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Washington D.C. raises renewable energy mandate to 50% by 2032 with 5% solar carve-out

The nation’s capital now has the fifth-most-aggressive RPS policy in the nation. As part of the new program the city plans to install solar PV on 100,000 homes where low-income families live.

Mercom: Total corporate funding for solar falls to lowest level in three years

Both private equity and debt funding were down significantly in Q2 and public market financing remains weak, but distributed solar project funds continue to boom

IHS inverter scorecard praises leading suppliers' tenacity and ambition

Sungrow inverter, California.

The analyst's holistic review of the inverter landscape finds SMA, SolarEdge, Schneider Electric, Sungrow, Huawei and ABB each boast certain strengths that enable them to serve various markets.

South Korea planning heavy investments in renewable energies

Daegu, South Korea.

The South Korean government has made a pledge to invest 42 trillion won (USD36.6 billion) into renewable energies by 2020, while relaxing regulations over the sale of solar energy generated by distributed systems.

Meyer Burger confident of H1 2016 sales upturn

Meyer Burger HQ.

The Swiss tooling specialists expect a first half order volume of approximately $267 million, with EBITDA to be slightly above breakeven as the company returns to the black.

ABB sees a future market for 1000v and 1500v inverters

ABB's Jyrki Leppänen with two of the Solar Superheros

pv magazine’s Ian Clover was joined by ABB Head of Product Management Jyrki Leppänen and ABB product manager Marko Harju, to discuss the company’s latest inverter, the PVS980 central inverter.

Brazil: Enel initiates work on 292 MW solar plant

Brazil flag

The Nova Olinda PV plant will require an investment of $300 million and will provide electricity under a 20-year PPA, with operations expected to commence in 2017.

SunPower wins large majority of France's solar+storage island tender

The Bay of Calvi, Corsica. Image by Wolffy & Greudin.

The U.S. solar solutions company was awarded 76% of France’s ZNI solar tender, amounting to a total of 39.1 MW of PV and energy storage technology that will be provided to the French West Indies and Corsica.

The largest solar rooftop system in the US installed on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas.

A giant 8.3 MW solar rooftop system has been installed by NRG Energy on MGM Resorts International’s famous Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, making it the largest in the U.S.

Southern Power acquires controlling interest in SunPower's 102 MW Henrietta solar project

SunPower installs a solar plant in California.

The subsidiary of utility Southern Company owns large portion of the Californian solar plant, which was built and developed by SunPower, which still owns remaining interest in the project.

India: SECI issues 650 MW tender for solar in Andhra Pradesh

Solar PV installation in India.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued a request for selection tender for 650 MW of new solar PV capacity in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Trina Solar hits 21.1% efficiency for mono PERC cells produced in industrial conditions

Trina Solar cell production.

The Chinese solar module producer says it has achieved 21.1% average efficiency for P-type monocrystalline PERC cells produced in industrial standard conditions.

UK: STA calls on government to halt impending tax hike for commercial solar

Marks & Spencer array.

Solar Trade Association warns that some businesses may have to remove their solar arrays if the proposed increase in tax goes ahead.

Movements in Nigeria's PV market as PPAs get signed

Nigeria flag. Image Flickr.

Power purchase agreements for as much as 975 MW of solar PV have been signed between Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. and a number of PV developers, one of which plans to develop a total of 1 GW of PV within the country.

European solar industry puts forward case to end trade measures on Chinese PV

34 European solar and renewable energy organizations signed the letter

SolarPower Europe appears to be the driving force behind a letter, signed by 34 European solar and renewable energy organizations, calling on the EU to immediately remove the trade measures that exist against imports of Chinese...

Jinko Solar looking to invest in innovation

Jinko Solar’s Senior Technical Manager Juan Carlos González

Jinko Solar's Senior Technical Manager Juan Carlos González joined pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford to talk about Jinko’s award winning new modules, the Eagle series. The new modules have been optimized by Silicon Valley company...

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