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Forum Solarpraxis: It's all political for Europe's big two solar powers

Attendees at the 16th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin have been buoyed by the news that the German storage subsidy is set to be extended for three years.

Contrasting fortunes for the German and U.K. solar PV markets in 2016 will suppress the European solar landscape as policy changes take effect.

Tata Steel plans 22 MW rooftop solar project in the Netherlands

The solar PV panels will be installed at Tata's IJmuiden steelworks factory

Tata Steel has unveiled ambitious plans to install a 22 MW solar PV rooftop system atop factory roofs in the Netherlands. When complete in 2018, it will be one of the biggest projects of its kind.

China’s GD Solar retires 640 MW manufacturing capacity

In 2013, GD Solar completed projects in China with a capacity of 715 MW

Guodian subsidiary, GD Solar will retire 640 MW of crystalline and thin film solar PV capacity due to low utilization rates, high production costs and market expansion difficulties.

White House holds National Community Solar Summit

68 state and local governments and organizations have now made pledges to increase access to community solar under a national partnership, including industry leader Clean Energy Collective.

Silver Lake invests $100 million in SolarCity

SolarCity Chair Elon Musk and CEO Lyndon Rive have joined the investment, which comes as SolarCity's stock remains depressed.

Tongwei breaks ground on 5 GW solar cell fab in China

Chinese ribbon cutting ceremony

Chinese conglomerate holds groundbreaking ceremony for a supposedly massive solar cell production facility in Chengdu, western China, which will have an annual cell production capacity of 5 GW once complete.

Spanish wind firm Gamesa eyes 100 MW of Indian solar opportunities

Wind turbine in the sun.

The wind giant reveals bold investment plans in India's solar market, building on orders already placed to target the development of 100 MW of PV capacity; muses entrance into inverter sector.

Enel marks push into renewables with Enel Green Energy repurchase

Enel Green Power power plant.

Italian utility Enel is moving towards the repurchase of renewable developer Enel Green Power (EGP). The move is the key part of Enel's stepping up of its renewable activity, as CEO Francesco Starace looks to EGP becoming "one of...

India's rooftop PV capacity to hits 525 MW, says Bridge to India

India's rooftop PV sector has grown by 66% over the past 12 months.

Consultancy firm says landmark was reached in October, adding as much solar capacity in the past 12 months as the three years that preceded it; next 12 months will see slight slowdown, with 455 MW installed.

UK to phase out all coal plants by 2025

Coal plant.

Energy Minister Amber Rudd delivers speech calling for an end to 'outdated' energy source, with natural gas and nuclear power to be ramped up to plug the power gap.

NEXTracker leverages Flex's Brazilian production to meet local content


Fast-growing tracker supplier NEXTracker will produce tracking technology at parent company Flextronic's Brazilian facilities. The move will allow it to meet local content requirements in what CEO Dan Shugar describes as "the...

Correction: Trina Solar signs MoU for $518m fab in India's Andhra Pradesh


Local reports suggest the Chinese solar firm has penned a memorandum of understanding with the Andhra Pradesh government to develop its 2 GW, Rs 2,800 crore solar manufacturing facility in Atchutapuram.

JA Solar ships record 1.1 GW in third quarter

JA Solar module inspection.

Record revenue and shipments underline strong third quarter for the Chinese solar firm that surpassed high end guidance forecast from Q2; China represented more than half of its total shipments.

Strata Solar given green-light for 50 MW solar farm in Mississippi

The Strata Solar development will be the largest solar farm in the state of Mississippi.

Developer to collaborate with Mississippi Power to build a 50 MW solar farm in Hattiesburg that will become the largest single solar installation in the state.

ReneSola Q3 results show downstream shift beginning to bear fruit

ReneSola cell production.

Despite third quarter revenues coming in 1.1% below Q3 2014, the $368.2 million generated is a 37.2% increase on Q2 and is, according to the company, a result of its strategic shift to project development.

WGL to invest $200m in US distributed solar next year

Rooftop solar PV.

U.S. energy provider announces pipeline of 150 MW of distributed solar capacity either installed or under construction across the country; eyes wider, $200 million expansion in 2016.

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