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First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

Donald Trump.

pv magazine presents a news analysis of the role solar energy played in the first presidential debate.


China FIT payment wheels begin to turn as United PV gets $195m

United PV solar plant in China.

The Chinese solar power developer says that 16 of its completed solar PV plants have received backdated subsidy payments under the government's 6th batch of renewable energy subsidy catalog.


European researchers achieve 17.8 percent perovskite/CIGS mini module

perovskite CIGS module

Scientists from three research groups in Germany and Belgium have produced a perovskite/CIGS PV mini module with a conversion efficiency of 17.8%. The result marks the first time that the efficiency of a perovskite/CIGS stack PV...


Japan mulls introduction of clean energy power exchange

Solar installation in Japan.

Power exchange solely for renewable energy could deliver boost for solar electricity as more and more Japanese companies seek to 'green' their image, whatever the costs.


TerraForm Power, Global in talks with SunEdison over more than $3 billion in claims

The two yieldcos are hoping to resolve suits with their sponsor, while they look for buyers.


TMEIC to develop 200 MW solar pipeline in China with ACC

China solar installation.

The Japanese solar inverter specialist has signed a cooperation agreement with Asia Clean Capital to work on a series of solar projects across the country.


Belectric to develop 104 MW solar project in India's Telangana state

Telangana, India.

Construction is due to begin on six solar PV plants in the Indian state of Telangana by Germany's Belectric, which will provide turnkey solutions totaling 104 MW of solar power in the state.


IBC Solar to sell 37 MW of its solar pipeline in Japan

IBC Solar has developed 10 MW of PV capacity in Japan, and is offloading 37 MW of its 60 MW pipeline to BRUC.

Germany-based solar developer signs framework agreement to offload some Japanese PV assets for EUR 90 million to Spanish investment firm BRUC Capital.


Ups and downs: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.


SnapNrack Hits 1 GW of U.S. Deployment

SnapNrack, a unit of Sunrun, announced that it has hit the 1 GW mark for total deployed solar mounting systems.


Greece's net metering: success or failure?

Athens, Greece.

Greece has published its latest net metering statistics. Where does that leave the country's net metering PV market today, and what are the immediate business drivers?


Renewables come in at $33.47/MWh in Mexico's second auction

Solar installation in Mexico.

Preliminary results show that nearly five terawatt-hours, more than half of the volume, was awarded to solar projects. The median price for the combination of electricity and CEL in the auction is around US$ 33.47 per...


Enphase Energy to trim workforce by 11%, embarks on $20m cost-cutting drive

Enphase installation.

U.S. microinverter specialist announces restructuring and cost savings initiative that will see the firm reduce its global workforce by around 11% and cut annual operating expenses by $20 million.


Musk to unveil Tesla/SolarCity solar roof next month

Elon Musk.

Tech entrepreneur tweets brisk details of joint Tesla-SolarCity launch next month of integrated solar rooftop, Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla charger.


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.


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