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Big horizons, big announcements and big hitters: it's been another BIG week for solar.

The PV heavyweights are back in the headlines this week with the news that China and the U.S. have agreed a climate deal, SolarCity has tightened its grip on residential solar, and Hanergy's woes continue.

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California's capitol buildings move to 100% renewable energy

A state agency has moved to procure 100% renewable energy for state buildings in the capitol, with plans to expand this to government buildings statewide.

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Pintxos, Spain.

India goes all-out for clean energy, the U.K. receives further scorn for its regressive solar stance, and Spain serves up a timely reminder of its prowess, despite recent cuts.

Richard Branson urges business leaders to work towards a world powered by the sun

Richard Branson.

The British tycoon has addressed a UN gathering in New York, calling for money raised from a global carbon tax to be poured into a "big innovation pot" to develop greater solar and wind power.

New SolarCity package aims to lower solar costs for low-income renters

SolarCity installation taking place.

The installation scheme is aimed at developers and residents of affordable housing projects and neighborhoods in California as SolarCity moves to widen access to affordable energy to more people.

UK Q2 data shows renewables met a record 25% of power needs, outstripping coal

The Westmill Solar Farm, England.

Combination of solar PV, wind and bioenergy saw the U.K. renewables mix supply more power to the national grid in the second quarter of the year than coal for the first time ever; solar doubles to 8 GW in space of year.

Enel builds Italy's first large-scale storage facility

Catania bay.

The 2 MWh battery system has been connected to a 10 MW solar PV plant in Catania, making it Italy's inaugural large-scale solar+storage project.

Dubai's DEWA invites bids for 800 MW, phase three solar park

Dubai skyline.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) issues Expression of Interest call for phase three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park; third project has capacity of 800 MW.

Yingli to ship 130 MW of modules for Chinese BIPV and agriculture solar projects

Yingli production facility.

The vertically integrated solar firm will deliver 30 MW of panels to Qingdao New Energy Solutions Inc. this year, with the remaining 100 MW due before the end of 2016.

UGE, Blue Sky collaborate on China rooftop PPA package

Guangzhou, China.

Renewable energy firm UGE teams with energy financer Blue Sky Energy Efficiency and real estate service firm JLL to devise financial package for Chinese businesses keen on installing rooftop solar.

China's Longi to invest $235m in 1 GW Indian solar fab

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

XiAn Longi Silicon signs a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a solar cell and manufacturing facility in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh; 500 MW solar farm also in pipeline.

UK stance on renewable energy leaves Al Gore 'puzzled'

Al Gore.

Climate advocate and former U.S. VP tells audience at Green Alliance/CBI event that he does not understand the U.K. government's decision to cut renewable energy subsidies.

India cabinet set to approve aggressive 40% renewable goal

Solar installation in Pokhran, India.

National Democratic Alliance considers 40% renewable energy goal for 2030, target would require 250 GW of solar PV capacity by that date, and 100 GW of wind power.

Sunrun asks Arizona regulators to recuse themselves over conflict of interest, bias

Sunrun, the former mayor of Tempe and two former commissioners are asking three members of the Arizona Corporation Commission to bow out of a decision on solar fees.

Data center giant Equinix taps SunEdison to solar power its Californian operations

Equinix data center.

World's largest provider of data center services signs five-year PPA with SunEdison for majority of energy from the company's 150 MW Imperial Valley solar farm, due for completion in 2016.

Saudi Arabia fires up new Kaco PV inverter line

Representatives of Kaco and AEC attend the inauguration ceremony of the new Shams PV inverter line in Saudi Arabia.

Shams PV inverter line commences production, boasting 1 GW capacity and the first to comply with Saudi Arabian local content regulations. Line owned by Advanced Electronics Company.

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