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Canadian Solar subsidiary completes 60 MW California project.

Another of Recurrent Energy's recently completed projects in California. Image: Recurrent Energy

Canadian Solar announced two big wins this week for its California based subsidiary Recurrent Energy. The company announced commercial operation on its 78 MWp Barren Ridge Project, as well as the signing of a new PPA with...


ABB to build hybrid-solar microgrid for Red Cross in Africa

ABB offices. Image by ABB.

The Swiss technology company will incorporate solar PV and diesel into a single microgrid for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Nairobi, Kenya, to supply the hub with reliable power for the first time, while also...


Off-grid solar going from strength to strength in eastern Africa

Off-grid solar project in east Africa. Image by REN21.

A new report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) found that approximately 50% of global investment made in off-grid solar in 2015 was in the eastern African region, as falling PV prices and...


pv magazine LIVE video coverage of Solar Power International 2016

Our new videos from America’s largest solar trade show feature interviews with the CEOs of First Solar and SolarWorld Americas, as well as commentary from GTM Research and Sonnen.


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Egypt and the EBRD join forces to boost MENA PV

A solar installation in the Egyptian desert. Photo: Desertec.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Egypt-based Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) join forces to promote renewable energy in the southern and eastern Mediterranean...


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Huawei expands operations in Europe

The cutting of the ribbon at Huawei's facility expansion in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Heavyweight Chinese inverter manufacturer Huawei Solar announced an expansion of its European Supply Center, with a new inverter production facility in Eindhoven, Netherlands, which the company hopes will help it service its...


NREL: U.S. utility-scale solar falls below $1.50 per watt

The latest report by NREL shows an ongoing decline in costs across sectors, with soft costs remaining stubbornly high for residential installations.


ARENA funding for Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar has secured US$3.5 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for two large-scale solar projects in Queensland Australia, totaling 47MWp.


4.8 TWh awarded to PV projects in Mexico auction

Arua solar PV plant in Mexico.

Acciona, X-Elio Energy, OPDE, Ienova, and Grenergy are among the winners of PV projects within the second clean energy tender in Mexico. Altogether 8.9 TWh of energy per year and 8.9 million Clean Energy Certificates were awarded...


Some of lowest ever prices for rooftop solar entered in India bid

ACME EPC services in India. Image by ACME.

Prices went as low as Rs.3 (USD 0.0448) per kWh from bidders in the 500 MW solar rooftop auction in India, according to a list of the lowest prices in the auction released by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).


San Diego schools solar splurge

News on commercial scale deployments across two of San Diego’s school districts shows a strong commitment to the industry. Two contracts alone expect to save $1.6 million over 10 years and $21 million over 25 years.


Breaking: China looking to dramatically cut solar PV FIT

China's national flag. Flickr image by Renato Ganoza.

A recent document from China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed the rumor that China will continue to cut its FIT for renewable energy starting from 2017. It also indicated it may be a dramatic cut.


Meyer Burger announce major restructuring

Meyer Burger's headquarters in Thun, Switzerland. Image: Meyer Burger

Swiss solar technology provider Meyer Burger today announced a company wide restructuring program. The program aims to reduce the company’s overall operating costs by CHF 50 million.


Google solar project wins UN climate solutions award

Google-led Project Sunroof. Image by Google.

Project Sunroof, an initiative led by Google, has been announced as one of 13 winners of the United Nations 'Momentum for Change' climate change award, by enabling tens of millions of Americans to evaluate the solar potential of...


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.


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