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UK clean energy groups welcome post-Brexit carbon budget adoption, but solar questions remain

David Cameron at Hinkley.

Amid the ashes of the U.K.'s post-Brexit political landscape comes the reassurance that the government will adopt the fifth carbon budget, but solar sights appear to have been lowered once more.


Every little helps for California's PV deployment

Urban Solar is now supplying solar powered LED lighting at bus stops in San Francisco. (PRNewsFoto/Urban Solar)

California is leading the way with inventive ways to deploy solar technology, as not only will San Francisco’s bus stops be lit up with solar lanterns, but the HERO program has hit another major milestone, making energy savings...


World Bank pledges $1bn for India's solar target

Narendra Modi.

Following discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, record loan of $1 billion agreed to help fund India’s bold aim to install 100 GW of solar by 2020.


Coal India to implement 200 MW solar project

Solar is competing with coal in India

India’s largest coal miner has reached an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India to develop the 200 MW PV project in Madhya Pradesh, as the mining giant continues to make strides into the clean energy market.


Inside Ingeteam's acquisition of Bonfiglioli's solar business

Ingeteam inverters at a PV plant.

Last week Spanish inverter specialist Ingeteam purchased the solar division of Italian central inverter developer Bonfiglioi in a move that demonstrated the opportunities that still exist in Europe’s solar market.


Brazil postpones the July solar auction

Authorities have not given a new date for the auction scheduled for July 29, in which 9 GW of PV projects are participating. The sector attributes the postponement to the change in government, and while it acknowledges a risk,...


North American leaders to set out target of 50% "clean" electricity by 2025

Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto will be presenting the target, which will include nuclear and carbon capture and storage, at a summit of the three leaders.


China's Shinetime withdrawn from EU MIP undertaking

European Commission.

Commission finds that the Chinese solar firm breached the Minimum Import Price agreement by allegedly selling below the set MIP level.


Dow Elastomers expects rise in demand for new encapsulant materials

Michael Shoemaker describes the projected power density increases offered by Dow Elastomer's new polyolefin encapsulants.

Video: Michael Shoemaker, Global Strategic Marketing Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, talks encapsulants with pv magazine's Ian Clover, highlighting what technological advancements Dow Elastomers is bringing to the market.


Masdar and EDF pin hopes on new record low tariff for 350 MW Abu Dhabi solar plant

Masdar solar installation, Abu Dhabi.

Days after the Abu Dhabi-based clean energy developer won a tender to develop 800 MW of solar in Dubai, the company has teamed with France's EDF to bid for a 350 MW plant in Abu Dhabi.


SunPower, First Solar and SunEdison cornered 44% of North American O&M market in 2015: IHS

First Solar PV installation.

Analysis by IHS reveals how the three solar firms captured almost half of the operations and maintenance market last year, which grew to more than $300 million.


SunEdison appoints new CFO as incumbent departs after just two months

SunEdison installation project.

The troubled and bankrupt renewable energy firm announces the appointment of Philip Gund as its new chief financial officer a week after CEO Ahmad Chatila resigned.


ABB to close Phoenix inverter fab, move jobs to Estonia and Italy

ABB worker.

The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.


Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

Sunrun installers fit another rooftop array.

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.


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SEIA: Texas will become the 2nd-largest U.S. solar market in the next five years

GTM Research and the U.S. solar trade group forecast that Texas will install 4.6 GW of solar PV over the next five years, nearly all of which will be utility-scale.


Wacker Chemie partners with 1366 Technologies

The world’s second-largest polysilicon maker will provide the kerfless wafer startup with a $15 million equity investment, a supply of polysilicon and technical assistance.


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