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Finland to add more PV using community solar model

All of the 1,194 Suvilahti plant's panels were leased out in a matter of days

Finland’s energy company Helen finances the investment and operation of the country’s largest PV plant by leasing the array’s panels.


Solar Impulse pilot spoke with U.N. from cockpit during testing leg of journey

The Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

Bertrand Piccard, one of two Swiss pilots that are taking shifts to fly the Solar Impulse 2 around the world, spoke to Ban Ki-moon after the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, while in mid-flight across the Pacific...


Court approves SunEdison motions for restructuring

A court has approved SunEdison’s first day motions, including allowing the company to use $300 million in a debtor-in-possession loan.


EDF agrees acquisition of US solar company

Catalina solar project EDF Renewables

The French energy giant expands its presence in the United States’ renewables industry with a deal for the acquisition of solar project development and management company Global Resource Options.


IKEA UK launches its home solar service

IKEA Store - Image by Calvin Teo

The much anticipated domestic solar PV initiative begins today, with the launch of “Solar Shops” across three of its U.K. stores and online, making the purchase of PV systems for U.K. homeowners easier than ever.


China installs 7.14 GW of solar PV in Q1 2016

Solar PV plant in Qinghai, China

NEA data shows increasing differences in regional PV development, due in part to the country's power curtailment problem.


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SunEdison PV plant, Ironwood State Prison

This week: The looming bankruptcy of SunEdison came to pass as France looks set to increase its solar target threefold by 2023 and India appealed a WTO ruling that could have far-reaching effects on its domestic solar business.


Cyprus: Construction begins on five PV plants; storage to emerge

Solar PV system in Cyprus

Cyprus' once dormant large-scale PV plant sector appears to be awakening, while even more positive is a growing energy storage trend, which under the current circumstances seems irreversible.


Orange Jordan taps MEI for 33.7 MW solar PV project

French President François Holland and Jorandian King Abdullah II attend the signing of Neoen and Orange Jordan's April 2016 deal.

The plants will enable the local telco to fully cover its electricity needs from solar energy. With solar activity booming in Jordan, the country is well on the way to surpassing its 600 MW solar target by 2020.


SunEdison stays the course in India, offloads residential business in UK

SunEdison solar park

The renewable energy giant managed to exclude its Indian operations from bankruptcy proceedings while selling its operations in the U.K. to Ecotricity, which has expended into the residential market.


A cautionary tale: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on the fall of SunEdison and industry impacts

pv magazine spoke with Mercom Capital's CEO about what led to the SunEdison bankruptcy, what this means for the industry and what's next.


Canadian Solar links up 39.4 MWp of PV plants in the United Kingdom

Canadian Solar PV modules in Germany

The six solar plants were connected to the grid under the Renewable Obligations Certificate, which no longer accepts applications.


Emerging solar markets offering better returns for developers, report finds

Mercatus' findings show a correlation between the average size of solar projects per region and the average rate of return, with bigger being better.

Mercatus Energy Investment Management report finds that emerging solar markets offer investors and developers high risk, high reward, which helps drive larger project size in these regions.


Alice Springs: Solar city at centre of a fossil fuel controversy

Alice Springs Solar

Renewables have been erroneously blamed for a number of blackouts in Australia, which were actually the result of failing network equipment and fossil fuel generators.


Hemlock suing JA Solar for more than $900 million over alleged breach of polysilicon agreement

Polysilicon Image www.polysiliconsupplier.com

The original lawsuit was filed on 20 January 2015 for JA Solar’s failure to complete advanced payments for the polysilicon shipments, but now covers the supply agreement as well, with the total claim now coming to USD 921...


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