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Solar Impulse pilots awarded Switzerland's World Solar Prize

Solar Impulse pilots and co-founders Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg recognized for attracting unmatched international attention to solar energy for their successful solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

Heliatek raises EUR 80m for OPV expansion


The German developer of organic PV materials has raised a sizable amount of funding to finance its manufacturing expansion and worldwide market development.

Solar losing out as Indian DISCOMs flout purchasing rules, reports Mercom Capital

Renewable Energy India expo, 2016.

Financial struggles of some of India's distributed electricity companies tempting many to ignore country's 'must run' rules on purchasing solar power in favor of cheaper power on the exchanges, says Mercom Capital.

Canadian Solar secures $100m credit from EDC

Solar array by Canadian Solar.

Chinese solar developer signs financing agreement with Export Development Canada for sum of $100 million to enable the firm to expand its global project development activities.

Israel lines up 500 MW solar PV tender

Israel has bold renewable energy ambitions, and is reported to be planning a 500 MW solar PV tender.

The country's Finance Ministry is said to be planning a tender for a 500 MW solar power facility in the southern Negev Desert.

UK will ratify Paris climate change deal this year, says PM

Theresa May.

Prime Minister Theresa May tells UN that the U.K. will play its part in the international effort against climate change by ratifying the terms of the Paris Agreement before the end of the year.

SolarWorld to lay off 500 temporary workers in Germany

SolarWorld Freiburg.

The German solar manufacturer will begin shedding workers employed on temporary contracts in the fourth quarter in response to fierce price pressure in the global solar markets. Permanent employees will not be initially affected.

India: Many avenues for solar manufacturing growth post-WTO decision, says Mercom Capital

India's ministers have to explore other ways to support the country's domestic manufacturing industry if Modi's goal of 100 GW of solar by 2022 is to be reached.

World Trade Organization's rejection of Indian appeal against U.S. complaint lays bare the 'contradictory' nature of India's Domestic Content Requirement, says Mercom Capital Group, and should compel government to pursue other...

SunPower to buy AUO's stake in cell JV

SunPower solar module, up close.

U.S. solar producer SunPower will acquire Taiwan's AU Optronic's stake in a cell production facility joint venture the companies entered into in 2010. Under the deal, SunPower will pay $170 million over four years and take...

India: Imported solar module prices plunge to 36 US cents per watt-peak

Solar installation in India.

Analysis by Bridge to India finds that the average cost of solar PV modules imported into India has fallen by almost 15% over the past three months, prompting severe concerns for local manufacturers.

Kostal signs 15 MW inverter supply deal in Turkey


Turkish branch of the German firm signs supply deal with Turkish EPC CW Enerji for the delivery of its Piko inverters for 15 MW of solar projects.

NREL takes lead on $30m consortium to improve PV technology performance

The DOE SunShot Initiative will fund the consortium to the tune of $30m over the next five years.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will lead a consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the development of new solar module materials.

SMA and Sungrow showcase new inverters at Solar Power International

Sungrow's new SG125HV string inverter is the world's first at 1,500 volts.

Two market leaders unveil groundbreaking new products at the Las Vegas show, including new range of 1,500 VDC inverters from Sungrow.

MiaSolé Launches Flex Series Modules At SPI

New generation of FLEX Series solar panels for BIPV applications, with a 17% efficiency and a weight of 0.5 lb./sq. foot, four times less than glass panels.

MiaSolé announced a new generation of FLEX Series solar panels for BIPV applications, with a 17% efficiency and a weight of 0.5 lb./sq. foot, four times less than glass panels.

Advanced Microgrid Solutions to embark on 40 MW SoCal storage project

Storage technology.

The San Francisco-based clean tech firm has been selected by Southern California Edison to deliver a 40 MW fast-response energy storage system in the state to help manage circuit load and integrate higher levels of solar energy.

IBC Solar signs 22.5 MW EPC contract in India

Module cleaning.

Deal in the state of Rajasthan is the German firm's sixth such contract in the country, and will propel its Indian portfolio to beyond 50 MW of solar PV operations.

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