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Latin America records biggest utility-solar quarter

Honduras is set to be the second biggest solar PV market in Latin America this year

Latin America saw 363 MW of utility-scale solar PV come online in Q2, representing an 80% YOY increase, writes GTM Research. Overall, the region has a solar pipeline totaling 34 GW, with 981 MW entering construction in Q2.

New technologies will push costs down, says Lux Research

In its latest "Silicon solar cell and module roadmap" report, Lux Research says that emerging technologies like PERC and bifacial cells will aid in pushing down module costs in 2020.

Smart energy reform proposed by PG&E

PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposing new rules allowing for a smart energy reform.

US Clean Power Plan good for utility-scale solar, ignores distributed

Utility-scale solar is likely to benefit from the new rules

The EPA’s highly anticipated Clean Power Plan was unveiled yesterday. Utility-scale solar and wind have been handed a leading role in carbon reduction; distributed solar has not been included, and storage is seen as...

REC sees potential in APAC region

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) released its second quarter results for 2015, highlighting a 12% increase in module revenues and an increased solar footprint in the APAC region.

India: Telangana gets lowest bid

Another low bid of INR5.17 (US$0.08) per kWh has been quoted by SkyPower in the Telangana solar tender. The financial bids for some 2,000MW opened yesterday in the southern Indian state.

China: GCL, CNI enter into EPC solar contracts totaling 90 MW

GCL has contracted CNI Energy to work on 116 MW of its solar PV projects

GCL New Energy Holdings Limited, via two subsidiaries, has signed two EPC agreements with CNI Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNI (Nanjing) Energy Development Company Limited, to install 90 MW of solar PV plants in China,...

JinkoSolar secures $70m loan agreement with Ex-Im Bank

JinkoSolar PV installation.

Bulk of the loan ($62 million) will be used to support the Chinese solar company's long-term fixed assets, with a further $8 million (RMB50 million) loan to be used for working capital at its Malaysia factory.

Welspun commissions 34 MW Indian solar plant

Welspun is hoping to significantly contribute to India's ambitious solar energy goals

Welspun Renewables has commissioned a 34 MW solar PV plant in Punjab. It has signed an MOU to develop a further 151 MW in the state, and is said to be targeting 11 GW of renewable installations in India.

Residential solar market remains the most attractive, says Deutsche Bank

The latest Deutsche Bank "Solar sector update" states the U.S. continues to drive global solar demand and the residential market retains its draw for investment.

95.5 MW of PV capacity for June in Germany

In June this year, the German Federal Network Agency registered a rather low 95.5 MW of PV capacity, depicting the same story as in the last months. Of that, 56.8 MW came into operation.

Germany: PV tender extended to rooftops above 1 MW

German PV power plant.

The German federal government is currently evaluating its PV tender process. The BMWi (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) today released an official "key notes" paper in which it was proposed that a separate...

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Clinton trumps rivals, SolarCity and PERC are on the up and China is installing more solar than you can shake a stick at, but our dirty smalls could bring an end to life on earth as we know it.

Canadian Solar bundles solutions for three Californian farms

Canadian Solar will supply inverters and PV panels as a bundled system solution to three ground-mounted PV projects on farms in California. Renewable Solar Energy is developing these sites.

Delay in United's 210 MW acquisition

Inner Mongolia.

Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.

Japan: GE to supply the Hosoe project

General Electric, better known as GE, will be supplying the 96.2MW Hosoe PV plant in Kyushu island, Japan, with power solutions. The company has crafted a solution package for smooth running of such MW projects.

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