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German utilities deman financing assistance for nuclear exit

Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Plant in Germany

The country's big four energy providers are struggling with the immense cost of decommissioning the remaining nuclear power plants. Finding a final waste site remains a key issue.

Elite Solar: More than US$7 million in new solar contracts

Elite Solar PV installation, San Antonio Elementary School

With more than a dozen projects currently under development and several more about to begin, the California solar company is expecting revenues this year to soar 140%.

Tesla still in talks for German battery fab

BMWi production in Leipzig

Electric car production is likely to accelerate in the wake of the VW emissions scandal, according to Audi's top U.S. exec. While Daimler appears content to use Asian-made batteries, there are increasing calls for German...

US Energy Department: US$22.7 million for 23 solar tech projects

Combined solar and storage

The new government program is aimed at supporting projects with the potential to significantly reduce the costs for solar energy systems while also boosting U.S. competitiveness and strengthening the country's clean energy...

389 MW of solar comes online in Honduras in 2015 to date

This rapid pace makes Honduras the second-largest solar market in Latin America in 2015. Plants commissioned since the first of the year include one larger than 100 MW and another 61 MW.

Li-ion battery costs to fall 50% in next 5 years, driven by renewables

Storage is essential for increased renewables uptake

Capital costs for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are expected to come down by around 50% over the next five years, as a result of increased renewables generation, among other factors, finds Lazard in a new study looking at the...

Spanish wind firm Gamesa eyes 100 MW of Indian solar opportunities

Wind turbine in the sun.

The wind giant reveals bold investment plans in India's solar market, building on orders already placed to target the development of 100 MW of PV capacity; muses entrance into inverter sector.

India's rooftop PV capacity to hits 525 MW, says Bridge to India

India's rooftop PV sector has grown by 66% over the past 12 months.

Consultancy firm says landmark was reached in October, adding as much solar capacity in the past 12 months as the three years that preceded it; next 12 months will see slight slowdown, with 455 MW installed.

UK to phase out all coal plants by 2025

Coal plant.

Energy Minister Amber Rudd delivers speech calling for an end to 'outdated' energy source, with natural gas and nuclear power to be ramped up to plug the power gap.

Correction: Trina Solar signs MoU for $518m fab in India's Andhra Pradesh


Local reports suggest the Chinese solar firm has penned a memorandum of understanding with the Andhra Pradesh government to develop its 2 GW, Rs 2,800 crore solar manufacturing facility in Atchutapuram.

JA Solar ships record 1.1 GW in third quarter

JA Solar module inspection.

Record revenue and shipments underline strong third quarter for the Chinese solar firm that surpassed high end guidance forecast from Q2; China represented more than half of its total shipments.

Strata Solar given green-light for 50 MW solar farm in Mississippi

The Strata Solar development will be the largest solar farm in the state of Mississippi.

Developer to collaborate with Mississippi Power to build a 50 MW solar farm in Hattiesburg that will become the largest single solar installation in the state.

ReneSola Q3 results show downstream shift beginning to bear fruit

ReneSola cell production.

Despite third quarter revenues coming in 1.1% below Q3 2014, the $368.2 million generated is a 37.2% increase on Q2 and is, according to the company, a result of its strategic shift to project development.

WGL to invest $200m in US distributed solar next year

Rooftop solar PV.

U.S. energy provider announces pipeline of 150 MW of distributed solar capacity either installed or under construction across the country; eyes wider, $200 million expansion in 2016.

Trina secures $90m in financing from Wells Fargo and Barclays

Trina logo.

The Chinese solar company has signed a $30 million credit line with Barclays Bank and a $60 million revolving loan facility with Wells Fargo to support its U.S. working capital and business operation.

Cronimet moves towards 15 MW mining projects in South Africa

Solar diesel in South Africa.

African independent power producer Cronimet in on track to pick up 15 MW of PV projects to supply mining and industrial operations in South Africa. The projects are being awarded under the South African government's small REIPPP...

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