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More than 2 GW-AC of solar PV under construction in Chile

Chile's Center for Renewable Energy has put out its latest report, which documents the dramatic growth of solar PV in the nation. Chile is easily the leading Latin American solar market at present, but is set for a slow-down in...


Majority of Americans anticipate positive solar impact in near future

Solar PV installation.

Belief in the transformative power of solar energy growing among most sections of U.S. society, finds Harris Poll.


US Commerce decision welcomed in China, American downstream market to benefit

Yingli U.S. PV installatino

Update: "In short, this is a setback for SolarWorld and a big win for the Chinese manufacturers," says GTM Research Senior Vice President Shayle Kann.


Aquion Energy enters 1 MWh battery supply deal in Hawaii

The Hawaiin capital.

U.S. aqueous hybrid ion battery developer and supplier Aquion Energy has entered into a supply deal with the residential community Bakken Hale, to supply a 1 MWh battery system. The battery installation will be coupled with a PV...


Germany: Innotech Solar buys Energiebau

Energiebau CEO Michael Schäfer

Saved from insolvency, the German solar wholesaler will now offer Innotech product while continuing to sell other PV modules. The company says it is nevertheless reducing its product portfolio in order to adapt to current market...


Pakistan overhauls its solar industry for the better

Village PV installation, Pakistan.

Government approves net metering program and introduces funding scheme allowing homeowners to borrow against their mortgage for solar installations.


Emerging markets 2015: Will Israel's PV take off?

Israel's Ketura PV plant

Despite the encouraging news coming lately from other Middle Eastern markets, Israel remains the region's most hopeful case for solar PV development. But will Israel seriously decide to boost its photovoltaic sector in 2015? Or...


Idaho approves 100 MW solar project

First Wind PV installation

Valued at some $322.5 million over 20 years, the deal provides an average levelized rate of 6.3 cents per kilowatt hour for Idaho Power Company.


Duke Energy signs 20-year PPA for 20 MW project in Indiana

Duke Energy

The largest electric power utility in the United States has committed to purchase power from three solar developers for four Indiana communities.


Brazil: Pure Energy secures $10 million for new module fab

Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil

Brazilian development bank BNDES is financing 75% of the reported $17 million, 40 MW-capacity project in the northern state of Alagoas. The decision marks the first time the bank has financed a PV module factory.


Chinese exporters receive boost from US Commerce Department

US-China flags

More than 20 Chinese PV manufacturers could benefit from dramatically lowered dumping margins following the Commerce Department's administrative review of AD duties covering 2012-2013.


South Africa considers net metering

Cape Town PV installation.

Country's energy regulator draws up plan designed to make solar power more attractive to businesses and homeowners and boost the nation's stretched energy supply.


Solar overwhelmingly popular in US, says Harvard scientist

Solar rooftop installation.

Professor's 12-year study finds attitudes towards solar and wind energy among Americans largely positive, with natural gas viewed as a 'make-do' fuel until renewables more mainstream.


New development schemes boost solar across India

India's Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha commissions a 30 kW PV plant in New Delhi on December 23, 2014.

The Ministry of Defence, India Railways and the state government of Maharashtra have unveiled new policies and plans that will boost solar development throughout the country over the next five years.


California: Gov. Brown calls for 50% renewables, more PV in Golden State

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers inaugural address in Sacramento on Jan. 5, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called for the state's electric utilities to boost their renewable energy procurements to 50% of retail electric sales and discussed future initiatives to support rooftop solar, battery...


Huge interest in Egyptian renewable energy tender

Egyptian nile river.

The chairman of Egypt's New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has revealed that 67 companies have been selected to take part in developing 4.3 GW of renewable energy projects in the country. The successful companies were...


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