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Massachusetts reaches nearly 15,000 solar workers

The state's latest report on clean energy found 14,820 workers in Massachusetts' solar sector, at the very moment when the industry is threatened by legislative inaction on net metering caps.

Next-gen battery market to grow to $10bn in 2030, says Lux Research

Oxis Li-S battery pouch.

Dominance of lithium-ion based storage technology will continue for next decade, report says, but next generation technologies will increase their market share thanks to wider adoption in e-mobility industry.

COP21: India to install 12 GW of solar in 2016

Modi launched the International Solar Alliance in Paris, yesterday

At the unveiling of the International Solar Alliance on the first eve of COP21, Indian Prime Minister Modi said India will see 12 GW of new solar capacity installed in 2016. He added that the alliance is a "sunrise of new hope"...

Global adoption of Chinese inverters limiting revenue growth, IHS says

Sungrow inverter, California.

Year-on-year inverter shipments grow by 35% over the first nine months of the year, but revenue growth over that time increases just 4%; growing acceptance of cheaper Chinese inverters putting price pressure on the market.

3 MW solar+storage system completed in Antigua

The meeco Group’s sun2live energy storage system has been installed alongside the PV array

A 3 MW solar PV and energy storage system has been commissioned by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) and PV Energy Ltd. It is expected to cover almost all of the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua’s energy...

Solar Impulse secures $20m funding to complete second leg of journey

Solar Impulse 2 at its home hangar in Switzerland.

The solar-powered aircraft, grounded in Hawaii since July, has raised the funds required to complete its round-the-world journey attempt, confirms pilot and co-founder Andre Borschberg.

Germany: Just 45 MW of new solar added in October

Newly registered solar PV systems total 1.174 GW in the first 10 months of 2015.

Just 45 MW of new solar PV capacity was added in October, according to the German Federal Network Agency. The FIT tariffs will, as a consequence of the weakened demand, not change in December. For the first 10 months of the year,...

Ecosolifer chooses Santa Catarina for its Brazilian PV module factory

The company plans to manufacture its multi-junction PV modules in the Southern Brazilian state, and is currently investigating locations.

Abengoa US yieldco faces uncertainty as parent company opens insolvency proceedings

280 MW CSP plant from Abengoa.

Commencement of insolvency proceedings in Spain sparks real fears of contagion for Abengoa Yield, the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Spanish renewable energy company.

India plans $1bn private equity fund for solar and renewables

Indian solar installation.

Government aims to raise that investment goal to around $4 billion per year within 3-4 years and will identify opportunities to source low-cost foreign investment, said energy minister Piyush Goyal.

Yingli, R.Power expand Polish solar portfolio to 60 MW

The two companies want to take advantage of Poland's renewable energy auctions

Yingli Green Energy and R.Power Sp. z o.o. have said they will build 60 MW worth of ground-mounted solar PV projects in Poland, up from the 30 MW announced last year. They are scheduled to be included in the country’s 2016 and...

TSMC announces complete solar exit

TSMC solar campus.

Chinese semiconductor giant TSMC has announced its intention to withdraw completely from the solar sector. It will immediately sell a 6% stake in Motech Industries, with its remaining 6% to be divested "in an orderly manner."

India and France to launch solar alliance on opening day of COP21

The COP21 summit in Paris begins today, kickstarting two weeks that could prove crucial in determining the world's stance on tackling climate change.

Solar alliance first of many anticipated agreements and pledges over the coming two weeks in Paris, which could prove crucial in determining how the globe tackles climate change in the few years.

Forum Solarpraxis: From energy decentralization to digitization

The 16th Forum Solarpraxis discussed the transition from energy decentralization to digitilization

The energy sector has undergone huge changes over the last years, mainly due to the decentralization of energy systems and the increasing role of renewables. While the sector’s defining characteristics continue to shift, a new...

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Berlin, Germany

The 16th Forum Solarpraxis kicked off in the German capital this week showcasing international developments in technology and policy and offering market assessments from industry reps. Developments in Germany and the U.K. could...

The world could be 100% renewable by 2050

Stanford 100% renewables by 2050 world map

Researchers from Stanford University have layed out exactly how the planet could forego fossil fuel and nuclear power and adopt renewable energy across the board.

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