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NRG tackles ‘technology-driven disruption’ with home solar expansion

NRG solar truck.

One of the largest operators of conventional fossil-fuel power plants in the United States, with a fleet of nearly 50 GW, NRG Energy is confronting what CEO David Crane on Friday called a “technology-driven disruption of historic...


Indian Railways plans 1 GW of solar projects

Indian Railway locomotive

Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu says his plan to purchase power by soliciting bids from generators and power exchanges will result in savings of $485 million.


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Suncrest Solar residential installation

It was another week characterized by new deals, developments and dynamism in the global solar sector, with new projects underway in Africa, a controversial plan to form an 'Energy Union' in Europe, major commercial and political...


Enphase signs exclusive deal with France's MyLight Systems

MyLight Systems' load management solution

The French energy management solutions provider will use the microinveter maker's intelligent networking hub in its monitoring system.


Google invests $300m in SolarCity's $750m residential PV fund

SolarCity installers at work.

The tech giant announces sizeable increase in solar energy commitment, dwarfing previous $280 million investment in SolarCity.


Algeria targets 13.5 GW solar PV by 2030

Algiers, Algeria.

The North African country updates details of its renewable energy plan, which puts solar PV at the heart of the nation's power generation revolution.


Schmid announces Asian APCVD tool order

The APCVD tool from Schmid.

Sale of eight APCVD units to three Asian manufacturers is a clear sign of the stimulation of the PV industry, Schmid says.


SunEdison pledges solar mini grids for 20m people

SunEdison mini grid.

The U.S. solar company unveils plans to electrify rural villages in some of the world's most underserved regions using solar electricity mini grid systems.


Solar left scrapping for crumbs in first UK CfD auction

Ed Davey.

Solar wins just five project contracts against wind's 15 as industry fears of an uneven playing field come to bear. STA calculates just 32 MW of CfD-backed PV to come this year.


Indian state utility NTPC given green light for 15 GW solar plan

Solar park, Gujarat.

Government approves utility's proposal, which would see three separate tranches rolled out in 3 GW, 5 GW and 7 GW segments.


BASF, Toda Kogyo Corp. launch battery materials joint venture

BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany

The new joint subsidiary of the German and Japanese chemical giants will specialize in cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.


SunPower close to completing world's largest solar power plant

A SunPower module.

More than 70% of SunPower's 579 MW Solar Star project is on line in Southern California, with the world's largest solar project on track for "substantial completion" in the second quarter, Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO,...


SunPower posts 75% quarterly revenue increase for Q4

SunPower expects to add 250 MW of PV in China this year, and begin production at its U.S. Fab 4 facility before the mid-way point of the year.

The U.S. solar company generated revenue of $1.16 billion in the final quarter of 2014, annual revenue for the year topped $3 billion.


Renewables could feed 60% of European grids by 2030, study finds

Solar and Wind in Europe.

Report by DNV GL for the European Commission claims 60% integration of renewable energy in European distribution grids feasible by 2030 given infrastructure and regulatory support.


Macquarie Infrastructure finances 29 MW UK solar farm

Pembrokeshire beach.

The Quercus Assets Selection installation, located in Wales, has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Norwegian utility Statkraft.


Analysis: Sungrow targets global growth to match domestic strength

Sungrow Shanghai Expo.

The inverter supplier has been the flag-bearer for Chinese international expansion, and is eyeing further global growth, says IHS.


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