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Chinese players continue rearguard action

A stocks and shares board.

United PV strengthens fundraising powers of its board and GCL Poly rolls over convertible shares. Actions to shore up solar stocks continue.


SkyPower to develop 1 GW of projects in Kenya

Nairobi.

Canadian developer will sign deal at trade summit in Nairobi on Sunday. The pipeline will cover the next five years and follows recent 6 GW commitments in Egypt and Nigeria.


LG Chem steals a march on Tesla

The Tesla Powerwall.

New 6.4 kWh storage system approaches $1,000/kWh price point. And the RESU is available within weeks, unlike the sold-out Powerwall.


Foresight Solar Fund acquires 34 MW of UK PV assets

Southam solar farm.

The Jersey-registered investment company has purchased three large-scale solar farms in the U.K. via a joint venture with Big60Million Limited, a community solar group backed by Belectric.


Brazil: 20.6 GW of solar bidders for auction

Rio Grande do Norte.

National renewables auction hugely oversubscribed. PV project bids outpace 18 GW of wind schemes.


SunPower to build 100 MW Nevada solar plant for NV Energy

SunPower installation, U.S.

U.S. solar firm signs 20-year power purchase agreement with Nevada utility NV Energy for a 100 MW solar PV plant planned for the state's Eldorado Valley in Boulder City.


Sunrun lays down terms for $309m IPO

Sunrun rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar leasing company sets terms for its planned initial public offering (IPO), aiming to raise up to $309 million after filing its first IPO last month.


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