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Solarcentury connects 5 MWp community solar farm in the UK

Merston Farm community solar farm. Image by Solarcentury.

The plant was funded by investments from the local community, who will now benefit from the site in West Sussex, which is not only a source of clean energy for the community, but promotes biodiversity on the site.


SunPower sets new solar efficiency record

SunPower E20 PV module

US company SunPower achieved an efficiency of 24.1% for a module using silicon cells, which is just the latest in a number of efficiency records for solar technology, showing that the modules are moving in the right direction.


IBC Solar to expand in Japan with EPC license

Mt Fuji, Japan. Image Wikimedia

The German company has now been granted the EPC license in the country, which it expects to receive in July, and will allow IBC Solar to build large-scale PV projects through its own corporation.


Asia Clean Capital and Canadian Solar joining forces for 200 MW pipeline in China

Asia Clean Capital, image Asia Clean Capital Ltd.

Hong Kong developer Asia Clean Capital and Chinese solar company Canadian Solar will co-develop the projects on Mainland China, as the market for both utility-scale PV and rooftop PV heats up.


Masdar selected by DEWA to lead consortium on 800 MW solar PV project in Dubai

The Dubai skyline.

The Abu Dhabi clean energy firm to partner with Spain's GranSolar and Saudi-owned Fotowatio Renewable Ventures to develop phase three of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum PV plant.


What Brexit means for UK's renewable energy development

The UK's decision to leave the EU could have repercussions on its clean energy progress.

The United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has voted in yesterday’s referendum to end its membership in the European Union. What does this mean for the country's renewable energy sector?


German, Mexican state banks sign MOU to promote renewable energy

The agreement between Bancomext, KfW and GIZ has a special focus on solar and on financing large solar PV projects.


U.S. regulators maintain that co-ops can procure renewable power through PURPA

Rocky Mountain Institute says that this clears the way for a potential renewable energy market of up to 400 GW.


Meyer Burger secures major diamond wire, PERC tool order

The order from an un-named Chinese PV maker will support 700 MW of wafer and cell capacity.


IRENA: Solar could meet up to 13% of global power demand by 2030

A new IRENA report states that PV capacity could grow 10-fold over the next fourteen years, driven by cost reductions.


Daqo gets approval for RMB500 million credit line

Polysilicon. Image by polysiliconsupplier.com

The Chinese manufacturer of high-grade polysilicon has been given approval for the RMB500 million (USD76 million) credit line from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank, and will use it to increase its manufacturing capacity.


Brazil denies additional time for projects under the 2014 solar auction

Developers had petitioned ANEEL to modify the timeline for projects awarded in the first national solar PV auction, which was held in 2014


Southern Company issues $1.2 billion in green bonds

The power company intends to use the proceeds to acquire and finance utility-scale solar PV and wind, while residential solar continues to stall in the core of its utility service area.


Risky business: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on Tesla's proposal to buy SolarCity

In an interview with pv magazine, Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu lays out his concerns about Tesla's proposed acquisition of SolarCity, pointing out that at the end of the day shareholders have to be convinced.


Intersolar Awards 2016: Five winners of Outstanding Solar Projects

The winners from the Intersolar Awards 2016

The award this year was a consolidation of various awards from previous years, with five winners taking home prizes. A theme for the winners was the projects’ social impacts on the communities that benefit from them.


Solarcentury to develop 170 MW-AC of solar in Mexico for JinkoSolar

The companies plan to develop a 100 MW-AC PV plant in Jalisco, and a 70 MW plant in Yucatan.


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