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Panasonic simulator enables Dutch homeowners to see solar benefits

The “Simulate your Solar System” online platform will show the benefits of residential solar. Image by Panasonic.

Panasonic has launched its "Simulate your Solar System" online platform in Holland, which will enable homeowners to see just how much they can save from installing rooftop solar on their homes, at a time when residential solar is...


SunEdison prepares to sell TerraForm Global

The bankrupt renewable energy developer appears to be fishing for bidders for TerraForm Global, as many investors seem to prefer buying pieces instead of the whole SunEdison empire.


IHS forecasts 2.7 GW of new PV in Latin America in 2016

IHS highlights the relevance which public auctions have acquired for the growth of solar PV in Latin America. Argentina is among the new PV markets in the region, where a new renewable energy auction was recently launched with a...


Shunfeng warns of YOY 80% profit decrease

Shunfeng solar installation.

The Chinese solar power firm publishes preliminary assessment of first half finances warning of an 80% drop in group profit compared to the same period last year.


Off-grid solar lighting could add 2m jobs to developing nations, finds Berkeley Lab

Solar Aid light, Africa.

Adoption of solar-LED lighting systems in some of the world’s most impoverished nations could trigger net job boom, study shows.


Hanergy Thin Film forecasts surprise 2016 H1 profit

Hanergy HQ.

The Chinese solar firm says that sales of its rooftop PV panels have grown by 200% in the past year, while revenues are 50% higher compared to the same six-month period in 2015.


Lack of small-scale 'bankability' harming clean energy progress, finds IIED white paper

Tanzania off-grid solar.

Profitability of large-scale renewable energy projects deterring investment in small, off-grid schemes, finds report, but more innovative funding options at small scale have multiple positive impacts.


Mosaic teams with Wave Solar to provide lower customer acquisition costs

Mosaic offices.

The solar lending platform has partnered with Wave Solar's lead generation services in order to improve customer acquisition costs for solar installers.


Small and large scale solar to reach global grid parity by 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

Solar installation by Belectric.

Global Solar Power Market 2016 report suggests costs of solar to fall dramatically over next five years as Asian market share increases and North America reaches 20 million residential PV prosumers.


Mercom: Battery storage, smart grid VC investments double in Q2 2016

While there has been a downturn in solar funding, battery and smart grid investments had a very strong quarter.


BPVA signs agreement with Iran to coordinate the development of 1 GW of solar

BPVA Chairman Reza Shaybani and Iranian officials signing agreement. Image courtesy of BPVA.

An eye-catching agreement was signed by the British Photovoltaic Association (BVPA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) last week, for the two to work together over the development of up to 1 GW of solar PV in...


Meyer Burger receives another significant order for its MAiA technology

Meyer Burger CEO Peter Pauli

The Swiss company is continuing with its strong year, this time confirming an order from an unnamed Chinese manufacturer worth CHF 18 million for its MAiA 2.1 technology upgrade platform.


Total control: billion-dollar buyout of Saft completed

Total insignia.

The French giant has finalized the acquisition of the battery producer in a deal thought to be worth $1.1 billion, via the completion of a successful share tender.


Nigeria government signs MoU with IPP consortium for 300 MW of solar power

Nigerian landscape.

Nigus Greenergy and Volt Renewables have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of 300 MW of solar PV plants in the African country to be developed and commissioned next year.


World's biggest solar + storage projects planned for Australia

Solar plus storage system. Image courtesy of reneweconomy.com

Australian infrastructure investor Lyon Group says it plans to build the world's biggest solar plus storage project in South Australia in the next two years, and sees a huge future for combined solar and battery storage plants.


India to double large-scale solar target to 40 GW by 2020, says minister

Solar in India.

Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy confirms new generation target of 40,000 MW of solar park capacity likely to be signed off by PM Modi as India seeks buffer to SunEdison-type dangers.


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