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Chinese wind company looks at solar

Wind turbines.

Xinjiang Goldwind examines co-location opportunities in Australia. Move comes after revised RET removes uncertainty for clean power developers.

Global market to approach 70 GW by 2020

A coalition of analyst bodies have delivered a positive prediction for the global industry at InterSolar 2015.

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Intersolar Europe opened its doors this week, prompting a flurry of bullish solar market reports outlining a glittering future for the renewable energy. That is, if the politicians and regulators play along. Energy storage was...

Solar PV could reach 12% of total EU electricity production by 2030

In a new report, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants predict solar PV could account for 12% of Europe’s total electricity production by 2030. It further looks at the challenges and opportunities decentralization is presenting...

Amazon building 80 MW solar farm in Virginia, U.S.

West Virginia.

The e-commerce giant to invest approximately $150 million in development as it looks to increase its renewable footprint following criticism from Greenpeace.

Intersolar: Global PV growth to top 50 GW in 2015, report says

According to the PV Market Alliance, 50 GW of solar PV will be installed globally this year. China, Japan and the U.S. will drive growth, while markets in Europe are expected to stabilize.

Intersolar Europe: India can take manufacturing center stage, says Vikram Solar CEO

A visitor steps into Trina Solar's module manufacturing facility via the medium of augmented reality.

Indian solar manufacturing industry coming of age says CEO, and no longer looks to China for guidance. First Solar outlines O&M ambition.

Intersolar Europe: SolarWorld exits SolarPower Europe trade body

The SolarWorld booth at Intersolar Europe was abuzz today with talk of the company's exit from SolarPower Europe.

The industry body formerly known as EPIA had irked the German solar company with its opposition to EU trade duties, something SolarWorld had long lobbied for.

Intersolar Europe: DNV GL unveils solar + storage service

Fronius inverters, Intersolar Europe.

Division created to meet industry needs, the independent energy advisory announced. Storage halls abuzz on day one of show.

Siemens and SMA team up to take on large, independent PV installations

PV power plant in South Africa

Technology giants, Siemens and SMA Solar Technology have announced that they are to work together to make products for large and decentralized PV power plants.

Storage grows five-fold as Intersolar Europe opens

Tesla Powerwall

Evolution of show reflects changing landscape of Germany's and Europe's solar industry, with storage technology brought to the fore.

IRENA roadmap calls for 150 GW of battery storage by 2030

The Irena Storage Roadmap illustrates how a new, interconnected network designed to support storage technology could transform the future energy landscape.

The International Renewable Energy Agency's Remap 2030 program calls for renewable penetration to reach 45% by 2030, but can only do so if battery storage market enjoys equally prodigious expansion.

Renewables outpace nuclear in 2014 European power generation

Last year was said to be a benchmark for renewable energy, with renewables producing more power in Europe than nuclear for the first time. In yet another glittering solar industry report, SolarPower Europe further calculates...

Hanwha Q Cells reaches 53 MW in UK with latest completion

Southern England.

The 8.1 MW Tower Hill Solar Park in south England has taken the South Korean company's U.K. PV portfolio to 53 MW. Project completed under ROC grace period.

China's inverter market on the climb despite revenue contraction, says IHS

Huawei smart PV solution, Germany.

An 18% increase in shipments helped swell the Chinese inverter market to 13.3 GW, but revenues dropped 6% on the back of significant price declines, say the analysts.

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.

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