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Ireland's solar landscape could reach 3.7 GW by 2030, says report

KMPG's report analyzes the forecasted levelized cost of solar in Ireland, and suggests that grid parity could be reached by 2030.

Report produced by KPMG and commissioned by the Irish Solar Energy Association foresees a potential nationwide solar sector reaching 3.7 GW by 2030 with just EUR 670 million of support.

Sky Solar reaches 242 MW of shovel-ready projects

Sky Solar PV plant.

Hong Kong-based solar firm releases solid third quarter financial report revealing a 1 GW solar park pipeline and year-over-year revenue increase of 17.3%.

World Bank plans $16bn fund to fight African climate change

Solar in Kenya.

World Bank will push for investment from development organizations, private partners and governments, while footing $5.7 billion itself to help stem the causes of climate change in Africa.

Jordan signs 50 MW PPA agreement

Solar in Jordan.

Deal struck between Spain's Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Jordan's National Electric Power Company for a 50 MW solar plant to be located some 80km north of Amman.

SunEdison offloads 425 MW Indian solar assets to TerraForm, pays down margin loan

SunEdison power plant.

Yieldco drop-down seen as strategic move designed to boost the U.S. company's flagging balance sheet; move unlikely to trigger wholesale withdrawal from the growing Indian market.

Apple, SunPower join forces to invest in 170 MW of solar in Inner Mongolia

Apple is aiming to power all its facilities with 100% renewable energy

Apple Inc. is investing around 40% of the RMB 659 million required to install 170 MW worth of solar PV plants in Inner Mongolia. SunPower and Zhonghuan Semiconductor are providing the remaining funds.

FOE: Finance for 100% renewables exist, but policies are absent

Solar is again the renewables king, accroding to FOE

In a new report, Friends of the Earth (FOE) calculates that switching to 100% renewable energy in Africa, Latin America and most of Asia by 2030 would cost US$5.15 trillion – equivalent to the amount held by the world’s 782...

India: Waaree wins contract for 75 MW PV plant, orders 100 MW Huawei inverters

Huawei string inverters.

The Indian EPC last week secured the rights to develop a 75 MW solar PV plant in the Indian state of Gujarat, prompting an order for 100 MW of inverters and smart PV solutions from China's Huawei.

End of German energy storage funding will see market drop 13% in 2016

A further effect of the expiring subsidies is an expected end of year rush from those looking to profit from the scheme

The expiration of Germany’s energy storage program this December is expected to see market growth contract 13% in 2016, says EuPD Research. This year, up to 16,000 small scale solar+storage systems are forecast to be installed in...

British public vastly overestimate solar support levels, poll finds

Solar BIPV, U.K.

According to a new YouGov poll commissioned by the Solar Trade Association, subsidies for U.K. solar power are 22 times less than people actually think, comprising just GBP 9 per consumer per year.

US DOE awards $125m for 41 transformational energy tech projects, including solar

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

Funds issued as part of the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to be issued ahead of the UN Climate Change talks in Paris as part of wider investment in low carbon economy.

Germany: LG Chem to supply batteries for Steag’s 90 MW energy storage project

Steag completed a 1 MW energy storage project at its power plant in Völklingen-Fenne in 2014

LG Chem will supply Steag with six of its large-scale lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for what will become the largest energy storage system project of its kind, when complete, in 2017. Steag is investing EUR 100 million in the 90...

Sungrow enters downstream solar market with 600 MW, $939 million investment

Sungrow is entering the downstream solar business

Following the module manufacturers’ lead, China’s largest inverter manufacturer, Sungrow, is entering the downstream solar business, having signed an agreement with the Chaohu municipal government in east China to develop up to...

US, Japan and South Korea to install 1.4 GW of energy storage between 2015-16

Energy storage system costs will come down significantly by 2019

The U.S., Japan and South Korea are the leading energy storage markets worldwide, says IHS, with each forecast to exceed 100 MW of annual installations this year. Between 2015 – 16, they are set to install 1.4 GW of new capacity....

Australian Greens set out 90% renewables by 2030 plan

CSP graphic in Australia

The Australian Greens have published a plan to see the country move to 90% renewable energy by 2030. The plan envisages two scenarios by which the goal can be achieved, with the second anticipating an increase of rooftop PV from...

Risen to construct massive solar carport in China

Risen modules

China’s Risen Energy is constructing the first phase of a vast 55 MW solar carport in Hangzhou Bay, China. The project will be the biggest solar parking structure in the world when completed.

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