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Argentina expecting USD4-5 billion investment in solar industry

Argentina national flag. Flickr image Finizio.

The Latin American country is preparing itself for an estimated USD4 billion to USD5 billion to be invested in its solar industry by companies over the coming five years, as interest piques before the country’s first renewable...


US announces $220 million in grid modernization funding

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

The research and development funding will help finance a comprehensive grid-related research and development effort to address a range of emerging challenges and opportunities in the United States' power grid.


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.


2015: 57 GW of solar PV installed, clean energy investment hits highest ever levels

BNEF calcuates around 30% more solar PV capacity in 2015 than in the previous year

BNEF calculates that 57 GW of solar PV was installed last year, marking an increase of around 30% on 2014. Latest figures also show that, despite factors which could have impeded growth, clean energy financing reached US$329.3...


Jordan: new 100 MW Quweira PV farm given green light

Solar installation in Jordan.

The long-awaited auction result for the Quweira solar PV project in southern Jordan has been concluded. Winners are the Abu Dhabi-based EPC contractor Enviromena Power Systems and Spain's TSK Group, who were granted permission...


Wind company Suzlon enters India solar market with 210 MW project

Telangana.

The Indian wind turbine manufacturer wins tender for 210 MW solar PV project in Telangana via competitive bidding process; signs Letters of Intent with state utility, TSSPDCL.


Australia resumes anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers

Large scale solar installation, Australia.

Dropped in October last year having found only negligible injury or hindrance to the Australian PV industry, the Anti-Dumping Commission reviewed the decision and has decided to resume the investigation.


LG signs $435m MoU for Korean solar cell fab expansion

Korean solar modules.

The South Korean electronics company is hedging its bets on solar and has signed a deal with the council of Korean city Gumi to expand its current solar cell manufacturing facility, which is located there.


Spain's Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the “sun tax”

The highest court in Spain has declared an administrative appeal by APPA against RD 900/2015 to be legally admissible. This regulation on self-consumption PV systems contains increased charges for these types of systems.


US: Dominion Virginia Power plans $700 million solar infrastructure investment

U.S. energy usage.

Energy company outlines plans for $9.5 billion in infrastructure and upgrade expenditures through 2020; investment to include promotion of solar power and other clean energy sources.


DEWA and RWE sign MoU for renewable energy innovation

DEWA CEO Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer signs the MoU with RWE's Klaus Grellmann.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with German utility RWE to achieve better cooperation in renewable energy R&D for Dubai.


China: Longi invests RMB 1bn in 100 MW PV plant in Shaanxi

Longi's planned 100 MW solar PV plant will be located in China's Shaanxi province.

The monocrystalline silicon manufacturer in expanding its downstream business has invested approximately RMB 1bn in Shaanxi province for the development of a 100 MW solar PV plant.


Yingli Solar forms JV for 300 MW solar panel fab in Thailand, its first outside China

Yingli manufacturing facility.

Chinese firm's subsidiary Hainan Yingli New Energy Resource teams with Thailand's Demeter Power to build and develop 300 MW factory for multicrystalline PV panels, to be sold under Yingli brand name.


BBOXX and Oikocredit bring securitization to off-grid African solar

Solar installation, Kenya.

Dutch investment firm Oikocredit International teams with London solar innovator BBOXX to turn the growing off-grid solar sector in Africa into an asset class; aim is to raise $2 billion in next five years.


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