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Capital Stage to make takeover offer for CHORUS Clean Energy

CHORUS Clean Energy AG PV plant in Riechelbach, Germany.

The two German companies both announced the proposed takeover offer, with some key CHORUS shareholders already committed to the merger.


State of the art PV manufacturing facility to be developed in Iran

The state of the art facility will cover the entire PV value chain.

As excitement grows about PV potential in Iran, SCHMID Group announces an agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran to open a fully integrated manufacturing facility in the country.


3D-Micromac opens subsidiary in China, as PV markets shift to the country

The new subsidiary will focus on the company’s business in the thriving Asian PV market.

While the PV industry zeros in on Shanghai, China, for the world’s largest solar tradeshow, Germany’s 3D-Micromac establishes a new subsidiary in the country to handle sales and production of its microCELL laser systems.


USTDA backs 100 MW PV project in Ghana

20 MW Winneba PV plant located near the capital of Ghana is the country's biggest PV facility to date

USTDA awarded a grant to a Ghanaian solar power developer to bring a 100 MW PV project in Ghana towards financial close.


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Mississippi breaks ground on its largest solar plant at 52 MW

The plant in the southern part of the state follows a 50 MW plant which broke ground in April.


Ontario’s cap-and-trade to have limited short-term benefits for solar

CanSIA notes that revenues from the program could be used to add incentives for net-metered solar PV, and that it will impact the electricity market in other ways.


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Berlin, Germany

Renewable energy developments in Germany and Argentina topped the news this week but also making waves was a report that global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015 while India unveiled what is said to be the largest rooftop...


Germany: Merkel cabinet approves e-vehicle subsidy measures

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

The government and automakers will share the costs of the EUR 600 million rebate incentive, which will be available until 2019 or until the government share of the funding runs out.


ReneSola partners with UCK Group to build 116 MW of PV in Turkey

By early 2017, ReneSola and UCK Group are planning to complete 70 MW of PV projects in Turkey

ReneSola signs framework agreement with a solar energy solution provider UCK Group to develop a 116 MW pipeline of PV projects in Turkey.


India: Tata Power to build 100 MW of solar in Karnataka

Tata Power, rooftop

Tata Power is aiming to generate 30 to 40% of its total generation capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2025.


South Africa: SolarEdge, Tesla Powerwall rollout begins

Kwikelec installation in South Africa: 5 kW home system, including 20 power optimizers, one StorEdge inverter and 6.4 kWh Tesla Powerwall

SolarEdge's storage solution, based on a single DC optimized inverter that manages and monitors PV production, consumption and storage, is compatible with Tesla's Powerwall home battery.


Nigeria's solar hopes stall

Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria is considered an emerging economy that has the potential to drive a dynamic domestic solar PV market. But the global oil price plunge and a national currency crisis have stalled hopes.


India implements new 40 GW rooftop, small PV plant program

India - small solar PV plant

India's solar market has long been dominated by large utility-scale projects but the government is now looking to boost rooftop solar in the country with an ambitious new initiative.


Report: Texas will add 13 GW of solar PV by 2035

A study by Brattle Group forecasts massive expansion of solar PV capacity in Texas driven by market forces, similar to ERCOT's predictions.


Hanwha Q Cells Q1 results show encouraging Y/Y resurgence in profit, revenue and shipments

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

Module shipments from the Korean solar PV manufacturer reached 912 MW in the first quarter, exceeding the guidance range, while gross profit topped $109m and gross margin reached 21.2%.


KfW finances 76 MW of renewable projects for Neoen

KfW IPEX-Bank provides financial support for Neoen's renewable PV and wind portfolio

KfW IPEX-Bank loans about $117 million to Neoen to build a 30 MW PV plant and 46 MW of wind energy projects in France.


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