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Australia sails past 5 GW of PV

Commercial solar array Australia

Having installed over 913 MW of new solar in 2015, Australia now boasts some 5 GW of PV generating capacity. Local market analysts Sunwiz published the figure today, concluding that solar was the leading source of new generating...


WFES: Jordan to add 250 MW of PV as ABB, Masdar move in

Masdar is set to announce the signing of an agreement with Jordan to build a 200 MW solar PV plant in the country. ABB has also announced two large-scale projects in the country.

Swiss power technology producer ABB announces involvement in two 50 MW PV plants in Jordan, while UAE's Masdar to sign agreement to build 200 MW PV plant in the country.


ViZn Energy Systems wins flow battery system contract from INL

ViZn Energy battery system

Idaho National Laboratory, part of the U.S. Energy Department's national laboratory network, will use the battery system for research and development.


Shunfeng warns of 90% profit decrease, completes Suniva acquisition

Shunfeng has issued a new profit warning for 2015

In a busy week for Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, the Chinese company has issued a 2015 profit warning, where it expects consolidated profit to fall 90% YoY. It also now officially owns a 63% stake in Suniva; and...


First Tesla Powerwall operational in Australia under Energex solar battery trial

Annastacia Palaszczuk launched Energex's battery storage trial today in Queensland

Queensland has seen the first Tesla Powerwall home battery switched on in Australia under Energex’s battery storage trial, launched today by State Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk.


India: Solar capacity passes 5 GW, 750 MW project receives IFC support

The 750 MW solar project will be installed in India's Madhya Pradesh

India’s cumulative solar capacity has surpassed 5 GW, with 1.385 GW installed this financial year. Around 18 GW in tenders are expected to be out by March 31. In related news, World Bank Group member, IFC has pledged its support...


IRENA backs $46m RE projects, rallies clean energy sector on eve of World Future Energy Summit

IRENA director-general Adnan Z. Amin and delegates from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announce the latest round of concessional loans for renewable energy projects.

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announce loans totaling $46 million to back four clean energy projects in developing nations.


Enerray will build EGP's 254 MW solar project in Brazil

Construction on the project began last December in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Enel Green Power was awarded a PPA in a national auction for this project.


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Hillary Clinton

U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton blasted retroactive changes to Nevada's net metering law, Australia relaunched its investigation into anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers and India continues to impress and...


Heraeus releases new metallization pastes

Heraeus paste

The German company's new supply chain strategy provides manufacturing redundancy and ensures reliable supply of key raw materials. The move comes in the wake of an accident earlier this month that halted production at Japanese...


SolarWorld to supply 10.5 MW for Oregon project

SolarWorld's Hillsboro, Oregon, headquarters

The Obsidian Renewables project will employ the company's 72-cell solar panels. SolarWorld is expanding its output of the new modules in a new factory at its Hillsboro, Oregon, headquarters.


NASA sets new long-distance solar spacecraft record

NASA's Juno spacecraft

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Juno spacecraft has broken the solar power distance record on its journey to Jupiter. While Juno's massive solar arrays will generate only 500 W when it arrives at the...


FRV completes a 64 MW solar PV plant in Uruguay

The La Jacinta project is located in the Salto Department and is by far the largest PV plant built in Uruguay to date.


UK: solar still makes economic sense in reduced-FIT landscape, says STA

UK rooftop solar installation.

As U.K. homeowners brace for the introduction of the new and reduced feed-in tariff, the Solar Trade Association says that solar remains a good investment for the average household.


Soft-cost learning curve key to ARENA’s large-scale program

Royalla solar farm

ARENA’s shortlist of projects under its AU$100 million (US$69.4 million) support program for large-scale PV aims to drive down soft costs including construction costs, finance, and BoS components, says the agency’s CEO Ivor...


German Government concludes tenders seem well suited for ground-mount PV

Germany’s federal Ministry of Economics has taken stock after the first three pilot tenders for ground-mounted solar PV systems. It particularly notes the decline of prices from round to round, and stakeholder diversity. Whether...


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