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sPower signs 105 MW PPA under community choice aggregation program

sPower PV project. Image: sPower

sPower has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 105 MW-AC of solar power with community choice aggregator MCE in California, making it sPower’s largest contract of this type to date, and the largest community...


Tesla/SolarCity completes PV and battery system to power Samoan island

The solar array will replace the diesel generators that were previously used to provide power, which required fuel which was shipped in from ports thousands of miles away.

The 1.4 MW solar and 6 MWh battery system will supply power to the 600 residents of Ta'u, replacing the island's diesel generators.


TSEC increasing manufacturing capacity by 450 MW

Taiwan nationa flag. Image: Flickr Carrie Kellenberger

Solar cell and module manufacturer Taiwan Solar Energy Corp (TSEC) announced plans to increase its annual solar cell manufacturing capacity by 450 MW using finance it accrued through loans and new share issuances, while it is...


Sweden to effectively scrap solar energy tax: reports

Swedish flag.

The Swedish government is poised to introduce a 98% cut to a controversial tax on solar energy after receiving sustained criticism from environmentalists, reports Reuters.


Hanwha Q Cells records 65% YoY revenue increase for Q3

Hanwha Q Cells production.

South Korean solar firm posts revenue of $707.8 million for third quarter, generating gross profits of $140.5 million. Shipment volumes remain undisclosed, however.


Utility-scale PV O&M market to hit 182 GW by end of year

Image: Solarcentury

An extensive new report of the utility-scale solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market, by GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting, projects that the market will have reached 182 GW by the end of 2016, and will have more than...


EMEX 2016: UK solar's ever-shifting tides

EMEX 2016 in London, UK. Image: Ilias Tsagas

Despite the gloom stemming from the UK's decision to scrap subsidies for large-scale solar and back nuclear energy, there are signs at London's EMEX 2016 show that the domestic solar sector is fighting back.


Module price slump weighs on Canadian Solar Q3 revenue

Canadian Solar installation.

The Tier-1 Chinese solar company sees third quarter revenue contract 18.4% sequentially and 22.7% year-on-year due to tumbling module prices; shipments come in below guidance.


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Image: Tesla Motors

With the fallout from the U.S. election still hot on everybody's lips, news and speculation as to what The Donald might be planning with the solar industry was rife, but while the world’s eyes were fixed on the bizarre events...


India will add 5.1 GW of solar PV this year, finds Bridge to India

India is poised to become the world's third-largest solar PV market in 2017.

Analyst's report reveals that India now has more than 10 GW of utility-scale, rooftop and off-grid solar PV installed nationwide, with the sector growing 137% this year alone. India on course to be world’s third largest solar...


Amazon expands partnership with Dominion for a further 180 MW of solar

Image: Dominion

The e-commerce giant has agreed to purchase energy from a further 180 MW of solar projects that will be developed by Dominion in Virginia, US, as Amazon looks to fuel 100% of its operations through renewable energy within the...


For Trump and solar, don't borrow trouble

Donald Trump. Image: GageSkidmore

There are many uncertainties about what a Trump Administration will bring. But the impacts on solar may be less than many fear.


BREAKING: Tesla shareholders approve SolarCity acquisition

Solar Roof and Panasonic solar panel gigafactory, here we come.


Battery use to drive 4.5 GW global surge in storage inverters, finds IHS Markit

Grid-connected storage is growing worldwide, which will spur cost reductions of storage inverter and power conversion systems.

Growth in grid-connected energy storage represents a global opportunity for suppliers of energy storage inverter and power conversion system suppliers. Wider adoption will accelerate cost reduction, finds IHS Markit.


Hanwha Q Cells teams with Asia Clean Capital on 200 MW Chinese solar pipeline

Asia Clean Capital CEO Thomas Lapham (left) signed the cooperation agreement with Hanwha Q Cells president Jongseo Kim.

The South Korean solar company will provide modules and technical support to assist Asia Clean Capital's rooftop solar ventures in China.


Solar demand to contract 7% next year before sustained growth, finds GTM report

Solar installation in Europe.

Research suggests next year's lull in solar demand to be less steep than originally feared, with compound annual growth rate of 9% to return in 2018 through 2021.


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