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23/09/16: SnapNrack Hits 1 GW of U.S. Deployment

SnapNrack, a unit of Sunrun, announced that it has hit the 1 GW mark for total deployed solar mounting systems.


Athens, Greece.

23/09/16: Greece's net metering: success or failure?

Greece has published its latest net metering statistics. Where does that leave the country's net metering PV market today, and what are the immediate business drivers?


Inner Mongolia

23/09/16: China joins low-price solar party with bids of $0.078/kWh in Inner Mongolia: reports

Media reports suggest that Chinese solar power developers have bid as low as 0.52 yuan per kilowatt hour for solar power in a tender held in northern Inner Mongolia.


Solar installation in Mexico.

23/09/16: Renewables come in at $33.47/MWh in Mexico's second auction

Preliminary results show that nearly five terawatt-hours, more than half of the volume, was awarded to solar projects. The median price for the combination of electricity and CEL in the auction is around US$ 33.47 per...


Dubai's desert.

23/09/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


Malaysian solar installation.

23/09/16: ASEAN member states must accelerate clean energy efforts, IRENA urges

International Renewable Energy Agency to outline steps that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can take to hit target of 23% renewable penetration in region by 2025.


Enphase installation.

23/09/16: Enphase Energy to trim workforce by 11%, embarks on $20m cost-cutting drive

U.S. microinverter specialist announces restructuring and cost savings initiative that will see the firm reduce its global workforce by around 11% and cut annual operating expenses by $20 million.


United PV solar installation.

23/09/16: United PV to pay $39m for six UK solar farms, secures 40 MW from Shunfeng

The Chinese firm will spend GBP 30 million to acquire the solar farms, which have a combined capacity of 82.4 MW. Agreement struck to buy 40 MW Chinese plant from Shunfeng.


Elon Musk.

23/09/16: Musk to unveil Tesla/SolarCity solar roof next month

Tech entrepreneur tweets brisk details of joint Tesla-SolarCity launch next month of integrated solar rooftop, Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla charger.


22/09/16: Solar, efficiency can help mitigate energy use from marijuana cultivation

EQ Research has released a report looking at intense energy use in the booming U.S. marijuana industry, and means to control GHG emissions.


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23/09/16: Ups and downs: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.


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23/09/16: SMA Sunny Central Inverters now certified compliant with global standards

The world's leading independent certification company Bureau Veritas certified the Sunny Central 2200/2500-EV central inverters from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) in accordance with IEC standard 62109-1/2.

By: SMA

23/09/16: Industry lauds UBM India's 10th edition of Renewable Energy India Expo

Asia's largest business congregation in its domain; reiterates renewed focus on renewable energy in India. 

By: UBM

23/09/16: Patagonia joins the Bring Back Solar Alliance

The outdoor clothing company, has joined the Alliance in fighting to overturn the unpopular solar rate hike passed by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUC) in late December.

By: Bring Back Solar

22/09/16: Azure Power Global Limited Announces Launch of its Initial Public Offering

Azure Power Global Limited today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 6,818,182 equity shares, including 5,863,637 equity shares to be sold by Azure Power and 954,545 shares to be sold by certain selling...

By: Azure Power India

22/09/16: Vaisala Supports 30 Percent of Solar Auction Submissions in Argentina

In emerging markets consultants' ability to deliver on speed and accuracy are key to competitive bids

By: Vaisala

22/09/16: Sunworks to Bring Solar to Nevada Residents Following Encouraging Public Utility Commission Net Metering Decision

NPUC Decision to Grandfather Active Net Metering Applications Creates Opportunity for Thousands of Nevada Residents and Sunworks

By: Sunworks, Inc.

22/09/16: SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

Pioneering study develops new business model for solar in urban areas as an alternative to grid power for commercial and industrial end users

By: SolarReserve

22/09/16: Photovoltaic in Australia: A big PV plant has been installed on the roof of a school in Melbourne

Australia is concentrating on regenerative energy. Mazenod College in southeast of Melbourne is an excellent example of this move toward regenerative energy. A total output of 270 kWp is installed on the roof. The Solar-Log™...

By: Solare Datensysteme GmbH

21/09/16: d.light raises over $22 million to expand PayGo business into new off-grid solar markets

KawiSafi Ventures and Energy Access Ventures, along with USAID, Shell Foundation and others, partner with leading provider of solar energy in the developing world.

By: d.light

21/09/16: Panasonic launches new HIT N295 PV module for Europe

295 watt panel becomes most powerful sub 1.6m² module available to European installers.

By: Panasonic

21/09/16: OPDE begins construction of a new 5MWp solar farm in the United Kingdom

The construction will be carried out between October and December of 2016, and at its completion, the new solar farm will generate enough electricity to provide more than 1,300 homes every year. With this new solar farm, located...

By: OPDE

21/09/16: iRed announce UK distribution for the ICI 9000 Series, UAV Thermal Imaging Camera

iRed the UK’s leading thermographic imaging company secure exclusive UK distribution rights for the ICI 9000 Series UAV Thermal Imaging Camera ICI 9000, in response to growth of the solar energy and aerial inspections market.

By: iRed

21/09/16: Antaisolar at the Solar Power International

The SPI 2016 took place at Las Vegas Convention Center on 12th-15th September. This yearly event generates success for solar energy professionals and global solar industry. It has become the fastest growing and largest solar show...

By: Antaisolar

20/09/16: WINAICO solar panels power naval facility in Mechanicsburg

WINAICO supplies to 25 kW grid-tied ground mount system for NSA in Mechanicsburg, PA.

By: WINAICO

20/09/16: N.C. schools going solar with $300,000 investment from Duke Energy and NC GreenPower

For some North Carolina students, learning about solar power will soon be as easy as looking outside their school window. Duke Energy, through Raleigh-based nonprofit NC GreenPower, will invest $300,000 in solar PV systems for...

By: Duke Energy

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