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Bank of America may be interested in bailing out SunEdison

SunEdison's financial woes have trundled along for most of 2016.

Court documents reveal potential "enthusiastic interest" from the Charlotte, N.C. banking giant to provide money to the cratering solar installer.


Video tales from SPI: talking backsheets and 1,500v with Coveme

Michele Vannini from Coveme discusses the U.S. solar manufacturing landscape with Jonathan Gifford.

In the first video of the latest series of pv magazine LIVE reports, Jonathan Gifford discusses 1,500v module production and the U.S. solar market with Coveme.


China regulators may cut solar subsidy by 13% in some regions, say reports

China landscape.

The National Development and Reform Commission is mulling a 13% reduction in the tariff of solar PV plants located in China's least sunny regions, according to Bloomberg.


JA Solar latest Chinese firm to withdraw from EU price undertaking

JA Solar module inspection.

Solar company becomes latest Tier 1 player to voluntarily remove itself from the European Union's minimum import price undertaking.


UK switches on nation's largest community-owned solar array

The solar array atop the Prodrive HQ features 2,446 solar panels that will mitigate the effects of 5,600 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The 636 kW rooftop PV array at the headquarters of Prodrive in Oxfordshire was completed by social enterprise Low Carbon Hub and is the largest such installation in the country.


Solaria files IP lawsuit against GCL over module production infringement

Solaria solar module.

The Californian solar module developer alleges misappropriation by China's GCL Solar over trade secrets pertaining to its patented production technique.


TerraForm Global clears way for sale of SunEdison India and Uruguay assets

SunEdison worker.

SunEdison yieldco has consented to the third party sale of the bankrupt clean energy developer's 425 MW Indian solar portfolio and further assets in Uruguay. Firm will receive a portion of the proceeds.


First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

Donald Trump.

pv magazine presents a news analysis of the role solar energy played in the first presidential debate.


Centrotherm appoints new CEO

Centrotherm production.

Board of the German solar equipment manufacturer appoints Jan von Schuckmann as company CEO. Change of management elsewhere sees Gunter Fauth appointed as COO, with Peter Augustin making way.


China FIT payment wheels begin to turn as United PV gets $195m

United PV solar plant in China.

The Chinese solar power developer says that 16 of its completed solar PV plants have received backdated subsidy payments under the government's 6th batch of renewable energy subsidy catalog.


UK could be home to 24 million clean energy prosumers by 2050, says report

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

Data by the European Renewable Energies Federation forecasts the British energy 'prosumer' to grow from one million in 2015 to 24 million as more and more citizens begin to make valuable energy contributions.


European researchers achieve 17.8 percent perovskite/CIGS mini module

perovskite CIGS module

Scientists from three research groups in Germany and Belgium have produced a perovskite/CIGS PV mini module with a conversion efficiency of 17.8%. The result marks the first time that the efficiency of a perovskite/CIGS stack PV...


SunPower subsidiary suing SolarCity for IP theft

SolarCity rooftop installation.

Case by Cogenra Solar and Khosla Ventures filed in San Francisco yesterday accuses SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo of misappropriating trade secrets concerning shingling technology. SolarCity refutes case, and alleges...


25 GW of new solar in Europe can steer sustainable EV growth, finds EEA

Nissan Leaf and solar.

Study by Germany's Öko-Institut on behalf of European Environment Agency finds that just 25 GW of Europe-wide solar PV could support the goal of reaching 10% electric vehicle penetration by 2050.


Japan mulls introduction of clean energy power exchange

Solar installation in Japan.

Power exchange solely for renewable energy could deliver boost for solar electricity as more and more Japanese companies seek to 'green' their image, whatever the costs.


200 MW Tranquility solar project begins operation in California

Tranquility Solar Project in California. Image by Recurrent Energy.

The huge utility-scale site was developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority owned by U.S. utility Southern Power, representing a rare new PV development of this scale in the U.S. as the trend shifts...


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