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Tell you watt: solar is becoming cheaper and cheaper right around the globe, as this week's leading stories have proved.

Solar's continued price decline caught the headlines for various reasons: In India's Andhra Pradesht the winning tender was so cheap verging on 'unattractive', in the U.S. Enphase was forced to slash costs to stay competitive,...

Principal Solar agrees PPA with Duke Energy for 78.5 MW PV plant

Charlotte, North Carolina.

The $173 million North Carolina installation will become the largest US solar park east of the Rockies once complete.

Canada determines evidence of harm from Chinese solar imports

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has determined a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of solar PV panels from China threatens to cause injury to the Canadian industry.

Hanergy unveils thin-film mobile energy vision

Hanergy thin-film HQ.

Chinese thin-film company announces details of ambitious global product innovation competition designed to take solar power into previously unexplored realms.

Shunfeng returns to profit, increases cell shipments by 79.7%

Suntech HQ.

Preliminary financial assessment for fiscal year 2014 reveals impressive turnaround in fortunes for the Chinese clean energy company after difficult 2013.

World Bank and Power Grid Corporation of India discuss financial support

Loan talks still at an early stage with figure of $500 million apparently discussed.

Off.Grid:Electric to expand after receiving $7m in loans

Tanzania-based company receives money from International Financing Corporation and Cordiant Capital.

Oil price drop could propel US solar and renewables, finds BNEF report

BMW underneath a PV carport.

Despite oil's price slump having no direct impact on solar, a second-order effect could lead to greater stimulus to the U.S. renewable sector, report finds.

Quarter of India's next round of bids to go to local producers

Hyderabad, India.

Tata Power Solar CEO says government has agreed figure with domestic manufacturers, adds that the 100 GW target may be hit a few years later than planned.

Trina Solar to supply 42.2 MW of modules to Gestamp project in Honduras

The Choluteca region of Honduras has ideal conditions for solar PV.

The large-scale solar plant will be located in Honduras' Choluteca region and will utilize Trina's PC14-310W modules as well as up to 300 solar trackers.

Joint Fraunhofer ISE and NREL report hints at CPV maturation

HCPV system in China.

Higher efficiencies and levelized costs of electricity at levels similar to ordinary PV reported as CPV sector set to grow in 2015.

JA Solar celebrates South Pacific market 'breakthrough'

Company continues its ongoing roll of good news.

Report claims European PV implementation has lowered prices by 3%

Becquerel Institute and other renewable energy players try to quantify impact of solar across Europe.

Advanced Energy posts 27.9% Q4 inverter revenue decrease

Refusol inverter.

The US power conversion technology company enjoyed increased revenues overall but cited pricing pressures and poor European performance for its suppressed inverter sales.

UK improves attractiveness of community solar investment

Solar farm in England.

Solar Trade Association updates community commitment as shared-ownership solar farms set to become eligible for inclusion in tax-free savings accounts.

Germany added 1.89 GW of PV in 2014, stats show

2014's solar performance is the poorest for Germany for more than five years.

Official figure comes in slightly below annual forecasts of many leading analysts that had predicted Germany would break the 2 GW barrier last year.

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