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Turkey: ICCI event returns focus to growing solar industry

The 22nd ICCI event in Istanbul brought together stakeholders, delegates and businesses from across the energy supply chain, with more than 21 countries represented in the halls.

The 22nd International Energy & Environment Fair and Conference, held just weeks after Solarex, delivered another opportunity for Turkey to smooth the edges of its expanding solar sector.


NextEra Energy Partners reaches 1.6 GW of contracted solar PV assets

NextEra’s yieldco plans to aggressively acquire solar assets while expanding its current wind fleet over the next three years.


Hanwha bearing fruits of Q Cells, SolarOne integration

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

Hanwha Q Cells has published its 2015 annual report today, in which the advantages of bringing together its German and Malaysian Q Cells and Chinese SolarOne manufacturing were demonstrated. Booking a profit of $44 million, on...


Study finds positive link between UK solar farms and biodiversity

Sheep next to a solar array in England

An extensive study of solar farms in the UK has found that the existence of the solar panels can improve biodiversity and wildlife abundance, especially when combined with measured land management.


Boost for residential solar loans in the US as Mosaic raises USD200 million

Suncrest Solar residential installation

Residential solar lending platform Mosaic will receive the funding for a new USD200 million facility from DZ BANK and NY Green Bank. The facility will help the company achieve its ambitious future targets for providing solar...


Trina Solar sets new IBC cell efficiency record

Trina Solar Photovoltaic module production - Image Shen

The Chinese company achieved an impressive 23.5% efficiency for its large-area Interdigitated Back Contact mono-crystalline silicon solar cell, to go with the company’s other efficiency records.


Saudi Arabia announces new renewable energy target with few details of deployment

AEC in Saudi Arabia

Deputy crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman announced the “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030” paper today, which targets 9.5 GW of renewable energy, but doesn’t specify a timeframe or which renewables will be...


Italian companies to build 1 GW of solar farms in Iran

Road from Qazvin into Valley of the Assassins - image by Julia Maudlin

Reports have surfaced that Italian companies Genesis and Dynkun have signed a memorandum of understanding with officials from Iran’s northwestern Qazvin province, for 100 PV plants of 10 MW each.


Solar Impulse pilot spoke with U.N. from cockpit during testing leg of journey

The Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

Bertrand Piccard, one of two Swiss pilots that are taking shifts to fly the Solar Impulse 2 around the world, spoke to Ban Ki-moon after the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, while in mid-flight across the Pacific...


Court approves SunEdison motions for restructuring

A court has approved SunEdison’s first day motions, including allowing the company to use $300 million in a debtor-in-possession loan.


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SunEdison PV plant, Ironwood State Prison

This week: The looming bankruptcy of SunEdison came to pass as France looks set to increase its solar target threefold by 2023 and India appealed a WTO ruling that could have far-reaching effects on its domestic solar business.


SunEdison stays the course in India, offloads residential business in UK

SunEdison solar park

The renewable energy giant managed to exclude its Indian operations from bankruptcy proceedings while selling its operations in the U.K. to Ecotricity, which has expended into the residential market.


A cautionary tale: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on the fall of SunEdison and industry impacts

pv magazine spoke with Mercom Capital's CEO about what led to the SunEdison bankruptcy, what this means for the industry and what's next.


Emerging solar markets offering better returns for developers, report finds

Mercatus' findings show a correlation between the average size of solar projects per region and the average rate of return, with bigger being better.

Mercatus Energy Investment Management report finds that emerging solar markets offer investors and developers high risk, high reward, which helps drive larger project size in these regions.


India appeals WTO domestic content ruling for solar

Solar installation, India.

Energy minister Piyush Goyal challenges World Trade Organization's ruling that its domestic content requirements for solar violate international trade rules.


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