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GET warns of multi-crystalline wafer shortage in 2016

One of the larger wafer makers has warned of an impending shortage of multicrystalline wafers next year.

Enphase partners with Genesis for NZ storage trial

AC battery.

New Zealand's largest gas and electricity utility Genesis Energy will trial Enphase Energy's new storage system as part of the U.S. microinverter specialist's Home Energy Solution.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the October issue

100% solar powered.

Following a vibrant Solar Power International exhibition, pv magazine investigates the deepening relationship between U.S. utilities and the solar industry, plus Australia and home storage are also in the spotlight.

European Parliament calls for end to solar MIP, duties

More calls to end the MIP and solar PV duties have been made

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to the minimum import price (MIP), and anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar PV products coming into the EU from China, claiming the measures are slowing...

UK: Energy minister gets 'tough' on subsidies, backs fracking

Amber Rudd in India.

Speaking at the Conservative conference, Amber Rudd says that there is no magic money tree to support the transition to low carbon economy, cites attractiveness of fracking as a "cheaper alternative".

South Africa announces 1.5 GW solar park plan

Solar-powered mine.

Energy ministry 'putting in plans' to develop large-scale PV plant in Northern Cape, augmenting wider aim to add 1 GW of renewable power to the grid to ease current constraints.

LCOE for renewables decreases, fossil fuels see increase

Solar PV is continuing to get cheaper, finds BNEF

The generating cost comparison between renewable energies and fossil fuels is narrowing, with 2015 recording a "significant shift," says BNEF. Overall, levelised costs of electricity (LCOEs) for renewable energies are decreasing,...

CHORUS Clean Energy prices IPO to raise €103-119 million

The wind and solar plant operator has priced shares for its initial public offering at €9.75 per share, the low end of previous estimates.

JinkoSolar to hold off on building a factory in Brazil

JinkoSolar has announced that it will postpone building a factory in the nation, which is in the midst of an economic crisis.

German government to invest EUR 1.5 billion to aid India's solar transition

Angela Merkel.

German chancellor Angela Merkel meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss development of clean energy corridor, with investment in solar power chief on the agenda.

OPDE begins construction of 30 MW UK solar projects

Solar farm construction, England.

The Spain-headquartered EPC aims to connect three large-scale solar farms to the U.K. grid between the end of this year and early 2016.

Enel Green Power offloads $1bn of Portuguese clean power assets

Portuguese solar installation.

Assets sold to Portugal's First State Wind Energy Investments as Enel looks to ease its debts and target faster-growing markets in Africa and Latin America, company says.

Canadian Solar purchases 59.8 MW solar assets from KKR

Ontario flag.

The vertically integrated Chinese solar firm has closed the purchase of three operating solar projects in Ontario from global investment firm KKR for a total of $203.7 million.

Renewables could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030, PV capacity to reach 55 GW

South Africa is blazing the continent's solar trail

Up from just 5% in 2013, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says renewable energies could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030. With favorable irradiation across the continent, cumulative solar PV capacity has...

Enphase enters development and supply agreement with Eliiy Power

Enphase AC Battery.

California-headquartered microinverter specialist agrees six year contract with Japanese battery developer for the exclusive supply of battery cells and management units for Enphase's AC Battery.

Neo Solar Power buys 30% stake in Phanes Group

The Taiwanese PV cell maker has expanded its downstream activities by buying a stake in Emirati/Swiss project developer Phanes Group.

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