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Household solar 'safe' as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott.

Australian PM Tony Abbott wants to reduce amount of large-scale solar built up to 2020 by two-thirds with his 'real' 20 per cent target. The move was one of the recommendations of the discredited Warburton Review of the country's...


8minutenergy secures approval for 135 MW projects in California

Kern County, California.

The solar developer's Redwood Solar Farm projects have been granted Conditional Use Permits by the Kern County Board of Supervisors.


Energy storage dominates Solar Energy UK

Solar Energy UK 2014 discussion

Energy storage took center stage at Solar Energy UK in Birmingham, Enlgand, on Wednesday. While the sector is in agreement about its vital role in the furthe development of renewables, the U.K. government is not doing enough to...


SPI: 600 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors expected

The SPI logo.

Solar Power International (SPI) organizers SEPA and SEIA have released some key info about the forthcoming trade show. With the show set to cover some 200,000 square feet (61,000 square meters) a key piece of advice from the...


Solarcentury's new 48 MW solar farm pledges higher environmental standards

Sheep at a solar farm in England.

Southwick solar farm in southern England will pioneer a carbon-friendly construction process, right down to recycling food waste in the installers' onsite canteen.


US residential demand approaching 1 GW a year

Arizona residential solar

Residential demand in the United States is increasing as PV systems become increasingly attractive across more states and falling prices drive denmand growth, NPD Solarbuzz reports.


Xinyu Xinwei New Energy announces 50 MW solar projects in Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

The subsidiary of SPI Solar will augment its presence in China, breaking ground for the first time in the Inner Mongolia region with a 20 MW plant. A 30 MW plant is penciled in to follow.


Clean energy investment set to grow following robust third quarter

Glasspoint Solar-PDO project, Oman

The solar sector accounted for 25% of total clean energy venture capital and private equity investment in the third quarter. Notable solar deals included the $110 million secured by Sunnova and GlassPoint Solar, which received...


Blue chip companies in US increase PV deployment by 28%

Walmart rooftop array.

The leading 25 companies with solar installed have deployed 569 MW of PV capacity across the U.S., according to a recent SEIA report.


Canadian Solar signs 146.4 MW module deal in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Ontario-based module manufacturer continues to expand its operations in Latin America with two projects in the Central American nation of Honduras.


Nine out of 10 Australian households consider switch to solar

Residential rooftop solar array, Perth, Australia

Financial considerations are driving solar installations in Australia, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young, which found that 70% of people who had already installed PV systems did so for financial reasons.


Trina's Honey sets new P-type mono module record

Trina's Honey module.

Trina Solar's Honey module has set a new P-type mono record, achieving a peak power of 335.2 W with a 60 cell module. It beats its earlier record achieved earlier this year.


Polysilicon capacity expansions to pick up speed in 2015

GTM Research's latest report predicts that 130,000 metric tons of annual polysilicon capacity will come online in 2015 and 2016, which could create an oversupply situation again in 2016.


Etrion builds 34 MW project in Japan

Morioko, Japan

The Swiss solar power producer and Hitachi Hi-Tech have begun construction on two PV projects in the country. The two companies plan to begin construction on 100 MW of projects next year and 300 MW by 2017.


NTPC to build 750 MW solar project in Madhya Pradesh

Son River, Umaria, Madhya Pradesh, India

The state-run electric utility has announced plans to invest close to $1 billion in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, which is aiming to install more than 2 GW of solar power in the next few years.


JinkoSolar to supply 21.5 MW PV project in Nevada

Searchlight, Nevada

An affiliate of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Bright Plain Renewable Energy acquired the project from initial developer American Capital Energy. Signal Energy will handle EPC and O&M services for the installation.


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