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Masdar signs PPA with Jordan's NEPCO for 200 MW solar plant

Solar array in Jordan.

The UAE-based clean energy developer has agreed a PPA deal for its 200 MW PV plant in Jordan with the Kingdom's National Electric Power Company.

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.

World's largest mining company exploring solar plus storage potential

Lakeland Solar and Storage Project.

Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton has decided to review its portfolio in the face of the Paris climate accord and falling renewable technology costs, including the testing of solar and storage units at its mining site...

German renewables surcharge to rise 8% next year

Berlin skyline

The country's transmission system operators are set to publish the newly calculated green power levy on Friday. The levy currently accounts for approximately 22% of a customer's total bill. For a three-person household with a...

4 GW module shipment landmark passed by Solar Frontier

Image: Solar Frontier

Japanese module manufacturer Solar Frontier has completed over 4 GW of module shipments to its customers, which are situated in 60 countries across the world, as it continues to develop its technology and expand its capacity.

Global investment in clean energy tumbles 43% y/y in Q3, says BNEF

Solar installation.

Report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals investment in renewables and smart energy technologies reached just $42.4 billion in third quarter, which is a sizable drop on the same period last year.

World now far less wasteful with energy, finds IEA report

Smart use of energy.

The International Energy Agency says that energy efficiency drives are beginning to have a positive impact, saving $540bn last year, but more vigorous policies required in order to meet climate goals.

First solar connects 52.5 MW solar PV plant in Jordan

The Shams Ma'an plant in Jordan.

The Shams Ma'an Plant now meets 1% of Jordan's total power generation capacity, and bolsters the nation's embrace of solar power.

Boom time: the pv magazine USA week in review

It’s a complicated time in the U.S. solar industry, with a booming market, especially for utility-scale solar and increasing public interest, but also collapsed PV module prices and shifts in production.

Cease coal imports, embrace affordable solar, urges Indian power minister

Piyush Goyal.

Piyush Goyal uses platform at two-day energy and mines conference to urge power generating companies to no longer import coal, calls for better balance with affordable renewables, such as solar.

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Solar installation in Europe.

A week in which Europe showed its solar strength, the U.S. flashed its impressive PV pipeline, and pv magazine’s video content proved a hit.

Canada's Alberta government aims for 50% solar power

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Government of Alberta posts request for information to explore the possibility of using solar energy to meet half of its energy needs, replacing existing green energy contracts that are set to expire.

Energy storage on the rise: New videos from pv magazine LIVE

We bring you interviews with Sonnen, Enphase and Ideal Power from the SPI 2016 trade show

Clean Energy Live: UK energy minister gives no clues where UK energy is heading

Clean Energy Live 2016. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

The U.K.'s energy minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe disappointed yesterday when addressing the Clean Energy Live show that is taking place in Birmingham, England. Apart from the usual political jargon, her speech offered no clues...

GCL increases shipments of E-KwBe batteries to Australian market

GCL_SI's E-KwBe battery joins the rush of storage systems flooding the Australian market as demand for such technology soars.

The Chinese solar and clean energy specialist is to ship a further 1,000 of its E-KwBe energy storage units Down Under in order to meet growing demand for scalable home storage in the country.

JA Solar announces facility expansion in Malaysia

JA Solar module inspection. Image: JA Solar.

The Chinese PV manufacturer initiated its Phase Two expansion at its 400 MW production facility on the Malaysian island of Penang, which should increase the production capacity to 1 GW per year, as it continues its global...

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