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Etrion moves forward on potential sale of 60MW in Italy

Swiss PV group has chosen Greenhill & Co. International to advise on the transaction, which would give it a chance to shore up its capital and devote more resources to the expansion of it business in Japan.

Berkeley Lab reveals drivers for low-priced PV systems in US

Rooftop solar installation, San Jose, California

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory identify the key market and system drivers for low-priced PV systems for homes and small businesses.

JinkoSolar joins RWE on Dubai solar tender

Dubai: model of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

China’s JinkoSolar is partnering with German electric utility giant RWE AG to jointly take part in in Dubai’s 800 MW solar tender.

Borrego Solar doubles assets under O&M management

Borrego Solar

The California-based solar energy system designer, developer, installer and O&M provider saw its assets under contract grow to 265 MW last year.

China to slash coal production amidst falling demand

Beijing air polution

Chinese authorities are making drastic cuts in coal production an effort to reduce overcapacity in the face of shrinking demand, according to report by Xinhua News Agency.

Chile: 316 MW-AC of solar PV came online in 2015

The capacity of installed PV plants reached 848 MW-AC. Over 2 GW of solar PV is under construction.

Wafer utilization rates to be highest since 2010 on back of supply shortage

Demand for wafers will remain high in 2016, says IHS

IHS, Inc. has confirmed a wafer supply shortage. This will lead to utilization rates of up to 88% in 2016, and increasing levels of outsourced production. Long-term contracts, often with pre-payment clauses applied, will affect...

Japan: 10 GW of solar in 2015, 85 GW of renewables approved since 2012

As of 2014, Japan had a cumulative solar PV capacity of 23.3 GW

Out of "at least" 51 GW of solar PV installed globally in 2015, Japan saw around 10 GW, according to calculations from the PV Market Alliance (PVMA). Since the introduction of its generous FIT in 2012, the country has approved...

Mercom: Battery/storage M&A activity tops $2.4 billion in 2015

The Younicos deal represented one of the top VC deals in battery/sotrage in 2015

Mercom Capital Group has released its figures for battery/storage funding in 2015. While investment in the venture capital, and debt and public market financing sectors both fell, merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions saw a...

Energy storage commercially viable, 900 MW expected in 2016

900 MW of energy storage projects are expected to be installed in 2016

The energy storage market is shifting from R&D demonstration projects to a commercially viable market, states IHS, Inc. Q4 2015 saw a 45% increase in the global project pipeline, while 900 MW of projects are expected to be...

WFES: scaling renewables in GCC will reap huge social and economic benefits, says IRENA

If the GCC was able to meet its clean energy targets by 2030, the social, economical and environmental impact would be vast. EWS-WWF warns, however, that the region needs to be more ambitious on this issue.

An IRENA report presented at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi outlines how Middle Eastern countries can reduce carbon footprint by 8% if GCC targets are achieved; WWF urges region to show more leadership.

Asia Clean Capital secures $40 million in financing

Asia Clean Capital rooftop solar  project

The group will accelerate and expand its rooftop solar solutions business in China, where it covers the cost of designing, engineering, installing and maintaining solar installations for leading companies.

Solargiga boosts 2015 revenue, shipments

Solargiga factory

Solargiga saw a sharp increase in the sale of generated electricity. The Chinese company is in the process of doubling its PV module production capacity.

WFES: Jordan to add 250 MW of PV as ABB, Masdar move in

Masdar is set to announce the signing of an agreement with Jordan to build a 200 MW solar PV plant in the country. ABB has also announced two large-scale projects in the country.

Swiss power technology producer ABB announces involvement in two 50 MW PV plants in Jordan, while UAE's Masdar to sign agreement to build 200 MW PV plant in the country.

Greenheart Tree Energy eyes solar development in Guyana

Guayanese ministers meet with representatives of Canada's Greenheart Tree Energy.

The Guyanese government has welcomed proposals by the Canadian company to develop solar farms in the South American counttry.

Developer interest wanes in Indian solar PV tender

India GE Welspun Neemuch

Bridge to India says a number or reasons detered developers from participating in the 500 MW tender in Maharashtra. The research group expects a similar muted response in three upcoming tenders in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and...

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