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Neo Solar Power raises $120 million via bond offering

The Taiwanese company’s third placement of credit-enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds (ECBs) earlier this week was twice-oversubscribed.

German renewables surcharge to rise 8% next year

Berlin skyline

The country's transmission system operators are set to publish the newly calculated green power levy on Friday. The levy currently accounts for approximately 22% of a customer's total bill. For a three-person household with a...

Global investment in clean energy tumbles 43% y/y in Q3, says BNEF

Solar installation.

Report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals investment in renewables and smart energy technologies reached just $42.4 billion in third quarter, which is a sizable drop on the same period last year.

Hanwha Q Cells places laser tool order with InnoLas

The InnoLas Solutions ILS-TT rotary table laser machine is in situ at Hanwha Q Cells' R&D facility in Germany, and will enable the South Korean solar company to continue its work on developing premium solar cells.

The Korean solar module developer has received InnoLas' ILS-TT laser machine for its R&D facilities located in Germany.

Solar to meet 20% of global power generation by 2060, says World Energy Council

Smart solar installation.

'Phenomenal' rise of solar and wind technologies to transform global power mix as world reaches per capita energy demand peak as early as 2030, report says.

World now far less wasteful with energy, finds IEA report

Smart use of energy.

The International Energy Agency says that energy efficiency drives are beginning to have a positive impact, saving $540bn last year, but more vigorous policies required in order to meet climate goals.

First solar connects 52.5 MW solar PV plant in Jordan

The Shams Ma'an plant in Jordan.

The Shams Ma'an Plant now meets 1% of Jordan's total power generation capacity, and bolsters the nation's embrace of solar power.

ESNA Names First Storage Winners for 2016

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has awarded several winners in its Innovation Award series during the organization’s annual conference this week in San Diego.

Cease coal imports, embrace affordable solar, urges Indian power minister

Piyush Goyal.

Piyush Goyal uses platform at two-day energy and mines conference to urge power generating companies to no longer import coal, calls for better balance with affordable renewables, such as solar.

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Solar installation in Europe.

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Europe urged to begin mass-decommissioning of fossil fuel plants in new EEA report

Coal power station.

The European Environment Agency has called on Europe's governments to ramp up the pace of decommissioning fossil fuel power plants across the continent in order to avoid a carbon lock-in.

REC grows Q2 module shipments 25% year-over-year

TwinPeak module from REC.

The Norwegian solar company shipped 326 MW of modules in the second quarter of 2016, with the EMEA region seeing an 87% increase in demand. U.S. accounted for 60% of all shipments.

Conergy Services partners with QOS to monitor 500 MW European solar portfolio

Conergy UK installation.

The O&M arm of the German solar developer will task QOS Energy with integrating its 500 MWp European solar PV portfolio into its monitoring software over the next six months.

Canada's Alberta government aims for 50% solar power

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Government of Alberta posts request for information to explore the possibility of using solar energy to meet half of its energy needs, replacing existing green energy contracts that are set to expire.

Kaco seals 50 MW inverter supply deal in Turkey

Kaco inverter production.

The German inverter specialist is to ship 50 MW of its 50 kW three-phase string inverters in two batches to Turkish solar project developer Aldo Grup. The first batch will be shipped by March next year.

Centrotherm narrows outlook as customers delay orders

centrotherm's management board believes that its previous Q3 and Q4 earnings are now no longer sustainable.

German solar equipment manufacturer says it can no longer sustain its earnings forecast for the year as steep declines in the price of solar cells prompt investors to postpone investments in production equipment.

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