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Delay in United's 210 MW acquisition

Inner Mongolia.

Developer announces hitch in its $300m deal to buy Chinese plant portfolio. Details of the acquisition, due today, have been delayed by up to four weeks.


EDF and Eren fire up 150 MW of solar in India

Solar PV plant, Rajasthan.

The utility-scale solar plants, located in the states of Rajasthan and Odisha and developed by Acme Solar, have begun supplying local grids with solar electricity.


ReneSola signs 30 MW supply deal for UK solar farm

ReneSola cell production.

The Chinese PV module manufacturer to deliver 30 MW of its Polish-made 260w Virtus II solar modules to U.K. project, which will be located in the English county of Nottinghamshire.


Hareon Solar seeks 160 MW PV opportunity in India

Solar installation, India.

Chinese solar firm announces PV agreement to develop 160 MW solar cell project in the country, footing $40 million of the investment, second JV confirmed.


SoCal Edison to pursue 105 MW of renewables, majority from solar

Fresno County, California.

Utility unveils proposal to augment renewable energy sources as part of Californian state requirement to diversify energy mix to include more green power.


Hillary Clinton's half a billion solar panel pledge

Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate for 2016 promises installation of 500 million solar panels nationwide within four years of taking office if she wins.


UK should taper off subsidies over five years

A solar project in the UK.

KPMG report says cutting incentives immediately, as DECC proposes, will harm the industry. The UK energy market is geared towards fossil fuels.


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UK Chancellor George Osborne.

The UK government kills solar, Hanergy falls out with itself and Yingli attracts a somewhat egregious class action lawsuit, but at least there was some good news out of India.


NY to spend $13 million on affordable solar initiatives

New York solar power.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to spend $13 million on improve access to solar power for low- and moderate-income communities.


Chinese players continue rearguard action

A stocks and shares board.

United PV strengthens fundraising powers of its board and GCL Poly rolls over convertible shares. Actions to shore up solar stocks continue.


SkyPower to develop 1 GW of projects in Kenya

Nairobi.

Canadian developer will sign deal at trade summit in Nairobi on Sunday. The pipeline will cover the next five years and follows recent 6 GW commitments in Egypt and Nigeria.


LG Chem steals a march on Tesla

The Tesla Powerwall.

New 6.4 kWh storage system approaches $1,000/kWh price point. And the RESU is available within weeks, unlike the sold-out Powerwall.


Foresight Solar Fund acquires 34 MW of UK PV assets

Southam solar farm.

The Jersey-registered investment company has purchased three large-scale solar farms in the U.K. via a joint venture with Big60Million Limited, a community solar group backed by Belectric.


Brazil: 20.6 GW of solar bidders for auction

Rio Grande do Norte.

National renewables auction hugely oversubscribed. PV project bids outpace 18 GW of wind schemes.


SunPower to build 100 MW Nevada solar plant for NV Energy

SunPower installation, U.S.

U.S. solar firm signs 20-year power purchase agreement with Nevada utility NV Energy for a 100 MW solar PV plant planned for the state's Eldorado Valley in Boulder City.


China eyes further PV target increase in 13th five-year plan

20 MW solar farm in Golmund, China.

The National Energy Administration is currently thrashing out the terms of the 13th iteration of its five-year plan, and may outline a 2020 PV target of 200 GW, sources say.


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