According to its interim report for Q2 2016 SolarWorld AG increased its shipments in Q2 2016 by 39 percent to 342 (Q2 2015: 246) megawatts, compared with previous year’s quarter. Consolidated revenue rose by 30 percent to € 222 (Q2 2015: 171) million.
The rules on the electricity markets in the countries of Central Western Europe differ widely from each other. As a result, the flexibility of the electricity system cannot be optimally used. A study by Agora Energiewende points to the causes and paths to resolving the problem.
Krannich Solar sees good growth perspectives in Mexico and expands its regional presence. Current electricity prices make PV systems of up to 25 kW attractive for self-consumption.
SunPower is shifting its solar business more to distributed generation. The U.S. module manufacturer, owned 60 percent by French based Total, will restructure its global manufacturing operations and shed 1,200 jobs.
First Solar has won 160 megawatts of photovoltaic module sales in Turkey in the first half of 2016. The orders were placed by Basariarge Enerji A.S. and Zorlu Enerji.
SMA Solar Technology could raise its sales by 15.1 % to €494.1 million in the first half of this year. The international share of sales increased by 3.9% and reached 91.1%. In preparation for expected 2017 tough price pressure closure of Denver and Cape Town operations have been announced.
Thirteen module manufacturing companies are ranked based on complete review of photovoltaic module supplier base by IHS Markit.
SolarPower Europe now represents more than 150 organisations active across the whole solar value chain in Europe. This is an increase in membership of over 50 percent compared to the beginning of last year.
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