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DOE: New report paves way for energy future

National Solar Thermal Test Facility, Sandia National Laboratory

Solar PV power has increased tenfold over the past four years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review.

SEIA: TPP will offer advantages for solar

The U.S. solar industry organization says that if passed, the trade deal will generally be positive for solar. SEIA's position is at odds with that of many environmental groups.

Next Step Living reaches over 10,000 reservations for community solar gardens

The company notes that Massachusetts residents are signing up for 2 MW of community solar per month, with the rate of new reservations increasing more than 5x in 2015.

Ingeteam partners on solar system for Benin health center

A French Ingeteam engineer was sent to the hospital in Benin to commission the inverter and storage system, which will provide backup power to the health center.

Inverter specialists provide storage and inverter solution to help manage a rooftop solar PV array atop a hospital in Kotopounga, Benin, West Africa; project the brainchild of French NGO Synergie Solaire.

Malaysian state utility eyeing 100 MW of solar in forthcoming auctions

Malaysia airport.

Tenaga Nasional aims to win more than half of the 200 MW of solar PV capacity being offered over the next five years via government power auctions.

UK government backs 1.5 GW of diesel to plug winter power crunch

Power lines.

Subsidies for polluting diesel generators amount to hundreds of millions of pounds as the government urges large energy users to adopt diesel as back-up power source this winter.

Enphase cuts prices by 19% to alleviate weak Q3 sales growth

Enphase Energy CEO Paul Nahi: "To accelerate the expansion of our business we have adopted a more aggressive pricing strategy."

U.S. microinverter company reduces Q4 guidance significantly on back of tough third quarter; cuts component prices by 19% in face of increased price competition from rivals.

Oil giant BP forecasts larger role for solar+storage in energy future

Solar installation, Duke Energy.

Despite 'abundant' oil and gas resources and increasingly sophisticated extraction methods, pressure to reduce carbon emissions, coupled with falling component costs, will see solar+storage play greater role in energy mix.

SolarEdge reports record revenues, healthy profit in Q1 FY 2016 results

The power electronics firm notes that cost reductions have out-paced the fall in selling prices. During the most recent quarter SolarEdge rolled out its HD Wave, which features a novel inverter architecture.

Canadian Solar to hold yieldco IPO

Less than three months after expressing reservations about forming a yield vehicle in its Q2 results, Canadian Solar is going to take a yieldco public.

NRG on track for "Greenco" launch in Q3 results

The U.S. power company reported a US$50 million loss from its Home Solar division, but a $34 million gain from its yieldco.

Smart and AC module market to grow nine-fold by 2020

GTM Research predicts that integrated smart and AC modules will not only benefit from growth in the larger module-level power electronics market, but will gain a larger share of that market over the next five years.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the November issue

Ideematec tracker installation.

Trackers, inverters and storage solutions: solar's worth is measured in more than modules and cells, and this month's issue tackles the key themes and trends shaping those industries that support solar PV.

REC puts online Hawaii's largest solar plant

The 12 MW-AC solar project will meet 20% of the island's demand during daytime hours, and incorporates a 6 MW battery storage system.

Hanwha Q Cells to build a 170 MW PV plant in West Texas

Hanwha Q Cells and Austin Energy have signed a 25-year power contract for the project, as part of 450 MW of solar contracts recently approved by Austin's City Council.

SunEdison to build 2.9 MW solar array for Bloomberg's NY data center

Solar in New York.

Solar firm signs PPA with Bloomberg for the delivery of a 2.9 MW solar system to offset 5% of the emissions from the company's Rockland County, New York-based data center; agreement will save more than $2 million.

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