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Nuclear fallout: Vattenfall sues Germany

Grafenrhein nuclear plant, Germany

Swedish energy group Vattenfall is suing the German government for 4.7 billion euros in compensation in connection with the country's phase-out of nuclear energy.

India: SunEdison seeking buyer for 1 GW of solar projects, ministry eyes $500m AIIB loan

Solar installation, India.

Troubled clean energy developer hopes to offload close to 1 GW of unfinished solar projects worth around $1.1 billion as it seeks to ease debt burden amid talk of impending bankruptcy.

SDG&E signs 20 MW storage contract

The contract is for the development of a 20 MW lithium-ion battery storage project.

The San Diego utility signs deal for 20 MW lithium-ion battery facility with Hecate Energy Bancroft; also inks contract for 18.5 MW energy efficiency projects with Willdan Energy Solutions.

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Oh look, a Tesla Powerwall.

Woes deepen for SunEdison, Mexico's energy reform invites 1.7 GW of solar, and Huawei shuffles to the top of the global inverter pack as another busy week in solar comes to a close.

UK: Lightsource connects 215 MW of PV ahead of ROC deadline

This 4.84 MWp solar farm at Belfast Airport was just one of 26 ground-mounted solar projects completed by Lightsource in the U.K. ahead of the ROC deadline.

British developer boosts solar portfolio by 215 MW across 40 new sites ahead of today's closure of the renewable obligation certificate scheme.

BayWa to offer solar loans for US customers, adds 130 MW of PV in UK

Rose & Crown solar park is one of six U.K. projects recently completed by BayWa

BayWa is actively expanding its presence in the global market. This week, the company introduced a new finance product in the U.S., announced completion of six PV plants in U.K., and shared plans for its first solar projects in...

Turkey amends its unlicensed market regulation

1.8 MW solar installation in Turkey.

Turkey's energy regulator has published updated regulation governing the country's so-called unlicensed PV market, which regards PV installations less than 1 MW each.

SEIA: Inaction in Massachusetts has stopped $617 million in economic inactivity

Less solar means less power, less money and less jobs for Massachusetts' local economy

Inaction on raising net metering caps and reforming the SREC program in Massachusetts has stopped construction of 551 solar projects, with a total value of US$617 million. Delay could cost the state $3.2 million in annual tax...

Southwest England leads way for British solar generation, research shows

Southwest England counties of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset boast the most solar PV installed across the country.

Green Alliance mapped England's clean energy resources and found that the counties of Cornwall and Devon boasted the most solar PV capacity, with wind power dominant in the north east.

Portable solar-powered tanning panel finds niche audience

The Solar Tanel works under a range of conditions, but hot, sunny, cloudless days are the optimum. There has been no interest in the Solar Tanel from the UK as yet.

Newly developed towel-based panel can, under optimum conditions, deliver an even bronzing across exposed skin, researchers claim.

Mexico revises results of its first clean energy auction

After an evaluation of the first results, the volume of supply awarded to solar has been raised to 4,019 gigawatt-hours annually, which will be covered by 11 projects with an estimated potential of 1.7 GW-AC. The median price for...

Germany will not reduce solar FITs in Q2 2016

Over the last 12 month Germany installed only 1.4 GW of PV projects, 1 GW below the expected level

The solar feed-in-tariffs in Germany will remain unchanged in the second quarter of 2016. In February, the total of new PV projects registered in the country hit the new low of 50.49 MW.

Dominican Republic completes 33.4 MW PV plant in Monte Plata

Monte Plata Phase I PV plant is expected to generate 50 GWh of power annually

A 33.4 MW solar plant was officially inaugurated in Monte Plata province of the Dominican Republic.

Solar drove an increase in the UK’s renewable energy consumption in 2015

Solar and wind farm in the UK

Solar PV enjoyed the biggest capacity and generation percentage increase of all renewables in the UK during 2015, which contributed to record renewable energy consumption in the country, according to new official figures.

Rooftop solar could provide nearly half of US electricity demand

Rooftop solar systems could provide 40 % of all the electricity needs in the United States

A major new study has significantly lifted the potential of rooftop solar PV in the United States, saying rooftop solar alone could provide 40% of all the electricity needs of the world’s biggest economy, and around half if...

Australia: Origin signs 15-year PPA for 56 MW solar farm

Moree in New South Wales, Australia offers perfect climate for solar power generation

Origin Energy, one of the biggest energy providers in Australia, signed its first PPA for 100% of electricity produced by a large-scale solar farm.

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