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EIA joins chorus to dismiss oil price threat to solar

Solar PV installation, U.S.

Chief energy analyst at the US Energy Information Administration sees no direct threat to renewable energy in the face of plunging oil values.


BayWa r.e. to sell SolarEdge inverters in Germany

BayWa r.e. Glemham solar plant, UK

The German renewable energy company has signed a distribution pact with the Israeli PV equipment supplier to carry its inverter systems.


Homeboy Industries to help build 73 MW Redwood Solar Farms project in California

Homeboy Industries Photovoltaic Training program

The training program helping former gang members turn over a new leaf will provide labor for 8minutenergy and sPower's three solar installations in Kern County.


PV, wind, hydro to dominate renewables through 2025

GE Welspun Neemuch, India

Global solar power capacity is due to increase from 93.7 GW in 2012 to 668.4 GW in 2025, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Big price falls are weakening growth prospects for concentrated solar power, however.


Soltec to supply 80 MW of solar trackers in Chile

Enel Green Power's 60 MW Lalackama installation in Chile.

The Enel Green Power project is the fourth that Soltec is developing in the Andean country, bringing its accumulated installed capacity to 170 MW in the South American market.


NRG partners with SunShare on community solar in Colorado

NRG Energy's Rutland, Vermont Community Solar Project

The two companies are exploring opportunities in additional states, such as Texas and Massachusetts. The growing trend in view of the fact that many potential buyers of rooftop solar systems lack well-suited properties for...


Russia may impose huge fines against leading solar developers

Moscow, Russia

While localization requirements continue to dog the construction of new PV plants in Russia, two companies have set up PV module fabs in the country.


Abengoa breaks ground on 100 MW PV plant in Chile

Abengoa's 210 MW Atacama 1 PV-CSP complex

In addition to the PV installation, the Atacama 1 facility will include the first solar thermal plant in Latin America. The Spanish renewable energy group says the two technologies complement each other to supply energy 24 hours...


Florida Power & Light to add 225 MW of solar in 2016

10 MW FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center near NASA's Kennedy Space Center

The utility says the advantages of its select sites coupled with decreasing solar costs will allow for the cost-effective expansion of large-scale solar.


One-third of SMA staff to lose their jobs

An SMA engineers inspects an inverter.

German inverter giant to cut 1,600 jobs, the majority of which will be in Germany, as poor European market continues to harm profits.


Italy to omit solar from new renewable incentives plan

Solar PV installation, Italy.

Decision to halt solar subsidies follows country's best ever year for PV power generation. In 2014 solar energy covered 7.53% of Italy's electricity needs.


India's clean energy investment to top $10bn in 2015

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi.

Strong policy support and increased investor confidence set to deliver clean energy bounce back, according to forecast from BNEF.


Korea's S-Energy offers module finance in US

California flag.

The Tier 1 Korean manufacturer will allow its customers to choose between two different financing models in an attempt to lower barriers of entry into the U.S. solar market.


Exosun expands tracking operations in South Africa

Exosun's Exotrack 2X solar tracker

The French company, a leading provider of solar tracking technologies for utility-scale ground-mounted solar plants, says it is committed to local manufacturing of its trackers, "in full aligment with the South African local...


Chile heats up: SunPower and Enel add new power plants

SunPower project Salvador

Chile's market for photovoltaic power plants is off to a hot start in 2015, with new 70 MW and 55 MW projects coming on line and the country's energy regulator, Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC), estimating the addition of as...


5 takeaways from the 8th World Future Energy Summit

A robot.

The MENA region has long been the center of great expectations for the PV industry. From Monday to Thursday this past week much of the global solar industry descended on Abu Dhabi for the 8th World Future Energy Summit. The big...


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