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Bloomberg Philanthropies launches new Clean Energy Initiative

Yosemite National Park

Backed by $48 million, the project aims to improve air quality, limit carbon pollution from power plants, spur clean energy investments, fight the health and economic impacts of climate change and support local, state and...


US homebuyers willing to pay more for homes with solar panels, says report

SolarCity rooftop installation, Arizona.

Department of Energy-backed study finds Americans happy to pay average premium of around $15,000 for property with PV system installed.


Imec reports 22% efficiency for large area PERT cell

Imec PERT cell

The micro and nanoelectronics research center says the new developments, resulting in additional improvement in conversion efficiency, further confirm the potential of n-type PERT cells for next-generation highly efficient...


Etrion confident about planned 138 MW pipeline in Japan

Etrion map of Japanese sites

In addition to the 34 MW already under construction, Etrion and Hitachi High-Tech are reviewing a large project pipeline in different stages of development; the four most advanced projects total 138 MW.


US: Solar better investment than stocks, study finds

Rooftop install, Oklahoma.

A typical solar PV system represents a better investment than the stock market in 46 of America's largest 50 cities, according to a report from NC Clean Energy Technology Center.


Dead Sea PV plant brings affordable energy to Palestinian households

Dead Sea Photovoltaic Power Generating Plant, Jericho, Israel

The opening of the 710 kW first phase of the planned 1.5 MW Dead Sea Photovoltaic Generating Plant has resulted in dramatic drops in electricity prices for Palestinian households that were formerly dependent on high Israeli...


$500 million investment vehicle for African RE

A map of Africa.

Access Power MEA and EREN have announced the launch of Access Infra Africa, a US$500 million investment vehicle to fund renewable energy projects across the continent. Access Infra Africa will have a strong focus on solar.


Analyst interview: The rise of distributed solar

Distributed generation is already a robust sector of the Japanese solar PV industry.

pv magazine editor in chief Jonathan Gifford chats with Jenny Chase of BNEF about the growing prominence of distributed generation in leading solar markets.


SunEdison strikes 5 GW solar and wind deal in Karnataka, India

Lalitha Mahala Palace, India.

The U.S. solar manufacturer will develop subsidy-free renewable electricity in the Indian state of Karnataka over the next five years.


FLS Energy commences 42 MW North Carolina solar project

North Carolina landscape.

The project comprises seven utility-scale solar farms scattered across the state. Local utility Duke Energy has agreed PPAs.


Vikram Solar completes India's first floating PV plant

Floating solar plant, New Town, Kolkata.

The 10 kWp R&D installation has been commissioned to assess the scalability of the technology as India explores ways to make solar energy available anywhere.


India updates draft guidelines for 3 GW solar auction

Solar park in Gujarat, India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy issues guidance on how the bidding process for Phase II, Batch II, Tranche I of the JNNSM will work.


Hanwha SolarOne strikes 50 MW solar DG deal in China

Hanwha SolarOne PV modules stacked for shipping.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement to develop distributed generation projects in the country's Guangxi region.


Leading Stanford professors call for end to fossil fuel investment

main quad, Stanford University.

Three hundred faculty members at the prestigious U.S. university urge its president, John Hennessy, and the board of trustees, to move away from all fossil fuel investment.


Report: U.S. can “affordably” triple RE to 27% by 2030

IRENA director general.

The U.S. can increase its share of renewable energy penetration to 27% by 2030 both technically and cost-effectively. This is the key message of a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


Australia falls behind Honduras, Myanmar in clean energy investment

An Australian solar rooftop.

Australian investment in clean energy plunged in 2014 – falling below that of small third world economies such as Honduras and Myanmar – underlying the catastrophic impact of the federal government’s war on renewable energy....


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