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Solar Decathlon kicks off amidst NREL layoffs

The U.S. Energy Department's Solar Decathlon kicks off Oct. 8, 2015

As international university teams compete on innovative solar home designs, the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which has been instrumental in organizing the popular challenge, is facing increasing...

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.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Big horizons, big announcements and big hitters: it's been another BIG week for solar.

The PV heavyweights are back in the headlines this week with the news that China and the U.S. have agreed a climate deal, SolarCity has tightened its grip on residential solar, and Hanergy's woes continue.

Interview: Speaking off-grid with Phaesun

The Off-Grid Experts Workshop was held between September 25-26 in Memmingen, Germany.

Tobias Zwirner, MD of Phaesun GmbH, talks to pv magazine about last month's Off-Grid Experts Workshop, held in Memmingen, Germany, between September 25-26.

SkyPower announces $440m, 200 MW Djibouti solar plans

Djibouti City.

Canadian developer continues its international expansion with agreement to develop large solar project in the east African nation; plants will be built in four phases over next four years.

TSEC to increase Taiwan solar production capacity to 1.6 GW

Taiwanese solar park.

Taiwan Solar Energy Corp. will boost its cell and module capacity from 800 MW to between 1.5-1.6 GW by 2017 as the company looks to meet rising demand.

UK: 27,000 solar jobs could go if FIT cut proposals are enacted

Solar installation, England.

Analysis by the Solar Trade Association of employment data released by TBR Economic Research reveals that the vast majority of the 35,000 jobs the solar sector support could be at risk if FITs are cut.

Argentina passes renewable energy law: 20% by 2025

The law includes an 8% target by 2017, a price cap for contracts, and an obligation for large energy users.

SkyPower signs 150 MW PPA in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh.

Canadian solar developer enters long-term power purchase agreement with the Government of Madhya Pradesh for the development of 150 MW of solar PV.

Jordan receives $250 million loan from World Bank to boost renewables

Solar installation, Jordan.

The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan facility to support Jordan's transition to renewable energy and the more efficient use of water resources. The loan is specifically expected boost residential solar PV installations...

UK: Solar spending cuts amount to 98% reduction in support, STA calculates

Solar park, England.

Analysis by the Solar Trade Association finds that the U.K. government's proposed cuts will see the rate of solar support fall from 70 million pounds a year to just two million.

Scotland looks to the sun as England, Wales turn their backs

Scottish coastline.

Scottish government confirms small-scale solar farms smaller than 5 MW will continue to be eligible for the ROC; Edinburgh launches ambitious community solar scheme.

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