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SPI Energy delays filing annual report
29 Apr 2016 at 4:40pm
China-based PV project developer SPI Energy, formerly US-based Solar Power, Inc said it was delaying the filing of its 2015 annual report, without providing any further details.

China to extend anti-dumping duties on EU polysilicon
29 Apr 2016 at 1:21pm
China is to extend its anti-dumping duty on imports of European solar-grade polysilicon. The original tariffs expire at the end of Saturday April 30.

Yingli Green delays financial reporting on liquidity issues
29 Apr 2016 at 12:44pm
Struggling major solar PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy, as expected, has officially delayed filing its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 results as it needs more time to gauge its overall liquidity issues.

Australian Capital Territory targets 100% renewable energy by 2020
29 Apr 2016 at 12:32pm
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is targeting 100% renewable energy by 2020 instead of the previous goal of 90%.

Sterling and Wilson wins EPC contract for 350MW of SkyPower’s India projects
29 Apr 2016 at 12:12pm
India-based solar EPC firm Sterling & Wilson (S&W) has been awarded EPC and O&M contracts for 350MW of solar projects in India by Canada-based developer SkyPower.

Solar referendum plan withdrawn from Arizona legislature
29 Apr 2016 at 11:51am
A ceasefire between SolarCity and Arizona’s biggest utility, Arizona Public Service Co (APS), has resulted in a new deal announced Thursday that means measures to ask voters about how to treat solar have been withdrawn.

India approves 200MW solar plant in Rajasthan
29 Apr 2016 at 11:09am
India’s Union Cabinet has qualified a stretch of land in Rajasthan to be used for a 200MW solar PV project.

Duke Energy increases renewable energy growth target by 33%
29 Apr 2016 at 1:45am
Due in large part to the dramatic growth in the renewable-energy market, Duke Energy has accelerated its 2020 renewable-energy goal by 33%.

Risen Energy completes first shipment of PV modules to Senegal
29 Apr 2016 at 1:30am
Risen Energy, a Tier-1 manufacturer of high-performance PV products, confirmed the initial shipment of 11MW worth of modules to Chemtech Solar as part of their recent 22MW order for the Republic of Senegal.

A graduate’s view of the Solar Ready Vets training schools
28 Apr 2016 at 6:14pm
‘Solar Ready Vets’ is the US Department of Energy’s answer to the urgent demand in solar for highly-trained workers; pairing skilled military veterans with civilian job training in an industry eager to recruit. PV Tech spoke with graduate Logan Rozanski.

Centrotherm’s order book reached over €146 million in Q1
28 Apr 2016 at 2:07pm
Solar PV and polysilicon manufacturing equipment specialist centrotherm said that its current order backlog stood at over €146 million (US$165 million) at the end of the first quarter of 2016.

GTM Research: Global PV monitoring market expected to hit 242GW in 2016
28 Apr 2016 at 2:00pm
A new report from GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting sheds new light on the global PV monitoring market.

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SkyPower awards Sterling and Wilson EPC contract to build 350 MW of solar PV capacity in India
29 Apr 2016 at 8:04am
SkyPower Global (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), a developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, and Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd. (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India), one of India's leading solar EPC companies, on April 28th, 2016 announced the signing of agreements for the EPC and operation and maintenance (O&M) of SkyPower's recently awarded 350 MW (AC) solar PV projects to be built in India. Construction of the seven 50 MW PV projects, 150 MW in Madhya Pradesh and 200 MW in Telangana, are to commence in Q3–Q4, 2016.

Georgia Power announces construction on a 44 MW on-base solar PV facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany
29 Apr 2016 at 7:48am
Georgia Power (Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.) and the Department of the U.S. Navy (DON) on April 28th, 2016 announced the start of construction for a 44 MW megawatt (31 MWAC) solar photovoltaic (PV) generation facility. The MCLB Albany project is the fifth large-scale solar PV project to be built, owned and operated by Georgia Power on Georgia military bases for a total of 166 MWAC.

OPV producer Heliatek wins GreenTec “Production” award
29 Apr 2016 at 7:40am
Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a company that produces ultra-light, flexible and less than 1 mm thick solar photovoltaic (PV) films, has won the GreenTec Award in the “Production” category. The company won the award for its innovative, vacuum roll-to-roll production process used to manufacture “HeliaFilm”, an organic solar film applied mainly on building façades.

Chinese PV producer Risen Energy, Chemtech Solar (Italy) alliance focus on Africa
29 Apr 2016 at 7:30am
Risen Energy Co., Ltd. (Ninghai, China), a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, on April 28th, 2016 confirmed the initial dispatch of 11 MW of solar PV panels to Italy based Chemtech Solar as a part of their recent 22 MW order for The Republic of Senegal, West Africa.

GTM Research expects global solar PV monitoring market to reach 242 GW in 2016
28 Apr 2016 at 10:18am
According to a new report from GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) and SoliChamba Consulting, 58 gigawatts of monitored solar photovoltaics (PV) will be added to the world’s total in 2016, bringing the cumulative PV monitoring market to 242 gigawatts.

New analysis: Utility-scale solar surpasses wind in California for first time in 2015
28 Apr 2016 at 10:10am
Recent analysis from Vaisala Corporation (Vantaa, Finland), a provider of environmental and industrial measurement, reveals that in 2015 energy from grid-connected, utility-scale solar plants surpassed wind for the first time in California.

Mississippi Power, Silicon Ranch break ground on a 50 MW solar PV facility in Hattiesburg
28 Apr 2016 at 10:00am
Mississippi Power (Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.) and Silicon Ranch Corporation (Nashville, TN, U.S.), along with local officials from the city of Hattiesburg, Forrest County and the Area Development Partnership, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the state's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) farm on April 27th, 2016 in Hattiesburg.

Residential solar PV funding in the U.S.: Mosaic raises USD 200 million from German DZ BANK, NY Green Bank
28 Apr 2016 at 10:00am
Mosaic (Oakland, California, U.S.), a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) financing solutions for homeowners, on April 27th, 2016 announced the closing of an up to USD 200 million warehouse facility with Germany's DZ BANK acting as administrative agent and lead lender.

Partners Group acquires interest in U.S. solar PV developer Silicon Ranch
28 Apr 2016 at 9:45am
Silicon Ranch Corporation (Nashville, TN, U.S.), a U.S. developer, owner, and operator of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, has closed on an equity investment from Swiss Partners Group, a global private markets investment management firm with over USD 50 billion in assets under management.

Florida International University and FPL unveil 1.4 MW solar PV research facility
28 Apr 2016 at 9:28am
Florida International University and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL, Miami, U.S.) on April 27th, 2016 unveiled a new commercial-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at FIU's College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a Florida university.

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