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Enphase surveys U.S. distributors for Q1 2017 AC battery deliveries

“The demand from both installers and homeowners for the Enphase AC Battery in the lead up to its debut in Australia and New Zealand has exceeded our expectations,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific.

Enphase Energy announced at SPI 2016 that it has begun canvassing its U.S. distributor network to gauge interest for mass orders of its AC Battery system, which was test marketed in Australia over the past year, culminating in...

Taiwan's TSEC to increase cell capacity to 1.3 GW by end of 2016

TSEC has begun adding solar cell capacity, and is also planning to begin producing solar modules this year.

The largest producer of crystalline silicon solar cells in Taiwan will add incremental capacity to its lines over the year, and is eyeing 1.8 GW of capacity by mid-2017.

No end in sight to US, India solar WTO dispute, says US official

Solar installation, India.

Ongoing trade dispute over India's domestic content requirement for solar panels, challenged by the U.S., set to rumble on beyond today's deadline set by the World Trade Organization, fears leading US. trade official.

JA Solar orders equipment for Brazilian solar module factory

Chinese equipment maker Suzhou Horad says that it will supply a 300 MW turnkey module line for the factory.

Canadian Solar ups revenue and shipment guidance for 2015

Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu.

The Chinese solar company revises fourth quarter and full year financial data for 2015, expects increase in module shipments and total revenue compared to previous guidance.

ABB invests in Finnish inverter research center

Switzerland's ABB has invested €4 million into its latest inverter research center in Finland.

The Swiss power company has invested close to four million euros into the research facility in Finland, which will primarily carry out a series of weather simulations and network disruptions designed to test inverter performance.

Luxcara snaps up 34.4 MW UK solar portfolio from Conergy

Conergy solar park, England.

German renewable investment firm purchases five large-scale solar projects from Conergy for $58 million, located across the U.K.

Mexico’s first electricity auction is 15x oversubscribed

Technical bids were presented for more than 15 times the capacity of electricity and clean energy certificates in the solicitation. The price ceiling has been set at US$70. The first auction will be resolved on March 31 and the...

India could surpass 20 GW of solar by next March, says government report

Solar park in India.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy expects around 12 GW of solar PV capacity to be commissioned in the next financial year; India will end March with just over 9 GW of cumulative PV capacity installed.

Phanes Group to expand solar pipeline to 500 MW

Dubai skyline.

Dubai-based solar company is targeting the addition of 500 MW of solar PV by 2018 across numerous regions globally; General Energy Solutions' 30% acquisition delivers ambitious boon for the company.

Lightsource begins work on Europe's largest floating PV array in London

Once completed, the 6.3 MW array will be the largest floating solar park in Europe, and the second-largest in the world.

Installation of the 6.3 MW floating solar array on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in London begins; installation is first of its kind for U.K. solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy.

Europe must profoundly change how it lives to meet climate goals, says European Commission

European Commission building.

Leaked memo reveals European Commission advice on current and future generations of Europeans to enact profound lifestyle changes in order to ensure global warming is limited to 1.5c.

FPL begins work on 223.5 MW of solar in Florida

FPL has broken ground on three large-scale community solar projects that will add 223.5 MW to the grid.

Florida Power & Light Company has broken ground on an ambitious solar PV project that will comprise three large-scale solar farms each boasting 74.5 MW of PV capacity.

Pakistan parliament goes 100% solar-powered

The national assembly of Pakistan now has a 1 MW solar PV array installed on its roof.

Country's seat of government in Islamabad is now completely solar powered following completion of an 80 MW solar plant funded in a venture between the Chinese government.

Bolivia announces a 100 MW solar project

The French Development Agency has awarded US$65.5 million in credit for the first 50 MW phase of the project in Bolivia’s Oruro Department.

EU tariffs imposed on Chinese solar companies shipping via Malaysia, Taiwan

EU flags.

The European Commission has imposed import tariffs on Chinese producers which sell below minimum import prices and export via Malaysia and Taiwan. Five Malaysian and 21 Taiwanese producers have been expressly exempted from the...

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