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Verengo Solar files for bankruptcy, will sell solar assets to Crius Energy

Using Section 363 of Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws, the troubled California solar installer hopes to regain its position as a major installer in California as well as expand nationally.


Vivint Solar bounces back in Q2 results

In results for its first full quarter since the failed merger of Vivint Solar and SunEdison, the residential solar installer reports recovery and record low costs.


DP Energy secures approval to develop 375MW of solar, wind in Australia

Australian outback. Flickr image by Anniemullinsuk.

The state authorities in South Australia have given the Irish developer the green light to move forward with the A$680M ($517.7m) project, which will be built in Port Augusta.


Solar empires: The pv magazine USA weekly news roundup

Today we bring you the first weekly collection of stories from the new pv magazine USA website.


Apple to sell power from renewables on the U.S. wholesale market

U.S. Federal regulators have approved the technology company’s application to become an independent power producer.


Germany's fifth solar auction allocates 130 MW to 25 projects

11.5 MW solar far in Helbra, Germany

The fifth solar auction for 125 MW was again well oversubscribed, with 62 bids for a total of 311 MW tendered. The average bid amount declined since the previous tender in April, signaling increasing competition in the sector.


Tesla: Gigafactory is "on schedule" to support 2017 Model 3 roll-out

Elon Musk gave scarce information on developments at the world's largest battery factory in Tesla's Q2 results.


Phoenix Solar posts 34% revenue increase, narrows net loss

Phoenix Solar Messe Muenchen rooftop solar PV array

The German solar company expects a return to profitability this year following a strong performance in the first half of 2016.


H2 2016 solar slowdown will preface 10% global contraction in 2017, says GTM

Solar park in Europe.

Analysts expect installations in China, U.K. and Japan to slow over the second half of the year, but U.S. project spillover and India's large pipeline will hold course despite global slowdown forecast for 2017.


Enphase reports third quarter of losses in Q2 2016

The microinverter maker has pursued price reduction to gain market share, but has not turned a profit since Q3 2015.


Exclusive: Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck breaks silence on Hemlock dispute

Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck

Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck speaks to pv magazine in his first extensive interview on the recent finding against the company in its legal dispute with Hemlock Semiconductor. A supremely confident Asbeck explains why he doesn't...


Trina to go private in $1.1 billion deal

Trina Solar logo

Trina Solar will no longer be a publically traded company in 2017, under a $1.1 billion proposed deal announced today. Founder and company chairman and CEO Jifan Gao, along with Fortune Solar Holdings and Red Viburnum Company,...


Brazil delays its sole 2016 solar auction until December

The solar auction first planned for July has been officially cancelled and the auction planned for October has been delayed until December 16.


Will Iran turn to PV?

British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) signing a cooperation agreement.

Eye-catching news regarding solar PV in Iran is coming thick and fast, which is piquing the interest of investors in the Iranian energy market. But how realistic is Iran’s anticipated solar PV renaissance?


Chernobyl's exclusion zone to be revived with solar

Ukrainian flags

The Ukrainian government has announced plans to use Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland for solar energy generation. Meanwhile in Belarus, a 22.3 MW PV plant is already under construction in Brahin district, around 20 miles from...


Hemlock claims $793.5 million in damages from SolarWorld

Frank Asbeck

SolarWorld could face bankruptcy as a result of its polysilicon supply dispute with Hemlock. The U.S. polysilicon supplier is claiming up to $793.5 million in damages, in court documents acquired by Reuters today.


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