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Oxford PV secures additional GBP 8.1 million in second series C financing round

Henry Snaith of Oxford PV.

The British perovskite pioneer attracts yet more funding, this time via three new strategic investors, including Statoil ASA and Legal & General Capital.


Fronius installs solar inverters at former Austrian nuclear plant

The solar array at the former nuclear plant covers 3,700 square meters and is controlled by 43 Fronius string inverters.

Installation at the dormant Zwentendorf an der Donau nuclear site in Austria symbolic of the nation's growing embrace of clean renewable energy, says Fronius.


Kyocera puts online 14.5 MW PV plant in Japan

The plant by Kyocera, Mitsubishi Research Institute and Tokyo Century follows a relatively strong Q2 for utility-scale solar in Japan.


Major car manufacturers collaborating on high-power EV charging network in Europe

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Car manufacturers, BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, are joining forces to deploy an ultra-fast, high-power charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) across Europe's major highways, to create the infrastructure...


UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

Hinkley Point C protest.

Gérard Magnin, the former director of EDF who stepped down from the board in July in protest at the Hinkley Point C approval, says French nuclear industry is in its worst situation ever, and calls on UK to promote citizen solar.


BREAKING: World's cheapest solar power contract signed for Dubai mega-project

DEWA has signed a US$29.90/MWh PPA with Masdar for the 800 MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.


China: ET Energy creates JV in pursuit of C&I rooftop solar growth

Rooftop array.

ET Energy has set up a strategic cooperation relationship with SANY group, one of the largest private companies of China, to focus on rooftop solar PV projects.


Argentina: 516 MW of solar awarded at USD 54.95 per MWh

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During Round 1.5 of Argentina's renewable energy tender more than half of the quota was awarded to the PV category. Jinko Solar and Isolux Corsan were amongst the winners from the solar industry.


India: Demonetization issues add to curtailment concerns in Tamil Nadu solar auction

Tamil Nadu landscape.

Bids of just 117 MW have so far been received in the Tamil Nadu Distribution and Generation Company 500 MW auction as difficulties caused by Modi's demonetization program exacerbate existing curtailment issues, says Mercom...


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Japanese domestic module shipments dip slightly to 1.7 GW in Q2 FY 2016

The latest report by JPEA shows 6% year-over-year fall in domestic shipments, but the utility-scale sector was a bright point.


Cross-border solar: Denmark gets 50 MW of German tender with bids of 5.38 euro cents/kWh

Solar installation, Denmark.

The first cross-border solar tender in Europe sees five Danish solar developers with 50 MW of PV capacity in German auction. Winning bids of EUR 5.38 cents/kWh almost two cents lower than previous German solar tender.


SolarPower Europe drafts 10 solar+storage policy steers for European Commission

European Commission.

The European solar power body believes that with the right policy priorities delivered by the European Commission, solar and storage can fulfil its potential in helping the EU meet its climate change targets.


Yingli preliminary Q3 financials hint at further earnings slump

Yingli production.

As expected, the third quarter financials for China's Yingli Green Energy reveal large contraction in module shipments, while gross margin limps in way below already lowered expectations.


JA Solar breaks ground on $1bn Vietnam solar cell factory: reports

JA Solar HQ.

Chinese Tier-1 solar developer to invest an initial $320 million in the creation and initial operation of the solar cell factory, rising to $1 billion as the fab is expanded to serve international demand.


India: ReNew Power secures 49 MW in SECI solar rooftop tender

Indian rooftop PV.

The renewable energy company snaps up 10% of the 500 MW rooftop solar mega tender allocation from the Solar Energy Corporation India.


Global Solar Council elects GCL chairman as president

Launch of the SC last year.

Zhu Gongshan to assume role of president of the second committee of the Global Solar Council; issues call to ease malignant competition and resolve trade disputes across solar industry.


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