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United States reaches 1 million solar installations

SEIA and George Washington University report predicts that the United States will reach 2 million solar installations in 2018, and that 1 million PV systems will be installed annually starting in 2025.


Huawei and Sunseap seeking strategic cooperation

Huawei 20 MW Fusion Solar Smart PV plant in Trowbridge, UK

Leading Chinese inverter manufacturer and O&M system supplier Huawei signed an agreement with Singapore's largest clean energy provider Sunseap to embark on a strategic cooperation for the Southeast Asian market.


Hanergy’s USD660 million Macrolink deal scrapped

Hanergy America Solar Solutions

The unusual deal, which appears to be effectively cancelled, would have seen Hanergy supply 600 MW of BIPV production equipment to Macrolink for USD660 million and an agreement that Macrolink would purchase 3.48% of the company’s...


SolarCity secures $227 million in tax equity financing from John Hancock

SolarCity’s latest deal will finance 201 MW of residential and C&I solar in 18 states.


CLP India aiming to enter the solar market with purchase of Suzlon projects

Telangana kachiguda railway station

Reports coming out of India suggest that wind energy giant Suzlon is negotiating a deal with CLP India to sell 100 MW of PV projects, marking CLP’s first steps in India’s growing solar market.


US: DOE grants $25m to aid grid integration of solar energy

Rooftop solar install, U.S.

Department of Energy pledges $25 million in funding as part of the extended Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy program, part of the Grid Modernization Initative.


First solar-powered bus shelter opened in London

2.8 kW PV installation at the bus stop generates enough electricity to power an average London home

UK's first solar power generating bus stop, designed by Polysolar, has been opened in Canary Wharf, London.


Canadian energy company eyes 150 MW PV plant in Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

CMX Renewable Energy Inc. has applied for a license to build a 150 MW PV plant, costing an estimated USD150 million, in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province, just as the solar market is being stirred within the country.


GTM Research predicts 2016 market declines in China and Japan as India and the U.S. boom

The company’s latest report also finds that auctions are increasingly popular as a form of procuring utility-scale solar.


16.4 MW rooftop PV plant to be built in Los Angeles

5.1 MW PV plant at the headquarters of fashion retailer Forever 21 in East Los Angeles is the largest FiT project developed by PermaCity to date

PermaCity has announced its plans for a 16.4 MW rooftop PV installation in Los Angeles, California.


Tata to pay $1.45bn for Welspun's solar, wind portfolio – reports

Solar EPC service, India.

India's largest utility Tata Power is in the final stages of negotiations to purchase the entire 1.15 GW clean energy portfolio of Welspun Group, according to local media reports.


Third phase of Dubai's DEWA solar project attracts record low bid of US 2.99 cents/kWh

Dubai skyline

Five bids worth a total of 800 MW of solar PV capacity have been submitted in the third phase tender for projects at the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority solar park; lowest bid of 2.99 cents per kilowatt-hour received.


Competing solar ballot initiatives withdrawn in Arizona

An attempt to take the issue of compensation for rooftop solar to Arizona voters has been called off, and now SolarCity and Arizona Public Service will enter negotiations over the future of net metering.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Is there anything that could boost customer interest for residential solar more than selling PV at IKEA?

IKEA starts selling home PV systems; First Solar reports solid year-to-year growth in Q1; Solar Impulse returns to the skies. Good news is not boring in the solar world.


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.


Interview with Seraphim executive general manager, Justin Xi

Justin Xi is executive general manager of Chinese solar module producer Seraphim.

Justin Xi, Executive general manager at China's Seraphim, discusses the assembly process of the company's latest Eclipse module, which has 19.1% efficiency, and also talks about the company’s production expansion plans.


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