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First Solar reports solid Q1 results; CEO Hughes to step down

The American solar manufacturer and project builder delivered healthy revenues and margins, building on recent technology improvements and good conditions in its chief markets.

Solid growth throughout 2015 sees JA Solar plan manufacturing expansion

JA Solar Headquarters

JA Solar took advantage of the rise in the global solar market in 2015, with growth in revenue, sales and operating margin, which has encouraged the company to expand its manufacturing capacity through 2016.

Reports focus on low-income solar in the United States

Two reports are looking at policies to bring more solar to low- and middle-income U.S. residents, and the specific barriers that must be addressed

Calls for UK renewable energy policy reform before the release of the budget

Solar PV site and wind farm in the UK

After conducting a pre-budget analysis, Green Alliance finds that investing in renewables instead of giving general energy subsidies would save GBP 420 million, while the Solar Trade Association calls for a ‘level playing field’...

Vivint Solar's increased Q4 bookings, installations fail to lift operating losses

Vivint Solar HQ in Utah.

Despite increasing fourth quarter MW bookings by 56% and installations by 23%, total loss from operations for the year rose to $231.1 million, with Q4 losses also spiking to $55.7 million.

U.S. trade authorities to rule on import duties for Silevo

SolarCity’s high-efficiency PV module subsidiary has petitioned for exemption from U.S. duties on products from China. A preliminary ruling is expected on April 4.

Mexico's largest rooftop PV plant is under construction

The Ingusa Group could save $10 million with the project, which is already 75% completed.

Recharge invests in Younicos’ groundbreaking island renewable storage project

The hybrid renewable energy storage projecton on the Azorean island of Graciosa

The green investor takes 50.1% of the 24 million EUR hybrid renewable energy storage project on the Portuguese island, which, once completed, will allow the island to be totally powered by renewable energy, except for prolonged...

California utilities seek net metering 2.0 changes, repeal

Less than six weeks after regulators approved a successor program to net metering, California’s three big IOUs are already seeking to modify or overturn the decision.

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Twists, turns, thrills, spills: it's just another typical week aboard the solarcoaster.

Vivint Solar closes the door on SunEdison, India charts a course towards 4 GW of additional PV this year, while the U.K. solar market gathers at Ecobuild to ask: where do we go from here?

Obama, Trudeau pledge to advance renewable energy integration as part of climate pact

The wide-ranging pact between the leaders pledges work on integrating more renewable energy on the grid and elimination of fossil fuel subsidies

Record-breaking year for Canadian Solar as sales soar

Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu

Canadian Solar broke yearly and quarterly records for module shipments and revenues in 2015, to underline a successful year for the Chinese company, which saw capacity expansion and profits rise throughout the year.

Ecobuild London: UK pins hope on commercial rooftop PV

Ecobuild show in London, UK. Photo taken by Ilias Tsagas.

Day two of London’s Ecobuild show saw industry figures and property owners look towards commercial rooftop PV to keep the UK solar industry’s immediate future alive.

GTM Research ups 2016 U.S. forecast to 16 GW

The research company is forecasting a 119% increase over 2015 levels, which would position the United States as the world’s second-largest solar market.

Investment community did not like this deal: Mercom's Prabhu on SunEdison’s failed Vivint deal

As reported in pv magazine this morning, Vivint Solar has announced that it is cancelling its merger with SunEdison. pv magazine spoke with Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu about what happened and what this deal falling through...

BREAKING: Vivint Solar cancels merger agreement with SunEdison

Vivint Solar HQ, U.S.

The U.S. rooftop solar installer terminates merger and acquisition agreement with beleaguered clean energy developer SunEdison, citing a 'willful breach' of the contract.

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