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San Diego to transition to net metering 2.0

SDG&E is the first of the state’s three large investor-owned utilities to hit the cap on the original program.


German, Mexican state banks sign MOU to promote renewable energy

The agreement between Bancomext, KfW and GIZ has a special focus on solar and on financing large solar PV projects.


U.S. regulators maintain that co-ops can procure renewable power through PURPA

Rocky Mountain Institute says that this clears the way for a potential renewable energy market of up to 400 GW.


Meyer Burger secures major diamond wire, PERC tool order

The order from an un-named Chinese PV maker will support 700 MW of wafer and cell capacity.


IRENA: Solar could meet up to 13% of global power demand by 2030

A new IRENA report states that PV capacity could grow 10-fold over the next fourteen years, driven by cost reductions.


Daqo gets approval for RMB500 million credit line

Polysilicon. Image by polysiliconsupplier.com

The Chinese manufacturer of high-grade polysilicon has been given approval for the RMB500 million (USD76 million) credit line from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank, and will use it to increase its manufacturing capacity.


Brazil denies additional time for projects under the 2014 solar auction

Developers had petitioned ANEEL to modify the timeline for projects awarded in the first national solar PV auction, which was held in 2014


Southern Company issues $1.2 billion in green bonds

The power company intends to use the proceeds to acquire and finance utility-scale solar PV and wind, while residential solar continues to stall in the core of its utility service area.


Risky business: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on Tesla's proposal to buy SolarCity

In an interview with pv magazine, Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu lays out his concerns about Tesla's proposed acquisition of SolarCity, pointing out that at the end of the day shareholders have to be convinced.


Intersolar Awards 2016: Five winners of Outstanding Solar Projects

The winners from the Intersolar Awards 2016

The award this year was a consolidation of various awards from previous years, with five winners taking home prizes. A theme for the winners was the projects’ social impacts on the communities that benefit from them.


Solarcentury to develop 170 MW-AC of solar in Mexico for JinkoSolar

The companies plan to develop a 100 MW-AC PV plant in Jalisco, and a 70 MW plant in Yucatan.


Mobisol reaches 250,000 people in Africa

Mobisol solar system installation in Tanzania. Image Mobisol

The German off-grid solar provider has now installed over 50,000 systems in East Africa, meaning that a quarter of a million people receive sustainable electricity from its solar solutions, which is an incredible landmark in a...


Intersolar Europe 2016 opens and it's got storage on the mind

Attendees entering Intersolar Europe 2016

The message at the opening press conference for the Intersolar Europe 2016 tradeshow was that growth is in the air in the solar industry, as prices experience a sharp decline. To take full advantage these developments, energy...


Fraunhofer CSE unveils plug-and-play PV systems

Installation and commissioning of a string inverter system in 75 minutes was demonstrated at the organization’s “2016 Demo Day”


Chile puts online 104 MW-AC of solar in May

The capacity of installed PV has reached 1.22 GW-AC, and projects under construction represent another 1.90 GW.


Solar market hitting new heights, as costs keep dropping

Sun shines through solar array. Image by SolarPower Europe

The solar market is growing at an unprecedented rate, with a possibility that there could be 700 GW of installed PV across the world by 2020, according to a new report from SolarPower Europe.


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