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New $100m Australian solar fund to target large-scale blue chip solar assets

Solar array in Sydney.

A new, AUD$100 million renewable energy investment fund that aims to buy up established solar farms around Australia has been launched by Melbourne-based Impact Investment Group, with the backing of some high profile names...


One in three UK solar jobs lost in past 12 months, data shows

Solar park in England.

Since government-backed changes in policy were introduced, the U.K. solar industry has seen a third of its jobs disappear, with 30% of companies likely cut employment further over next 12 months.


New SolarPower Europe guidelines on tendering place emphasis on high-realization rates

Solar installation in Romania.

The group's tendering task force develops new best practice guidelines for new tendering laws due to be introduced across the EU on January 1 2017 for plants larger than 1 MW.


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Solar installation in Czech Republic.

Talking 'bout a resolution: SolarWorld comes under pressure to reach an agreement on the Hemlock case, Turkey's political troubles shake the sector, and NASA goes all 3D in its quest for higher solar efficiencies.


China triples H1 solar installations to 20 GW

Chinese scene.

Data from state news agency Xinhua suggests that China has added 20 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first half of 2016, three times more than same period last year.


India's fossil fuel giants begin to back Modi solar goal

Indian solar array.

Many of the biggest names in Indian coal, oil and gas have embarked on renewable energy projects or initiatives in recent months as the attraction of solar becomes ever more apparent.


Facebook completes successful maiden flight of solar-powered drone

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his team at Aquila's hangar in Arizona before the aircraft's successful test flight.

The Aquila aircraft is powered by solar PV and uses just 5,000 watts to beam internet access into some of the world's most remote regions using lasers.


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