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U.S. government makes up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees available for EV infrastructure

The new access to loan guarantees is part of a suite of actions that the Obama Administration has unveiled to support electric vehicles and charging stations.


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Solar installation in Czech Republic.

Talking 'bout a resolution: SolarWorld comes under pressure to reach an agreement on the Hemlock case, Turkey's political troubles shake the sector, and NASA goes all 3D in its quest for higher solar efficiencies.


China triples H1 solar installations to 20 GW

Chinese scene.

Data from state news agency Xinhua suggests that China has added 20 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first half of 2016, three times more than same period last year.


Photon Energy adds 28 MW to its solar O&M portfolio

Czech installation.

Photon Energy Operations, a subsidiary of the solar firm Photo Energy, acquires O&M contracts of 17 solar plants in the Czech Republic totaling 28.5 MWp.


India's fossil fuel giants begin to back Modi solar goal

Indian solar array.

Many of the biggest names in Indian coal, oil and gas have embarked on renewable energy projects or initiatives in recent months as the attraction of solar becomes ever more apparent.


Facebook completes successful maiden flight of solar-powered drone

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his team at Aquila's hangar in Arizona before the aircraft's successful test flight.

The Aquila aircraft is powered by solar PV and uses just 5,000 watts to beam internet access into some of the world's most remote regions using lasers.


Array Technologies completes shipping of trackers to 191 MW solar project in California

Supply of trackers to the Springbok 2 solar farm follows on supply to the Springbok 1, for a total of 328 MW of trackers.


India reveals plan for implementation of 10 Solar Zones

Indian flag.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy outlines details for introduction of these new zones, each around 10,000 hectares, before the end of this year.


SunEdison prepares to sell TerraForm Global

The bankrupt renewable energy developer appears to be fishing for bidders for TerraForm Global, as many investors seem to prefer buying pieces instead of the whole SunEdison empire.


IHS forecasts 2.7 GW of new PV in Latin America in 2016

IHS highlights the relevance which public auctions have acquired for the growth of solar PV in Latin America. Argentina is among the new PV markets in the region, where a new renewable energy auction was recently launched with a...


Shunfeng warns of YOY 80% profit decrease

Shunfeng solar installation.

The Chinese solar power firm publishes preliminary assessment of first half finances warning of an 80% drop in group profit compared to the same period last year.


Off-grid solar lighting could add 2m jobs to developing nations, finds Berkeley Lab

Solar Aid light, Africa.

Adoption of solar-LED lighting systems in some of the world’s most impoverished nations could trigger net job boom, study shows.


Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson to deliver 250 MW of Nigerian solar power

Nigerian flag.

The developer will complete 250 MW of solar capacity in Nigeria over the next two-to-three years having been selected as part of a recent push to get 975 MW online.


Hanergy Thin Film forecasts surprise 2016 H1 profit

Hanergy HQ.

The Chinese solar firm says that sales of its rooftop PV panels have grown by 200% in the past year, while revenues are 50% higher compared to the same six-month period in 2015.


Lack of small-scale 'bankability' harming clean energy progress, finds IIED white paper

Tanzania off-grid solar.

Profitability of large-scale renewable energy projects deterring investment in small, off-grid schemes, finds report, but more innovative funding options at small scale have multiple positive impacts.


Mosaic teams with Wave Solar to provide lower customer acquisition costs

Mosaic offices.

The solar lending platform has partnered with Wave Solar's lead generation services in order to improve customer acquisition costs for solar installers.


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