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Canadian energy company eyes 150 MW PV plant in Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

CMX Renewable Energy Inc. has applied for a license to build a 150 MW PV plant, costing an estimated USD150 million, in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province, just as the solar market is being stirred within the country.


Trina Solar sets new IBC cell efficiency record

Trina Solar Photovoltaic module production - Image Shen

The Chinese company achieved an impressive 23.5% efficiency for its large-area Interdigitated Back Contact mono-crystalline silicon solar cell, to go with the company’s other efficiency records.


Electric co-op in Texas to host up to 15 MW of distributed community solar

RES Distributed will build projects at 15 customer sites for one of the largest rural electric cooperatives in the United States.


Saudi Arabia announces new renewable energy target with few details of deployment

AEC in Saudi Arabia

Deputy crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman announced the “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030” paper today, which targets 9.5 GW of renewable energy, but doesn’t specify a timeframe or which renewables will be...


Italian companies to build 1 GW of solar farms in Iran

Road from Qazvin into Valley of the Assassins - image by Julia Maudlin

Reports have surfaced that Italian companies Genesis and Dynkun have signed a memorandum of understanding with officials from Iran’s northwestern Qazvin province, for 100 PV plants of 10 MW each.


Sungrow expands in the UK market with over 100 MW’s of inverters connected in Q1

Sungrow inverter in the UK

It is good news for the Chinese inverter manufacturer, which has shown that its popularity is growing in many different markets worldwide, now supplying the largest volume of PV inverters globally.


Tesla prepares for major growth in U.S. behind-the-meter energy storage in 2016

GTM Research analysis of a Tesla filing shows that the company expects to sell a larger volume of batteries to Tesla than was represented by the entire behind-the-meter market last year.


Planning permission granted for largest PV site in Northern Ireland

County Antrim Coast Road image by Suzanne Mischyshyn

Permission has been granted to U.K. solar park developer Hadstone Energy for a 46 MW site, which will be the largest in Northern Ireland.


Solar Impulse pilot spoke with U.N. from cockpit during testing leg of journey

The Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

Bertrand Piccard, one of two Swiss pilots that are taking shifts to fly the Solar Impulse 2 around the world, spoke to Ban Ki-moon after the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, while in mid-flight across the Pacific...


Court approves SunEdison motions for restructuring

A court has approved SunEdison’s first day motions, including allowing the company to use $300 million in a debtor-in-possession loan.


EDF agrees acquisition of US solar company

Catalina solar project EDF Renewables

The French energy giant expands its presence in the United States’ renewables industry with a deal for the acquisition of solar project development and management company Global Resource Options.


IKEA UK launches its home solar service

IKEA Store - Image by Calvin Teo

The much anticipated domestic solar PV initiative begins today, with the launch of “Solar Shops” across three of its U.K. stores and online, making the purchase of PV systems for U.K. homeowners easier than ever.


China installs 7.14 GW of solar PV in Q1 2016

Solar PV plant in Qinghai, China

NEA data shows increasing differences in regional PV development, due in part to the country's power curtailment problem.


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SunEdison PV plant, Ironwood State Prison

This week: The looming bankruptcy of SunEdison came to pass as France looks set to increase its solar target threefold by 2023 and India appealed a WTO ruling that could have far-reaching effects on its domestic solar business.


Cyprus: Construction begins on five PV plants; storage to emerge

Solar PV system in Cyprus

Cyprus' once dormant large-scale PV plant sector appears to be awakening, while even more positive is a growing energy storage trend, which under the current circumstances seems irreversible.


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.


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