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Indian state utility NTPC given green light for 15 GW solar plan

Solar park, Gujarat.

Government approves utility's proposal, which would see three separate tranches rolled out in 3 GW, 5 GW and 7 GW segments.


REC post $180m in Q4 revenue, extends US supply deal with Sunrun

Sunrun installation

The Norwegian solar group saw stronger sales in Europe and the U.S., which boosted module sales by 18.5% over the previous quarter. The company also extended its existing supply deal Stateside with residential solar group Sunrun.


First Solar Q4 earnings more than double, ahead of red ink in Q1

First Solar thin-film modules, Malaysia

Thanks to the completion of several large-scale projects at the end of last year, leading thin-film module maker First Solar saw fourth-quarter earnings more than double to $1.89 per share compared with the third quarter on 13%...


SMA's 1 MW central inverter lands in Asia

The 1 MW Sunny Central 1000CP XT inverter delivers a power output of 2 MW when combined with SMA's Medium Voltage Power Station, and has been designed for PV installations in Asia.

Device has been developed for PV projects that are planned in 1 MW generation blocks and will form part of SMA's Medium Voltage Power Station.


Enel Green Power posts 11.1% revenue growth driven by US and Latam markets

Enel Green 60 MW PV plant.

The Italian renewable energy developer achieved revenues of $3.3bn in 2014 following strong performance in U.S. and Latin America.


IEA report examines ways to lower PV cost barriers in emerging regions

SolarAid light campaign, Africa.

The Innovative Business Models and Financing Mechanisms for PV Deployment in Emerging Regions assesses the pros and cons of six different types of funding methods.


Oil price drop could propel US solar and renewables, finds BNEF report

BMW underneath a PV carport.

Despite oil's price slump having no direct impact on solar, a second-order effect could lead to greater stimulus to the U.S. renewable sector, report finds.


Advanced Energy posts 27.9% Q4 inverter revenue decrease

Refusol inverter.

The US power conversion technology company enjoyed increased revenues overall but cited pricing pressures and poor European performance for its suppressed inverter sales.


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Rooftop solar in the UK.

UK solar had them shouting from the rooftops this week, there was plenty to ponder after the WFES in Abu Dhabi, good news from Chile and President Obama's meeting with Narendra Modi gave us the excuse to upload a picture of The...


China unveils 15 GW solar target

A solar rooftop in China.

Government wants to treble the amount of DG, including at least 3.15 GW of rooftop solar. The 15 GW total figure would represent a 50 per cent rise on the 10 GW installed in 2014.


Siva Power reaches $10m milestone

The former headquarters of Suntech, in Wuxi, China.

Californian thin film manufacturer a step nearer being 'the least expensive solar panel manufacturer worldwide.' The arrival of the city of Wuxi as a backer may offer a hint as to the final location of 300 MW fab.


SMA seeks to cut costs by $180m

SMA inverters.

German inverter manufacturer expects earnings before tax of around $850m this year. The Niestetal-based company announced this week, 1,600 jobs will go by the end of June.


PV, wind, hydro to dominate renewables through 2025

GE Welspun Neemuch, India

Global solar power capacity is due to increase from 93.7 GW in 2012 to 668.4 GW in 2025, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Big price falls are weakening growth prospects for concentrated solar power, however.


China: Capital markets re-embraces PV industry

20 MW PV plant, Qinghai, China

After a nearly two-year credit crunch, China's capital markets appear to again be embracing the PV industry.


Florida Power & Light to add 225 MW of solar in 2016

10 MW FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center near NASA's Kennedy Space Center

The utility says the advantages of its select sites coupled with decreasing solar costs will allow for the cost-effective expansion of large-scale solar.


Prep grant approved for 72 MW PV plant in Cameroon

Mamfe, Cameroon

The local division of Canada's JCM Capital aims to finance environmental and social impact investments. The African Development Bank is backing the grant.


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