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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...

GameChange Solar Wins 100 MW Racking Order

GameChange Solar, based in New York, announced that it has been awarded an order for a 100 MW Max-Span post-driven racking system for a project that will be installed in late 2016.

British firm Lightsource big winner in 450 MW Indian solar tender

River in Maharashtra.

Solar auction in the state of Maharashtra for 450 MW of capacity held under viability gap funding scheme sees British developer Lightsource among the big winners.

Adani brings online 648 MW solar plant in India

Vellore Fort in Tamil Nadu.

The installation in the southern state of Tamil Nadu is, according to Adani Enterprises chairman Gautam Adani, the world's single largest solar array at a single site.

Solar can power African home for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar panel in Africa.

Falling solar costs in Africa can drive solar boom on the continent as prices fall to $1.30 per watt for large-scale PV, and $1.90 per watt for mini-grids, finds new IRENA report.

8point3 Energy Partners delivers strong & steady Q3 results

Sunpower and First Solar’s joint yieldco beat guidance this quarter, while announcing a significant acquisition and $250 million in additional credit.

Interview: The story of Phelan Energy Group's Abu Dhabi solar bid

Massimiliano Vernaleone was the lead on the Phelan Tenaga Consortium that submitted one of the leading bids in the latest Abu Dhabi solar tender.

Following three world record low solar bids received for the Sweihan solar project in Abu Dhabi, pv magazine caught up with Massi Vernaleone, leader of the Phelan Tenaga Consortium, to find out more about the record-breaking...

Heliatek raises EUR 80m for OPV expansion


The German developer of organic PV materials has raised a sizable amount of funding to finance its manufacturing expansion and worldwide market development.

Solar losing out as Indian DISCOMs flout purchasing rules, reports Mercom Capital

Renewable Energy India expo, 2016.

Financial struggles of some of India's distributed electricity companies tempting many to ignore country's 'must run' rules on purchasing solar power in favor of cheaper power on the exchanges, says Mercom Capital.

Canadian Solar secures $100m credit from EDC

Solar array by Canadian Solar.

Chinese solar developer signs financing agreement with Export Development Canada for sum of $100 million to enable the firm to expand its global project development activities.

Israel lines up 500 MW solar PV tender

Israel has bold renewable energy ambitions, and is reported to be planning a 500 MW solar PV tender.

The country's Finance Ministry is said to be planning a tender for a 500 MW solar power facility in the southern Negev Desert.

UK will ratify Paris climate change deal this year, says PM

Theresa May.

Prime Minister Theresa May tells UN that the U.K. will play its part in the international effort against climate change by ratifying the terms of the Paris Agreement before the end of the year.

SolarWorld to lay off 500 temporary workers in Germany

SolarWorld Freiburg.

The German solar manufacturer will begin shedding workers employed on temporary contracts in the fourth quarter in response to fierce price pressure in the global solar markets. Permanent employees will not be initially affected.

India: Many avenues for solar manufacturing growth post-WTO decision, says Mercom Capital

India's ministers have to explore other ways to support the country's domestic manufacturing industry if Modi's goal of 100 GW of solar by 2022 is to be reached.

World Trade Organization's rejection of Indian appeal against U.S. complaint lays bare the 'contradictory' nature of India's Domestic Content Requirement, says Mercom Capital Group, and should compel government to pursue other...

SunPower to buy AUO's stake in cell JV

SunPower solar module, up close.

U.S. solar producer SunPower will acquire Taiwan's AU Optronic's stake in a cell production facility joint venture the companies entered into in 2010. Under the deal, SunPower will pay $170 million over four years and take...

India: Imported solar module prices plunge to 36 US cents per watt-peak

Solar installation in India.

Analysis by Bridge to India finds that the average cost of solar PV modules imported into India has fallen by almost 15% over the past three months, prompting severe concerns for local manufacturers.

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