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Solar provides 2% of electricity in the Western United States

Image: TerraForm Power

The latest figures by the U.S. Department of Energy show the wide disparity in renewable energy deployment between the eastern and western grids.

India's rooftop PV capacity passes 1GW: report

The country has built 513 MW of additional rooftop capacity over the past 12 months, bringing cumulative installations to 1.02GW, according to research firm Bridge to India.

Solar not to blame for UK's renewable subsidies overspend

Conergy Kencot solar farm in the UK. Image: Conergy

Solar only accounted for 6% of the GBP 2 billion (USD 2.46 billion) renewable electricity subsidies overspend under the Levy Control Framework, as revealed in a National Audit Office report, although solar bore the brunt of the...

California launches plan to align grid transformation efforts

Image: First Solar

Through the Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan, regulators will attempt to mold several disparate dockets and initiatives to meet long-term goals.

Oxford PV gets more investment in fresh round of funding

Image: Oxford PV

The British perovskite research startup has now attracted GBP 21.3 million (USD 27 million) investment over the last 18 months, which the company is using to bring the commercialization of perovskite PV technology closer to...

Singapore launches 40 MWp solar tender

The Housing and Development Board (HDB), an agency under the Ministry of National Development, will accept bids until December 30.

China unveils 5.16GW of PV under poverty relief scheme

The Chinese government has announced the first set of projects to be built under its PV poverty alleviation program.

USD 300 million partnership between SolarCity and Credit Suisse

SolarCity residential solar PV installation. Image by SolarCity.

The Swiss financer has agreed to a new fund with SolarCity to finance USD 300 million in residential solar projects across the U.S., as SolarCity continues to develop influential partnerships ahead of its proposed merger with...

Could The Sun Set On Maine's Solar Industry?

A hearing held in Hallowell, Maine, will accept testimony on proposed net-metering changes in the state.

Indian government to invest $3.1bn in 5GW of PV production: report

New Delhi will soon unveil plans to provide 210 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) to ramp up domestic output of solar panels, Bloomberg reports, citing officials close to the matter.

Huawei to launch residential inverters in Q2 next year

pv magazine editor in chief Jonathan Gifford visits Huawei.

The inverter arm of the Chinese ICT giant is set to enter new global markets with the launch of its dedicated residential product in 2017.

USD 633 million bond financing confirmed for solar project in Canada

SMA installations at the Kingston Solar Project. Image by SMA.

Connor, Clark and Lunn Infrastructure completed the bond financing along with Samsung for the 100 MW Kingston Solar Project, in what is one of the largest renewable energy bond financings ever to be completed in Canada.

Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Suntech solar module production.

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU's minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

IEA set to raise solar forecast

Combined solar and wind project. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is due to release its annual report in a couple of weeks, and the agency has said that it will be "significantly" raising its outlook for solar and wind installations, as more countries have...

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

Xcel to add 1.4 GW of solar PV in Minnesota by 2030

Minnesota is a growing market for community solar

Regulators have approved the utility’s long-term plan, under which Xcel expects to buy power from around 650 MW of community solar by 2021.

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