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Former coal boss seeks approval for 300 MW solar plant in Port Augusta

The proposed project area for the plant, outside of Port Augusta. Image: Google maps/Renew Economy

The former head of Australia’s most polluting brown coal generator is proposing a 10-fold increase in the size of a solar PV plant he proposes fills in the market gap created by the closure of Port Augusta’s own brown coal-fired...

Clean Energy Live: where is UK solar growth going to come from?

Presentation at Clean Energy Live, 2016.

The U.K.'s Clean Energy Live show kicked off in Birmingham on Tuesday, taking a holistic approach to the country's energy issues. The show nevertheless examined those sectors that adding new PV installations in the U.K. today,...

ABB to build solar-powered microgrid at its largest Indian fab

ABB's solar inverter facility in Bengaluru.

The Swiss-based power electronics company will install a 600 kW rooftop solar array at its production facility in Vadodara, and a PowerStore Battery grid that will manage the plant’s energy.

REC achieves +20% efficiency for mass production of multicrystalline solar cells

REC TwinPeak series.

The Norwegian solar developer has developed a formula to mass-produce its multicrystalline cells at average efficiencies of 20.21%, becoming the first known manufacturer to achieve such numbers.

ADB extends loan for India solar rooftops to $500m

Delhi, India.

The Asian Development Bank will lead on the extension of the funds, which are to be steered towards developing India's largely fledgling solar rooftop sector.

Mission Solar Energy to close Texas cell lines, lay off 87 employees

The bifacial PV maker will be closing 200 MW of cell capacity and sourcing cells from an un-named Asian PV cell maker.

Europe hits 100 GW of solar, but rocky road ahead says MEP

Claude Turmes, MEP, believes that the EC requires more backbone on facing down the might of the more traditional energy sectors if solar is to stand a fighting chance of more growth.

Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament for Luxembourg's Green Party, issues rallying call to European solar industry at SolarPower Europe 100 GW event.

NREL: U.S. utility-scale solar falls below $1.50 per watt

The latest report by NREL shows an ongoing decline in costs across sectors, with soft costs remaining stubbornly high for residential installations.

ARENA funding for Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar has secured US$3.5 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for two large-scale solar projects in Queensland Australia, totaling 47MWp.

Bank of America may be interested in bailing out SunEdison

SunEdison's financial woes have trundled along for most of 2016.

Court documents reveal potential "enthusiastic interest" from the Charlotte, N.C. banking giant to provide money to the cratering solar installer.

Video tales from SPI: talking backsheets and 1,500v with Coveme

Michele Vannini from Coveme discusses the U.S. solar manufacturing landscape with Jonathan Gifford.

In the first video of the latest series of pv magazine LIVE reports, Jonathan Gifford discusses 1,500v module production and the U.S. solar market with Coveme.

China regulators may cut solar subsidy by 13% in some regions, say reports

China landscape.

The National Development and Reform Commission is mulling a 13% reduction in the tariff of solar PV plants located in China's least sunny regions, according to Bloomberg.

JA Solar latest Chinese firm to withdraw from EU price undertaking

JA Solar module inspection.

Solar company becomes latest Tier 1 player to voluntarily remove itself from the European Union's minimum import price undertaking.

Solaria files IP lawsuit against GCL over module production infringement

Solaria solar module.

The Californian solar module developer alleges misappropriation by China's GCL Solar over trade secrets pertaining to its patented production technique.

TerraForm Global clears way for sale of SunEdison India and Uruguay assets

SunEdison worker.

SunEdison yieldco has consented to the third party sale of the bankrupt clean energy developer's 425 MW Indian solar portfolio and further assets in Uruguay. Firm will receive a portion of the proceeds.

First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

Donald Trump.

pv magazine presents a news analysis of the role solar energy played in the first presidential debate.

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