Masdar solar installation, Abu Dhabi.

29/06/16: Masdar and EDF pin hopes on new record low tariff for 350 MW Abu Dhabi solar plant

Days after the Abu Dhabi-based clean energy developer won a tender to develop 800 MW of solar in Dubai, the company has teamed with France's EDF to bid for a 350 MW plant in Abu Dhabi.

First Solar PV installation.

29/06/16: SunPower, First Solar and SunEdison cornered 44% of North American O&M market in 2015: IHS

Analysis by IHS reveals how the three solar firms captured almost half of the operations and maintenance market last year, which grew to more than $300 million.

SunEdison installation project.

29/06/16: SunEdison appoints new CFO as incumbent departs after just two months

The troubled and bankrupt renewable energy firm announces the appointment of Philip Gund as its new chief financial officer a week after CEO Ahmad Chatila resigned.

Sunrun installers fit another rooftop array.

29/06/16: Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.

28/06/16: SEIA: Texas will become the 2nd-largest U.S. solar market in the next five years

GTM Research and the U.S. solar trade group forecast that Texas will install 4.6 GW of solar PV over the next five years, nearly all of which will be utility-scale.

Jonathan Gifford interviewing Coveme's Alessandro Anderlini at Intersolar Europe.

28/06/16: Coveme: Pushing boundaries on bifacial modules

pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford caught up with Coveme Division Manager Photovoltaic, Alessandro Anderlini, at Intersolar Europe to get an update on the Italian company's latest innovations and to get his perspectives on the...

28/06/16: Wacker Chemie partners with 1366 Technologies

The world’s second-largest polysilicon maker will provide the kerfless wafer startup with a $15 million equity investment, a supply of polysilicon and technical assistance.

IBC Solar and DHYBRID sign cooperation agreement. Image IBC Solar.

28/06/16: IBC Solar and Dhybrid enter cooperation for hybrid systems

The two German companies signed the cooperation agreement in a bid to become one of the world’s leading providers of diesel-PV hybrid systems.

28/06/16: IDB finances 54 MW merchant solar project in Chile

Solairedirect’s project is one of the few merchant solar projects to be built to date.

Solar array in Dakar, Senegal. Image by Elena Pisano.

28/06/16: 20 MW under construction in Senegal; 600 MW more in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

Global private equity firm Denham Capital and African renewable energy investment company GreenWish announced a partnership to develop, build and finance a portfolio of 600 MW of renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan...

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ABB worker.

29/06/16: ABB to close Phoenix inverter fab, move jobs to Estonia and Italy

The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.

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29/06/16: Elechs Kyokuto and Ampt partnership brings DC string optimizers to Japan's PV market

DC string optimizers lower costs and increase performance of mega solar PV systems.

By: Elechs Kyokuto

29/06/16: Daqo New Energy Corp. successfully lists its subsidiary Xinjiang Daqo on China's new Third Board

As previously announced, Xinjiang Daqo received approval to list its shares on the New Third Board in April 2016.

By: Daqo New Energy Corp

29/06/16: Primrose Solar refinances 49MW Hampshire solar farm with GBP 42 million senior loan from Deutsche Bank

Primrose Solar has agreed a £42 million debt financing with Deutsche Bank in order to refinance its Eveley solar farm in Hampshire. The funds have been loaned on an 18-24 month term.

By: Primrose Solar

29/06/16: Taiwan Pavilion Opens at PV Japan 2016 to Showcase Latest Solar Solutions

The Green Trade Project Office under Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs announced today the opening of Taiwan Pavilion at the PV Japan 2016 exhibition in Yokohama.

By: Green Trade Project Office

28/06/16: SolarCity Announces Formation of Special Committee to Evaluate Tesla Proposal

SolarCity Corp., America's #1 solar power provider, today announced that SolarCity's Board of Directors has formed a special committee of independent directors to evaluate the June 20, 2016, proposal from Tesla Motors, Inc. to...

By: SolarCity Corporation

28/06/16: Four-Megawatt SunPower System Under Construction at CSU Fullerton

At the 15th Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) underway this week at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), the university and SunPower announced that construction is underway on a...

By: SunPower Corporation

28/06/16: Intersolar NA 2016: Ginlong Presents Solis 6-10kW Residential Inverters and 36-40kW Commercial Inverters in San Francisco

Ginlong Technologies, one of the world's oldest and largest string inverter manufacturers, will be presenting new and exciting inverter innovations at Intersolar North America 2016. The well attended solar exhibition in North...

By: Ginlong Technologies

28/06/16: SunPower and Clean Solar Help Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose Save Energy While Changing Lives

San Jose Conservation Corps Youth Help Install Solar Panels and Gain Valuable Job Skills

By: SunPower Corporation

28/06/16: SimpliPhi Power Unveils High Voltage Energy Storage Solution for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Non-toxic, energy dense battery addresses large-scale solar + storage challenges

By: SimpliPhi Power

28/06/16: Real Goods Solar Announces Public Offering of Units

Real Goods Solar today announced that it commenced a public offering of units, each unit consisting of one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share and a warrant to purchase a to-be-determined-fraction of one...

By: Real Goods Solar

28/06/16: Solar Steel participates in the construction of the first governmentally backed solar plant in Turkey

The plant will have a total capacity of 10.2 MW. This is the fifth Solar Steel’s solar project in Turkey for Phoenix Solar – Asunim customer.

By: Solar Steel by Gonvarri Steel Services

28/06/16: Filmmaker to Build Solar Powered Volkswagen Bus

Filmmaker Patrick Russell is raising funding on Kickstarter to build a solar-powered Volkswagen bus and produce a 10-minute film to educate the public about the future of solar power and electric cars.

By: Walker Film Production

28/06/16: ESS To Showcase Low Cost Iron Flow Battery Ideal For Long Duration Energy Storage & Microgrid Applications At Intersolar

Company's simple iron chemistry delivers dramatically lower cost, higher performance, and longer operating life than other flow battery chemistries.

By: ESS Inc.

28/06/16: Solar Frontier Announces Completion of 14 MW of Solar Projects Installed with CIS Advanced Technology in Indiana

Solar Frontier Americas, US subsidiary Solar Frontier, announced today that two utility-scale solar projects installed with the company’s advanced CIS modules are completed and in operation. The solar power generation plants,...

By: Solar Frontier

28/06/16: IPEx Cleantech Asia, Ostan Group Pilot LED Smart Street Lighting Platform in Batang, Indonesia

IPEx Cleantech Asia (IPEx) and Ostan Group are piloting an installation of the Urbana Advanced LED Smart Street Lighting Platform, in Batang, Indonesia. Urbana uses open-source LoRa wireless technology and hardware that can be...

By: IPEx Cleantech Asia

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