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Operations start at Kuwait's first ever PV plant

Kuwait City. Wikimedia commons image.

Electricity started flowing at the landmark 10 MW Sidrah 500 PV plant in Kuwait on Wednesday, marking the beginning of utility-scale solar generation in the country, as the region begins to warm to the idea of PV deployment.

Singapore launches 40 MWp solar tender

The Housing and Development Board (HDB), an agency under the Ministry of National Development, will accept bids until December 30.

China unveils 5.16GW of PV under poverty relief scheme

The Chinese government has announced the first set of projects to be built under its PV poverty alleviation program.

USD 300 million partnership between SolarCity and Credit Suisse

SolarCity residential solar PV installation. Image by SolarCity.

The Swiss financer has agreed to a new fund with SolarCity to finance USD 300 million in residential solar projects across the U.S., as SolarCity continues to develop influential partnerships ahead of its proposed merger with...

Could The Sun Set On Maine's Solar Industry?

A hearing held in Hallowell, Maine, will accept testimony on proposed net-metering changes in the state.

Indian government to invest $3.1bn in 5GW of PV production: report

New Delhi will soon unveil plans to provide 210 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) to ramp up domestic output of solar panels, Bloomberg reports, citing officials close to the matter.

Huawei to launch residential inverters in Q2 next year

pv magazine editor in chief Jonathan Gifford visits Huawei.

The inverter arm of the Chinese ICT giant is set to enter new global markets with the launch of its dedicated residential product in 2017.

USD 633 million bond financing confirmed for solar project in Canada

SMA installations at the Kingston Solar Project. Image by SMA.

Connor, Clark and Lunn Infrastructure completed the bond financing along with Samsung for the 100 MW Kingston Solar Project, in what is one of the largest renewable energy bond financings ever to be completed in Canada.

Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Suntech solar module production.

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU's minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

IEA set to raise solar forecast

Combined solar and wind project. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is due to release its annual report in a couple of weeks, and the agency has said that it will be "significantly" raising its outlook for solar and wind installations, as more countries have...

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

Xcel to add 1.4 GW of solar PV in Minnesota by 2030

Minnesota is a growing market for community solar

Regulators have approved the utility’s long-term plan, under which Xcel expects to buy power from around 650 MW of community solar by 2021.

ECCC report: Energy storage can be revolutionary for the UK

Battery solar storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCC) will release its final report on 15 October, which will highlight the importance of energy storage and demand-side technologies for the future energy transition, and can offer...

600 MW of solar to be added to Indian state of Kerala in next three years

Houseboats in Kerala, India. Flickr image by Olderock1.

One of the less developed states for PV deployment, Kerala's solar market may be about to get a huge boost, as the state plans to install at least 600 MW of new solar over the next three years, in an attempt to meet rising energy...

ARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in Queensland

Solar PV and energy storage project in Queensland.

A world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable...

India solar PV exports up 116 percent

Lake Vododara in Gujarat, India. Image: Wikimedia commons

With a solar market that is currently thriving due to ambitious installation targets set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has recorded huge year on year increases in both imports and exports, as it not only looks to...

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