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As the battle for the UK's power supply rages, solar beats coal for a day

Abakus BYes Solar plant in Great Wilbraham in the UK

Solar panels in the UK generated more electricity than coal plants over the course of a full day for the first time ever, according to Carbon Brief data, highlighting the sharp decline of the country's coal industry.


UK: solar could provide record 15% of power during heatwave

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

The U.K.'s solar sector is set for its best day yet on Friday as sunny weather across the country provides ideal conditions for PV to generate 15% of the country’s power.


Goin' underground - Delhi Metro to go solar?

Delhi Metro.

Underground system wants to buy solar power for $0.11/kWh. Plans will take shape by tomorrow.


Solar Impulse breaks non-stop solo flight record, inches closer to Hawaii

Si2 in flight.

The solar-powered aircraft is close to completing the most arduous leg of its round-the-world flight as pilot Andre Borschberg breaks solo flight record as he steers the craft closer to Hawaii.


Global installed PV capacity to reach 200 GW soon, says German solar association

A cumulative solar PV capacity of 200 GW will soon be reached, says BSW-Solar, indicating up to 22 GW have been added in 1H 2015. Like other recent estimates, the German solar association predicts 50 GW of new capacity additions...


Japanese golf course to become 23 MW solar array

The disused golf course in Kyoto Prefecture is to be the location of Kyocera's 23 MW solar farm.

Japanese electronics company Kyocera enters joint venture to construct solar plant on abandoned golf course in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture.


SolarCity unveils storage and solar package for new build properties

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar installer's Homebuilder Program has been updated to include new Tesla Powerwall-backed storage systems for new build properties, Californians offered new fixed-rate pricing.


Manz revises 2015 financial forecast downwards

Manz HQ.

Recent order cancellation shaves EUR 12 million from the German tooling supplier's electronics division, prompting revenue forecast revisal below previously stated figure of EUR 320-340 million.


Germany registered 101 MW of new solar PV in May

Solar PV plant in Germany.

Installation slowdown means that the FIT will be cut by just 0.25% across Q3 owing to cumulative capacity additions coming be below the government corridor of 2.4-2.6 GW.


Solar Independence Day: where does UK solar go from here?

The U.K.'s Solar Trade Association will once again host a Solar Independence Day on Friday and Saturday, with the industry at something of a crossroads under the new government.


US solar output 50% higher than official figures suggest, report finds

Rooftop installation, U.S.

A joint study by GTM Research and kWh Analytics finds that distributed solar in the U.S., absent from official EIA figures, accounts for 9.2 GW, or 45%, of the nation's capacity.


Yingli announces project bonds for Chinese public; will create online financing portfolio

The solar panel manufacturer is looking into innovative ways to finance its solar PV projects

In an interesting move, Yingli Green Energy has announced the issuance of project bonds to the Chinese public. The China-based solar manufacturer intends to widen its portfolio of new online financing products going forward.


Advanced Energy confirms exit of solar inverter business

Advanced Energy's 1000NX central inverter.

The U.S. precision power conversion company has taken the decision to shutter its solar inverter business after grappling with poor sales in the sector for the past few quarters.


Ingeteam supplies inverters for one of UK's largest solar plants

Scunthorpe, England.

The Spanish inverter specialist supplied its Ingecon powerstation central inverter to a 40 MW solar PV plant located in the county of Lincolnshire, England.


India poised to introduce dollar bidding for solar contracts in July

Solar installation, India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to attract further foreign investment by inviting bids for India's first dollar-linked solar power contracts next month.


UK should offer more clean energy incentives, says Committee on Climate Change

Solar PV park, England.

First mandatory report from the Committee says that "urgent action" is required in the new Parliament if the U.K. is to keep its emissions reductions on track.


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