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COP21: Coalition of billionaires, 20 governments pledge increased clean energy investment

Bill Gates unveiled the Breakthrough Energy Coalition in Paris on the first day of the climate talks

Under two initiatives aiming to work in tandem, an international coalition of billionaires, including Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Alibaba’s Jack Ma, and African Rainbow Minerals’ Patrice Motsepe have pledged to channel their cash...

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Energy Minister Amber Rudd delivers speech calling for an end to 'outdated' energy source, with natural gas and nuclear power to be ramped up to plug the power gap.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

India: Solar to beat coal on cost by 10% in five years, says KPMG

The conditions are already in place for solar to undercut coal on cost, and the price disparity could grow once adoption of clean energy is embraced more fully.

Report by KPMG India finds that the levelized cost of solar power in India will be around 10% cheaper than coal by 2020, with PV penetration rates set to reach around 5.7%.

Vivint Solar achieves modest Q3 profit

Vivint Solar HQ.

The U.S. residential solar installer's profit of $468,000 represents a solid turnaround on Q3 2014, with installations and bookings up 25% and 15% respectively.

Kaco doubles global turnover

inverter production, Kaco.

The German inverter manufacturer expects to generate EUR 200 million in revenue in 2015, almost double the figure achieved in 2014; company expects turnover to reach EUR 250 million next year.

India's Modi puts solar firmly on G20 agenda

Modi and Obama.

The Prime Minister reiterated his desire to see more than $100bn invested in his Global Solar Alliance during the G20 meeting held in Turkey over the weekend.

Climate financing hits $391 billion, solar a key beneficiary

Solar PV attracted a major portion of climate financing in 2014

Climate financing reached US$391 billion in 2014. While private investment comprised the lion’s share – driven by renewable energy deployment, and solar PV in particular – public financing notably increased. Despite the rise, the...

Kong Sun sets 2 GW solar development target in China next year

Hong Kong.

Hong Kong-listed solar developer is aiming to end 2016 with a new installed PV base of 2.4 GW in China, building upon 2015's estimates that has seen 1 GW of new capacity added.

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