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UK could be home to 24 million clean energy prosumers by 2050, says report

Solar rooftop installation, U.K.

Data by the European Renewable Energies Federation forecasts the British energy 'prosumer' to grow from one million in 2015 to 24 million as more and more citizens begin to make valuable energy contributions.


SunPower subsidiary suing SolarCity for IP theft

SolarCity rooftop installation.

Case by Cogenra Solar and Khosla Ventures filed in San Francisco yesterday accuses SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo of misappropriating trade secrets concerning shingling technology. SolarCity refutes case, and alleges...


25 GW of new solar in Europe can steer sustainable EV growth, finds EEA

Nissan Leaf and solar.

Study by Germany's Öko-Institut on behalf of European Environment Agency finds that just 25 GW of Europe-wide solar PV could support the goal of reaching 10% electric vehicle penetration by 2050.


Japan mulls introduction of clean energy power exchange

Solar installation in Japan.

Power exchange solely for renewable energy could deliver boost for solar electricity as more and more Japanese companies seek to 'green' their image, whatever the costs.


200 MW Tranquility solar project begins operation in California

Tranquility Solar Project in California. Image by Recurrent Energy.

The huge utility-scale site was developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority owned by U.S. utility Southern Power, representing a rare new PV development of this scale in the U.S. as the trend shifts...


Solar helping to protect Myanmar village from poisonous snakes

Panasonic Power Supply Station in the village of Yin Ma Chaung, Myanmar. Image by Panasonic.

Panasonic has installed its off-grid solar plus storage Power Supply Station in the village of Yin Ma Chaung, Myanmar, which supplies street lights in an area with poisonous snakes, allowing villages to now move around at night.


TMEIC to develop 200 MW solar pipeline in China with ACC

China solar installation.

The Japanese solar inverter specialist has signed a cooperation agreement with Asia Clean Capital to work on a series of solar projects across the country.


Belectric to develop 104 MW solar project in India's Telangana state

Telangana, India.

Construction is due to begin on six solar PV plants in the Indian state of Telangana by Germany's Belectric, which will provide turnkey solutions totaling 104 MW of solar power in the state.


IBC Solar to sell 37 MW of its solar pipeline in Japan

IBC Solar has developed 10 MW of PV capacity in Japan, and is offloading 37 MW of its 60 MW pipeline to BRUC.

Germany-based solar developer signs framework agreement to offload some Japanese PV assets for EUR 90 million to Spanish investment firm BRUC Capital.


New RPO target of 25.25% proposed in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. Image in wikimedia commons by Yedla70.

A new "aggressive" renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for the next five years has been proposed in India's southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, which would rise to 25.25% by 2021-22, of which over half would be reserved for...


Italian oil giant ENI to develop 10 MW solar plant in Algeria

Algeria's Saharan Desert.

ENI to team with Algerian government-backed Sonatrach for the development of the solar PV project, building on Italian firm's longstanding history in the country.


50 MW Jordan solar farm to be financed by IFC and Canadian government

This latest, 50 MW addition to Jordan's solar landscape is to be completed in early 2018 and located in Mafraq.

World Bank Group member, International Finance Corp. is to collaborate with the Canadian government to fund a $76 million, 50 MW solar farm in Jordan to be developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures.


Ups and downs: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.


SnapNrack Hits 1 GW of U.S. Deployment

SnapNrack, a unit of Sunrun, announced that it has hit the 1 GW mark for total deployed solar mounting systems.


Greece's net metering: success or failure?

Athens, Greece.

Greece has published its latest net metering statistics. Where does that leave the country's net metering PV market today, and what are the immediate business drivers?


China joins low-price solar party with bids of $0.078/kWh in Inner Mongolia: reports

Inner Mongolia

Media reports suggest that Chinese solar power developers have bid as low as 0.52 yuan per kilowatt hour for solar power in a tender held in northern Inner Mongolia.


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