SolarWorld installation, Germany.

28/07/14: SolarWorld increases first half revenue by modest 13%

SolarWorld AG's preliminary business results for the first half of 2014 also reveal solid growth in module sales but below-par sales of complete systems.

GCL-Poly production facility.

28/07/14: GCL-Poly expects $103m first half 2014 profit

Chinese polysilicon suppliers issue positive profit alert after analysis of preliminary management accounts for first six months of 2014.

Wafer production.

28/07/14: Comtec Solar to double Malaysian production capacity

The Chinese wafer producers will expand capacity at their Sarawak plant from 300 to 600 MW as the company finalizes two supply deals with U.S. companies.

28/07/14: SolarReserve signs power contract for 20 MW solar PV plant in El Salvador

El Salvador has awarded a power purchase agreement (PPA) to SolarReserve for the output of a 20 MW project, as part of a competitive solicitation under which 94 MW of PV projects were awarded. These projects are part of a solar...

An Australian commercial rooftop PV installation.

28/07/14: One of Australia’s largest PV companies goes under

Queensland-based Ingenero appears on the path to bankruptcy, after being placed in administration late last week. Official documents show that the move has occurred after it was unable to pay a U.S. creditor.

Wind farm, U.K.

28/07/14: UK: Wind could decide future of utility-scale solar, says IHS

Under the new CfD scheme, solar plants over 5 MW could enjoy an early advantage while the ROC is still applicable for onshore wind projects.

The flag of the EU.

25/07/14: EU debates energy security strategy

The European Parliament debated a strategy which calls for more renewable generation alongside more fossil fuels and nuclear. Ukraine conflict is bringing energy security sharply into focus.

An English solar farm.

25/07/14: Developer planning 49 MW scheme on Anglesey

SBC wants to develop a $93m scheme on the Welsh island and is launching a four-week public consultation. UK developers have been emboldened by the recent High Court defeat for the government's attempt to block solar farms.

Yingli's manufacturing operations.

25/07/14: Yingli named a "best supplier" by Fuji Electric

Chinese solar giant Yingli has been named as one of Fuji Electric's "best suppliers" at a recent supplier conference. Fuji says that Yingli's modules have helped the firm increase sales from its Solar Energy Generation System...

A power plant.

25/07/14: Solar Frontier to construct 13 MW project in historic Hiraizumi

Japanese thin film producer and system integrator Solar Frontier has signed an agreement to construct a 13 MW power plant in Japan's Tohoku region. The site will be adjacent to a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Chinese cell manufacturing.

28/07/14: Industry responds to US anti-dumping ruling

Steep duties imposed by the Department of Commerce criticized by both CASE and SEIA, but SolarWorld applauds decision to 'level the domestic playing field'.

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Industry press releases

28/07/14: SolarReserve signs contract to supply solar power in South America

El Salvador’s electricity distribution companies select SolarReserve’s 20 megawatt (MW) Acajutla photovoltaic (PV) project for the country’s first utility-scale solar power.

By: SolarReserve

28/07/14: Solar Frontier announces updates to senior management team

Atsuhiko Hirano to be appointed as President, CEO; Hiroto Tamai to become Chairman.

By: Solar Frontier

28/07/14: First Solar, XSOL establish supply agreement in Japan

Deal, which targets installation of 100 MW of First Solar thin film modules per year, will enable broader application of safe, clean, renewable energy.

By: First Solar

25/07/14: ABB acquires Dutch company Spirit IT

Swiss inverter maker will incorporate the acquisition into its Measurement Products business. Spirit offers high-performance liquid flow computers, SCADA and custody transfer solutions.


25/07/14: Three key drivers of renewable energy growth in Chile

Chile has all the ingredients to be a favorable destination for renewables investment.

By: Greenpower Conferences

24/07/14: SunEdison acquires 156 MW solar project in Colorado for yieldco

SunEdison has acquired the 156 MW-DC Comanche Solar project from Community Energy, which TerraForm Power will have the option to purchase upon completion. This announcement follows on TerraForm closing on its $533 million IPO.

By: Christian Roselund

24/07/14: CBD Energy announces $300,000 in residential solar loan approvals

Installations garnered within three weeks following soft launch in single U.S. market

By: CBD Energy Ltd.

24/07/14: SPI Solar subsidiary announces sale and transfer of 50 MW PV project in China

Xinwei has also entered into an EPC agreement with Xinyu Zhongzhi Guoxiang New Energy Electric Power Investment Development to construct a separate 21 MW project in Jiangxi Province.

By: Solar Power, Inc.

24/07/14: For plant monitoring, KOSTAL relies on the greenest data center in Europe

Monitoring of solar power plants can be performed online with the PIKO Solar Portal, anytime and anywhere, and now in an even more environmentally friendly way.


24/07/14: Solar Frontier announces updates to senior management team

Atsuhiko Hirano to be appointed as President, CEO; Hiroto Tamai to become Chairman.

By: Solar Frontier K.K.

24/07/14: Solar Power Network partners with Komeri to develop 12 MW solar power system atop 14 facilities

Solar Power Network Japan K.K. (SPN), a distributed power generation company based in Tokyo and headquartered in Canada, and Komeri Co., Ltd. (Komeri), one of the largest home improvement chains in Japan, have announced a...

By: Solar Power Network

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