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Colbún buys over 200 MW of SunEdison solar projects in Chile

The deal includes the sale of two solar PV projects under development and contracts for the supply of 350 GWh annually. Colbún and SunEdison have also signed an agreement for the supply of 200 GWh annually from one PV project.

Update: Foxconn deal for Sharp delayed, tolls death knell for its solar business

Sharp Company building.

Taiwan-based Foxconn's $6.2bn bailout of Sharp is first ever foreign takeover of a major Japanese electronics company; move could spell end for troubled Sharp solar business.

It's official: WTO rules against India's domestic content requirement

In an echo of the ruling against Ontario's domestic content rules, the WTO has sided with the United States in saying that the requirement violates international trade agreements.

Enphase posts $22 million losses during 'challenging' 2015

There are more than 10 million Enphase microinverters installed globally, representing 2.5 GW of solar PV capacity.

Despite shipping a record 706 MW of microinverters, the U.S. company ended 2015 at a loss following a profit-making 2014; fourth quarter losses amounted to $15.8 million.

First Solar reports record 2015 revenues, bookings

First Solar has emerged from 2015 with very strong financials, as well as a strong pipeline, particularly in light of the recent ITC extension.

New report finds net metering under attack across the United States

While utilities across the U.S. are seeking to impose higher fixed charges and dismantle net metering, they usually don’t get all they ask for.

City of Palo Alto considers solar power contract at under $37/MWh

This is the cheapest power purchase agreement known to pv magazine staff.

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The United States installed 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

The world’s third-largest solar market grew 17% during the year, and prepares for more dramatic growth during 2016.

Energy storage is now: New video interviews with Sonnen USA

As part of our pv magazine LIVE series, we have published two new video interviews with Sonnen USA CEO Boris von Bormann looking at the company’s new Eco plug-and-play battery storage offering for the U.S. market as well as...

Turkish PV gathers pace, adds 150 MW in 2015

IBC 200 kW PV plant, Turkey

After a slow start, Turkey’s solar PV market is finally gathered speed. The country added about 150 MW of new PV last year, while in the first six weeks of 2016 it has added a further 46 MW.

SunEdison divests from polysilicon and wafer assets

The world’s largest renewable energy developer is shutting legacy polysilicon production and selling off a wafer facility. SunEdison says this is part of its move to an “asset-light” strategy, but it may also reflect polysilicon...

Japan to hit solar peak of 14.3 GW this year, finds BNEF

Downtown Nagano.

Impending changes to the Japanese solar market will likely mean a peak for PV installations this year, finds report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Peru awards 185 MW of solar PV at US$48/MWh

Enel Green Power was awarded a 144 MW PV project at US$48.0/MWh and Enersur gained a 40 MW PV project at a price of $48.5/MWh.

BNEF names Trina Solar the world’s most bankable PV maker

The world’s largest PV module maker took the top spot out of 50 different module brands, with all respondents naming Trina as bankable.

No end in sight to US, India solar WTO dispute, says US official

Solar installation, India.

Ongoing trade dispute over India's domestic content requirement for solar panels, challenged by the U.S., set to rumble on beyond today's deadline set by the World Trade Organization, fears leading US. trade official.

JA Solar orders equipment for Brazilian solar module factory

Chinese equipment maker Suzhou Horad says that it will supply a 300 MW turnkey module line for the factory.

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