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UK should offer more clean energy incentives, says Committee on Climate Change

Solar PV park, England.

First mandatory report from the Committee says that "urgent action" is required in the new Parliament if the U.K. is to keep its emissions reductions on track.

Ontario: Nautilus Solar completes 14 rooftop solar projects

Nautilus Solar Energy LLC has completed 14 solar PV rooftop projects in Ontario, Canada. It plans to expand its portfolio to 24 MW, with a further 7.2 MW scheduled to come online this year.

SunEdison acquires 2 wind companies, raises $403 million for yieldco

In three separate statements, SunEdison has announced the acquisition of two wind companies, in Central America and India, with a cumulative wind portfolio of around 2 GW; and the raising of US$403 million in private placements...

India to install 31 GW of solar by 2019, will fall short of targets

Bridge to India estimates that India will have a cumulative solar PV capacity of 31 GW by 2019, up from around 4.5 GW today. While representing impressive growth, it will fall short of the government’s newly increased targets.

US: California reaches 10 GW cumulative solar capacity

Leading the U.S. solar charge, California has reached a total solar PV capacity of 10.6 GW. In Q1 2015, the U.S. state installed 718 MW, representing an investment of US$1.7 billion.

NexWafe plans 250 MWp kerfless wafer production

Fraunhofer spinoff, NexWafe GmbH plans to set up a 250 MWp production line for its kerfless wafer production. The first pilot line is expected to begin in 2017.

First Solar full module efficiency of 18.2%

A First Solar efficiency record.

U.S. thin film manufacturer First Solar has achieved a major boost in module efficiency using its cadmium telluride technology. Today the company announced a full module efficiency of 18.2%, from an 18.6% aperture efficiency...

Fraunhofer launches company to transfer kerfless wafer technology into production

Germany’s Fraunhofer has announced the launch of a spin-off company, NexWafe GmbH to transfer its kerfless wafer production technology into production. Fraunhofer Venture will supply seed funding.

US: 16 GW of 32 GW utility-scale solar pipeline to be completed by ITC deadline

Last week, it was announced 32 GW of utility-scale solar PV projects were currently under development in the U.S. ahead of the Federal energy investment tax credit (ITC) deadline. Analysts believe just 16 GW will be completed by...

Yingli grid connects 50 MW PV plant in China

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has grid connected a 50 MW solar PV plant in Hebei Province, China.

Construction underway on 110 MW Texan PV plant

OCI Solar Power LLC has begun construction on a 110 MW solar PV plant in Texas, the U.S. Work is expected to conclude by the end of next year.

CSUN 2014 financials show 33% shipment increase

CSUN's Turkish fab, which opened in 2013, is expected to reach full utiliization this year as the company targets shipments of 1 GW.

Positive impact of Turkish factory reflected in higher shipments and increased revenue, which reached $341 million for the year.

Intersolar Europe: German energy minister backs solar's role in energy transition

The sun shone on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich following a busy three days that served to re-define Europe's place in the solar landscape.

Sigmar Gabriel calls solar the backbone of Germany's energy transition during a well-attended speech on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition.

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Intersolar Europe opened its doors this week, prompting a flurry of bullish solar market reports outlining a glittering future for the renewable energy. That is, if the politicians and regulators play along. Energy storage was...

Solar PV could reach 12% of total EU electricity production by 2030

In a new report, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants predict solar PV could account for 12% of Europe’s total electricity production by 2030. It further looks at the challenges and opportunities decentralization is presenting...

Amazon building 80 MW solar farm in Virginia, U.S.

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The e-commerce giant to invest approximately $150 million in development as it looks to increase its renewable footprint following criticism from Greenpeace.

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