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UK could be home to 24 million clean energy prosumers by 2050, says report

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

Data by the European Renewable Energies Federation forecasts the British energy 'prosumer' to grow from one million in 2015 to 24 million as more and more citizens begin to make valuable energy contributions.


SunPower subsidiary suing SolarCity for IP theft

SolarCity rooftop installation.

Case by Cogenra Solar and Khosla Ventures filed in San Francisco yesterday accuses SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo of misappropriating trade secrets concerning shingling technology. SolarCity refutes case, and alleges...


Japan mulls introduction of clean energy power exchange

Solar installation in Japan.

Power exchange solely for renewable energy could deliver boost for solar electricity as more and more Japanese companies seek to 'green' their image, whatever the costs.


200 MW Tranquility solar project begins operation in California

Tranquility Solar Project in California. Image by Recurrent Energy.

The huge utility-scale site was developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority owned by U.S. utility Southern Power, representing a rare new PV development of this scale in the U.S. as the trend shifts...


TMEIC to develop 200 MW solar pipeline in China with ACC

China solar installation.

The Japanese solar inverter specialist has signed a cooperation agreement with Asia Clean Capital to work on a series of solar projects across the country.


Belectric to develop 104 MW solar project in India's Telangana state

Telangana, India.

Construction is due to begin on six solar PV plants in the Indian state of Telangana by Germany's Belectric, which will provide turnkey solutions totaling 104 MW of solar power in the state.


IBC Solar to sell 37 MW of its solar pipeline in Japan

IBC Solar has developed 10 MW of PV capacity in Japan, and is offloading 37 MW of its 60 MW pipeline to BRUC.

Germany-based solar developer signs framework agreement to offload some Japanese PV assets for EUR 90 million to Spanish investment firm BRUC Capital.


MoU signed for 10 MW PV plant in Liberia

Waterside Market in Monrovia, Liberia. Flickr image by Mark Fischer.

Solar project developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief U.A. signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Liberian government for a 10 MW solar plant in the capital city of Monrovia.


New RPO target of 25.25% proposed in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. Image in wikimedia commons by Yedla70.

A new "aggressive" renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for the next five years has been proposed in India's southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, which would rise to 25.25% by 2021-22, of which over half would be reserved for...


Italian oil giant ENI to develop 10 MW solar plant in Algeria

Algeria's Saharan Desert.

ENI to team with Algerian government-backed Sonatrach for the development of the solar PV project, building on Italian firm's longstanding history in the country.


50 MW Jordan solar farm to be financed by IFC and Canadian government

This latest, 50 MW addition to Jordan's solar landscape is to be completed in early 2018 and located in Mafraq.

World Bank Group member, International Finance Corp. is to collaborate with the Canadian government to fund a $76 million, 50 MW solar farm in Jordan to be developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures.


Greece's net metering: success or failure?

Athens, Greece.

Greece has published its latest net metering statistics. Where does that leave the country's net metering PV market today, and what are the immediate business drivers?


China joins low-price solar party with bids of $0.078/kWh in Inner Mongolia: reports

Inner Mongolia

Media reports suggest that Chinese solar power developers have bid as low as 0.52 yuan per kilowatt hour for solar power in a tender held in northern Inner Mongolia.


Renewables come in at $33.47/MWh in Mexico's second auction

Solar installation in Mexico.

Preliminary results show that nearly five terawatt-hours, more than half of the volume, was awarded to solar projects. The median price for the combination of electricity and CEL in the auction is around US$ 33.47 per...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


ASEAN member states must accelerate clean energy efforts, IRENA urges

Malaysian solar installation.

International Renewable Energy Agency to outline steps that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can take to hit target of 23% renewable penetration in region by 2025.


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