"Distributed solar energy is enabling communities to leapfrog beyond the grid and bring power quicker and cheaper to African communities," says Clean Access Initiative Chairman Yariv Cohen.
A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.
Company CEO Frank Asbeck confirms August and July to be best months ever for German company’s shipment volumes.
Householders could be hit with increased system costs if Australia's government winds back the Renewable Energy Target.
The global solar power developer has secured financing for two solar PV plants totaling 4.5 MW in Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture.
Xinyu Xinwei New Energy will engineer, procure and construct a 30 MW solar PV plant in Zhongwei City, China.
First half financial results reveal a 52% sales increase on the back of a 16% rise in polysilicon spot prices.
ACO Investment Group will collaborate with Myanmar's Ministry of Electric Power to construct two 150 MW solar plants by 2016.
Partnership offers solar PV financing solutions to small and medium commercial businesses in the U.S.
Japan accounted for 53% of the company's module shipments in the quarter. The U.S. became its second-largest market, reversing positions with the U.K.
UBS Bank believes large-scale power stations will be redundant within 10-20 years, with solar technology taking their place as chief power source.
The report makes the case that a transition to renewable energy can bolster sustainable tourism marketing strategies, which can in turn increase tourism while improving the well-being of island communities.
The country has so far upgraded half of the total of 400,000 installations that are affected by the measure to better protect the power grid.
Latest research from NPD Solarbuzz reveals leading Chinese solar module suppliers upped their share of global supply by 26% in Q2.
The review calls recommends closing the Renewable Energy Target scheme to new entrants and reducing investment and subsidies for large-scale and household renewable energy projects.
Annual growth in new renewable power will slow and stabilize after 2014, putting renewables at risk of falling short of the absolute generation levels needed to meet global climate change objectives, the IEA warns.
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