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Lightsource announces introducer incentive for UK solar sites

UK solar park from Lightsource.

The leading British solar developer to offer up to $60,000 per MW for introduced sites eligible for large-scale PV development.


EU to review China solar panel price pact

EU ProSun's Milan Nitzschke has been critical of Chinese practices in the European solar market.

Decision by European Commission to probe minimum import price on Chinese solar panels could force renewal of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.


100 MW PV plant grid connected in Pakistan

The first 100 MWp phase of a 1 GWp solar PV park has been grid connected today in the Punjab province of Pakistan.


SolarCity secures $500m aggregation loan for distributed solar

SolarCity installation.

The credit facility agreed with BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank thought to be largest of its kind for distributed solar projects.


Advanced Energy enjoys Q1 profit of $21.3 million

Refusol inverters.

Sales revenue held steady at $141.1 million for the first quarter, although inverter sector performed poorly, impacted by seasonality and pricing pressures.


Tesla 'R' Us: more solar firms partner with the Powerwall

Tesla S, Powerwall in the home.

Tesla's breakthrough battery storage offering proves irresistible to leading solar companies keen on bundling the tech with their own service and products.


Construction begins on 97 MW Chilean PV plant

Construction on Enel Green Power's (EGPs) 97 MW Chilean PV power plant is underway. It is scheduled for completion in 2016.


Solar becoming 'least-cost option' for US utilities

Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors. Issues, including rate restructuring and grid...


Solar could meet all of Scotland's power needs, says WWF Scotland

Orkney coastline, Scotland.

Solar energy generated enough power in the month of April to meet the electricity and hot water needs of homes fitted with solar panels, prompting reports that it could soon be possible to completely power the country with PV.


NEXTracker on board 70 MW Moree solar plant in Australia

Moree Solar plant.

The tracking specialist will supply its state-of-the-art trackers to the 70 MW Moree Plains solar project in New South Wales, project is largest tracking solar installation in Australia.


Australia: Stars aligning for RET compromise

The Australian flag

It looks increasingly likely that Australia will see a compromise on its Renewable Energy Target, the mechanism that underpins large-scale renewable development in the country. Key industry groups are aligning behind a 33 GWh...


Tesla's tech breakthrough only half the battle, says Lux Research

Tesla Powerwall.

New home storage system requires collaboration with power electronic providers, greater cost reduction and attractive finance options to really achieve market penetration, say analysts.


Powerhive set to expand off-grid metering solutions

Powerhive Africa project

The First Solar-backed company, which has completed a pilot program in Kenya, offers customers the opportunity to pre-purchase electricity for commercial and residential use through mobile banking services.


Fronius and Sunrun hop aboard Tesla juggernaut

Sunrun home installation.

U.S. inverter supplier Fronius announces partnership with Tesla's Powerwall home storage system. Sunrun subsidiary AEE Solar set to offer battery with its solar system package.


UK renewable jobs market grows faster than average

Wind and solar installation.

Employment in the solar PV sector grew 3.1% in 2014, stretching its lead as one of the largest employment sectors within the British renewable industry.


Solairedirect pulls $242m IPO on back of weak interest

Bourgogne.

Bump in the road result of weak investor confidence in face of absent government subsidy, forcing French developer to postpone IPO.


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