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IRENA calls for energy roadmaps to integrate renewables

"Power sector transformation should focus on a transition of the system as a whole, and not treat the integration of renewable power generation as a separate issue."

IRENA has released a new report outlining measures for the development of national roadmaps to assist in the transition to renewables in a country’s power grid. Policy makers will need play a central role in successfully...

Australia drops anti-dumping case against Chinese solar firms

Solar installation, Australia.

Australian Anti-Dumping Commission recommended the investigation be terminated in April having found only negligible injury or hindrance caused to the Australian PV industry.

SkyPower agrees $1bn deal to build 500 MW of solar in Panama

Kerry Adler of SkyPower meets with Panama President Juan Carlos Valera to discuss plans to develop 500 MW of solar PV capacity in the country.

Canadian solar developer announces another large-scale solar agreement, this time with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela, to develop 500 MW of solar power over the next five years.

Abraaj Group, Aditya Birla partner on solar in India

Delhi, India

The global equity investor and the Indian multinational are looking to develop a gigawatt-scale solar energy platform in the country.

Solar Frontier tapped to supply 14 MW projects in Indiana

Solar Frontier production facility

The leading CIS solar energy solutions provider -- a subsidiary of Japanese oil and gas giant Showa Shell Sekiyu -- continues to expand its U.S. footprint with two new plants in the Midwest. Built by Vaughn Industries, the...

Vector Cuatro acquires 83 MW in UK

Vector Cuatro solar PV assets

The newly acquired assets in Britain add to Vector Cuatro's growing portfolio of solar PV plants under management in three continents and already exceeding a total of 980 MW.

All Energy 2015: Evolving diesel gensets clear path for PV mining applications

Mining solar

Low loads diesel gensets could open the way for higher levels of solar PV deployment at mine sites. A new study has revealed how the modified gensets can buffer solar arrays in the resource sector, saving energy costs for mine...

All Energy 2015: Enphase partners with Genesis for NZ storage trial

AC battery.

New Zealand's largest gas and electricity utility Genesis Energy will trial Enphase Energy's new storage system as part of the U.S. microinverter specialist's Home Energy Solution.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the October issue

100% solar powered.

Following a vibrant Solar Power International exhibition, pv magazine investigates the deepening relationship between U.S. utilities and the solar industry, plus Australia and home storage are also in the spotlight.

Kyocera, Q Cells Japan settle patent infringement lawsuit

Kyocera has dropped the lawsuit

Kyocera Corporation and Q Cells Japan Co. Ltd have resolved their patent infringement lawsuit, launched last year, having concluded a technology licensing agreement.

Germany calls for 200 MW in last PV tender of 2015

200 MW of solar PV have been called for in the final tender of 2015

In the third, and final, solar PV auction of the year, the Federal Network Agency is looking to invite 200 MW worth of tenders for ground-mounted installations. The deadline for tender submissions is December 1. Again, the price...

Panasonic announces 22.5% module-level efficiency solar panel

Panasonic HIT cell.

Company claims new solar module prototype sets new world record for module-level efficiency based on mass-production technology. New HIT N330 high-powered module set to debut in U.K.

Skylar to develop 180 MW PV Nevada plant

The 180 MW project is located in Nevada

Skylar Resources LP has acquired the rights to develop a 180 MW solar PV plant in Nevada, the U.S. The financial details were not disclosed.

OPDE begins construction of 30 MW UK solar projects

Solar farm construction, England.

The Spain-headquartered EPC aims to connect three large-scale solar farms to the U.K. grid between the end of this year and early 2016.

Enel Green Power offloads $1bn of Portuguese clean power assets

Portuguese solar installation.

Assets sold to Portugal's First State Wind Energy Investments as Enel looks to ease its debts and target faster-growing markets in Africa and Latin America, company says.

Renewables could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030, PV capacity to reach 55 GW

South Africa is blazing the continent's solar trail

Up from just 5% in 2013, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says renewable energies could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030. With favorable irradiation across the continent, cumulative solar PV capacity has...

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