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Jinko exits EU price undertaking

Jinko Solar, China SGCC. Image Jinko Solar.

Chinese PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced its withdrawal from the EU price undertaking, adding pressure on the EU to revise or abolish the scheme, in the face of disapproval from the European solar market and a number of...

Mercom: Global PV installations to reach 64.7 GW in 2016

Mercom Capital forecasts that the global PV market will grow only 13% in 2016, with the United States surpassing Japan to become the #2 installer of PV globally.

UK: Capacity market auction slows decarbonization process

Gas tower.

The results of the UK’s second capacity market auction were published last week. Overall, the auction remunerated GBP 300 million of public subsidies in polluting diesel and small gas generators at a time when support for solar...

Paris Agreement heaps pressure on UK solar approach, says industry

U.K. solar farm.

Government urged to back its praise for the Paris Agreement with hard actions ahead of consultation this week on decision to cut FIT by 87%; u-turns also required on other clean energy targets, experts say.

Trina Solar receives management buyout proposal

Jifan Gao.

Chinese solar company receives preliminary proposal from CEO Jifan Gao and Shanghai Xingsheng Equity Investment & Management Co to take the company private; board reviewing the proposal.

Triton Solar signs deal for $100m printed solar cell fab in India

Organic PV image.

The U.S.-based developer of printed solar cells signs $100 million agreement to open manufacturing facility in Indian state of Karnataka; production set to commence as early as August 2016.

Kyocera to hit 1.2 GW panel shipments by end of fiscal year

Kyocera installation, Thailand.

Push into the U.S. market has underpinned shipment expansion as the company enjoys strong growth in domestic large-scale market; expands storage and solar charging stations footprint.

COP21: Paris climate agreement a watershed moment, says Irena

UN and global leaders join hands to hail the singing of the Paris Agreement at the COP21 summit.

Agreement among nearly 200 countries to hold temperature increase to below 1.5C hailed as a progressive step by Irena, but green groups say aspirations are meaningless unless appropriate measures put in place.

Children's rights NGO, SkyPower to bring solar-powered light to rural Kenya

SkyPower and Plan International plan to distribute two million home solar kits over a five-year period, with an aim to reduce reliance on kerosene.

IDB to fund 100 MW solar PV project in El Salvador

The bank will provide US$88 million in loans to build the project, which could be the first large utility-scale solar plant in El Salvador.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

SolarCity residential PV project

This week in PV news: Mexico approves energy reform, India installs the largest single rooftop solar in the world and the U.S. looks set to install a whopping 3 GW this quarter. In the U.K., a proposed tax hike on solar panel...

SMA: Large-scale storage systems stabilize grid operation

Experience with central inverters for PV systems helps the development of battery inverters.

A project in South Korea will show how battery-storage systems can provide grid services on a grand scale. Its 200 megawatts of reserve power exceeds previous project examples by far. Projects are already pointing in the right...

COP21 Interview: Reliving the tension of Solar Impulse's round-the-world attempt

Solar Impulse airplane.

pv magazine speaks with Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder Andre Borschberg at the COP21 Summit in Paris.

Trina exits EU price undertaking

Trina Solar Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

The company says the minimum import price does not reflect current market trends, which show average selling prices in major markets continuing to decline at a faster than expected rate. Trina will now supply EU markets through...

Asia: Energy storage, renewable energy set to soar in 2016

2o MW PV plant in China's Qinghai province

As the need for the integration of renewable energy into the power grid grows, Asia will emerge as dominant region for energy storage, according to Frost & Sullivan. That need is expected to drive significant interest in...

HT-SAAE's Milky Way module surpasses 300 W of mass production output power

HT_SAAE's N-type PERT Milky Way module

The Chinese solar tech group said it would increase investment on research and development with the aim of further raising its modules' mass production output power up to 310 W.

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