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2015: 57 GW of solar PV installed, clean energy investment hits highest ever levels

BNEF calcuates around 30% more solar PV capacity in 2015 than in the previous year

BNEF calculates that 57 GW of solar PV was installed last year, marking an increase of around 30% on 2014. Latest figures also show that, despite factors which could have impeded growth, clean energy financing reached US$329.3...


Jordan: new 100 MW Quweira PV farm given green light

Solar installation in Jordan.

The long-awaited auction result for the Quweira solar PV project in southern Jordan has been concluded. Winners are the Abu Dhabi-based EPC contractor Enviromena Power Systems and Spain's TSK Group, who were granted permission...


Wind company Suzlon enters India solar market with 210 MW project

Telangana.

The Indian wind turbine manufacturer wins tender for 210 MW solar PV project in Telangana via competitive bidding process; signs Letters of Intent with state utility, TSSPDCL.


Australia resumes anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers

Large scale solar installation, Australia.

Dropped in October last year having found only negligible injury or hindrance to the Australian PV industry, the Anti-Dumping Commission reviewed the decision and has decided to resume the investigation.


LG signs $435m MoU for Korean solar cell fab expansion

Korean solar modules.

The South Korean electronics company is hedging its bets on solar and has signed a deal with the council of Korean city Gumi to expand its current solar cell manufacturing facility, which is located there.


Spain's Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the “sun tax”

The highest court in Spain has declared an administrative appeal by APPA against RD 900/2015 to be legally admissible. This regulation on self-consumption PV systems contains increased charges for these types of systems.


US: Dominion Virginia Power plans $700 million solar infrastructure investment

U.S. energy usage.

Energy company outlines plans for $9.5 billion in infrastructure and upgrade expenditures through 2020; investment to include promotion of solar power and other clean energy sources.


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