Shareholder vote on Panda Green debt repayment plan delayed

The indebted Chinese developer has put back plans to set a date for its huge shares issue scheme by three weeks. The company needs to raise HK$1 billion that is due for repayment by May but needs stock holders to agree to significantly dilute their stakes.

Rise in Chinese mono PERC cell output helps stabilize multi cell price as Indian orders slow

The big manufacturers turned their Chinese new year production efforts to higher efficiency products but order volumes for standard cells fell during India’s peak PV season, according to PV Info Link.


GCL Poly extends loan term to subsidiary – has the wafer maker had help with its debt pile?

The polysilicon giant has extended the repayment date for a loan to an EPC subsidiary by 10 months and, with its share price rising sharply, should investors prepare themselves for some as yet unannounced good news?

The weekend read: PV’s Polish cold turkey

Considering the remarkable advances made by the solar sector since the Rio ‘Earth Summit’ of 1992, PV was notable by its absence at the Convention of Parties climate change summit held by the UN in Poland.

Reading between the lines: What is the real message of BP’s Energy Outlook 2019 report?

The rise of renewables may have hogged the headlines but there is, nevertheless, a reassuring underlying message to investors with their money in fossil fuels. However there may be hope in meeting the Paris Agreement goals, if only we could encourage a few more trade wars…


Chint’s 103 MW Dutch solar park will use Astronergy panels

Chinese module maker announces start of construction on big project in the Netherlands weeks after announcing production of solar panels at its German Astronergy unit would be halted.

Sale and repurchase deal – is GCL New Energy scrabbling for funds?

With a RMB21.4 billion chunk of its huge debt pile reportedly set to fall due for repayment in July, ownership of four PV projects with a total 80 MW capacity is due to transfer back and forth as the developer tries to sweat its solar assets.


Canadian Solar revises up estimates while giving PG&E update

The Ontario firm has revised figures for shipments, net revenue and gross margin after seeing better-than-expected trading in the final three months of 2018.


Solar refuses to lie down and die in the UK, says industry body

Although the prospects for large-scale British solar appear grim, the U.K. trade association for the industry says the compelling economic case offered by PV is ensuring activity continues despite a prolonged policy vacuum.

ReneSola looks to Hungary and Poland

French-backed institutional investor Eiffel Energy Transition Group will finance almost 100 MW of new solar capacity in the central European nations after signing a deal with the Chinese developer.

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