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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.


G7 leaders to aim for carbon-free economy by end of century

G7 meeting point, Germany.

Leaders of G7 countries back global greenhouse gas reductions by between 40-70% by 2050, with full decarbonization of global economy by end of century.


From the Mag: a selection of stories from the June issue

The LED mobile flashing device from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in action atop a rooftop solar array.

pv magazine's June edition touches down in Israel to assess the solar mood on the ground, heads to a farm in Germany to inspect a latest technique in LED flashing, and examines how the mining industry is turning to PV in its many...


US: Principal Solar to launch IPO, plans 500 MW of PV in Texas

Principal Solar Inc. is set to go public this week on the Nasdaq capital market. It is looking to raise up to US$26 million by selling up to 2.8 million shares. It plans to become the "world's first distributed solar utility" and...


Sungrow to unveil 99% efficiency inverters at Intersolar

Sungrow central inverters, California.

The Chinese inverter supplier to release series of high-efficiency string and central inverters at this week's Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich, Germany.


Yingli pays off some debt, releases Q1 earnings

Despite its losses, Yingli has managed to pay off a fair portion of its debt, and has taken an optimistic stance.

Yingli Green Energy has today released its eagerly anticipated Q1 2015 earnings. With a net loss of US$58.6 million, the company is not exactly in the black. The results are, nevertheless, far from apocalyptic. It has also...


Eu Prosun calls for PV MIP investigation to be extended following solar companies' breach

Canadian Solar, ET Solar and ReneSola are no longer exempt from punitive trade duties, having breached the terms under the minimum price agreement framework, which had negated their tariff exemptions. EU Prosun has said they are...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar installation, with sun.

Turbulent times for Hanergy follow turbulent weather for Solar Impulse, but the tumult could not derail solar's juggernaut, which enjoyed a series of positive news stories this week.


Ikea pledges EUR 100 million for solar expansion

As part of a EUR 1 billion climate action investment, Ikea has pledged to channel EUR 100 million in installing solar. Overall, EUR 600 million will go towards wind and solar projects, with the remaining EUR 400 million going to...


Survey: Dubai, Jordan and Saudi Arabia MENA high potential markets

The Dubai skyline.

A survey by DNV GL of a range of participants in the MENA region's solar markets has confirmed that Dubai and Jordan are considered the markets with the greatest short term potential. Looking beyond two years, Saudi Arabia is...


PI Berlin to introduce new PV error analysis method at Intersolar Europe

Modules on the array are supplied with current during twilight hours to enable accurate, high-resolution EL imaging that can detect faults.

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin has developed a new automated process whereby up to 1,000 solar modules daily can be examined using electroluminescence measurements.


Yingli Solar JV connects 50 MW solar plant in China

Yingli Solar production.

Joint venture with Shuozhou Coal Power Co. sees 50 MW of solar PV capacity installed in Shanxi province using Yingli Solar panels.


Eminent UK scientists announce global clean energy "space-race" program

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon inspecting a solar farm.

The Global Apollo program looks to emulate the successful moon missions of the '60s by diverting similar levels of efforts and funding towards making clean energy cheaper than coal.


Ambitious interconnection plans could transform Europe

The proposed interconnection energy grid linking Israel with Cyprus and Greece.

Europe recently approves studies for energy infrastructure plans that could transform its energy market and boost renewable investments. Electricity interconnection plans specifically between U.K. and France, and Greece, Cyprus...


JinkoSolar strikes 80 MW DG module supply deal in China

Hainan Haikou skyline.

Chinese PV manufacturer to supply China Southern Power Grid Synthesis Energy with modules to be deployed in distributed rooftop PV projects in China’s Guangdong and Hainan provinces.


NEXTracker finalizes 82 MW tracker commission for SunEdison in Honduras

Honduras.

The California-based tracker specialist has installed its single axis trackers at the Pacifico and Choluteca solar plants in Honduras, marking the company's first foray into Central America.


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