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Solar modules packed and ready to be shipped.

German behemoths SolarWorld and SMA both lowered their financial forecasts this week; Tesla reveals details of its Panasonic partnership, and the IEA ups its renewables forecast, albeit only slightly.

Wacker revenue, sales hold steady during positive Q3

Wacker U.S. plant in Tennessee.

The German polysilicon producer sees third quarter sales contract slightly by 1% year-over-year, while EBITDA increases 14% and cash flow grows to EUR 229 million.

36 new schools in Canada's Alberta province to be gifted rooftop solar

New schools currently being planned in Alberta will be fitted with rooftop solar arrays at the government's expense.

The government-led initiative will see more than CAD$9 million invested in the initial phase, with a consultation to discuss expanding the program over time expected to follow.

Suzlon & Ostro announce 50 MW project in Telangana

The plant in Telangana State, India will be Ostro Energy's first solar project.

Suzlon and Ostro Energy, two names more commonly associated with India’s wind energy industry, have announced plans to jointly develop a 50 MW solar project at Wanaparthy, Telangana, according to Mercom Capital. Both companies...

Fotowatio awarded 300 MW project in Mexican auction

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures' Moree solar farm. Image: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

The Spanish solar developer has revealed that it was awarded a 300 MW project in the second Mexican power auction that took place in September, with a lower than average bid of USD 26.99 per MWh.

Commissioning delay for 181 MW of solar projects in Uttarakhand

Kalindi mountain Uttarakhand, India. Image: Sharada Prasad

The commissioning of a total of 23 solar projects has been delayed for five months in Uttarakhand, after disagreements and delays related to the local distribution company and the Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency.

Operations start at Kuwait's first ever PV plant

Kuwait City. Wikimedia commons image.

Electricity started flowing at the landmark 10 MW Sidrah 500 PV plant in Kuwait on Wednesday, marking the beginning of utility-scale solar generation in the country, as the region begins to warm to the idea of PV deployment.

UK slips to lowest position ever in EY's renewables attractiveness index

Solar installation, England.

14th place for U.K. comes on back of Brexit uncertainty and go-ahead of Hinkley Point nuclear plant. However, Europe generally on the rise according to Ernst & Young analysts.

Gamesa to develop 130 MW of solar in India

Park in Andhra Pradesh.

The Spanish clean energy company has been chosen by Indian developer Atria Power to build two large-scale solar PV plants in the country. Contract is firm's largest order in India to date.

Tata Power to develop 100 MW PV project in Andhra Pradesh

Image: Tata Power

The utility-scale plant will be developed by Tata Power Renewable Energy, the renewable subsidiary of Tata Power, after the company signed a power purchase agreement with the Solar Corp of India.

50 MW of solar plus storage planned for Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Cellular Jail on Andaman Island, India. Flickr image: Ankur P.

The picturesque Indian islands will welcome the 50 MW of solar projects to help them become energy sufficient, but also for the "greening" of the islands, which are eventually expected to welcome 100 MW of PV.

More coal means more global poverty, say researchers

Coal and solar in Germany.

Even if only one-third of all planned new coal-fired power plants are built globally, hundreds of millions of people could be pushed into poverty as climate change accelerates, experts warn.

New net metering policy on its way for Jammu and Kashmir in India

Kashmir. Flickr image by Mopop.

The far north Indian state will have a new net metering policy for solar rooftop projects from 1 kW to 500 kW, as the local energy agency continues to build frameworks to help the state achieve its target of 450 MW of rooftop PV...

Greece to tender PV capacity in December

Athens, Greece. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Greece will run its first renewable energy tender on 12 December. It is a pilot tender for a total capacity of at least 40 MW, which is reserved solely for solar PV projects.

SolarWorld to miss 2016 forecasts

Image: SolarWorld

The German PV manufacturer announced that although it is set to achieve its shipment forecast for 2016, it is unlikely to meet its revenue and EBIT forecasts for the year, and has already begun to point the finger at Chinese...

Target displaces Walmart as the top corporate installer of solar

California Walmart store. Image: Walmart

Target has reached 147.5 MW of solar capacity, installing 69 MW in the first nine months of 2016 alone.

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