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Approval on Hinkley Point nuclear plant expected on same day UK releases energy stats revealing renewables have overtaken coal

Blockade at Hinkley Point. Flickr image by Global 2000.

The approval of the heavily subsidized GBP 18bn nuclear project will be a bitter pill to swallow for the UK's renewable energy industry, on a day that official energy statistics reveal renewable energies in the country generated...


India reveals plan for implementation of 10 Solar Zones

Indian flag.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy outlines details for introduction of these new zones, each around 10,000 hectares, before the end of this year.


First Reserve to sell 101 MW of Italian solar plants

Solar array, Italy.

The private equity firm is to sell large amounts of its Italian PV portfolio, including the country's biggest plant – a 70.5 MW solar park in the north-eastern Veneto region.


SunEdison prepares to sell TerraForm Global

The bankrupt renewable energy developer appears to be fishing for bidders for TerraForm Global, as many investors seem to prefer buying pieces instead of the whole SunEdison empire.


IHS forecasts 2.7 GW of new PV in Latin America in 2016

IHS highlights the relevance which public auctions have acquired for the growth of solar PV in Latin America. Argentina is among the new PV markets in the region, where a new renewable energy auction was recently launched with a...


Shunfeng warns of YOY 80% profit decrease

Shunfeng solar installation.

The Chinese solar power firm publishes preliminary assessment of first half finances warning of an 80% drop in group profit compared to the same period last year.


Hanergy Thin Film forecasts surprise 2016 H1 profit

Hanergy HQ.

The Chinese solar firm says that sales of its rooftop PV panels have grown by 200% in the past year, while revenues are 50% higher compared to the same six-month period in 2015.


Mosaic teams with Wave Solar to provide lower customer acquisition costs

Mosaic offices.

The solar lending platform has partnered with Wave Solar's lead generation services in order to improve customer acquisition costs for solar installers.


Small and large scale solar to reach global grid parity by 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

Solar installation by Belectric.

Global Solar Power Market 2016 report suggests costs of solar to fall dramatically over next five years as Asian market share increases and North America reaches 20 million residential PV prosumers.


Sunrun secures $33m loan facility to finance SREC portfolio

Sunrun residential installation.

The U.S. residential solar company closes non-recourse term loan facility to help finance solar renewable energy credits portfolio for roll-out in northeast states of Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey.


UK solar leaders launch comprehensive commercial rooftop PV guide

Commercial solar rooftop installation.

PV booklet produced by the U.K.'s BRE National Solar Centre and the Renewable Energy Association sets out pathways for greater uptake of commercial rooftop solar nationwide.


BPVA signs agreement with Iran to coordinate the development of 1 GW of solar

BPVA Chairman Reza Shaybani and Iranian officials signing agreement. Image courtesy of BPVA.

An eye-catching agreement was signed by the British Photovoltaic Association (BVPA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) last week, for the two to work together over the development of up to 1 GW of solar PV in...


Meyer Burger receives another significant order for its MAiA technology

Meyer Burger CEO Peter Pauli

The Swiss company is continuing with its strong year, this time confirming an order from an unnamed Chinese manufacturer worth CHF 18 million for its MAiA 2.1 technology upgrade platform.


Total control: billion-dollar buyout of Saft completed

Total insignia.

The French giant has finalized the acquisition of the battery producer in a deal thought to be worth $1.1 billion, via the completion of a successful share tender.


Sharp to jointly develop a 10 MW solar plant in Mongolia

Plant design rendering image courtesy of Sharp.

The 10 MW site, to be developed by Sharp, Shigemitsu Shoji, and a local Mongolian partner, will be the country’s first large-scale solar plant and will be partially financed by the Japanese government.


Nigeria government signs MoU with IPP consortium for 300 MW of solar power

Nigerian landscape.

Nigus Greenergy and Volt Renewables have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of 300 MW of solar PV plants in the African country to be developed and commissioned next year.


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