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Australia: Network lobby proposes special tariff to keep households on grid

Australia's national flag. Flickr image by thewamphyri.

Australia's main network lobby is proposing a new tariff for stand-alone power systems that it says will encourage more than one million households with large amounts of solar and battery storage to stay connected to the main...

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

ARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in Queensland

Solar PV and energy storage project in Queensland.

A world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable...

India solar PV exports up 116 percent

Lake Vododara in Gujarat, India. Image: Wikimedia commons

With a solar market that is currently thriving due to ambitious installation targets set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has recorded huge year on year increases in both imports and exports, as it not only looks to...

NGOs call on EU to remove trade duties against China

Climate Action Network, E3G, EKOenergy, Greenpeace, and WWF logos.

Five prominent NGOs have written a letter to the European Commission, calling for an end to trade duties that are applied to Chinese PV manufacturers, claiming that they are counterproductive for action on climate change, adding...

Solare Datensysteme launches new unit in China

Solare Datensysteme headquarters in Geislingen-Binsdorf.

The German solar monitoring group hopes to tap into China's fast-growing PV market.

Germany's Pfalzsolar establishes US beachhead

Pfalzsolar's 5 MW Sutor Farm plant in southern Britain.

The Ludwigshafen-based engineering, procurement and construction firm is expanding its operations from the declining U.K. across the pond to the bustling U.S. market.

European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

European, Chinese flags

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have...

Germany launches first cross-border PV auction with Denmark

PV farm, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Germany's Federal Network Agency, which oversees the country's solar auctions and renewable energy incentive regulation, announced on Wednesday the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted PV installations with Denmark.

US to remain leading tracker market through 2021

Solar trackers

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.

European solar sector calls for end of trade measures on Chinese products

European Commission, Brussels

The European Commission's trade measures have been ruinous for European manufacturers, led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stymied growth in the sector, members of SolarPower Europe argue in a letter to Brussels.

BNEF Summit London: African renewable energy development

Bloomberg Future Energy Summit 2016. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

Bloomberg's New Energy Finance's (BNEF) Autumn 2016 Summit kicked off in London yesterday with African renewable energy development on the agenda. What are the opportunities and obstacles to developing clean power in Africa?

Canada's Solar Ship to take flight in Africa

Solar Ship hybrid aircraft

The Toronto-based company is launching a joint venture with Manaf Freighters that will use its unique airships to provide critical cargo, such as food, clothing, medical supplies and basic necessities, to remote areas.

Jinko agrees to sell downstream business in China

JinkoSolar PV project China. Image: JinkoSolar.

A couple of interesting announcements came out of Chinese solar company JinkoSolar today, as first it revealed a 300 MW module supply deal with PV developer Senyuan Electric, then it announced that it has agreed to sell the Jinko...

SoLayTec finds buyers for ALD systems

SoLayTec ALD system

The Durch firm has booked 22 ALD system orders since its inception in 2010.

Nuclear fallout: Vattenfall sues Germany

Grafenrhein nuclear plant, Germany

Swedish energy group Vattenfall is suing the German government for 4.7 billion euros in compensation in connection with the country's phase-out of nuclear energy.

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