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United States installs 18.3 MW of energy storage in Q1 2016

GTM Research’s latest report finds strong year-over-year growth, particularly for behind-the-meter installations.

DuPont completes largest PV installation to date

DuPont Cernay 4.5 MW plant, France

The 4.5 MW DuPont Cernay solar park is the company's largest PV installation on DuPont land to date and the largest ground-mounted solar park in Alsace, France.

SunEdison acquires 50% stake in Silver Ridge Power

SunEdison solar installation.

California's SunEdison will partner with Riverstone Holdings LLC on the ownership of Silver Ridge Power, which operates a number of large-scale PV plants in the U.S.

Yingli Green lowers Q1 losses by more than half

Yingli production facility, China.

Yingli Green Energy has reported losses of $55 million in the first quarter of 2014 after ending 2013 with a final quarter net loss of $128 million.

Analysis: Solar trade wars prompt SolarCity's Silevo acquisition

Fischbeck: "I do still think that there could be a marketing angle in Silevo being an 'all American' product."

Goetz Fischbeck, the CEO of Smart Solar consulting, looks into SolarCity's announcement that it will acquire solar cell and module startup Silevo and plans to build a 1 GW manufacturing facility with Silevo technology in New York...

SolarCity enters solar panel market with Silevo purchase

SolarCity van at a rooftop installation.

Elon Musk's solar company has snapped up the panel maker as it seeks closer control of its supply channels and equipment costs.

Hanergy to make Aston Martin Racing cars cool

Aston Martin Racing

The Chinese company is exploring wider applications of its technologies and investigating how solar can be incorporated into new areas to improve efficiency and enhance performance as part of its ambitious growth strategy.

SEIA backs Massachusetts plans to scrap net metering cap

Rooftop solar PV installation, U.S.

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has lobbied for a new net metering program, drawing support from SEIA and the New England Clean Energy Council.

India considering tax incentives for solar households

Hyderabad rooftops, India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy proposes a tax incentive for homeowners keen on installing solar panels on their rooftops.

CSP offers up to $0.06 per kilowatt hour extra value

Abengoa's 280 MW CSP Solana Plant in Gila Bend, Arizona

In a new report, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory says the greater the penetration of renewables in California, the greater the value of concentrated solar power with thermal storage capacity.

Chinese backsheet producers increasing global share

Coveme PV backsheet production

Consultancy group ASIACHEM expects Chinese producers to gain a majority share of the global market by the end of 2015.

Turkmenistan plans solar energy institute

Institute of Oil and Gas, Ashgabat.

A decree by the country's president has called for the creation of a solar research center intended to explore Turkmenistan's untapped solar potential.

Solarcentury builds Hampshire's first solar community project

Community-owned solar park, Hampshire, England.

The southern English county is to get its first solar cooperative: a 2.4 MW solar farm funded by 500 people and built by Solarcentury.

Hanwha SolarOne supplies Ikaros Solar UK projects

Ikaros - Hall Farm solar installation in Norfolk, England.

The Belgian solar company has in a relatively short time installed close to 21 MWp of solar projects in the United Kingdom and sees potential for more PV parks throughout the European Union and beyond.

Russia switches off Ukraine gas supply

Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Russia's decision to halt all supplies to Kiev for debt non-payment has spooked Europe's energy market.

Allianz Renewable Energy Fund acquires 19.5 MW solar farm in UK

Great Glemham solar farm, UK

Allianz Global Investors says the Great Glemham plant offers stable cash-flows through the U.K.'s Renewables Obligation subsidy scheme and a long-term power purchase agreement.

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