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1366 chooses New York to build its first commercial-scale wafer facility

After years of delays, 1366 Technologies has announced plans to break ground on the factory to produce its proprietary Direct Wafers no later than the second quarter of 2016.

Imergy to supply storage to China telcom market

Imergy storage.

U.S. storage specialists sign two-year agreement with China's Juno Capital Group to jointly deliver battery solutions to off- and weak-grid areas of the Chinese telecommunications market.

Fronius launches Connecting Energy scheme

Connected solar system.

Austrian solar inverter specialist rolls out new platform designed to increase levels of self-consumption among its customers via efficient energy management and intelligent power distribution.

China Sunergy publishes belated Q1 results

CSun factory workers in Turkey.

China Sunergy, known widely as CSun, has published Q1 2015 results, showing continued and deepening losses. Earlier this month Csun reported that it is in breach of Nasdaq listing rules, with its market value of shares falling...

GCL partners with Adani for solar PV operations in India

Solar installation, India.

Collaboration between Chinese energy group and Adani Enterprises to include the creation of a complete PV industry chain in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Greece's new government: new energy policy?

Conergy PV installation, Greece.

With Greece forming a new government, will the country at last engage with the serious reforms it needs to keep it afloat? And will the energy sector embrace groundbreaking technological change?

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Walmart, Fortune 500 companies take 100% renewable energy pledge

Timing of these goals varies, and this brings the total to 36 companies that have taken the RE100 pledge.

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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.

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