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Italy's PV sector considers legal actions

Rome, Italy

ANIE Rinnovabili, the country's solar PV sector voice, is weighing actions against the feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts recently imposed to existing photovoltaic installations. Tariff reductions were absolutely unnecessary, the energy...

Solar on the rise at US military bases

Training exercise, U.S. military.

Installed solar power at U.S. military bases now totals 125.5 MW -- 33% of the military's total renewable energy capacity.

China funding $60 million solar project for Pakistan parliament

Pakistan flag.

The Chinese government has backed a 1.8 MW installation at Pakistan's Parliament House building in Islamabad to help the country ease its energy woes.

Adler Solar opens Bremen solar warehouse

Adler Solar's new solar warehouse in Bremen, Germany.

German solar service company Adler Solar says importers can benefit from its nearby testing center. The new Bremen warehouse can be used by clients before products are officially imported to the EU.

China responds with polysilicon duties

The flag of China.

China has imposed permanent duties on U.S. and South Korean polysilicon. The decision comes within hours of the U.S. Department of Commerce's announcement about duties on Chinese solar products.

Solar could power half of Kenya by 2016, according to experts

Kenyans inspect a solar installation in the country.

Kenyan government identifies nine viable sites for its proposed $1.2 billion investment in solar energy.

MENA solar market worth $50bn by 2020

Abu Dhabi.

A new report predicts the MENA region will see $50bn of solar investment in the next six years. The opening of the WFES in Abu Dhabi saw the launch of the Solar GCC Alliance.

OCI Solar Power breaks ground on its third Texan PV plant

San Antonio city skyline.

The 39 MW Alamo 4 solar plant will be located in Brackettville, near to Greater San Antonio.

Etrion to build 70 MW Chile PV plant

Atacama Desert at night.

The Swiss renewable energy provider will work in collaboration with Total and local solar specialists Solventus Energias Renovables on the project.

US duties could be expanded on Wednesday

The Department of Commerce will decide whether to expand the range of PV products covered by AD and CVD. SolarWorld says Chinese manufacturers have been using a Taiwan workaround to avoid duties.

SolarCity shares rise on Deutsche Bank recommendation

A SolarCity van.

Deutsche Bank sets a $90/share target price for SolarCity. Analysts predict grid parity in the U.S. in 2016 to drive the company's customer numbers – and stock price.

Canadian Solar connects 100 MW China PV plant

Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar CEO and Chairman.

The company's subsidiary, CSI Solar Power, completed the 100 MW ground mounted project in the Jiangsu Province, eastern China.

Contractor sought to build 40 MW UK solar park

Devon, England.

Planning permission has been secured for a 37-40 MW solar park in Hampshire, England. Developers Welborne Solar wants the $65m scheme built this summer.

JCM Capital launches $150 million solar fund

Beach in Malawi.

The Clean Power Infrastructure Fund will target solar assets in emerging markets, including Latin America and South Africa.

Solar power saves the day during Australia's record heatwave

Syndey Harbour, Australia.

As 40C-plus heat pours strain on traditional power plants, solar panel systems throughout Australia have taken up the slack.

Political unrest hinders Thai rooftop solar


The dissolution of the Thai government last month has halted residential rooftop solar installation. Installers are waiting on legislation needed to sell energy to the grid and the issuance of residential rooftop permits.

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