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India to soon hold new solar tenders for 2 to 4 GW

Small PV plant in India

Speaking at the India-Australia Energy Dialogue in Brisbane, Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal said feed-in tariffs could be cut by a further 10%. At the same time, Goyal is exploring ways of encouraging India's farmers to start...


UK planning for 1 GW of storage by 2020

Passive systems Freetricity, UK

Large-scale storage systems in the U.K. are already competitive under certain circumstances, while small-scale decentralized energy installations with storage on site can be competitive around 2017, according to a new KPMG...


Too big to fail? Yingli confirms debt restructuring

Yingli manufacturing

The China Banking Regulatory Commission and the National Energy Administration have signaled their support for a restructuring of Yingli's massive debt, noting the company's importance to the Chinese PV industry and the role of...


Mitsubishi Research Institute to launch solar fund

Mount Fuji, Japan

The Mitsubishi Group's main consulting unit is joining forces with its corporate affiliate to buy and turn around poor performing megasolar plants in Japan.


GTM Research: 59 GW of solar installed in 2015, 64 GW coming in 2016

The company's latest forecast of global demand predicts big growth in the Indian and U.S. solar markets this year.


China sets 3 GW target for high-efficiency model PV installations

BYD solar PV fab

China is seeking to increase solar PV capacity for solar installations that employ modules with high-energy-conversion solar cells.


Ingeteam appoints Adolfo Rebollo new CEO

Ingeteam CEO Adolfo Rebollo

Adolfo Rebollo replaces Javier Ojeda as chief executive of the leading Spanish PV inverter manufacturer and O&M service provider.


Berkeley Lab reveals drivers for low-priced PV systems in US

Rooftop solar installation, San Jose, California

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory identify the key market and system drivers for low-priced PV systems for homes and small businesses.


JinkoSolar joins RWE on Dubai solar tender

Dubai: model of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

China’s JinkoSolar is partnering with German electric utility giant RWE AG to jointly take part in in Dubai’s 800 MW solar tender.


Borrego Solar doubles assets under O&M management

Borrego Solar

The California-based solar energy system designer, developer, installer and O&M provider saw its assets under contract grow to 265 MW last year.


China to slash coal production amidst falling demand

Beijing air polution

Chinese authorities are making drastic cuts in coal production an effort to reduce overcapacity in the face of shrinking demand, according to report by Xinhua News Agency.


Nevada to reconsider retroactive changes to net metering

Nevada regulators will hear an appeal from the state’s consumer advocate asking to “grandfather” existing customers under the old net metering program, as the battle between the solar industry and the Sandoval Administration...


WFES: Egypt could add 500 MW of PV in 2016, says MESIA

Luxor.

A new report released by the Middle East Solar Industry Association at WFES forecasts a strong year for Egypt and Jordan in particular for the MENA region.


California regulators may consider utility proposal for net metering 2.0

Advocates say that regulators may be considering an alternative proposal for the successor program to net metering, coordinated with the action of a front group backed by a SDG&E’s parent company.


Chile: 316 MW-AC of solar PV came online in 2015

The capacity of installed PV plants reached 848 MW-AC. Over 2 GW of solar PV is under construction.


WFES: scaling renewables in GCC will reap huge social and economic benefits, says IRENA

If the GCC was able to meet its clean energy targets by 2030, the social, economical and environmental impact would be vast. EWS-WWF warns, however, that the region needs to be more ambitious on this issue.

An IRENA report presented at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi outlines how Middle Eastern countries can reduce carbon footprint by 8% if GCC targets are achieved; WWF urges region to show more leadership.


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