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Massachusetts reaches nearly 15,000 solar workers

The state's latest report on clean energy found 14,820 workers in Massachusetts' solar sector, at the very moment when the industry is threatened by legislative inaction on net metering caps.

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Walmart continues to lead U.S. corporate adoption of solar

The world's largest retailer is also hosts the most solar on its U.S. facilities of any corporation, with 32 MW added in 2015 to reach 142 MW overall.

COP21: Banks, businesses step up clean energy investment commitments

The COP21 summit runs from November 30 to December 7.

In addition to the world’s leading development banks agreeing to work together to increase climate investment, the last two days have seen the RE100 initiative welcoming a number of new participants looking to commit to 100%...

Next-gen battery market to grow to $10bn in 2030, says Lux Research

Oxis Li-S battery pouch.

Dominance of lithium-ion based storage technology will continue for next decade, report says, but next generation technologies will increase their market share thanks to wider adoption in e-mobility industry.

COP21: India to install 12 GW of solar in 2016

Modi launched the International Solar Alliance in Paris, yesterday

At the unveiling of the International Solar Alliance on the first eve of COP21, Indian Prime Minister Modi said India will see 12 GW of new solar capacity installed in 2016. He added that the alliance is a "sunrise of new hope"...

Global adoption of Chinese inverters limiting revenue growth, IHS says

Sungrow inverter, California.

Year-on-year inverter shipments grow by 35% over the first nine months of the year, but revenue growth over that time increases just 4%; growing acceptance of cheaper Chinese inverters putting price pressure on the market.

Indian state Karnataka to lower rooftop PV tariff, announces 1.2 GW tender

3 MW solar PV development, Karnataka.

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission and Renewable Energy Development Limited announce changes to the state's solar landscape designed to encourage greater development in ground-mount PV.

3 MW solar+storage system completed in Antigua

The meeco Group’s sun2live energy storage system has been installed alongside the PV array

A 3 MW solar PV and energy storage system has been commissioned by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) and PV Energy Ltd. It is expected to cover almost all of the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua’s energy...

Solar Impulse secures $20m funding to complete second leg of journey

Solar Impulse 2 at its home hangar in Switzerland.

The solar-powered aircraft, grounded in Hawaii since July, has raised the funds required to complete its round-the-world journey attempt, confirms pilot and co-founder Andre Borschberg.

Solar, wind power output to surpass shale in five years, says Goldman report

Solar and wind will grow by more than 110 GW this year, with PV surpassing wind annually for the first time in 2018, the report finds.

New solar and wind capacity additions between 2015 and 2020 will add more power globally than U.S. shale-oil production did during 2010-2015, according to a new report by Goldman Sachs.

Germany: Just 45 MW of new solar added in October

Newly registered solar PV systems total 1.174 GW in the first 10 months of 2015.

Just 45 MW of new solar PV capacity was added in October, according to the German Federal Network Agency. The FIT tariffs will, as a consequence of the weakened demand, not change in December. For the first 10 months of the year,...

NRG Home Solar to trade incentives with Airbnb

The two companies have teamed up to reward each other's members, with NRG offering discounts on PV system leases and Airbnb offering travel credits for hosts with solar arrays.

Ecosolifer chooses Santa Catarina for its Brazilian PV module factory

The company plans to manufacture its multi-junction PV modules in the Southern Brazilian state, and is currently investigating locations.

Work begins on 212 MW solar project in West Texas

Construction has begun and financing has been secured on one of first solar projects over 100 MW in Texas, as Southern Company acquires a majority stake.

Abengoa US yieldco faces uncertainty as parent company opens insolvency proceedings

280 MW CSP plant from Abengoa.

Commencement of insolvency proceedings in Spain sparks real fears of contagion for Abengoa Yield, the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Spanish renewable energy company.

India plans $1bn private equity fund for solar and renewables

Indian solar installation.

Government aims to raise that investment goal to around $4 billion per year within 3-4 years and will identify opportunities to source low-cost foreign investment, said energy minister Piyush Goyal.

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