplier Scorecard looks at a variety of metrics.

SunPower to shed 1,200 jobs as it cuts revenue forecast and expects 2016 loss

Solar plant project, SunPower.

Extension of the ITC has stripped urgency from U.S. market, company CEO says, prompting a rethink on solar power plant timeline. SunPower will close Philippines fab as part of re-positioning of supply.

SolarCity shows uneven results in Q2 2016

The leading distributed solar provider is bringing down costs and growing bookings after a difficult Q1, but its losses remain wide.

NRG Yield reports healthy Q2 results

The yieldco of energy company NRG has also announced that it will acquire its parent company’s remaining stake in the 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) plant.

Significant rise in polysilicon selling price sees Daqo post strong Q2 financials

High-purity polysilicon.

The rise in demand in China for high-purity polysilicon was good news for Daqo New Energy Corporation, which posted huge yearly and sequential rises in its EBITDA and net income for the second quarter of 2016, mainly as a result...

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