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Oxford PV signs partnership with solar manufacturer

Henry Snaith of Oxford PV. Image: Douglas Fry

To top off a busy year for the British perovskite pioneer, Oxford PV has announced the signing of a joint development agreement (JDA) with a global solar cell and module manufacturer, as it aims to commercialise its perovskite...

USAID injects $4 million to African off-grid solar

Solar array in Dakar.

The US government agency USAID announced during the UN Climate conference (COP 22) in Morocco $4 million in funding to solar start-ups that support African off-grid solar energy. The funding is significant because it concerns a...

British researchers claim tin-based PV perovskites offer cleaner, cheaper lead alternative

Warwick Researcher.

Group at Warwick University replaced lead with tin in perovskite-based solar cells and found similar rates of performance but at cheaper cost and with lower toxicity.

Meyer Burger reshuffles board, Peter Pauli steps aside as CEO

Peter Pauli.

The Swiss solar technology provider confirms management and board changes that include appointment of Hans Brändle as new CEO from January 1.

A green Queen? Buckingham Palace refurb could include solar

Buckingham Palace.

British Queen's London residence is due a $458 million makeover starting April next year, and official report by the Crown includes suggestion to install solar panels across its vast roof.

Adani confirms $300m Australian solar investment

Mining area in Queensland.

The India conglomerate will build one of the world's "most advanced" solar farms near a mining site in Queensland, with an additional PV plant planned for the Whyalla region in south Australia.

NRG closes on 1.5 GW-AC of SunEdison wind, solar assets

Image: SunEdison

The acquisition includes utility-scale solar projects in Utah, Texas and Hawaii as well as 29 MW of distributed solar in four states.

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USD 10 million to be invested to develop 'solar cities'

New Delhi, India. Image: Wikimedia commons

A total of Rs. 670 million (USD 9.88 million) has been approved in India for the development of solar cities across the country, which will aim to cut conventional energy demand within the cities by at least 10%, while focusing...

Turkey: a new wave of solar PV deployment?

Asunim PV plant in Turkey. Image: Asunim

Turkey recently installed its largest PV project; the first of 600 MW of solar farms that have been tendered in the country. But does this mean that those 600 MW of solar PV will actually be installed in Turkey?

Six polysilicon manufacturers could be wiped out by end of 2018


A new polysilicon market outlook report from Bernreuter Research predicts a rise in competition in the market, which will drive prices down and push some manufactures out of business, in the face of falling demand from the solar...

Sterling and Wilson secure contract to construct 170 MW solar plant in Morocco

Morocco flag. Image: Flickr Felipe Skroski

A consortium led by ACWA Power has contracted Sterling and Wilson, the largest EPC company in the world, to build the 170 MW NOOR PV I Program in Morocco, which, upon completion, will be one of the largest solar PV complexes in...

India increases its solar exports 66% YoY, says Mercom

Floating solar plant by Vikram Solar.

Analysis by Mercom Capital Group finds 66% growth in Indian-made solar cells and modules between April-August this year; export figure dwarfed by imports, which topped $763 million during that period.

Autumn Statement: UK increases funding to EVs, solar again left in shade

Solar panels in London.

The UK's Chancellor announced yesterday extra funding to electric vehicles (EVs), but overall failed to convince that the government has a low-carbon growth plan that includes solar.

Skytron Energy chosen by Sonnedix to monitor 57.6 MW Puerto Rican solar plant

The Oriana solar PV plant is the largest in the Caribbean.

The German-based tech group has been commissioned by the EPC to provide monitoring and supervision technology to the Oriana solar plant, which is the largest in the Caribbean.

Price of mono PERC keeps rising amid strong demand for high-efficiency modules

After hitting a historic low in Q3 2016, module prices have begun to rise slightly.

Module prices began to bounce back in October, helped by a rise in the prices of multi-crystalline, cell and wafer. Currently, the price of common multi crystalline modules has risen to RMB 3/Watt (US$0.43), from a low of RMB 2.8...

Sweden plans 60% subsidy for residential batteries

Sweden has announced a government subsidy that will cover 60% of the cost for installing a residential energy storage system, up to a maximum of 50,000 kroner (US$5,400). Battery, wiring, management systems and installation will...

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