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Solar PV in Ethiopia: A state of flux

Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Image: Simisa

Expectations for solar PV in Ethiopia have increased significantly over the last few months, with formal discussions taking place over a PV tender. However, the government's recent declaration of a state of emergency, which is...

Success for solar in electricity auctions in Latin America

Chile Atacama desert 100 MW array.

The drop of solar module prices has been key to the competitiveness of solar energy in international electricity auctions over the last year.

Stunning price falls could spark another gold rush for US solar PV market

SolarCity rooftop array. Flickr image by orngejuglr.

A Deutsche Bank report has predicted "sharp declines" in US solar module and inverter prices that it says could drive payback periods down to less than five years and spark a "final 'gold rush'" in the American residential,...

8minutenergy announces capital raise to support 5.5 GW PV pipeline

8minutenergy's 50 MW Chocolate Mountain solar PV plant in California. Image: 8minutenergy

The California-based solar developer is looking to take advantage of a growing U.S. PV market, by raising capital on its near shovel-ready projects, which the company believes have a value in excess of USD 1 billion.

GCL New Energy selling USD 14 million of PV equipment to China Finance

GCL New Energy project. Image: GCL New Energy

The solar PV manufacturing equipment will be sold to China Finance in two separate transactions, and will then be leased back to two separate subsidiaries of the GCL New Energy group, as the company looks to raise capital to...

UK: Latest poll puts public support for solar at 83%

Solar rooftop installation in UK.

The ComRes poll commissioned by climate change charity 10:10 shows solar PV is favored renewable technology of 83% of the population, but only 10% of those polled believe more than half of population is supports it.

German ASEAN Power sells off 50% stake

Turnkey solar construction specialist Habdank has bought half of the utility-scale PV solutions provider for an undisclosed sum.

Koyo to open PV panel factory in Tanzania

The Japanese company has revealed that it is setting up a subsidiary in the East African country, with plans for a solar panel assembly plant.

Canadian Solar enters India with 30 MW

The Tier-1 PV module supplier will make its first downstream foray into the country via a joint venture with Indian wind-power group Suzlon.

Developer stumps up fees for SunEdison's 500 MW India solar project

the rights to develop a 500 MW solar farm in Andhra Pradesh were previously won by SunEdison, and now SECI says payment of fees to continue with the project have been received.

A power developer has paid a reported INR 2 billion in government fees to Solar Energy Corporation India to enable it to develop solar project initially won by bankrupt U.S. firm SunEdison.

SolarCity to offer Airbnb hosts solar installation incentive

Airbnb logo.

The solar leasing provider will offer a $1,000 rebate to Airbnb hosts who install a rooftop solar array on their home-sharing property in areas where both companies are active.

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.

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