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California grid operator envisions 50% renewables

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a blueprint for how the Golden State's grid can meet Governor Jerry Brown's call for 50% renewable energy by 2030.


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Sharp says it won't exit solar business

The head of Sharp Corp.'s energy business on Monday told reporters in Japan the company would not “quit or sell” its solar business, but would instead return to profit.


IEA PVPS: 177 GW of PV installed worldwide

Japanese PV rooftop

With 38.7 GW installed globally last year, solar PV capacity has reached 177 GW worldwide, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS).


NEXTracker to supply 16 MW Buenavista project in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

The Los Santos power plant in Chihuahua state is one of the largest tracker installations to date in the country.


SEFA to support solar power plant in Chad

N'Djamena, Chad

The 40 MW solar PV project is aligned with the African Developmnet Bank's Climate Change Action Plan and is expected to generate 64 gigawatt hours of electricity a year.


Jema to deliver inverters for 350 MW project in Mexico, plans new fab

Queretaro, Mexico

Jema Energy will deliver inverters for two large-scale solar parks in Northern Mexico. The company will also open a factory in Central Mexico, where it will produce devices for small and large-scale solar installations.


Solar developers flocking to Egypt

Nile River, Egypt

An increasing number of international developers are investing billions in solar projects in the country, including three Saudi-led projects aiming to construct 5.5 GW of PV capacity across the country.


Dyesol finds financing for perovskite PV tech fab in Turkey

Dyesol image

The leading Australian dye solar cell technology company has received support from the Development Bank of Turkey, which is considering taking an equity stake in the group. Dyesol is looking to build a 600 MW fab in the country.


It's unanimous: Georgia Senate votes to end ban on 3rd-party PV financing

Georgia's Senate votes 51-0 to open up third-party financing for on-site PV at homes and business, sending bill to governor.


Solar leases can deter homebuyers, claim

A SolarCity rooftop installation.

LA Times report highlights problems leased solar rooftops can cause when selling a home. Buyers may fear they will fail credit checks to take over the lease.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

The world's drivers are plugging in, Norway and Germany are plugging in, Hanergy is certainly not propping up and Australia is bolting together.


Shunfeng shareholders help impressive annual figures

Cheng Kin Ming.

The acquisition of Wuxi Suntech's manufacturing facilities transformed Shunfeng into a tier 1 player overnight but the ambitious company was staring down the barrel three months ago.


MIT, Stanford team achieve 1.65 V perovskite tandem cell

PV tandem cell.

Researchers have achieved an open voltage perovskite-cSi tandem cell with an open circuit (Voc) voltage of 1.65 V and a conversion efficiency of 13.7%. The team from MIT and Stanford report its work has identified key challenges...


Beijing will close final coal plant next year

A coal-fired power station.

City authorities closed two plants last week and will bring down the curtain on coal in 2016. The capital is replacing coal with natural gas-fired plants.


SolarWorld returns to profit, expects shipments to exceed 1 GW in 2015

SolarWorld CEO

German-based solar manufacturer SolarWorld has recorded a 26% increase in revenues in 2014, up to €573 million (US$625 million). In 2015 the company expects to record revenues of €700 million ($763 million).


SolarEdge goes public, begins trading as SEDG

Today's unveiling of SolarEdge's IPO at the NASDAQ in New York.

The Israeli power optimizer specialist has today gone public on the NASDAQ, announces pricing of its initial public offering.


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