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India presses state to raise solar ambition

Maharashtra state.

Maharashtra state should aim for 25 GW of renewables by 2020, says 'Union minister'. Of the current 14.4 GW target in the state, 7 GW is expected to come from solar.

Aging UK grid harming renewable integration, says Solar Trade Association

Power lines.

The country's "sclerotic" grid is holding back renewable energy, warns the solar trade body, which has called on the new government to invest in the U.K.'s power infrastructure.

France announces tenders for PV and battery storage systems

The announcement from France's Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of a tender calling for solar PV and battery installations in the French overseas territories adds to the storage technology craze of the...

GTM: Fast-growing Honduras usurps Mexico

Honduras image

With a market growing to 460 MW this year, Honduras is set to surpass Mexico as Latin America’s number two solar market this year. GTM Research has published the finding in its latest Latin America PV Playbook.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

This week it was all Tesla, Tesla, Tesla and, in other news: Tesla. Apparently Elon Musk has released some new product or other...

Clean energy from 'most polluted place in Israel'

Energix's Neo'ot Hovav solar project.

Former chemical waste sink has been capped and covered with solar panels. The 37.5 MW Ne'ot Hovav project was Israel's first large-scale, grid-connected solar project.

5 takeaways from 2015 SNEC

SNEC entry.

A genuine solar boom, the internationalization of manufacturing, yieldcos and technology to drive conversion efficiencies higher were major trends to emerge from the SNEC trade show and conference last week in Shanghai, China....

SunEdison records big Q1 net loss, announces new energy portfolio acquisition

SunEdison has recorded a Q1 2015 net loss of US$424 million, significantly down on the loss of $288 million seen in Q4 2014. Net sales have also fallen, both Q/Q and Y/Y. The company has further announced the acquisition of five...

Canadian Solar sees Q1 net revenue drop, signs $250m loan agreement

Canadian Solar has seen net revenue slightly decline in the first quarter of 2015 from Q4 2014. Its market outlook is positive, however, with predictions tier 1 PV module demand will outstrip supply during 2015. In other news,...

Vikram Solar commissions 40 MW solar plant in India

Vikram Solar successfully commissioned this 40 MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Project in the state of Madhya Pradesh commissioned for IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited. Vikram also secures 10-year O&M contract for the plant.

Turkey approves a further 302 MW in PV projects

After awarding 228 MW of PV projects in January, Turkey approved a further 302 MW last week, thus paving the way for the first utility-scale solar installations in the country. The key question now concerns the realization of the...

From the Mag: a selection of stories from the May issue

Storm damage in NYC after hurricane sandy: extreme weather events are increasing in regularity, prompting demand for solar-backed microgrids, such as SolarCity's GridLogic.

pv magazine's May edition assesses the current solar climate in Indonesia, gets technical at China's smartest large-scale PV plant, and examines how SolarCity's new microgrid has already found an enrapt audience.

Etrion secures PPA for Salvador project amid volatile spot prices; records Q1 net loss

Etrion has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its 70 MW Chilean PV plant. It currently sells the generated electricity on the spot market, however market prices have been "volatile" over the past few months. The company...

SunEdison to develop further 86 MW of PV in South Africa

SunEdison Inc. has been awarded a contract to develop an 86 MW photovoltaic plant in South Africa's Northern Cape Province.

Japan solar poised for cost-revenue parity, says JREF

Mount Fuji, Japan.

The country's solar sector is set to become profitable this quarter, says Japan Renewable Energy Foundation, ahead of July's FIT cuts.

Lightsource announces introducer incentive for UK solar sites

UK solar park from Lightsource.

The leading British solar developer to offer up to $60,000 per MW for introduced sites eligible for large-scale PV development.

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