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Vivint Solar to go public

Vivint headquarters

The Utah company has yet to decide how many shares it will offer or the price range for the offering. It's looking to list on the New York Stock Exchange.


US electrical generation from renewables hits 14.3%

Grid power lines

Solar power generation in the U.S. more than doubled in the first half of 2014. Overall, electrical generation from non-hydro renewables increased 10.4% year on year.


Yingli posts second-quarter net loss of $46 million

Yingli module production

Yingli's customer base doubled compared with the second quarter of 2013 as shipments to Japan in the first half of 2014 exceeded its total shipments to the country in 2013.


Scotland says nae to fracking, aye to solar

Edinburgh International Book Festival, energy debate

A lively debate at the Edinburgh International Book Festival showcased Scotland's stance on fracking, its increasing use of renewables and the U.K.'s energy dilemmas.


UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

Solar installation, England.

Research from GlobalData suggests the market will experience rapid decline in investment as energy sectors respond to subsidy changes.


Yingli pushes UK solar growth with 66 MW supply deal

The Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has partnered with local clean energy developer Push Energy on the development of four large-scale PV plants.


False alarm: No panel shortage coming

PV module production, China

Leading players are in expansion mode as end markets continue to grow. The capacity additions indicate there will also be no supply shortage next year, says IHS' Stefan de Haan.


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