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Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.

China Singyes unit sells off 100MW of PV

Xinjiang, China. Wikimedia commons image.

Excel Deal Investment has agreed to buy two 81% stakes in two companies from Hunan Singyes Green Energy for HKD861,000,000 (USD111 million).

Quality: Minor differences in yield percentage make the difference between good and bad investment

George Touloupos at Intersolar Europe 2016.

Changing technology, pressure to cut costs, dizzying price slumps and a number of other issues make solar module quality control as relevant as ever. The danger that modules could fail outright remains slim, so module reliability...

Twelve large scale solar projects to get ARENA funding

Weipa Solar Plant. Image by ARENA.

All eyes are on the Pullman Hotel in Sydney, where on Thursday, 12 out of the 20 large-scale solar projects shortlisted for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s $100 million funding round are expected to be announced as...

REA Chief Exec given spot on board of TfL

London bus. Every Stock Photo by davidnikonvscanon.

Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive for the U.K.'s largest renewable energy trade association REA, has been appointed to the new, more diverse, board of governors for Transport for London (TfL), rousing hopes that carbon-free energy...

Fifty-eight solar projects submitted within Argentina’s renewable energy tender

Argentina national flag. Flickr image by Finizio.

The 58 PV projects have a combined capacity of 2.8 GW and are located in 12 different provinces. The solar quota for this tender was just 300 MW, with the winning projects due to be announced in October.

Philippines may place limits on future PV build-out

Solar PV system in Philippines. Image by Becky Beetz.

The country’s Department of Energy (DoE) may start imposing limits on the amount of renewables such as solar and wind that can be installed in parts of the country where the grid is most congested, according to a local report.

Jinko Solar and Heraeus enter into fresh collaboration

Heraeus paste. Image by Heraeus.

The established partners enter a new phase of their cooperation, as Jinko Solar is using Heraeus Photovoltaics’ front-side silver paste on its new high-efficiency solar cells.

Foresight Solar Fund raising capital for further solar investment

UK 4MW solar photovoltaic project. Puriton Image.

The U.K. investment company has announced that it is putting 28.2 million shares up for sale in an attempt to raise GBP 28.9 million (USD 38.5 million) for investment in an “attractive” 200 MW solar pipeline that it has...

Indonesia receives green policy support

Jakarta, Indonesia. Image by Wikimedia Commons.

The Government of Indonesia and the Global Green Growth Institute launched the second phase of a green growth program this week, which aims to assist Indonesia's central and regional governments to adopt and implement green...

Australia: One small gain for battery storage, one big win for fossil fuel industry

Battery storage system. Image by Solarpraxis, Andreas Schlegel.

Australia's principal policy maker for the energy markets has waived through a rule change that could accelerate the use of battery storage to provide grid stability as more renewables enter the market. But the rule maker has...

USAID to fund solar research projects in India and Morocco

USAID logo. Image by USAID.

The U.S. Agency for International development (USAID) announced that it will provide USD10 million in funding to a number of projects aimed at addressing critical areas of development, two of the projects center on solar research...

Silicor nears completion of financing for USD1bn Iceland facility

Silicor Materials production. Image by Silicor Materials.

U.S. solar silicon manufacturer Silicor Materials is just USD150 million away from completing financing for the company's first commercial-scale site to produce solar silicon using its unique production process.

South Korea's solar shipments spike in January-June period

South Korea national flag. Flickr image by t3mplar.

Exports of solar modules and related PV kit soared 46.7% year on year to $2.01bn in the first seven months of 2016, according to new government data.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

RWE HQ in Essen, Germany.

More storage movement as RWE moves to acquire Belectric and Enphase launches its AC battery in Australia and New Zealand. SolarCity-Tesla and GCL-SunEdison also make the news turn this week.

Scatec Solar commissions 22 MW solar farm in Jordan

Jordan landscape.

Commercial operation has begun on the solar plant south of Amman, taking Scatec Solar’s production capacity in the kingdom to 43 MW.

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