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India surpasses 4 GW of installed solar PV

The nation of India surpassed 4 GW of grid-tied solar during July, according to the latest government statistics. 358 MW was installed in the first four months of the current fiscal year alone.


Soventix begins work on a 30 MW PV project in the Dominican Republic

This will be by far the largest solar project in the island nation, which remains dependent upon imported oil and gas.


Brazil: Key tax exemption for net metering implemented in several states

An exemption from the ICMS tax for net-metered solar PV systems began on September 1 in several Brazilian states. This tax has been a key barrier to the development of distributed renewable energy.


Yingli creates JV for 150 MW West African solar projects

Accra, Ghana.

Partnership with Namene Energy aims to develop 100 MW of utility-scale solar and 50 MW of commercial solar in Ghana and neighboring countries over next few years.


EC to cut two more Chinese producers from minimum price agreement

European Commission Brussels

Citing a long list of breached obligations, the European Commission is set to remove Chint Solar and Sunny Energy from the minimum price undertaking.


Canadian Solar wins 185 MW of solar contracts in Brazil

Minas Gerais.

The Tier-1 Chinese solar firm has been awarded contracts for five solar PV projects located in Brazil's Minas Gerais state; combined the projects will add 185 MW of solar capacity to the country.


Sky Solar increases financing for PV projects in Japan

Sky Solar PV installation

The Hong Kong-based solar park developer, owner and operator will use the fresh capital for its project pipeline in Japan; it will also benefit PV development in the Americas and Asia.


Giga Solar to build PV plant in Japan

Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan

The Taiwanese PV conductive paste maker is planning to add a PV plant to its growing portfolio of solar installations in Japan.


Solar's big guns take aim at WEEE non-compliance culture

Recycling a solar module.

Compliance and waste management scheme PV Cycle, together with representatives of Trina Solar, SunPower, Solar Frontier, JinkoSolar, aleo solar and Conergy denounce solar "free-riders" that neglect their waste management...


SunEdison to produce PV modules in Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil

The U.S. company is expected to begin producing panels in the South American country next year for use in planned solar installations.


France to exceed 1 GW of 2015 PV installations in major rebound

A PV power plant in France.

The French PV market is showing signs of strong growth, with 2015 likely to see more than 1 GW of solar added to the country’s grids. Last month it increased the size of its most recent tender for ground mounted installations...


Panasonic to roll out home battery to Europe, starting with Germany

Gigafactory mockup.

Japanese electronics corporation to begin selling home batteries across Europe, putting company in direct competition with Tesla, for whom it makes lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries.


Japan: Solar reaches 10% of peak summer power

Kagoshima City, Japan

Sunny skies and favorable conditions throughout the summer has boosted the total share of solar in the country's overall energy mix.


SolarCity creates new US$400 million solar fund

With this latest endeavor, the financial wizards at SolarCity have now initiated funds to finance over $9 billion in solar PV projects.


U.S. IRS allows community solar owner to access the ITC

A recent ruling by the tax authority could clear up an area of legal uncertainty as to whether or not owners in community solar arrays can access the 30% federal tax credit.


Brazil's largest PV module factory inaugurated

The 180 MW factory is located in the state of São Paulo, as the largest PV factory inaugurated in the nation to date.


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