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India's clean energy investment to top $10bn in 2015

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi.

Strong policy support and increased investor confidence set to deliver clean energy bounce back, according to forecast from BNEF.


Bidders land 200 MW solar deal

The Dubai skyline.

Winning tender announced for second phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The Dubai scheme will have a 1 GW capacity by 2030.


UP acquires stake in 50 MW project developer

Xinjiang.

ZNShine sells off majority stake in project in Xinjiang in return for EPC contract for next phase of 50 MW scheme.


Gap in the lith-ion market in China

A BMW lith-ion battery.

Foreign manufacturers could move in as domestic manufacturers struggle to meet rising demand driven by EVs. Samsung, LG and Foxconn are already making significant investments.


Photon Laboratory files for insolvency

Photon

A German district court has opened insolvency proceedings for Photon Laboratory GmbH. A creditor filed a claim against the PV testing lab as early as June.


Russia develops high-efficiency HIT modules

The flag of the Russian federation.

Industrial prototypes of above 20% efficient HIT modules produced in Russia. News comes as Chinese company plans cell and module manufacture on Russian soil.


Indian solar 2015: A breakthrough year?

The city of Surat, in Gujarat, India.

The first few weeks of 2015 have seen India's solar industry grab the headlines, but can the momentum be sustained throughout the year and beyond?


WFES: First Solar launches free online power plant assessment tool

The Copper Mountain PV power plant from First Solar.

U.S. thin film manufacturer and project developer First Solar has launched its free Energy Capacity Assessment Tool, which allows potential power plant developers or investors to plot out a PV power plant online to assess its...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A rooftop installation in California.

How the incompetence of politicians gave the world large scale PV and Angela Merkel says it is time for a 'respite from solar', Germany's gift to the world, but developers who head to Greece will have all their prayers answered,...


Serbia shuns solar

Power lines in the U.S.

Belgrade government hopes to entice energy project investment, and impress the EU, by liberalizing electricity market but is still only aiming for 10 MW of new solar.


US utility's plans to manage DG transition

NRG Energy has told investors of its plans to surf the wave of DG and renewables... whilst maximising returns from its fossil fuel generators.


Japan earmarks $1.12 billion for renewable energy

Mount Fuji, Japan

The government's budget is expected to include nearly $40 million aimed at lowering the cost of solar power generation.


Merkel: Respite from photovoltaics

Angela Merkel, BEE New Year reception

The somewhat cynical wording of the German chancellor was like a punch in the gut to the solar industry. Speaking at the German Renewable Energy Federation's new year reception in Berlin, Angela Merkel said she shared the...


Future PV: Incremental innovations to drive change

Arno Stassen presenting at the Forum.

The future of PV will lie in incremental changes to drive up conversion efficiencies, according to Arno Stassen, the head of business opportunity development at Heraeus. And in good news, continues the technologist from the metal...


UK SMEs should opt for FIT, says energy minister

Energy Minister Matthew Hancock's comments have angered the U.K.'s Solar Trade Association.

Matthew Hancock tells U.K. Climate Change Committee that small businesses should steer clear from the Contracts for Difference funding scheme.


Solar and utilities can co-exist, says Elon Musk

Tesla delivery, Beijing.

Tech entrepreneur tells audience at Detroit auto show that the future for utilities is pretty good when viewed in collaboration with solar and electric mobility.


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