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E.ON releases its home storage system, to add to a growing German market

The E.ON Aura system.

The German energy supplier released its all-in-one PV panel, storage device, energy app, and green electricity tariff today, to rival other prominent solar energy storage products in Germany’s fast-growing battery market.

Argentina establishes new landmark renewable energy policy

Argentina flag - Image by Finizio

Decree 531 outlines plans to create a trust fund of 12,000 million Argentine Pesos (USD819 million) for renewable energy this year, and also outlines bidding processes for renewable energy projects.

8point3 Energy Partners beats guidance & stays on course during Q1

The joint First Solar/SunPower yieldco delivered greater CAFD than its guidance, and remains on course to grow dividends 12-15% through the end of 2017.

Brazil: Enel begins construction of 158 MW solar plant

The project in Bahia is the third over 100 MW to break ground in Brazil in the last six months. Investment in the project stands at around US$175 million.

Healthy competition: An interview with Jenny Chase, BNEF head of solar

pv magazine spoke with Jenny Chase, who leads Bloomberg New Energy Finance's solar analysis, at the BNEF 2016 Future of Energy Summit in New York City. We discussed her thoughts on solar in the United States, Latin America and...

Yingli debt repayment extension proposal fails to reach agreement

Yingli Solar has asked for a 2-3 year extension on a $220m loan due to be repaid on May 12. The request is being considered by creditors.

Lead underwriter of $220 million loan due on May 12 takes into consideration Yingli's request for two-to-three year repayment extension but fails to confirm agreement.

287 MW PV plant in California approved despite objections

Ecologists warn that large solar power plants can be harmful for desert ecosystems

Soda Mountain, a 287 MW solar facility in the Mojave Desert in Southern California, was approved by the Obama administration. Ecologists warn about the heavy impact on the local wildlife.

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