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Spain's solar tax 'almost complete'

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

Minister says twin tax on self-consumption is almost ready. With elections looming, the Spanish government is in a race against time to enact the legislation.


Interview: Behind the New Energy Outlook 2015

Australian PV power plant.

Yesterday, Bloomberg New Energy Finance released its 2015 New Energy Outlook. In it solar PV was seen as a leading energy source for the future, however the pace of renewable energy deployment and the continuation of large...


BNEF: solar likely largest energy investment target 2015 – 2040

Sunrise.

Solar will attract funding of around US$3.7 trillion of over the next 25 years, becoming the largest energy segment in terms of new investment. This is the key finding from Bloomberg New Energy Finance in its New Energy Outlook...


Leading German solar players call for end to minimum price

German flag, dark skies

Wacker, Baywa r.e. and MVV, three major German companies in the energy sector, have called for an end to the minimum price regime applied to Chinese modules. The companies claim the minimum price regulation is standing in the way...


Oxis to roll out Li-S energy storage batteries next year

Oxis Energy is gearing up to sell its energy storage batteries in 2016. The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery developer, which unveiled a solar storage technology demonstration project in early June with Proinso, predicts a battery...


Mercom tips 2016 global PV market to reach 57.4 GW

UK power plant.

2015 looks set to be another year of growth for the global solar market with new installations set to reach 57.4 GW. Mercom Capital delivered the prediction its Global Solar Forecast, published this week.


The big 55 GW: Solar to run hot this year, says GTM Research

U.S. solar installation.

Analysts forecast global growth of 36% on last year, with Asia accounting for more than half of an expected 55 GW deployed, Europe to begin an upswing.


PV exceeds 2020 EU renewable energy target

Solar PV technology has already exceeded its deployment goals under the European Commission's renewable energy targets. Overall, the EU is on track to meet its 2020 targets, with renewables accounting for a projected 15.3% of...


SunShare unveils community solar program for Minnesota

Lake Calhoun, Minnesota.

The residential community scheme aims to bring solar power to 5,000 homes by December, and is one of the largest such programs in the U.S.


juwi Group's Asian footprint climbs past 400 MW

Tamil Nadu.

Indian subsidiary of the German renewables company begins construction on a 39 MW PV plant in Southern India, which will increase its Asian solar portfolio to more than 400 MW.


NexWafe plans 250 MWp kerfless wafer production

Fraunhofer spinoff, NexWafe GmbH plans to set up a 250 MWp production line for its kerfless wafer production. The first pilot line is expected to begin in 2017.


Fraunhofer launches company to transfer kerfless wafer technology into production

Germany’s Fraunhofer has announced the launch of a spin-off company, NexWafe GmbH to transfer its kerfless wafer production technology into production. Fraunhofer Venture will supply seed funding.


Energy storage investment opportunities, business models must be identified

The investment opportunities and business models in the energy storage industry need to be identified, writes Ernst & Young. In the energy industry in general, more focus needs to be placed on the customer, with utilities...


CNPV plans $270 million solar factory in South Korea

Chinese company CNPV Solar Power SA is reportedly looking to invest $270 million in a solar cell and module production plant in South Korea.


CSUN 2014 financials show 33% shipment increase

CSUN's Turkish fab, which opened in 2013, is expected to reach full utiliization this year as the company targets shipments of 1 GW.

Positive impact of Turkish factory reflected in higher shipments and increased revenue, which reached $341 million for the year.


Intersolar Europe: German energy minister backs solar's role in energy transition

The sun shone on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich following a busy three days that served to re-define Europe's place in the solar landscape.

Sigmar Gabriel calls solar the backbone of Germany's energy transition during a well-attended speech on the final day of the Intersolar Europe exhibition.


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