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Andhra Pradesh aiming for 5 GW of solar by 2019

Hyderabad, India

The state government is expected to unveil a wide-ranging new renewable energy policy next month that would set major targets in the southeastern Indian state.

Unlicensed PV sector could propel Turkey to 10 GW by 2023

Solar installation, Turkey.

Senior energy experts in the country expect a bright future for Turkey's solar industry, driven largely by the unlicensed PV segment.

GT secures key certifications for Merlin interconnection technology

The U.S. equipment maker has secured three certifications which will enable modules produced using its Merlin copper mesh interconnection technology to be used in PV systems. GT plans to commercially roll out Merlin in 2015.

ReneSola back in black as shipments grow 15%

ReneSola PV cells quality control

Increased revenue and an improved margin helped push the Chinese group back to profitability thanks in large part to improved global operations and successful cost reductions.

Seven North Carolina solar farms set for Canadian Solar modules

Charlotte, North Carolina.

Deal sees Canadian Solar supply 44 MW of its high efficient modules to seven solar forms in North Carolina before the end of the year.

Trina Solar to add 49.9 MW to UK solar portfolio

Jifan Gao, Trina Solar CEO and Chairman.

Trina to develop utility-scale solar park in the U.K., adding to the 23.8 MW PV capacity the company has already installed in the country.

London Mayor aims swipe at UK chancellor's lack of support for green economy

Boris Johnson.

As Boris Johnson throws his hat into the ring for a seat following next year's general election, the outspoken mayor has criticized the U.K. chancellor's stance on environmental policies.

Meyer Burger increases sales, files half-year loss

Meyer Burger continues to record losses, despite orders picking up.

Swiss PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger has announced a 43% YOY increase in sales for the first half of 2014. It has not saved the company from posting a CHF 55.2 million (US$60.8 million) loss.

UK hits 5 GW solar PV capacity

Solar installation, Glemham.

NPD Solarbuzz figures find that 90% of U.K. capacity was installed in the past three years. FIT-driven, small-scale systems account for 42% of all installation capacity.

Mississippi Power unopposed to net metering, eyes 100 MW RE procurement

Solar PV, U.S.

The state utility has revealed it will not oppose net metering rules for residential solar, and announces potential solar and wind PPAs of up to 100 MW.

Sunnova raises $110m to accelerate customer growth

Solar rooftop installation.

The Houston, Texas-based solar service company will plow the funds into its solar service offering to homeowners across the U.S.

China surpasses Germany as world's solar bright spot

Beijing skyline, China.

Global Renewable Energy Report 2014 finds that China now boasts the world's biggest solar market, accounting for investments of $23.56bn last year.

Suntech buys up 30% of US storage company Powin Energy, wins best-in-class panel rating

Suntech HQ, Wuxi, China.

The Chinese solar producer has paid $25 million for a 30% share of Powin Energy, and could acquire a further 30% over the next two years.

Higher costs drive Q2 loss for NRG Energy

NRG Energy Californian solar park.

The U.S. wholesale power generation company reported a $97 million loss in the second quarter despite enjoying increased revenue.

Smart money against hitting EU target

A smart meter.

The EU is on track to fall short of its target of having smart meters in 80% of households by 2020. Member states have committed more than $60 billion to the smart meter roll out.

Lenders and leading developer focus on Nigerian market

Lagos, Nigeria's capital.

Nigeria's solar PV programme is expected to benefit from the latest funding approvals from a group of international lenders mere months after the country's energy sub-sector attracted a leading global solar PV developer.

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