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UK switches on nation's largest community-owned solar array

The solar array atop the Prodrive HQ features 2,446 solar panels that will mitigate the effects of 5,600 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The 636 kW rooftop PV array at the headquarters of Prodrive in Oxfordshire was completed by social enterprise Low Carbon Hub and is the largest such installation in the country.


Solaria files IP lawsuit against GCL over cell production infringement

Solaria solar module.

The Californian solar module developer alleges misappropriation by China's GCL Solar over trade secrets pertaining to its patented production technique.


TerraForm Global clears way for sale of SunEdison India and Uruguay assets

SunEdison worker.

SunEdison yieldco has consented to the third party sale of the bankrupt clean energy developer's 425 MW Indian solar portfolio and further assets in Uruguay. Firm will receive a portion of the proceeds.


First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

Donald Trump.

pv magazine presents a news analysis of the role solar energy played in the first presidential debate.


China FIT payment wheels begin to turn as United PV gets $195m

United PV solar plant in China.

The Chinese solar power developer says that 16 of its completed solar PV plants have received backdated subsidy payments under the government's 6th batch of renewable energy subsidy catalog.


UK could be home to 24 million clean energy prosumers by 2050, says report

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

Data by the European Renewable Energies Federation forecasts the British energy 'prosumer' to grow from one million in 2015 to 24 million as more and more citizens begin to make valuable energy contributions.


SunPower subsidiary suing SolarCity for IP theft

SolarCity rooftop installation.

Case by Cogenra Solar and Khosla Ventures filed in San Francisco yesterday accuses SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo of misappropriating trade secrets concerning shingling technology. SolarCity refutes case, and alleges...


25 GW of new solar in Europe can steer sustainable EV growth, finds EEA

Nissan Leaf and solar.

Study by Germany's Öko-Institut on behalf of European Environment Agency finds that just 25 GW of Europe-wide solar PV could support the goal of reaching 10% electric vehicle penetration by 2050.


Japan mulls introduction of clean energy power exchange

Solar installation in Japan.

Power exchange solely for renewable energy could deliver boost for solar electricity as more and more Japanese companies seek to 'green' their image, whatever the costs.


200 MW Tranquility solar project begins operation in California

Tranquility Solar Project in California. Image by Recurrent Energy.

The huge utility-scale site was developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority owned by U.S. utility Southern Power, representing a rare new PV development of this scale in the U.S. as the trend shifts...


Solar helping to protect Myanmar village from poisonous snakes

Panasonic Power Supply Station in the village of Yin Ma Chaung, Myanmar. Image by Panasonic.

Panasonic has installed its off-grid solar plus storage Power Supply Station in the village of Yin Ma Chaung, Myanmar, which supplies street lights in an area with poisonous snakes, allowing villages to now move around at night.


MoU signed for 10 MW PV plant in Liberia

Waterside Market in Monrovia, Liberia. Flickr image by Mark Fischer.

Solar project developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief U.A. signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Liberian government for a 10 MW solar plant in the capital city of Monrovia.


Ups and downs: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.


Greece's net metering: success or failure?

Athens, Greece.

Greece has published its latest net metering statistics. Where does that leave the country's net metering PV market today, and what are the immediate business drivers?


China joins low-price solar party with bids of $0.078/kWh in Inner Mongolia: reports

Inner Mongolia

Media reports suggest that Chinese solar power developers have bid as low as 0.52 yuan per kilowatt hour for solar power in a tender held in northern Inner Mongolia.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


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