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NRG Home Solar to partner with Sunrun and Spruce as part of larger restructuring

NRG will shift Home Solar to an origination and sales model, while shifting multiple renewable energy businesses around inside the company.


1366 Technologies secures another $10 million to build commercial-scale kerfless wafer plant

This latest investment brings the company’s series C round to $32.5 million, and funds will be used to build the company’s factory in Upstate New York.


Santa Monica mandates solar PV on new buildings

The new mandate is the fifth by a California municipality, and will apply to both residential and commercial buildings.


UK: solar installed by independent entrepreneurs topped 2 GW in 2015, study finds

Independent energy generators developed more than 2 GW of solar PV projects in the U.K. last year, an increase of more than 80% on 2014.

Independent renewable entrepreneurs supplied 7.6% of the U.K.'s power demand last year, investing more than GBP 1 billion into renewable energy; solar capacity grew by 83% in this sector.


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NV Energy offers “green rider” for large customers

More and more customers want to know that the energy they use comes from renewable sources

NV Energy rolls out new “green” opportunity for customers who wish to be served by renewable energy sources. The energy will be supplied from a new PV plant to be constructed in Clark County, Nevada.


Origin Energy signs 13-year PPA for 100 MW Queensland solar farm

Queensland.

Australian utility inks a 13-year power purchase agreement with the developers of the Clare Solar Farm, which is a 100 MW PV plant currently under construction in Queensland.


IHS announces 100 GW of solar installed in Europe

More than 97 GW of solar have been installed in Europe in the last 10 years

Europe has reached 100 GW of grid-connected PV. SolarPower Europe calls for a market design reform to pave the way for the 200 GW benchmark.


Enphase Energy hits Q1 revenue target as price reduction roadmap continues

Enphase president and CEO Paul Nahi.

The U.S. microinverter specialist reports first quarter revenue of $64.1 million, shipments of 143 MW and a GAAP gross margin of 18.3% as product costs continue to fall.


United States reaches 1 million solar installations

SEIA and George Washington University report predicts that the United States will reach 2 million solar installations in 2018, and that 1 million PV systems will be installed annually starting in 2025.


Huawei and Sunseap seeking strategic cooperation

Huawei 20 MW Fusion Solar Smart PV plant in Trowbridge, UK

Leading Chinese inverter manufacturer and O&M system supplier Huawei signed an agreement with Singapore's largest clean energy provider Sunseap to embark on a strategic cooperation for the Southeast Asian market.


Hanergy’s USD660 million Macrolink deal scrapped

Hanergy America Solar Solutions

The unusual deal, which appears to be effectively cancelled, would have seen Hanergy supply 600 MW of BIPV production equipment to Macrolink for USD660 million and an agreement that Macrolink would purchase 3.48% of the company’s...


SolarCity secures $227 million in tax equity financing from John Hancock

SolarCity’s latest deal will finance 201 MW of residential and C&I solar in 18 states.


CLP India aiming to enter the solar market with purchase of Suzlon projects

Telangana kachiguda railway station

Reports coming out of India suggest that wind energy giant Suzlon is negotiating a deal with CLP India to sell 100 MW of PV projects, marking CLP’s first steps in India’s growing solar market.


US: DOE grants $25m to aid grid integration of solar energy

Rooftop solar install, U.S.

Department of Energy pledges $25 million in funding as part of the extended Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy program, part of the Grid Modernization Initative.


First solar-powered bus shelter opened in London

2.8 kW PV installation at the bus stop generates enough electricity to power an average London home

UK's first solar power generating bus stop, designed by Polysolar, has been opened in Canary Wharf, London.


Canadian energy company eyes 150 MW PV plant in Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

CMX Renewable Energy Inc. has applied for a license to build a 150 MW PV plant, costing an estimated USD150 million, in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province, just as the solar market is being stirred within the country.


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