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Approval on Hinkley Point nuclear plant expected on same day UK releases energy stats revealing renewables have overtaken coal

Blockade at Hinkley Point. Flickr image by Global 2000.

The approval of the heavily subsidized GBP 18bn nuclear project will be a bitter pill to swallow for the UK's renewable energy industry, on a day that official energy statistics reveal renewable energies in the country generated...


USD 1 billion energy storage market in Germany by 2021

Battery storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

A new report from GTM Research forecasts that the energy storage market in Germany will have an annual value exceeding USD1 billion by 2021, as a collection of factors feed the market’s growth within the country.


Mass industrial electricity price may continue to decline in China

China national flag. Flickr image by Renato Ganoza.

In order to stimulate economic growth, the basic electricity price for mass industrial users may contentiously drop, even after several rounds of reduction.


Will Iran turn to PV?

British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) signing a cooperation agreement.

Eye-catching news regarding solar PV in Iran is coming thick and fast, which is piquing the interest of investors in the Iranian energy market. But how realistic is Iran’s anticipated solar PV renaissance?


TerraForm Power reveals preliminary 2015, Q1 2016 results

SunEdison PV plant with worker.

The yieldco's most recent financial data shows continued losses despite a slowing of project acquisitions in Q1.


SunPower settles Philippines wafer dispute for $50.5 million

SunPower modules in situ.

In an SEC filing, the U.S. renewables company has settled a monocrystalline wafer supply dispute with a Philippines subcontractor for a sum of $50.5 million.


Palestine clears way for inaugural 5.7 MW solar plant on the West Bank

Gaza City.

Palestinian Authority's Energy Ministry grants license for the first solar park to be developed on the West Bank. Dutch firm Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA will partner with Palestine's Rack Tech to build the plant.


Cell of an achievement: Solar Impulse aircraft completes historic journey

Andre Borschberg (left) celebrates with Bertrand Piccard (right) after the pilot touched down in Abu Dhabi early this morning to complete the record-breaking round-the-world-flight.

Jubilant scenes as Bertrand Piccard touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete the Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world flight powered by the sun.


TerraForm adopts shareholder rights plan as Brookfield & Appaloosa attempt takeover

The yieldco's "poison pill" was created to prevent sale of more than 15% of the company's class A stock and to keep bidders from blocking the sale of the company.


New $100m Australian solar fund to target large-scale blue chip solar assets

Solar array in Sydney.

A new, AUD$100 million renewable energy investment fund that aims to buy up established solar farms around Australia has been launched by Melbourne-based Impact Investment Group, with the backing of some high profile names...


One in three UK solar jobs lost in past 12 months, data shows

Solar park in England.

Since government-backed changes in policy were introduced, the U.K. solar industry has seen a third of its jobs disappear, with 30% of companies likely cut employment further over next 12 months.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar installation in Czech Republic.

Talking 'bout a resolution: SolarWorld comes under pressure to reach an agreement on the Hemlock case, Turkey's political troubles shake the sector, and NASA goes all 3D in its quest for higher solar efficiencies.


India's fossil fuel giants begin to back Modi solar goal

Indian solar array.

Many of the biggest names in Indian coal, oil and gas have embarked on renewable energy projects or initiatives in recent months as the attraction of solar becomes ever more apparent.


Musk's master plan promises solar for all

Elon Musk.

Tesla CEO writes second installment of decade-old master plan, promising solar panels on every house and a battery in every garage.


India reveals plan for implementation of 10 Solar Zones

Indian flag.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy outlines details for introduction of these new zones, each around 10,000 hectares, before the end of this year.


Shunfeng warns of YOY 80% profit decrease

Shunfeng solar installation.

The Chinese solar power firm publishes preliminary assessment of first half finances warning of an 80% drop in group profit compared to the same period last year.


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