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Solar, wind power output to surpass shale in five years, says Goldman report

Solar and wind will grow by more than 110 GW this year, with PV surpassing wind annually for the first time in 2018, the report finds.

New solar and wind capacity additions between 2015 and 2020 will add more power globally than U.S. shale-oil production did during 2010-2015, according to a new report by Goldman Sachs.

NRG Home Solar to trade incentives with Airbnb

The two companies have teamed up to reward each other's members, with NRG offering discounts on PV system leases and Airbnb offering travel credits for hosts with solar arrays.

Ecosolifer chooses Santa Catarina for its Brazilian PV module factory

The company plans to manufacture its multi-junction PV modules in the Southern Brazilian state, and is currently investigating locations.

Work begins on 212 MW solar project in West Texas

Construction has begun and financing has been secured on one of first solar projects over 100 MW in Texas, as Southern Company acquires a majority stake.

Abengoa US yieldco faces uncertainty as parent company opens insolvency proceedings

280 MW CSP plant from Abengoa.

Commencement of insolvency proceedings in Spain sparks real fears of contagion for Abengoa Yield, the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Spanish renewable energy company.

India plans $1bn private equity fund for solar and renewables

Indian solar installation.

Government aims to raise that investment goal to around $4 billion per year within 3-4 years and will identify opportunities to source low-cost foreign investment, said energy minister Piyush Goyal.

UK: STA notes solar job losses already underway

Solar installation, Bentley.

Up-to-date survey of just 10% of the British solar sector reveals that thousands of jobs have already been lost; extrapolated for the entire industry the data suggests that as many as 6,500 positions could have been lost.

India and France to launch solar alliance on opening day of COP21

The COP21 summit in Paris begins today, kickstarting two weeks that could prove crucial in determining the world's stance on tackling climate change.

Solar alliance first of many anticipated agreements and pledges over the coming two weeks in Paris, which could prove crucial in determining how the globe tackles climate change in the few years.

City of Las Vegas to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy

A proposed deal with a new 100 MW solar project will enable Las Vegas to be the largest U.S. municipality to source 100% of its electricity from renewable energy.

Louisiana's largest utility puts the brakes on solar

Entergy Louisiana reports that it has exceeded a cap on net metered solar, and will halt the program. This will sharply impact the 10th-largest residential market in the United States.

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Berlin, Germany

The 16th Forum Solarpraxis kicked off in the German capital this week showcasing international developments in technology and policy and offering market assessments from industry reps. Developments in Germany and the U.K. could...

Underwater solar cells turn greenhouse gases into 'solar fuel'

under water

The process could one day play a key role in fighting climate change. The engineers have also provided design principles to help the photovoltaic industry build energy-efficient, corrosion-protected solar cells for other...

German utilities demand financing assistance for nuclear exit

Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Plant in Germany

The country's big four energy providers are struggling with the immense cost of decommissioning the remaining nuclear power plants. Finding a final waste site remains a key issue.

The world could be 100% renewable by 2050

Stanford 100% renewables by 2050 world map

Researchers from Stanford University have layed out exactly how the planet could forego fossil fuel and nuclear power and adopt renewable energy across the board.

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...

Forum Solarpraxis: It's all political for Europe's big two solar powers

Attendees at the 16th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin have been buoyed by the news that the German storage subsidy is set to be extended for three years.

Contrasting fortunes for the German and U.K. solar PV markets in 2016 will suppress the European solar landscape as policy changes take effect.

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