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Chernobyl's exclusion zone to be revived with solar

Ukrainian flags

The Ukrainian government has announced plans to use Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland for solar energy generation. Meanwhile in Belarus, a 22.3 MW PV plant is already under construction in Brahin district, around 20 miles from...


Port of Los Angeles unveils $27 million solar+storage microgrid project

Port of Los Angeles

The Green Omni Terminal Project will be a scalable model to upgrade the 26 other terminals at the Port of Los Angeles as well as other terminals worldwide.


Report: IT giants needed to push DG over the top

Google headquarters

The distributed generation landscape is still in its early stages, with lots of players but no definitive winners, according to Lux Research. Large industrial conglomerates are and renewables-focused installers are the best...


Australia: Ausgrid to slash fees, fast-track solar+storage applications

Sydney Harbour, Australia

The changes will make it easier and cheaper for customers to become more energy efficient, according to the state-owned grid operator. Ausgrid supplies electricity to nearly 1.7 million customers in New South Wales.


New fund targets over 1 GW of Australian renewable projects

Solar plant Australia

Australian investment manager QIC has launched an AU$2 - 3 billion fund ($1.5 - $2.24 billion), through which it plans to acquire or develop more than 1 GW of large scale renewable assets. The Power Australian Renewables Fund...


SolarWindow unveils electricity transportation system for solar glass

SolarWindow invisible wire glass panel

The prospect of a virtually invisible electricity transportation system within and on the surface of windows could be especially attractive to architects, designers and building occupants in tall towers and skyscrapers.


US: Solar under attack in leading PV states

Barrack Obama at the Copper Mtn. Solar 1 facility, March 21, 2012

Inducements for growing numbers of homes, businesses and schools to go solar are increasingly under assault from utilities, which see distributed clean energy generation as a threat to their business model, according to...


SolarWorld to appeal court ruling in $793 million dispute

SolarWorld USA HQ, Hillsboro, Oregon

A U.S. court has granted Hemlock's hefty claim against the leading solar PV company, which remains confident that enforcement of the lawusuit will fail in Germany.


Argentina to hold 1 GW renewable energy auction in October

Definitive rules for the auction have been published, along with a new timetable. Bids will be selected in October. The quota for 300 MW of PV projects has been maintained.


ET Solar seeks joint overseas opportunities with Longi

ET Solar HQ.

ET Solar, a China based provider of smart solar energy solutions, announced in Shanghai yesterday that it is to set up a joint venture with Longi Silicon to explore overseas opportunities.


SunPower settles Philippines wafer dispute for $50.5 million

SunPower modules in situ.

In an SEC filing, the U.S. renewables company has settled a monocrystalline wafer supply dispute with a Philippines subcontractor for a sum of $50.5 million.


Hemlock claims $793.5 million in damages from SolarWorld

Frank Asbeck

SolarWorld could face bankruptcy as a result of its polysilicon supply dispute with Hemlock. The U.S. polysilicon supplier is claiming up to $793.5 million in damages, in court documents acquired by Reuters today.


CEFC increases investments 73% YoY, steps up participation in new green capital products

Degruss mine solar array

Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has strengthened its role in creating new clean energy capital products. Increasing its annual investment figure to AU$837 million in the Australian financial year 2015-16,...


Palestine clears way for inaugural 5.7 MW solar plant on the West Bank

Gaza City.

Palestinian Authority's Energy Ministry grants license for the first solar park to be developed on the West Bank. Dutch firm Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA will partner with Palestine's Rack Tech to build the plant.


Phoenix Solar secures EPC contract for 19.6 MW Texan solar plant

Kinney County in Texas.

U.S. subsidiary of the German-headquartered solar developer awarded the rights to develop the single-axis tracking solar plant in Texas. Energy produced will be consumed by the U.S. military.


JA Solar hits 7 GW of mono PV module shipments

Module inspection at JA Solar fab.

The past ten years have seen the Chinese Tier-1 solar company ship more than 7 GW of monocrystalline PV modules globally, data shows.


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