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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...

German ASEAN Power sells off 50% stake

Turnkey solar construction specialist Habdank has bought half of the utility-scale PV solutions provider for an undisclosed sum.

Koyo to open PV panel factory in Tanzania

The Japanese company has revealed that it is setting up a subsidiary in the East African country, with plans for a solar panel assembly plant.

Canadian Solar enters India with 30 MW

The Tier-1 PV module supplier will make its first downstream foray into the country via a joint venture with Indian wind-power group Suzlon.

BRICS not building enough investment in clean energy, study finds

Brazilian solar installation.

Analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis finds Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa need to up their investment in renewables in order to meet climate change targets.

India's rooftop PV capacity passes 1GW: report

The country has built 513 MW of additional rooftop capacity over the past 12 months, bringing cumulative installations to 1.02GW, according to research firm Bridge to India.

California launches plan to align grid transformation efforts

Image: First Solar

Through the Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan, regulators will attempt to mold several disparate dockets and initiatives to meet long-term goals.

Singapore launches 40 MWp solar tender

The Housing and Development Board (HDB), an agency under the Ministry of National Development, will accept bids until December 30.

China unveils 5.16GW of PV under poverty relief scheme

The Chinese government has announced the first set of projects to be built under its PV poverty alleviation program.

Indian government to invest $3.1bn in 5GW of PV production: report

New Delhi will soon unveil plans to provide 210 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) to ramp up domestic output of solar panels, Bloomberg reports, citing officials close to the matter.

USD 633 million bond financing confirmed for solar project in Canada

SMA installations at the Kingston Solar Project. Image by SMA.

Connor, Clark and Lunn Infrastructure completed the bond financing along with Samsung for the 100 MW Kingston Solar Project, in what is one of the largest renewable energy bond financings ever to be completed in Canada.

Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Suntech solar module production.

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU's minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

Xcel to add 1.4 GW of solar PV in Minnesota by 2030

Minnesota is a growing market for community solar

Regulators have approved the utility’s long-term plan, under which Xcel expects to buy power from around 650 MW of community solar by 2021.

600 MW of solar to be added to Indian state of Kerala in next three years

Houseboats in Kerala, India. Flickr image by Olderock1.

One of the less developed states for PV deployment, Kerala's solar market may be about to get a huge boost, as the state plans to install at least 600 MW of new solar over the next three years, in an attempt to meet rising energy...

ARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in Queensland

Solar PV and energy storage project in Queensland.

A world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable...

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