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SkyPower partners with BYD to enter into 750 MW PV+storage tender in India

By implementing energy storage systems, Indian government intends to make it possible to transfer solar energy between states

Canadian SkyPower and Chinese BYD will submit a joined bid in the upcoming 750 MW solar+storage tender in India.

Little Sun crowd-funding goal up 300% after six days

Little Sun Charge - Testing in Zimbabwe, July 2015

Crowd funding for the Berlin-based start-up and social business' latest product continues to skyrocket. CEO Felix Hallwachs speaks with pv magazine about the company's plans for its new solar powered cell phone charger and the...

GCL-Poly to offload non-solar business for $503m

GCL-Poly Jiangsu Zhongneng facility.

The Chinese polysilicon and wafer producer plans to sell all non-solar related interests to Jiangsu Golden Concord Energy Co. for a reported sum of 3.2 billion yuan.

PV trade dispute: EU ProSun files request for expiry review of undertaking

European Commission building

EU Prosun announced this summer its intention to file the request with the European Commission within the allotted time and it has now done so before the deadline expired this past weekend. Supporters and opponents in the PV...

Low carbon smart cities could save world $22tn, finds study

New York City skyline and solar installation.

Global Commission on Climate and Economy urges national governments to back efforts to transform cities into climate-smart hubs to save money, lower emissions and improve living standards.

Talesun secures 222 MW Indian PV module deal

The Chinese PV maker will supply modules to Indian developer ACME over the next six months, as the nation's solar PV market begins to take off.

India: Adani, JSPL propose 2 GW of solar projects in Jharkhand

Gautam Adani

Adani Group and steel group Jindal Steel and Power and Limited (JSPL) have submitted proposals for what could be India's largest solar plants. News of the ambitious plans follows reports of Adani's efforts to establish a $3...

JinkoSolar to supply 579 MW of PV modules to Brazil

Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil

The company will become one of the main PV suppliers in Brazil after entering into agreements to deliver Chinese-made modules for several winning projects in the country's latest solar auction.

The solarization of Greece

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Amidst Greece's economic woes, Greenpeace Greece seeking to raise funding for an ambitious solar goal that embraces the country's most plentiful natural resource.

Luxor supplies PV modules to Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture

Rooftop solar array atop Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture

Boasting Egypt's largest PV rooftop system on a public structure, the ministry building employs 560 high-performance solar modules from the German PV manufacturer. The project is seen as a model for the use of solar energy in the...

Conergy to build solar park in Thailand

Thailand's sunny easter province of in Sa Kaeo

The solar power plant in Sa Kaeo province is scheduled to be completed in December. The company's latest project in the country is in line with the Thai government's goal of achieving a 20% renewables share by 2036.

SunEdison installs 1.9 MW solar system for Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro.

U.S. solar power developer completes construction of eight rooftop arrays at stations along the Indian city's Badarpur-Fariadabad line; two more PV systems on the way for further lines.

India: Coal plants to subsidize solar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Indian government has ordered state utility giant NTPC to sell more expensive solar generated electricity with cheaper coal power as a single unit in an effort to increase solar uptake. As part of the initiative, the NTPC...

ABB inverters handle half of India's 4 GW solar capacity


Swiss power company has doubled its installed base in the country in just five months, surpassing 2 GW of installed solar inverters and thus supporting half of India's 4.1 GW of total installed capacity.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Ipanema Beach.

Solar starts marching to a samba beat as Brazil kicks on, storage issues a set of handy reminders of its prowess in PV, and a rather conservative forecast by the IEA still serves to stick the boot in on fossil fuel.

Little Sun doubles crowd funding goal in just two days

Little Sun Charge prototype in Berlin, August 2015.

The Berlin start-up and social business has had spectacular success in crowd funding its latest product, a solar powered cell phone charger for people with no access to electricity as well as for users eager to free themsvelves...

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