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COP21: Coalition of billionaires, 20 governments pledge increased clean energy investment

Bill Gates unveiled the Breakthrough Energy Coalition in Paris on the first day of the climate talks

Under two initiatives aiming to work in tandem, an international coalition of billionaires, including Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Alibaba’s Jack Ma, and African Rainbow Minerals’ Patrice Motsepe have pledged to channel their cash...

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Glass most definitely half full.

Amid new efficiency world records, surging growth for emerging solar markets and a bullish report from IHS predicting 272.4 GW of new capacity by 2019, naysayers and doom mongers are still making their voices heard.

IEA renewables forecast "inadequately low" includes "serious errors" says NGO

IEA presentation

Energy Watch Group has criticized the International Energy Agency's renewables predictions as containing "serious errors," concluding that the forecasts are "inadequately low." The international network of scientists and...

SunLink, Blattner to partner on 112.7 MW solar farm in U.S.

Solar panel project.

Collaboration between solar developer SunLink Corporation and EPC Blattner Energy follows earlier partnership delivering a 148.5 MW solar farm in southeastern U.S.

SolarWorld shipments grow 25% Y/Y over first 9 months

Solar installation.

The German-U.S. solar company confirms preliminary sales and shipments reports, reaching 784 MW of shipments in the first nine months of the year and sales of more than $580 million.

Sunpower introduces new PV module design, offers 2016 guidance

Sunpower has introduced a new PV module series based upon a novel interconnection technology, as well as warning of a fall in revenues and a loss in 2016 as it plows more projects into its yieldco.

Neo Solar Power to expand PV manufacturing to Southeast Asia

Buried in Taiwanese PV maker NSP's Q3 results is a statement that the company is moving production capacity to an un-named Southeast Asian nation.

Nigeria signs $100m development deal for 50 MW solar farm

Nigeria flag.

Access Infra Africa pens deal with Nigerian Quaint Global Energy Solutions for the creation of a 50 MW solar PV plant in northern Kaduna state; part of funding coming via U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Mississippi and Alabama approve utility-scale solar projects

Mississippi has approved 105 MW of utility-scale PV as the latest state in the U.S. Deep South to do so, and Alabama has given the go-ahead for another 21 MW.

California utilities agency increases efficiency with new storage system

Chino Hills, California

The advanced energy storage system will optimize renewable energy generation at its water management facilities, providing "an added layer of protection" against power outages and make it easier to share renewable resources.

Canadian Solar: strong Q3 sales growth prompts capacity expansion

Shawn Qu.

Chinese PV manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced strong shipment, revenue and income growth in Q3 2015. It has flagged manufacturing capacity expansions that will see its module output grow to 5.63 GW by the end of 2016 and...

Report: Germany will miss 2030 RE targets unless current policies change

Cumulative solar PV capacity will reach 75 GW in 2030 under REmap 2030

Germany will miss its 2030 renewable energy targets if current policies do not change, according to a new report by IRENA. However, there is potential to meet, or even exceed them, if renewables are better deployed in the power...

Philippines: Work on 132.5 MW PV plant underway, 2.5 GW of projects approved

To date, 131.90 MW of solar PV have been installed in the Philippines

Work on what will become one of the Philippines largest PV plants when complete, is underway. JA Solar has supplied 92.5 MW of its solar modules to the Cadiz Solar Power Project, located in the Negros Occidental province....

IHS: 272 GW of solar installs from 2016 - 2019

IHS sees solar PV module production going from just under 180 GW in Q4 2015, to just under 170 GW in Q1 2016, and then climbing to nearly 180 GW in Q2

IHS estimates that 272.4 GW of solar will be added globally between 2016 and 2019. 1H 2016 will see "strong" PV production and shipments; while China, the U.S., Japan, India and the U.K. will comprise the top 5 markets next year.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Tell you watt: solar is becoming cheaper and cheaper right around the globe, as this week's leading stories have proved.

Solar's continued price decline caught the headlines for various reasons: In India's Andhra Pradesht the winning tender was so cheap verging on 'unattractive', in the U.S. Enphase was forced to slash costs to stay competitive,...

World’s eight major economies to double renewable energy capacity by 2030, WRI finds

Sao Paulo.

Study by the World Resources Institute finds that eight of the ten economies that lead the way in global emissions will double their use of renewable energy by 2030.

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