The government has proposed raising the bar for commercial rooftop systems needing planning permission from 50 kW to 1 MW. The STA says more needs to be done for the 50 kW to 5 MW rooftop market in the UK.
The developer plans 3.3 GW of projects in Turkey over the next three years. The deal, with Chinese manufacturer Hareon, has a pipeline of projects including Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Iran and Iraq.
A total of 1,137 MW of solar PV capacity was added in the first six months of the year, outstripping Germany and the highest in Europe.
A BNDES solar project funding scheme will have various levels of local content requirement. From 2020 onwards, bank-funded schemes must include Brazilian cells.
Japanese electronics corporation points to the end of residential subsidies in Japan and a drop-off in utility scale projects as negatives and no mention of solar is made in the upbeat forecasts for the next quarter.
The module manufacturer will provide solar panels for rural schools and villages in Malaysia as part of a government electricity project.
While revenues and margins fell in the second quarter, SunPower is still producing modules at full capacity with expansions planned, and is holding more of the solar projects which it builds to retain additional long-term revenue.
Brazil's October 31st reserve auction will for the first time include a separate solar-only category. However GTM Research warns that many hurdles must be overcome before any projects awarded get built.
The partnership with Technology Credit Corporation will combine Enphase microinverters with leases and power purchase agreements for the under-served small commercial market segment.
A combined 189 MW of PV plants were registered in Germany in June, bringing the amount of new installed PV capacity to just 1,000 MW in the first six months of the year.
The companies will collaborate on the co-development of 30 MW of solar projects in Poland.
Japan has also agreed to provide $15 million to help Caribbean nations deal with the impact of climate change at the Japan-Caricom summit this week.
Following a case brought by Japan to the World Trade Organization, Canada's Ontario government has made the requested changes to its FIT law.
The German group's bottom line in the first six months of 2014 was boosted by recent acquisitions of solar and wind parks in Germany and France.
The Indian state issues a request for proposal, calling for interested bidders to submit their offers for a share of the 300 MW of PV capacity.
New installations coupled with favorable climatic conditions helped boost the share of renewables to a record 28.5% in the first half of 2014.
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