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Vector Cuatro acquires 83 MW in UK

Vector Cuatro solar PV assets

The newly acquired assets in Britain add to Vector Cuatro's growing portfolio of solar PV plants under management in three continents and already exceeding a total of 980 MW.

All Energy 2015: Evolving diesel gensets clear path for PV mining applications

Mining solar

Low loads diesel gensets could open the way for higher levels of solar PV deployment at mine sites. A new study has revealed how the modified gensets can buffer solar arrays in the resource sector, saving energy costs for mine...

GET warns of multi-crystalline wafer shortage in 2016

One of the larger wafer makers has warned of an impending shortage of multicrystalline wafers next year.

All Energy 2015: Enphase partners with Genesis for NZ storage trial

AC battery.

New Zealand's largest gas and electricity utility Genesis Energy will trial Enphase Energy's new storage system as part of the U.S. microinverter specialist's Home Energy Solution.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the October issue

100% solar powered.

Following a vibrant Solar Power International exhibition, pv magazine investigates the deepening relationship between U.S. utilities and the solar industry, plus Australia and home storage are also in the spotlight.

European Parliament calls for end to solar MIP, duties

More calls to end the MIP and solar PV duties have been made

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to the minimum import price (MIP), and anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar PV products coming into the EU from China, claiming the measures are slowing...

Kyocera, Q Cells Japan settle patent infringement lawsuit

Kyocera has dropped the lawsuit

Kyocera Corporation and Q Cells Japan Co. Ltd have resolved their patent infringement lawsuit, launched last year, having concluded a technology licensing agreement.

Germany calls for 200 MW in last PV tender of 2015

200 MW of solar PV have been called for in the final tender of 2015

In the third, and final, solar PV auction of the year, the Federal Network Agency is looking to invite 200 MW worth of tenders for ground-mounted installations. The deadline for tender submissions is December 1. Again, the price...

UK: Energy minister gets 'tough' on subsidies, backs fracking

Amber Rudd in India.

Speaking at the Conservative conference, Amber Rudd says that there is no magic money tree to support the transition to low carbon economy, cites attractiveness of fracking as a "cheaper alternative".

South Africa announces 1.5 GW solar park plan

Solar-powered mine.

Energy ministry 'putting in plans' to develop large-scale PV plant in Northern Cape, augmenting wider aim to add 1 GW of renewable power to the grid to ease current constraints.

LCOE for renewables decreases, fossil fuels see increase

Solar PV is continuing to get cheaper, finds BNEF

The generating cost comparison between renewable energies and fossil fuels is narrowing, with 2015 recording a "significant shift," says BNEF. Overall, levelised costs of electricity (LCOEs) for renewable energies are decreasing,...

Panasonic announces 22.5% module-level efficiency solar panel

Panasonic HIT cell.

Company claims new solar module prototype sets new world record for module-level efficiency based on mass-production technology. New HIT N330 high-powered module set to debut in U.K.

Update: SunEdison to cut 15% of global workforce

SunEdison has seen its share value slide around 80% this year

Following rumors, SunEdison Inc. has confirmed it will be cutting a significant portion of its global workforce. Around 15% of its 7,300 workers will go. Charges of up to US$40 million will be incurred in Q3 2015 and Q1 2016.

CHORUS Clean Energy prices IPO to raise €103-119 million

The wind and solar plant operator has priced shares for its initial public offering at €9.75 per share, the low end of previous estimates.

JinkoSolar to hold off on building a factory in Brazil

JinkoSolar has announced that it will postpone building a factory in the nation, which is in the midst of an economic crisis.

German government to invest EUR 1.5 billion to aid India's solar transition

Angela Merkel.

German chancellor Angela Merkel meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss development of clean energy corridor, with investment in solar power chief on the agenda.

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