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EU anti-fraud office probing imports of Chinese solar panels

22 May 15 - 15:59 CEST

RT - The European Union's anti-fraud office is investigating producers and importers of Chinese solar panels on suspicion that they are evading import duties designed to ensure a fair market, according to a source familiar with the study.

IHS: Q1 sees massive solar PV inverter shipment growth & solid quarter for SMA Solar Technology

22 May 15 - 15:58 CEST

SS - According to latest findings from IHS Technology’s Q1 report on the global solar PV inverter market, PV inverter shipments grew 37.5% in Q1, 2015 versus the same quarter of 2014 and exceeded 11 GW. This is the largest Q1 on record and the fourth largest quarter the industry has recorded, IHS notes.

Southern Power acquires 103MW Butler solar facility in Georgia

22 May 15 - 15:58 CEST

EBR - Southern Power has acquired 103MW Butler solar power plant in Georgia, US, from Community Energy. Community Energy will develop the project on 1,070 acres in Taylor County, stating in September.

SunEdison to Build 33MW of Rooftop PV Projects in Southern California

22 May 15 - 15:57 CEST

ET - Southern California Edison (SCE) plans to upgrade and modernize the grid for its customers in densely populated metro areas and reduce power interruptions during periods of peak demand. It awarded SunEdison a contract to build 33MW of rooftop solar projects throughout the Orange County and Inland Empire industrial corridors.

Yingli Set to Get Lifeline From Chinese State-Run Solar Partner

21 May 15 - 15:42 CEST

BB - Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., the debt-strapped solar manufacturer that lost almost a third of its value this week, may get emergency funds to refinance.

Hanergy under investigation after shares plunge nearly 50 percent

21 May 15 - 15:41 CEST

RT - China's Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (0566.HK) is under investigation by Hong Kong's market watchdog, a source told Reuters just hours after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on Wednesday.