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London: Europe's next wave of solar needs to be smart

Digitalized, decentralized and smarter: the solutions that could solve Europe's solar bottleneck.

Solar power is at the forefront of a smarter energy sector, but to enable a new wave of PV installations in Europe, solar needs new regulatory frameworks that value flexibility, says the Smart Energy UK and Europe conference in...


WFES: Egypt could add 500 MW of PV in 2016, says MESIA

Luxor.

A new report released by the Middle East Solar Industry Association at WFES forecasts a strong year for Egypt and Jordan in particular for the MENA region.


California regulators may consider utility proposal for net metering 2.0

Advocates say that regulators may be considering an alternative proposal for the successor program to net metering, coordinated with the action of a front group backed by a SDG&E’s parent company.


Chile: 316 MW-AC of solar PV came online in 2015

The capacity of installed PV plants reached 848 MW-AC. Over 2 GW of solar PV is under construction.


WFES: scaling renewables in GCC will reap huge social and economic benefits, says IRENA

If the GCC was able to meet its clean energy targets by 2030, the social, economical and environmental impact would be vast. EWS-WWF warns, however, that the region needs to be more ambitious on this issue.

An IRENA report presented at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi outlines how Middle Eastern countries can reduce carbon footprint by 8% if GCC targets are achieved; WWF urges region to show more leadership.


Asia Clean Capital secures $40 million in financing

Asia Clean Capital rooftop solar  project

The group will accelerate and expand its rooftop solar solutions business in China, where it covers the cost of designing, engineering, installing and maintaining solar installations for leading companies.


Solargiga boosts 2015 revenue, shipments

Solargiga factory

Solargiga saw a sharp increase in the sale of generated electricity. The Chinese company is in the process of doubling its PV module production capacity.


WFES: Jordan to add 250 MW of PV as ABB, Masdar move in

Masdar is set to announce the signing of an agreement with Jordan to build a 200 MW solar PV plant in the country. ABB has also announced two large-scale projects in the country.

Swiss power technology producer ABB announces involvement in two 50 MW PV plants in Jordan, while UAE's Masdar to sign agreement to build 200 MW PV plant in the country.


Greenheart Tree Energy eyes solar development in Guyana

Guayanese ministers meet with representatives of Canada's Greenheart Tree Energy.

The Guyanese government has welcomed proposals by the Canadian company to develop solar farms in the South American counttry.


Developer interest wanes in Indian solar PV tender

India GE Welspun Neemuch

Bridge to India says a number or reasons detered developers from participating in the 500 MW tender in Maharashtra. The research group expects a similar muted response in three upcoming tenders in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and...


ViZn Energy Systems wins flow battery system contract from INL

ViZn Energy battery system

Idaho National Laboratory, part of the U.S. Energy Department's national laboratory network, will use the battery system for research and development.


WFES: Off Grid Electric and BYD big winners at Zayed Future Energy Prize awards

Off Grid Electric's Graham Smith (left) and CEO and co-founder Xavier Helgesen discuss how winning the Zayed Future Energy Prize will aid their efforts at bringing more solar power to communities in Tanzania and beyond.

Opening ceremony for the World Future Energy Summit outlines renewable energy challenges and announces winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize.


IRENA backs $46m RE projects, rallies clean energy sector on eve of World Future Energy Summit

IRENA director-general Adnan Z. Amin and delegates from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announce the latest round of concessional loans for renewable energy projects.

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announce loans totaling $46 million to back four clean energy projects in developing nations.


EnergyTrend: 5 GW of new capacity will relieve multi-wafer shortage

A new report by the Taiwanese analysts indicates that the current shortage in multicrystalline silicon wafers will be met with substantial capacity increases, and that prices will peak in February.


U.S. federal review of coal leases unlikely to impact renewable energy deployment

Dynamics within the global coal market mean that limited changes in U.S. production are unlikely to alter U.S. coal consumption and thus will have little impact for solar and other forms of renewable energy.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Hillary Clinton

U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton blasted retroactive changes to Nevada's net metering law, Australia relaunched its investigation into anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers and India continues to impress and...


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