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Canadian Solar subsidiary completes 60 MW California project.

Another of Recurrent Energy's recently completed projects in California. Image: Recurrent Energy

Canadian Solar announced two big wins this week for its California based subsidiary Recurrent Energy. The company announced commercial operation on its 78 MWp Barren Ridge Project, as well as the signing of a new PPA with...


ABB to build hybrid-solar microgrid for Red Cross in Africa

ABB offices. Image by ABB.

The Swiss technology company will incorporate solar PV and diesel into a single microgrid for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Nairobi, Kenya, to supply the hub with reliable power for the first time, while also...


Off-grid solar going from strength to strength in eastern Africa

Off-grid solar project in east Africa. Image by REN21.

A new report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) found that approximately 50% of global investment made in off-grid solar in 2015 was in the eastern African region, as falling PV prices and...


NREL: U.S. utility-scale solar falls below $1.50 per watt

The latest report by NREL shows an ongoing decline in costs across sectors, with soft costs remaining stubbornly high for residential installations.


ARENA funding for Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar has secured US$3.5 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for two large-scale solar projects in Queensland Australia, totaling 47MWp.


4.8 TWh awarded to PV projects in Mexico auction

Arua solar PV plant in Mexico.

Acciona, X-Elio Energy, OPDE, Ienova, and Grenergy are among the winners of PV projects within the second clean energy tender in Mexico. Altogether 8.9 TWh of energy per year and 8.9 million Clean Energy Certificates were awarded...


San Diego schools solar splurge

News on commercial scale deployments across two of San Diego’s school districts shows a strong commitment to the industry. Two contracts alone expect to save $1.6 million over 10 years and $21 million over 25 years.


China regulators may cut solar subsidy by 13% in some regions, say reports

China landscape.

The National Development and Reform Commission is mulling a 13% reduction in the tariff of solar PV plants located in China's least sunny regions, according to Bloomberg.


UK switches on nation's largest community-owned solar array

The solar array atop the Prodrive HQ features 2,446 solar panels that will mitigate the effects of 5,600 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The 636 kW rooftop PV array at the headquarters of Prodrive in Oxfordshire was completed by social enterprise Low Carbon Hub and is the largest such installation in the country.


Solaria files IP lawsuit against GCL over module production infringement

Solaria solar module.

The Californian solar module developer alleges misappropriation by China's GCL Solar over trade secrets pertaining to its patented production technique.


TerraForm Global clears way for sale of SunEdison India and Uruguay assets

SunEdison worker.

SunEdison yieldco has consented to the third party sale of the bankrupt clean energy developer's 425 MW Indian solar portfolio and further assets in Uruguay. Firm will receive a portion of the proceeds.


First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

Donald Trump.

pv magazine presents a news analysis of the role solar energy played in the first presidential debate.


China FIT payment wheels begin to turn as United PV gets $195m

United PV solar plant in China.

The Chinese solar power developer says that 16 of its completed solar PV plants have received backdated subsidy payments under the government's 6th batch of renewable energy subsidy catalog.


UK could be home to 24 million clean energy prosumers by 2050, says report

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

Data by the European Renewable Energies Federation forecasts the British energy 'prosumer' to grow from one million in 2015 to 24 million as more and more citizens begin to make valuable energy contributions.


SunPower subsidiary suing SolarCity for IP theft

SolarCity rooftop installation.

Case by Cogenra Solar and Khosla Ventures filed in San Francisco yesterday accuses SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo of misappropriating trade secrets concerning shingling technology. SolarCity refutes case, and alleges...


25 GW of new solar in Europe can steer sustainable EV growth, finds EEA

Nissan Leaf and solar.

Study by Germany's Öko-Institut on behalf of European Environment Agency finds that just 25 GW of Europe-wide solar PV could support the goal of reaching 10% electric vehicle penetration by 2050.


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