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Yingli Green Energy reveals hefty debt burden, may have to liquidate assets

Yingli Solar production facility.

The leading solar manufacturer issues SEC filing in which it raises specter of inability to meet its outstanding obligations, which currently stand at more than $1.6bn.


Italy to switch off PV plants over 100 kW during solar eclipse

Solar eclipse from Japan

In Germany, the debate is still on as to how to deal with large PV systems during the solar eclipse on Friday. Italian transmission grid operator Terna has made the decision to switch off large-scale PV plants for an entire...


EU to raise minimum import price for Chinese solar modules

European Commission

A year after lowering the minimum import price, the European Commission is set to increase it back to its original level. The weak euro is one major reason for the move.


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A whale, breaching.

Europe grabs the PV headlines this week as the EC finds three Chinese module suppliers in breach of minimum import pricing, Dutch authorities investigate possible import violations and two Swiss pilots capture our soaring solar...


CEO Interview: Enphase goes big Down Under

Paul Nahi, President and CEO of Enphase Energy.

Enphase CEO and president Paul Nahi tells pv magazine that the company's recent activity in Australia's commercial rooftop sector is just the beginning of sustained expansion into the wider APAC region.


Insolvent SolarMax finds possible buyer

SolarMax inverters

Swiss PV association Swissolar has reported that a company from a German-speaking country is planning an asset deal for the core businesses of insolvent Sputnik Engineering AG, also known a Solarmax. Swiss insolvency authorities...


Despite record loss, E.ON reports 20% earnings increase for renewables

E.ON PV installation, Pellworm, Germany

The German energy giant is shifting its focus entirely to renewables and spinning off its conventional energy business. It plans to announce details about the two new companies later this year.


ReneSola to exit European minimum price

ReneSola HQ

Chinese module manufacturer ReneSola has indicated that it will exit from the European Union's minimum import price (MIP) agreement. The reason for ReneSola's move is the European Commission ruling that Chinese companies cannot...


US solar installations up 30% to 6.2 GW in 2014

Strata Solar commercial installation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Solar accounted for 32% of new generating capacity in the U.S. last year, beating out both wind energy and coal for the second year in a row, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association.


Dutch authorities investigating possible PV module import violations

Port of Rotterdam

An importer in the Netherlands is suspected of shipping re-labled solar modules from China to Europe via Malaysia and Taiwan. According to Dutch press reports, modules from 22 different manufacturers are being held in several...


We have lift-off: Solar Impulse begins round-the-world journey

The Solar Impulse aircraft was constructed in Switzerland and has been conducting test flights in Abu Dhabi since January.

Solar-powered aircraft finally began its circumnavigation of the globe on Monday morning, taking off from Abu Dhabi at 07:12 local time with Andre Borschberg at the controls.


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Vladimir Klitschko in action.

Solar is poised to land the decisive blow in the global energy battle as cost and storage align perfectly, U.S. pricing finds its rhythm and the U.K. market continues its upward trajectory.


‘Breakout year’ for non-hydro energy storage in U.S., finds GTM report

Battery storage.

While pumped-hydroelectric energy storage continues to dominate the U.S. storage landscape, with 22 GW of total installed capacity, installations of non-hydro alternatives such as chemical battery systems are growing fast.


Sharp seeks buyer for solar business

Sharp's stand at PV Expo 2015

Indications are mounting that Sharp is looking to raise much-needed cash through the partial or complete sale of its solar business. While its brand remains strong and share of the Japanese PV market dominant, experts say Sharp...


UK: Hopes for rooftop market as solar farm support fades

UK M&S.

Hopes remain that the commercial rooftop market will grow strongly to make up for the expected sharp decline in solar farm development in the U.K. this year and particularly in 2016. However, FIT degradations built into the...


Ecobuild hits politicized note on opening day as solar talk shushed

Ed Davey (second from right) and the rest of the panel discuss the U.K.'s clean energy future at the opening debate at the Ecobuild Exhibition.

Leading U.K. politicians display encouraging passion for renewables debate, but solar talk largely ignored in favor of other RE technologies.


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