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Japanese golf course to become 23 MW solar array

The disused golf course in Kyoto Prefecture is to be the location of Kyocera's 23 MW solar farm.

Japanese electronics company Kyocera enters joint venture to construct solar plant on abandoned golf course in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture.


SolarCity unveils storage and solar package for new build properties

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar installer's Homebuilder Program has been updated to include new Tesla Powerwall-backed storage systems for new build properties, Californians offered new fixed-rate pricing.


Younicos and Duke Energy combine on 36 MW Texas storage project

Duke Energy.

German battery specialist Younicos, together with Samsung SDI, to collaborate with U.S. utility Duke Energy on creation of 36 MW storage plant in Texas.


Manz revises 2015 financial forecast downwards

Manz HQ.

Recent order cancellation shaves EUR 12 million from the German tooling supplier's electronics division, prompting revenue forecast revisal below previously stated figure of EUR 320-340 million.


Germany registered 101 MW of new solar PV in May

Solar PV plant in Germany.

Installation slowdown means that the FIT will be cut by just 0.25% across Q3 owing to cumulative capacity additions coming be below the government corridor of 2.4-2.6 GW.


Solar Independence Day: where does UK solar go from here?

The U.K.'s Solar Trade Association will once again host a Solar Independence Day on Friday and Saturday, with the industry at something of a crossroads under the new government.


US solar output 50% higher than official figures suggest, report finds

Rooftop installation, U.S.

A joint study by GTM Research and kWh Analytics finds that distributed solar in the U.S., absent from official EIA figures, accounts for 9.2 GW, or 45%, of the nation's capacity.


Advanced Energy confirms exit of solar inverter business

Advanced Energy's 1000NX central inverter.

The U.S. precision power conversion company has taken the decision to shutter its solar inverter business after grappling with poor sales in the sector for the past few quarters.


Ingeteam supplies inverters for one of UK's largest solar plants

Scunthorpe, England.

The Spanish inverter specialist supplied its Ingecon powerstation central inverter to a 40 MW solar PV plant located in the county of Lincolnshire, England.


India poised to introduce dollar bidding for solar contracts in July

Solar installation, India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to attract further foreign investment by inviting bids for India's first dollar-linked solar power contracts next month.


UK should offer more clean energy incentives, says Committee on Climate Change

Solar PV park, England.

First mandatory report from the Committee says that "urgent action" is required in the new Parliament if the U.K. is to keep its emissions reductions on track.


Egypt unveils 50 MW PV project and 50 MW module fab

The Nile at Aswan.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb inaugurates 50 MW solar panel production facility at weekend, Italy's Building Energy signs MoU for 50 MW solar projects in north of country.


Andalay Solar introduces SolarEdge-compatible modules

SolarEdge power optimizer.

Solar panel producer develops module frame that can receive SolarEdge's power optimizer, companies also to collaborate on DC Instant Connect solution.


Solar-powered Formula E can overtake Formula 1, says Richard Branson

Richard Branson celebrates with Formula E inaugural champion Nelson Piquet Jr in London.

The Virgin tycoon believes all-electric and solar-powered racing cars will prove more attractive to sponsors and racing enthusiasts within the next four or five years.


NEXTracker signs 1 GW supply agreement with Blattner Energy

More than 1 GW of single axis trackers are set to be deployed at large-scale solar PV projects across North America over the next two years.

The Californian tracker specialists will supply its single axis trackers to Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor.


Solar plane makes second attempt at longest leg of journey

The Si2 Solar Impulse aircraft.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has passed the point of no return after taking off from Japan on Sunday, journey expected to take five days and five nights should all go to plan.


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