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Meyer Burger secures major diamond wire, PERC tool order

The order from an un-named Chinese PV maker will support 700 MW of wafer and cell capacity.

Major Swedish parties agree to 100% renewable goal by 2040

Sweden flag

The five parties, including the coalition government, have agreed on a policy framework for long term future of the country's power generation, which includes the ambitious target of being 100% renewable by 2040.

ABB connects mega 648 MW PV plant to India’s grid

Tamil Nadu, India. Image Wikipedia Planemad

The huge plant – the largest of its kind in the world – was connected by ABB, after the Swiss company was awarded the project by Adani Group, who is currently making a number of moves in the thriving Indian PV market.

SolarWorld donates 50 kW of PV modules for hospital in Haiti

SolarWorld system on the roof of Hospital Lumière in Haiti.

This is now the fifth solar donation that SolarWorld has made to a hospital in Haiti, with the aim of reducing the hospitals’ energy reliance on expensive and unreliable diesel generators.

IBC Solar instals 2.4 MW rooftop self-consumption system in Holland

IBC Solar system on the roof of Plospan. Image by IBC Solar.

It is the largest self-consumption system ever installed by the German-company, to add to the growing network of large-scale rooftop PV systems in Holland.

North American solar investors concerned about H2 oversupply

SunEdison worker.

Deutsche Bank released some market analysis, addressing the concerns of North American solar investors, who fear a potential PV oversupply is on the horizon, changes to net metering policies, and rising Chinese competition.

Operations start at Enel's 66 MW solar plant in South Africa

Enel Logo 2016

With production starting at the Tom Burke PV power plant, the Italian company now has nearly 160 MW of installed capacity in South Africa, as Enel’s groundbreaking year continues.

PLG Clean Energy secures 230 MW of solar licenses in India

Rajasthan solar installation.

The Indian solar developer plans to build three large-scale PV plants in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Rajasthan, company confirms.

UK: despite record growth, 'sudden and severe' policy changes harming renewable sector, report finds

Solar installation from Solarcentury.

The Renewable Energy Association's report on the state of the British clean energy landscape warns that strong growth in recent years is threatened by repeated policy interventions by government.

Brexit interview: The EU has been the driver of solar in the UK, says James Watson

James Watson is the CEO of SolarPower Europe.

With the U.K. set to go to the polls on June 23rd to vote on an In/Out referendum on the country's EU membership, pv magazine caught up with James Watson, a Brit and the CEO of SolarPower Europe, to canvass his opinion on the...

Solar now India's fastest-growing new energy source, says Mercom

Data from Mercom and the MNRE reveals that India is on course to accelerate its solar installation pace in 2017.

Report forecasts India to install around 5 GW of new solar capacity this year, and reveals a bulging solar pipeline that has surpassed 22 GW.

Greece's islands are in need of more PV and storage

Limnionas in Kos, Greece. Image by Michal Osmenda.

While Greece's solar PV market starts to gather heat, pv magazine explores why Greece's non-interconnected island region is the country's number one spot in need of more solar PV and storage projects.

France: EDF embraces self-consumption and digitization

Tour EDF, La Défense, Paris. Image Joe deSousa.

French utility EDF announced the launch of a new solar PV self-consumption offering under the Mon Soleil and Moi banner, which will become EDF’s sole offering for residential customers in France.

Solar going through the roof in India

Rooftop PV system on the Lotus Temple, New Delhi.

India’s central ministries are due to pledge an ambitious 5 GW of rooftop PV to be installed on their rooftops and on vacant lands they own during the National Workshop on Roof Top Solar Power on Tuesday.

France joins development bank loan to 100 MW solar project in El Salvador

The Providencia Solar project will be the first large utility-scale project in the nation.

Yingli expects Q1 profit: preliminary report

Yingli PV production.

Struggling Chinese solar firm issues preliminary data that suggests it will turn a profit in the first quarter of 2016 for the first time since Q3 2011.

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