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Report: U.S. can “affordably” triple RE to 27% by 2030

IRENA director general.

The U.S. can increase its share of renewable energy penetration to 27% by 2030 both technically and cost-effectively. This is the key message of a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


Senior US Democrat criticizes Australian prime minister's climate policies

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Californian Democratic congressman Henry Waxman has criticized Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's climate mitigation policies ahead of the PM's meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday.


Kenya rescinds VAT on solar products

SolarAid light

While local PV manufacturers have blasted the move, others have welcomed the move as a step in the right direction in the country's increasing adoption of renewable energy.


India's anticipated import tariffs could dampen Modi's ambitious solar plans

Narendra Modi inaugurates solar park in Gujarat

Anti-dumping tariffs would range from $0.11 to $0.81 per watt on PV imports and double the price of solar energy to $0.20 a kilowatt hour, according to the Solar Power Developers' Association.


Chinese manufacturers likely to set up shop in Mexico

Mexico City

Looking at the possible impact of new U.S. import tariffs on PV modules from China, market research group TrendForce says Mexico could offer Chinese manufacturers a North American pipeline hub.


UK surpasses 3 GW mark in April

Lightsource solar farm, UK

Fueled by the rapid growth in ground-mounted solar PV farms, Europe's most dynamic solar market is poised to add the most solar capacity in Europe this year.


Cyprus to expand PV via net metering

Nicosia

The Mediterranean country is launching a second net metering program after a strong response to a similiar initiative last year. Despite broad support for renewable energy, the nation's limited grid remains a problem for future...


Buffett to double down on solar and wind investment

Warren Buffet and President Obama.

The U.S. tycoon revealed he is ready to pour another $15 billion into his Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s renewable energy interests, taking expenditure to $30 billion.


Photon Holding claims activities not affected by preliminary insolvency proceedings

Photon International cover

A German court opened preliminary insolvency proceedings for the solar services and publishing group due to a tax obligation. Photon calls the move "unnecessary."


OCI Solar Power signs $40 million loan agreement for 39.6 MW Texan PV project

Texan landscape, USA.

The U.S. solar company has agreed the loan with the North American Development Bank (NADB) for the construction of the Alamo 4 Solar Park in Texas.


Lark Energy hosts Malaysian government delegation in UK

9 MW PV plant at Ketton Cement works, developed by Lark Energy.

A senior delegation from the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, visited Lark Energy's 9 MW solar farm at Hanson Cement's Ketton works in Rutland County last week.


PV CYCLE elects international-looking board

PV module being recycled.

The European take-back and recycling association has appointed Luis Torres from SunPower as its new president, with other solar luminaries joining the board.


CSUN signs 50 MW supply agreement in Turkey

Turkish flag.

The framework agreement will see the Chinese cell and module manufacturer deliver its high efficiency products to Germany's KosiFrankensolar's Turkish projects.


Los Angeles greenlights 300 MW of solar projects

Castaic Power Plant, Los Angeles County

SunEdison and Hecate Energy will build 250 MW of large solar in Kern County plus 50 MW of local solar. Los Angeles is targeting a 25% renewables share by 2016 and 33% by 2020.


Qatar Solar Energy opens 300 MW PV factory in Qatar

Solar production, Qatar

The vertically integrated module production plant, located in Doha's industrial zone, will become one of the largest PV factories in the MENA region.


Intersolar: First Solar targets European O&M business

First Solar module production, Malaysia

U.S. thin film giant First Solar is targeting operations and maintenance (O&M) business in Europe as it seeks to re-energize its European operations.


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