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Inverters go big and go smart at Intersolar Europe

The Solar Superheroes caused a stir on day one of Intersolar Europe, which opened to bustling crowds and a raft of innovative product launches.

ABB, GPTech, Ingeteam, TMEIC and SolarEdge all unveil new inverter solutions for large-scale, commercial and the home on day one of the Intersolar show.

Juwi commisions 25 MW solar plant on former Japanese golf course

The 25 MW solar plant sits on a former golf course in Iwate Prefecture.

The array has been built on the former Iwate Hirono golf course in Iwate Prefecture, with Tohoku Electric Power signing a 25-year PPA for the plant and juwi providing O&M.

Australian Green Party launches bold solar policy ahead of elections

Solar commercial installation.

The Greens want to encourage a fair price for solar that will enable all homeowners to reap the benefits of PV. Australians go to the polls on July 2.

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Not a crystal ball.

As IHS warns of an impending oversupply and subsequent market shakeout, and GTM calculates large-scale U.S. solar costs to fall below 1 dollar per watt by 2020, are we approaching peak PV?

Greece considers new retroactive PV cuts

Greek solar park.

Greece's solar PV drama appears open-ended, at least as long as the deficit in the fund that remunerates renewable energy generators remains. Rumors about new retroactive tariff cuts in existing PV installations are spreading...

Zambia shortlists bidders for 100 MW of solar projects

Victoria Falls, Zambia.

Frontrunners to build, own and operate two 50 MW solar plants in the country expected to be NEON S.A.S./First Solar and Enel Green Power, with talk of tariffs as low as 6.02 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour.

UK: Nissan switches on 4.75 MW solar farm to power electric vehicle production plant

Nissan Leaf and solar farm.

The Japanese car giant's largest EU factory is now powered by 4.75 MW of solar PV, edging it closer towards a virtuous circle of clean energy production and electric vehicle output.

IRENA joins campaign to back greater public-private collaboration on clean energy

IRENA's Adnan Z. Amin.

The International Renewable Energy Agency to collaborate with leading multinationals and 23 member governments of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to boost corporate sourcing of renewables.

Von Ardenne inks 700 MW thin-film coatings deal with China National Building Materials

Von Ardenne HQ in Dresden, Germany.

The German deposition equipment provider is latest beneficiary of China National Building Materials' ambitious solar PV expansion, and will deliver several coating systems for installation at two 300 MW CIGS plants and one 100 MW...

Georgia Power's 30 MW solar plant for US army base connected to grid

Aerial view of the 30 MW Fort Benning solar farm installed by Georgia Power at the army base in Georgia.

The installation at Fort Benning is the result of a collaboration between the utility, the U.S. Army, the Army Office of Energy Initiatives, the General Services Administration and the Georgia Public Service Commission.

United States installs 18.3 MW of energy storage in Q1 2016

GTM Research’s latest report finds strong year-over-year growth, particularly for behind-the-meter installations.

Shunfeng signs deal to offload solar manufacturing assets for $760m

Kin Ming Cheng.

The Chinese renewable energy firm reveals MoU signed with Hong Kong investor to sell its Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Company, which includes module maker Suntech.

China's NDRC order grid operators to purchase curtailed solar power in congested regions

Ground mounted Chinese solar farm in Qinghai.

National Development and Reform Commission issues purchase rule forcing grid operators in 11 Chinese regions to secure utilization of at least 1,300 hours of solar energy; regions identified because of network congestion and...

Commercial production begins at Solar Frontier's 150 MW CIS plant

Solar Frontier fab.

Japanese solar firm's Tohoku Plant in Miyagi Prefecture has commenced commercial production of its CIS modules, which are expected to go on sale shortly.

Renewables enjoy record 2015 in terms of investment and installations, REN21 report says

Solar and wind farm.

Global clean energy capacity increased by 147.2 GW last year, spurred by $285.9 million of investment, says REN21 Renewables 2016 Global Status Report. Sector now employs more than 8 million people.

Hanwha Q CELLS discusses Installation Innovation Award

Hanwha HQ in Seoul

Innovative installers and solar plant designers in particular are welcomed speakers at Intersolar Europe. Visitors eagerly line up for to hear the top presenters. Jong Wan (JW) Lim, managing director and head of EU Sales at...

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