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Hanwha Q Cells modules chosen for 52.5 MW Fukushima solar plant

Hanwha production.

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation opts for Hanwha Q Cells to supply proposed 52.5 MW solar PV plant located in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima prefecture.


SoCal Edison to pursue 105 MW of renewables, majority from solar

Fresno County, California.

Utility unveils proposal to augment renewable energy sources as part of Californian state requirement to diversify energy mix to include more green power.


Overall growth for Saft, though ESS sales fall

Battery manufacturer Saft has reported sales growth for the first half of the year. This is despite a dip in sales year-on-year for lithium-ion batteries for the telecom and energy storage (ESS) segments.


Hillary Clinton's half a billion solar panel pledge

Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate for 2016 promises installation of 500 million solar panels nationwide within four years of taking office if she wins.


UK should taper off subsidies over five years

A solar project in the UK.

KPMG report says cutting incentives immediately, as DECC proposes, will harm the industry. The UK energy market is geared towards fossil fuels.


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UK Chancellor George Osborne.

The UK government kills solar, Hanergy falls out with itself and Yingli attracts a somewhat egregious class action lawsuit, but at least there was some good news out of India.


NY to spend $13 million on affordable solar initiatives

New York solar power.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to spend $13 million on improve access to solar power for low- and moderate-income communities.


Chinese players continue rearguard action

A stocks and shares board.

United PV strengthens fundraising powers of its board and GCL Poly rolls over convertible shares. Actions to shore up solar stocks continue.


SkyPower to develop 1 GW of projects in Kenya

Nairobi.

Canadian developer will sign deal at trade summit in Nairobi on Sunday. The pipeline will cover the next five years and follows recent 6 GW commitments in Egypt and Nigeria.


LG Chem steals a march on Tesla

The Tesla Powerwall.

New 6.4 kWh storage system approaches $1,000/kWh price point. And the RESU is available within weeks, unlike the sold-out Powerwall.


Brazil: 20.6 GW of solar bidders for auction

Rio Grande do Norte.

National renewables auction hugely oversubscribed. PV project bids outpace 18 GW of wind schemes.


Intersolar North America reports modest visitor growth in 2015

Intersolar NA.

One week after closing its doors for the 8th time, Intersolar North America has reported modest visitor growth and a slight decline in exhibitors over 2014. Solar Promotion has reported that the 8th annual Intersolar North...


Huawei, Panasonic subsidiary cooperate in Southeast Asia

Malaysian PV.

Fast growing inverter manufacturer Huawei Technology has signed a two-year agreement with Malaysia's Panasonic Eco Solutions (PESMY) this week. The deal will see the two companies team up to roll out 'smart PV' solutions in the...


SunPower to build 100 MW Nevada solar plant for NV Energy

SunPower installation, U.S.

U.S. solar firm signs 20-year power purchase agreement with Nevada utility NV Energy for a 100 MW solar PV plant planned for the state's Eldorado Valley in Boulder City.


Sunrun lays down terms for $309m IPO

Sunrun rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar leasing company sets terms for its planned initial public offering (IPO), aiming to raise up to $309 million after filing its first IPO last month.


China eyes further PV target increase in 13th five-year plan

20 MW solar farm in Golmund, China.

The National Energy Administration is currently thrashing out the terms of the 13th iteration of its five-year plan, and may outline a 2020 PV target of 200 GW, sources say.


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