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Storage ITC bill introduced in US congress

U.S. home battery.

Introduced in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, the new Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act could do for residential and commercial storage what the previous tax credit did for solar.

UK: Solar again tops popularity charts in latest poll

Rooftop solar installation, England.

Official government opinion poll on public attitudes to energy finds that solar is yet again the most popular, gaining 80% approval in poll that now tests mood of the nation every six, as opposed to three, months.

SunEdison project business booms amid a changing course

SunEdison reported a very strong quarter in its project business with far more solar and wind projects under construction than ever before at 2.9 GW, as the company shifts strategy.

Report: Germany will miss 2030 RE targets unless current policies change

Cumulative solar PV capacity will reach 75 GW in 2030 under REmap 2030

Germany will miss its 2030 renewable energy targets if current policies do not change, according to a new report by IRENA. However, there is potential to meet, or even exceed them, if renewables are better deployed in the power...

German coalition for no trade barriers grows, EC rules against EU ProSun’s calls for MIP benchmark change

The EU has terminated a review, requested by SolarWorld-led EU ProSun on January 29

Germany’s SAFE has gained a new supporter advocating for the removal of minimum import prices (MIPs) this December. In related news, the EC has rejected EU ProSun’s call for the replacement of the benchmark used for the MIP...

IHS: 272 GW of solar installs from 2016 - 2019

IHS sees solar PV module production going from just under 180 GW in Q4 2015, to just under 170 GW in Q1 2016, and then climbing to nearly 180 GW in Q2

IHS estimates that 272.4 GW of solar will be added globally between 2016 and 2019. 1H 2016 will see "strong" PV production and shipments; while China, the U.S., Japan, India and the U.K. will comprise the top 5 markets next year.

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Tell you watt: solar is becoming cheaper and cheaper right around the globe, as this week's leading stories have proved.

Solar's continued price decline caught the headlines for various reasons: In India's Andhra Pradesht the winning tender was so cheap verging on 'unattractive', in the U.S. Enphase was forced to slash costs to stay competitive,...

REC posts record Q3 revenue of $234 million, delivers global market outlook

REC solar installation.

Third quarter revenue is 39% increase on Q2, with U.S. market comprising 60% of sales over that period; module supply agreement for Thailand rises to 34 MW.

World’s eight major economies to double renewable energy capacity by 2030, WRI finds

Sao Paulo.

Study by the World Resources Institute finds that eight of the ten economies that lead the way in global emissions will double their use of renewable energy by 2030.

Largest Austrian state now 100% renewable

Solar PV in Austria.

Lower Austria, home to 1.65 million people, is now sourcing all of its energy from renewable sources, led by hydroelectric but with wind, solar and biomass playing their part, officials say.

Global pledges only halfway to meeting emissions target, says UN

Solar and coal.

Report from United Nations finds that current efforts to tackle climate change will only achieve half of the reduction in greenhouse gases required if world is to keep temperature increase below 2c.

SEIA: TPP will offer advantages for solar

The U.S. solar industry organization says that if passed, the trade deal will generally be positive for solar. SEIA's position is at odds with that of many environmental groups.

Renewables drive BayWa AG's third quarter gains

BayWa r.e.'s solar ventures have subsided over the past nine months but still play a key role in the strength of its renewable revenue.

The German international group cites 'outstanding development' of its European and U.S. renewable energy projects as driver for earnings gain and solid revenues.

Ingeteam partners on solar system for Benin health center

A French Ingeteam engineer was sent to the hospital in Benin to commission the inverter and storage system, which will provide backup power to the health center.

Inverter specialists provide storage and inverter solution to help manage a rooftop solar PV array atop a hospital in Kotopounga, Benin, West Africa; project the brainchild of French NGO Synergie Solaire.

Malaysian state utility eyeing 100 MW of solar in forthcoming auctions

Malaysia airport.

Tenaga Nasional aims to win more than half of the 200 MW of solar PV capacity being offered over the next five years via government power auctions.

UK government backs 1.5 GW of diesel to plug winter power crunch

Power lines.

Subsidies for polluting diesel generators amount to hundreds of millions of pounds as the government urges large energy users to adopt diesel as back-up power source this winter.

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