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More coal means more global poverty, say researchers

Coal and solar in Germany.

Even if only one-third of all planned new coal-fired power plants are built globally, hundreds of millions of people could be pushed into poverty as climate change accelerates, experts warn.

ECCC report: Energy storage can be revolutionary for the UK

Battery solar storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCC) will release its final report on 15 October, which will highlight the importance of energy storage and demand-side technologies for the future energy transition, and can offer...

600 MW of solar to be added to Indian state of Kerala in next three years

Houseboats in Kerala, India. Flickr image by Olderock1.

One of the less developed states for PV deployment, Kerala's solar market may be about to get a huge boost, as the state plans to install at least 600 MW of new solar over the next three years, in an attempt to meet rising energy...

ARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in Queensland

Solar PV and energy storage project in Queensland.

A world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable...

India solar PV exports up 116 percent

Lake Vododara in Gujarat, India. Image: Wikimedia commons

With a solar market that is currently thriving due to ambitious installation targets set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has recorded huge year on year increases in both imports and exports, as it not only looks to...

Seven off-grid solar projects being developed in Senegal

Solar Village Project in Senegal. Image: Solar Village Project

As off-grid solar booms in East Africa, seven villages in Western African nation Senegal are preparing to start benefiting from off-grid solar solutions, as non-profit organization Solar Village Project begins preparations to...

NGOs call on EU to remove trade duties against China

Climate Action Network, E3G, EKOenergy, Greenpeace, and WWF logos.

Five prominent NGOs have written a letter to the European Commission, calling for an end to trade duties that are applied to Chinese PV manufacturers, claiming that they are counterproductive for action on climate change, adding...

Canadian Solar Secures Loan from Japanese Syndicate

Canadian Solar has a global project pipeline of more than 13 GW.

Canadian Solar projects K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, today announced that it has entered into a syndicated 3-year loan facility for JPY 9.6 billion (US$95 million). Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)...

Solare Datensysteme launches new unit in China

Solare Datensysteme headquarters in Geislingen-Binsdorf.

The German solar monitoring group hopes to tap into China's fast-growing PV market.

Germany's Pfalzsolar establishes US beachhead

Pfalzsolar's 5 MW Sutor Farm plant in southern Britain.

The Ludwigshafen-based engineering, procurement and construction firm is expanding its operations from the declining U.K. across the pond to the bustling U.S. market.

European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

European, Chinese flags

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have...

Sunworks seeks federal contracts

Having seen success in residential and commercial solar, Sunworks is now moving into the federal market.

California based developer Sunworks this week announced the appointment of Charles E. Cunningham as managing director. The appointment is a strategic move to develop Sunworks federal solar business.

Germany launches first cross-border PV auction with Denmark

PV farm, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Germany's Federal Network Agency, which oversees the country's solar auctions and renewable energy incentive regulation, announced on Wednesday the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted PV installations with Denmark.

India waives transmission charges for renewable projects

The transmission charge waiver could give solar a major boost in India. Image: Hiroo Yamagata via FlickrCC

India’s Ministry of Power has announced a waiver of losses and interstate transmission charges for solar and wind projects. India is looking to encourage growth in renewable energy generation, in order to meet ambitious targets.

US to remain leading tracker market through 2021

Solar trackers

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.

European solar sector calls for end of trade measures on Chinese products

European Commission, Brussels

The European Commission's trade measures have been ruinous for European manufacturers, led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stymied growth in the sector, members of SolarPower Europe argue in a letter to Brussels.

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