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Duke issues RFP for 750 GWh of renewables in the Carolinas

Image: Duke Energy

The utility's solicitation for 750 GWh of renewables could be met with 400 MW of new solar PV.

Indian government to invest $3.1bn in 5GW of PV production: report

New Delhi will soon unveil plans to provide 210 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) to ramp up domestic output of solar panels, Bloomberg reports, citing officials close to the matter.

Huawei to launch residential inverters in Q2 next year

pv magazine editor in chief Jonathan Gifford visits Huawei.

The inverter arm of the Chinese ICT giant is set to enter new global markets with the launch of its dedicated residential product in 2017.

Sonnen receives a further USD 85 investment

Sonnenbatterie storage management system. Image by Sonnen.

The German company announced that it has secured USD 85 million in growth capital, some of which came from two new partners, which will help the company consolidate its healthy position further in the booming energy storage...

Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Suntech solar module production.

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU's minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

IEA set to raise solar forecast

Combined solar and wind project. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is due to release its annual report in a couple of weeks, and the agency has said that it will be "significantly" raising its outlook for solar and wind installations, as more countries have...

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

ARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in Queensland

Solar PV and energy storage project in Queensland.

A world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable...

India solar PV exports up 116 percent

Lake Vododara in Gujarat, India. Image: Wikimedia commons

With a solar market that is currently thriving due to ambitious installation targets set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has recorded huge year on year increases in both imports and exports, as it not only looks to...

NGOs call on EU to remove trade duties against China

Climate Action Network, E3G, EKOenergy, Greenpeace, and WWF logos.

Five prominent NGOs have written a letter to the European Commission, calling for an end to trade duties that are applied to Chinese PV manufacturers, claiming that they are counterproductive for action on climate change, adding...

Solare Datensysteme launches new unit in China

Solare Datensysteme headquarters in Geislingen-Binsdorf.

The German solar monitoring group hopes to tap into China's fast-growing PV market.

Germany's Pfalzsolar establishes US beachhead

Pfalzsolar's 5 MW Sutor Farm plant in southern Britain.

The Ludwigshafen-based engineering, procurement and construction firm is expanding its operations from the declining U.K. across the pond to the bustling U.S. market.

European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

European, Chinese flags

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have...

Germany launches first cross-border PV auction with Denmark

PV farm, Fuerstenwalde, Germany

Germany's Federal Network Agency, which oversees the country's solar auctions and renewable energy incentive regulation, announced on Wednesday the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted PV installations with Denmark.

US to remain leading tracker market through 2021

Solar trackers

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.

European solar sector calls for end of trade measures on Chinese products

European Commission, Brussels

The European Commission's trade measures have been ruinous for European manufacturers, led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stymied growth in the sector, members of SolarPower Europe argue in a letter to Brussels.

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