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New net metering policy on its way for Jammu and Kashmir in India

Kashmir. Flickr image by Mopop.

The far north Indian state will have a new net metering policy for solar rooftop projects from 1 kW to 500 kW, as the local energy agency continues to build frameworks to help the state achieve its target of 450 MW of rooftop PV...

Greece to tender PV capacity in December

Athens, Greece. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Greece will run its first renewable energy tender on 12 December. It is a pilot tender for a total capacity of at least 40 MW, which is reserved solely for solar PV projects.

SolarWorld to miss 2016 forecasts

Image: SolarWorld

The German PV manufacturer announced that although it is set to achieve its shipment forecast for 2016, it is unlikely to meet its revenue and EBIT forecasts for the year, and has already begun to point the finger at Chinese...

Target displaces Walmart as the top corporate installer of solar

California Walmart store. Image: Walmart

Target has reached 147.5 MW of solar capacity, installing 69 MW in the first nine months of 2016 alone.

Masdar signs PPA with Jordan's NEPCO for 200 MW solar plant

Solar array in Jordan.

The UAE-based clean energy developer has agreed a PPA deal for its 200 MW PV plant in Jordan with the Kingdom's National Electric Power Company.

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Under the planned agreement, Panasonic will manufacture cells and modules at Tesla's plant in Buffalo, New York.

It’s been a week of broken records and big investments for the global solar industry. The Indian market still looks unstoppable, while Tesla continue to make big moves in the U.S. industry, despite not yet knowing if and when...

Former coal boss seeks approval for 300 MW solar plant in Port Augusta

The proposed project area for the plant, outside of Port Augusta. Image: Google maps/Renew Economy

The former head of Australia’s most polluting brown coal generator is proposing a 10-fold increase in the size of a solar PV plant he proposes fills in the market gap created by the closure of Port Augusta’s own brown coal-fired...

Ciel et Terre, GermanSolar Asia to build 5MW floating PV project in Taiwan

The two companies expect to finish the first phase of the project — Taiwan’s first floating solar array — in June 2017.

SPI Energy nails financing for 4.8MW DG project

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider has secured an eight-year financing deal with the Bank of Jiangsu for an array in Nantong, Jiangsu province.

Swinerton, D.E. Shaw complete the largest solar plant in the Midwest

Xcel Energy will buy power from the 100 MW-AC North Star Solar facility in Minnesota.

Trina Solar modules installed on 4 MW solar carport system

Trina Solar modules used at carport array at Weeze airport in Germany. Image: Gottfried Evers

The large array has been installed at the Airport Weeze in Germany, using Trina Solar's record-breaking Honey series of modules, which are now feeding the local grid and supplying electricity to the airport.

United Photovoltaics announces acquisition of 40 MW plant in Shandong

United PV's purchase of the 40 MW Shandong plant is the latest in a series of acquisitions as the company looks to expand. Image: SkySolar

United Photovoltaics Group has completed its acquisition of the entire equity interest in Haiyang-Xin Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd.

Success for solar in electricity auctions in Latin America

Chile Atacama desert 100 MW array.

The drop of solar module prices has been key to the competitiveness of solar energy in international electricity auctions over the last year.

8minutenergy announces capital raise to support 5.5 GW PV pipeline

8minutenergy's 50 MW Chocolate Mountain solar PV plant in California. Image: 8minutenergy

The California-based solar developer is looking to take advantage of a growing U.S. PV market, by raising capital on its near shovel-ready projects, which the company believes have a value in excess of USD 1 billion.

UK: Latest poll puts public support for solar at 83%

Solar rooftop installation in UK.

The ComRes poll commissioned by climate change charity 10:10 shows solar PV is favored renewable technology of 83% of the population, but only 10% of those polled believe more than half of population is supports it.

German ASEAN Power sells off 50% stake

Turnkey solar construction specialist Habdank has bought half of the utility-scale PV solutions provider for an undisclosed sum.

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