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Global roll-out of renewable energy can avert climate catastrophe, says IPCC report

Greenpeaces protesters at Brandenburg Gate.

UN analysis finds total shift away from fossil fuels will have minimal impact on economic growth while averting feared 2C temperature increase by 2050.


NEC snaps up grid-scale battery business

Storage battery system.

The Japanese company has purchased A123 Energy Solutions from China's Wanxiang Group for a reported $100 million.


Chinese PV exports to Europe fell 62% in 2013

China flag.

Figures from the China Chamber of Commerce confirm China-European business revenues down by $3.7bn last year.


Panasonic develops stand-alone PV power system

Pansonic's Power Supply Container.

The company’s Power Supply Container generates and stores solar energy, and is ideal for for rural off-grid areas.


BNEF promotes CSUN to Tier 1 supplier status

CSUN's Turkey production facility.

The Bloomberg New Energy Finance tiering system for PV module makers ranks producers based on bankability and assistance given to developers and EPCs.


GCL Poly to become GCL New Energy

100 MW PV plant in Zhongwei.

The name change is a reflection of the Chinese company's expansion into the development of large scale PV plants.


Intersolar China opens with call for more R&D

Intersolar China opening ceremony.

The conference began with a series of impassioned presentations on the bullish state of China's PV market, but urged greater investment in domestic R&D and quality control.


Japan gives final approval for 11% FIT cut

Rooftop solar installation in Japan.

The move, finally confirmed today, will reduce the solar feed-in tariff to $0.31 cents per kW for 20 years, beginning on April 1.


Construction begins on 250 MW First Solar Nevada PV plant

Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power agrees 25-year PPA for the project, which will be located north of Las Vegas.


Hanwha Q CELLS collaborates on 31 MW Mexican PV installations

Hanwha Q CELLS Germany HQ.

The German-headquartered company will finance all 31 MW of PV across 120 locations of local retail giants, Tiendas Soriana.


ReneSola posts annual increases in revenue, net loss

ReneSola headquarters

The company achieved a performance record in the fourth quarter of 2013, however, including a net profit and a 58% increase in module shipments.


Yingli completes 1 MW World Cup solar installation

Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

The array at Brazil's Arena Pernambuco stadium will deliver clean solar energy to one of the forthcoming soccer World Cup's most important venues.


Malaysia opens talks on 50 MW PV plant

Mosque in Kedah, Malaysia.

The government has met with energy advisors to discuss plans to construct a 50 MW PV plant in northern state of Kedah.


Eclareon examines PV competitiveness in seven countries

Moron de la Frontera, Spain

The company's new report found that in Germany and Italy, low PV installation prices, a low discount rate and high electricity prices compensate for low irradiation levels to reach grid parity.


Solar usage continues to soar in California

Sunpower project, San Luis Obispo

The state's grid operator is preparing for a major boost in renewable energy in 2020, when utilities will have to obtain 33% of their electricity from renewable energy sources.


Berlin startup launches plug & play storage system

Berlin skyline.

The concept from Qinous, which delivers 100% renewable energy, is to be unveiled this week at the Energy Storage Conference in Düsseldorf.


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