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Qatari firm to offer solar training for Syrian refugees

Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan

GreenGulf is partnering with the Norwegian Refugee Council and other organizations to improve the quality of life for residents with solar installations and a training program. The project is part of a greater effort to meet the...

Solargiga, Motech to put 600 MW of new module capacity online in 2016

Citing growing demand, Solargiga plans to double module production through a joint venture with Motech in China.

Apple to become 100% solar-powered in Singapore

Singapore Civic District.

Local solar power firm Sunseap to supply all of the tech firm's energy needs in the country from next year via its 800 solar rooftop systems installed across Singapore.

LDK president & CEO resigns

LDK has been in financial trouble for years, but has provided little information as to why President & CEO Xingxue Tong is departing.

Brazil government approves 1.5 GW of new solar and wind power

Solar development in Brazil.

Contracts granted by the government for the development of 930 MW of solar PV capacity and almost 550 MW of wind farms as part of a $1.7 billion push to upgrade the nation’s energy system.

Lightsource signs deal for 3 GW of solar in India

Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister.

Investment of GBP 2 billion agreed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the U.K. and is part of a wider GBP 10 billion trade deal between the two nations.

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Glass most definitely half full.

Amid new efficiency world records, surging growth for emerging solar markets and a bullish report from IHS predicting 272.4 GW of new capacity by 2019, naysayers and doom mongers are still making their voices heard.

EC removes Chint Solar and Sunny Solar from minimum price agreement

EU China flags.

The European Commission (EC) has confirmed the removal of Chint Solar and Sunny Energy for the minimum price undertaking (MIP). The German subsidiary of Chint Solar, Astronergy, reports that its activities are not affected by the...

SunLink, Blattner to partner on 112.7 MW solar farm in U.S.

Solar panel project.

Collaboration between solar developer SunLink Corporation and EPC Blattner Energy follows earlier partnership delivering a 148.5 MW solar farm in southeastern U.S.

SolarWorld shipments grow 25% Y/Y over first 9 months

Solar installation.

The German-U.S. solar company confirms preliminary sales and shipments reports, reaching 784 MW of shipments in the first nine months of the year and sales of more than $580 million.

Sunpower introduces new PV module design, offers 2016 guidance

Sunpower has introduced a new PV module series based upon a novel interconnection technology, as well as warning of a fall in revenues and a loss in 2016 as it plows more projects into its yieldco.

Neo Solar Power to expand PV manufacturing to Southeast Asia

Buried in Taiwanese PV maker NSP's Q3 results is a statement that the company is moving production capacity to an un-named Southeast Asian nation.

Nigeria signs $100m development deal for 50 MW solar farm

Nigeria flag.

Access Infra Africa pens deal with Nigerian Quaint Global Energy Solutions for the creation of a 50 MW solar PV plant in northern Kaduna state; part of funding coming via U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Thailand aiming for 6 GW of solar by 2036

Bangkok, Thailand

As part of its efforts to increase its share of renewables, the Thai government is attracting major developers for the first phase of a 600 MW solar rollout.

UK: Energy Secretary comes clean about missing renewable energy target

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd

Proponents of renewable energy have lambasted the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and the Conservative government for "willfully hiding" the expected shortfall from public scrutiny while cutting support for solar and wind subsidies.

Mississippi and Alabama approve utility-scale solar projects

Mississippi has approved 105 MW of utility-scale PV as the latest state in the U.S. Deep South to do so, and Alabama has given the go-ahead for another 21 MW.

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