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Essel Green Energy snaps up 240 MW solar project in Indian state of Odisha

Indian flag.

The subsidiary of Essel Group has secured the bulk of a 270 MW tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India in the state, marking the firm's largest solar PV project to date.

Solar Impulse begins penultimate leg of round-the-world flight

Solar Impulse in the skies.

Trip to Cairo in Egypt expected to take 50 hours and 30 minutes and is 16th leg of the global circumnavigation, with just the final leg to Abu Dhabi, UAE, remaining.

UK: Brexit clean energy turmoil continues

London skyline.

The annual event of the U.K.'s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (PRASEG) that took place this week in London depicted the turbulent phase the U.K. economy in general and the British clean energy...

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Solar PV installation in Spain.

Another seven days of solar brings a call from SolarPower Europe for the EU to end trade duties on Chinese components, the unveiling of Hanergy's zero charge EVs, and the first shoots of Nigeria's solar market.

Singulus receives order from Russian firm Hevel for heterojunction cell production tool

Singulus HQ.

The German manufacturer of production equipment for solar PV signs contract for delivery of its SILEX II processing machine for wet-chemical treatment of heterojunction solar cells.

Bank of China raises $3bn in green bonds for clean energy

China flag.

Bank of China has raised approximately $3.03bn via a multi-currency green bond issuance that wrapped up earlier this week, in a transaction the lender says will provide financing to PV projects throughout the world.

Germany: First 15 MW Steag storage system complete

Installation of the 15 MW battery at Lünen.

Located in Lünen, the first of six large-scale storage projects has now been installed and has begun its test run. The project aims to install 90 MW of lithium-ion storage capacity across Germany by next year.

D.E. Shaw offers $80m for SunEdison's stake in 150 MW Californian solar plant

SunEdison installation.

The hedge fund has confirmed the offer to purchase a controlling interest in the Mt. Signal 2 project, which is part-owned by bankrupt U.S. renewable energy developer SunEdison.

Solar becoming irreversible mainstream energy source, says Frost & Sullivan

Solar installation.

The analysts point to technological efficiency improvements, cost reduction and leading nations' readiness to adopt solar as reasons behind irreversible surge to the mainstream.

IHS inverter scorecard praises leading suppliers' tenacity and ambition

Sungrow inverter, California.

The analyst's holistic review of the inverter landscape finds SMA, SolarEdge, Schneider Electric, Sungrow, Huawei and ABB each boast certain strengths that enable them to serve various markets.

Berkeley Lab discovery could push perovskites to 31 percent efficiency

Berkeley Lab perovskite research team.

New research has indicated a pathway for perovskites to achieve a conversion efficiency of 31%. The findings were published by researchers from Berkeley Lab this week. Nanoscale images of perovskite solar cells revealed a...

India: SECI issues 650 MW tender for solar in Andhra Pradesh

Solar PV installation in India.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued a request for selection tender for 650 MW of new solar PV capacity in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

First Solar's Malaysian fab to begin Series 5 module assembly

Module production at First Solar.

U.S. solar firm will end production of its TetraSun crystalline silicon solar panels at the plant, and expects to incur impairment charges of around $100 million as transition is made.

China's shifting solar landscape driving inverter product mix, says IHS

Central inverter.

Despite installing a record 18.6 GW of solar in 2015, grid-connection delays at large-scale are driving a diversification of China's PV sector, which will spur the evolution of the inverter market to accommodate more three-phase...

UK: STA calls on government to halt impending tax hike for commercial solar

Marks & Spencer array.

Solar Trade Association warns that some businesses may have to remove their solar arrays if the proposed increase in tax goes ahead.

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Boris Johnson.

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.

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