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Egypt agrees to international arbitration for PV projects but slashes FITs

Great Sphinx and the Giza Pyramid in Egypt.

Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy announced an updated phase for its feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, putting an end to the dispute over the location of the arbitration seat, but also dramatically reducing the FIT...


China sets slightly lower solar target for 2016

Beijing, China.

The National Energy Administration issues statement outlining its clean energy goals for next year, which include the addition of 15 GW of solar PV capacity.


Despatch supplies firing furnaces for major capacity expansion at LONGi Silicon

The world's largest monocrystalline wafer producer will expand its cell capacity at subsidiary LERRI Solar by 2 GW by the end of 2017.


Interview: Akon discusses solar opportunities in Africa

Akon in conversation with Solar Impulse co-founder and pilot Bertrand Piccard at the COP21 summit in Paris.

Famous musician and popstar Akon is figurehead and founder of the Akon Lighting Africa initiative, which has provided affordable solar power to more than one million Africans. Akon's goal, with the help of his business partners...


Hanergy founder to sell 6% stake, company loses $20bn since May

Hanergy HQ.

Li Hejun to sell 2.5 billion shares to unnamed buyer at fraction of previously traded price as analysts calculate Hanergy Thin Film is worth $20 billion less than since trading was suspended.


Enel Green Power begins construction of 254 MW Brazil solar plant

Bahia, Brazil.

Solar installation is located in the state of Bahia in Brazil's northeast, and will be built at a cost of $400 million, according to Enel Green Power.


SunEdison opens talks for $650m credit facility

SunEdison horizon.

Discussions for second lien funding of up to $650 million revealed in regulatory filing prompt 10% jump in shares for the U.S. renewable energy developer.


Morocco delays inauguration of world's largest solar plant

CSP plant, Morocco.

No explanation given for postponement of opening ceremony for Noor-1 plant, the CSP development located in Ouarzazate that will become the largest solar power production facility in the world when complete.


China issues slight FIT cut for solar in 2016

An 11% cut to the solar FIT in China's western regions has been announced for 2016.

Reductions on the feed-in tariff for solar projects could be as much as 11%, according to statement issued by the National Development and Reform Commission.


Spain's Constitutional Tribunal gives a bitter Christmas gift to solar producers

Hours after learning of the Supreme Tribunal's doubts regarding the constitutionality of the removal of the feed-in tariff for PV, Spain's Ministry of Industry reports that the Constitutional Tribunal has dismissed an appeal by...


Abengoa redefines its solar strategy in Chile, gives assurances for 950 GWh awarded in auction

The bankruptcy process requires the Spanish company to slow down the Atacama 1 CSP project, to reconsider its list of local projects and consider selling various assets.


European Energy commissions 50 MW of Danish solar PV, sells to Allianz

The wind and solar developer has connected a series of solar PV projects to the grid in Denmark, and has signed conditional agreements to sell these to a fund managed by Allianz.


Spain's Supreme Tribunal questions whether removal of the feed-in tariff was constitutional

The Supreme Tribunal has questioned the constitutionality of the substitution of the nation's feed-in tariff for a complex compensation mechanism for PV installations. Appeals are currently frozen.


EU: Anti-circumvention duties for Chinese solar products shipped via Taiwan, Malaysia

The EU Commission has found evidence of duty dodging

Anti-circumvention duties of 53.4% and anti-subsidy duties of 11.5% are to be applied to Chinese solar PV panels and cells shipped from Taiwan and Malaysia to the EU, after the European Commission (EC) found evidence of duty...


EU trade case: 120 companies, associations to participate in MIP expiry review

A lot of parties have registered their interest in the MIP undertaking

The possibility to register as an interested party for the EU Commission's expiry review of minimum prices and import volumes for Chinese solar PV manufacturers expired on Monday. Many more companies and organizations registered...


Taiwan ups solar FITs, sets 500 MW 2016 target

Taiwan is targeting 8.7 GW of solar PV by 2030

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has released new tariffs for solar PV. To boost activity in the region, a 12.5% increase in tariffs has been set for installations in the northern part of the country, and in Miaoli County....


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