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Study reveals potential storage capacity of 2,291 GWh in Europe

Pumped hydro energy storage facilities in the existing water bodies in Alps can potentially reach the combined capacity of 303 GWh

A new study by eStorage identifies 2,291 GWh of development-ready sites for new pumped hydro energy storage plants in Europe.


Orange Jordan taps MEI for 33.7 MW solar PV project

French President François Holland and Jorandian King Abdullah II attend the signing of Neoen and Orange Jordan's April 2016 deal.

The plants will enable the local telco to fully cover its electricity needs from solar energy. With solar activity booming in Jordan, the country is well on the way to surpassing its 600 MW solar target by 2020.


SunEdison stays the course in India, offloads residential business in UK

SunEdison solar park

The renewable energy giant managed to exclude its Indian operations from bankruptcy proceedings while selling its operations in the U.K. to Ecotricity, which has expended into the residential market.


A cautionary tale: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on the fall of SunEdison and industry impacts

pv magazine spoke with Mercom Capital's CEO about what led to the SunEdison bankruptcy, what this means for the industry and what's next.


Canadian Solar links up 39.4 MWp of PV plants in the United Kingdom

Canadian Solar PV modules in Germany

The six solar plants were connected to the grid under the Renewable Obligations Certificate, which no longer accepts applications.


Emerging solar markets offering better returns for developers, report finds

Mercatus' findings show a correlation between the average size of solar projects per region and the average rate of return, with bigger being better.

Mercatus Energy Investment Management report finds that emerging solar markets offer investors and developers high risk, high reward, which helps drive larger project size in these regions.


Alice Springs: Solar city at centre of a fossil fuel controversy

Alice Springs Solar

Renewables have been erroneously blamed for a number of blackouts in Australia, which were actually the result of failing network equipment and fossil fuel generators.


Hemlock suing JA Solar for more than $900 million over alleged breach of polysilicon agreement

Polysilicon Image www.polysiliconsupplier.com

The original lawsuit was filed on 20 January 2015 for JA Solar’s failure to complete advanced payments for the polysilicon shipments, but now covers the supply agreement as well, with the total claim now coming to USD 921...


India appeals WTO domestic content ruling for solar

Solar installation, India.

Energy minister Piyush Goyal challenges World Trade Organization's ruling that its domestic content requirements for solar violate international trade rules.


Chile reaches 1.1 GW-AC of installed solar PV

During Q1 the nation installed 254 MW of solar.


Total to create new Gas, Renewables and Power segment

The French oil giant has pledged to be among the top three companies in solar power, and to expand in electricity trading and energy storage.


Offgrid solution: Using discarded smartphone batteries to light up rural homes

solar-powered LED lamp

Kyung Hee University researcher Boucar Diouf plans to start solar-powered LED lamp pilot projects in Senegal and sub-Saharan African countries within the next year.


San Francisco to require rooftop solar on new buildings

Rooftop solar installation in San Francisco

The new legislation requires solar PV systems, solar water heating systems or a combination of the two. San Francisco has set a goal to use 100% renewable energy by 2025 in addition to other ambitious environmental targets.


SunEdison troubles pose no threat to Indian solar industry, says minister

Indian solar park in Gujarat

A potential SunEdison bankruptcy is not expected to affect India's solar industry, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing comments made by Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal.


Hanergy TF auditors express 'significant doubt' as to company's solvency

Hanergy Chairman Li Hejun

In Hanergy Thin Film Power Group's 2015 annual report, issued today, the company's independent auditors, Ernst & Young, emphasized that heavy losses in 2015 plus a lack of transparency regarding well over HK$5.5 billion ($710...


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