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China adds 52 companies to list of approved PV suppliers

Module production, Trina Solar.

The updated list of Chinese companies that meet the entrance requirements for the PV industry has now risen to 161 in total.


Five takeouts from Intersolar North America

People in the lobby of Intersolar North America.

A week ago today, the 7th annual Intersolar North America trade show and conference closed its doors. Around 17,000 people attended the three-day event with key trends towards storage technology, tracking and BoS innovations...


Tata launches Indian finance plan for solar customers

Solar PV rooftop array.

The solar manufacturer will partner with Bajaj Finance to offer interest-free financing for solar installations costing less than $4,000.


US federal government tips solar for leading energy role

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

The Energy Information Administration's generation projections through to 2040 expect solar power to account for nearly half of new renewable energy capacity.


Solar propelling distributed power to new heights, finds report

Solar PV plant, China.

A study by GlobalData Analyst predicts global installed distributed power capacity to reach 389 GW by 2019, with solar PV driving that growth.


China inverter growth tops 100% as domestic dominance grows

China Inverters, IHS.

As China's solar inverter market expanded to nearly $800 million in 2013, demand has been driven by domestic suppliers, according to IHS.


Rent-a-roof policy on cards for Delhi, India

Delhi skyline, India.

Officials in the Indian city are considering adopting the successful rent-a-roof solar scheme launched by current PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat in 2011.


Welspun to start construction of 50 MW solar PV plant in Maharashtra, India

The deputy chief minister laid the foundation stones for the project, which is moving forward despite the overall slowness in the Indian market.


Pakistan approves feasibility study for solar project

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif's government is considering three more feasibility studies after 24 letters of intent for solar schemes were issued. Sharif's rural electrification program is continuing apace.


Australian PM courts further solar controversy

Tony Abbott, World Economic Forum.

Ahead of the G20 Brisbane summit in November, Tony Abbott's office has been accused of trying push this week's environmental goods deal off the discussion table.


South Africa enters global top 10 for utility scale solar

Cape Town solar PV installation, South Africa.

The Rainbow Nation has installed more than 503 MW of utility scale solar, placing it 10th overall globally, according to Wiki-Solar.


Industry welcomes Indian budget

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley.

The Indian solar industry was broadly positive after India's new government outlined its spending plans. Tax measures to boost manufacturing could hint at a pending imposition of AD duties on imports.


Solar-powered benches rolled out in Boston, US

Soofa, Boston, U.S.

Created by startup Changing Environments, the Soofa is a solar-powered park bench that allows users to charge their mobile devices while resting.


Zimbabwe plans 300 MW solar PV project

Harare, Zimbabwe.

The African nation's power minister reveals details of $250 million plan, which will consist of three separate projects open to tender.


UK solar companies win High Court FIT compensation claim

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

Court rules in favor of compensation claim for 14 companies aggrieved at government changes to the feed-in tariff introduced in 2011.


British Gas ignites PV ambitions with $100 million UK investment

Rooftop PV installation, U.K.

The UK's largest utility will partner with Gen Community to deliver solar panels to local government sites across the country.


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