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Mural on the German Finance Ministry building

Germany again topped the news this week after government officials proposed a new tax on renewable energy consumers. In the U.S., meanwhile, solar panels are starting to become standard features in new homes, at least in South...


At 11.5 MW, India has just inaugurated the world's single largest rooftop solar system

Tata Power Solar.

The installation covers a single rooftop of 42 acres atop the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus, which is located near to Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. The entire installation is more than 19 MW.


NEXTracker surpasses ArrayTech to become the biggest tracker supplier in North America

The continent’s tracker market grew 135% last year, to reach 5.5 GW of shipments.


Argentina to auction 1 GW of renewable energy

Definitive conditions will be announced in June and the solicitation will be held in September. The auction is intended to produce prices under US$100/MWh and investments of US$2 billion. The government is in negotiations with...


Pro-solar policies could be key in forthcoming Australian election, poll finds

Solar rooftop installation, Sydney.

Survey of 2,400 Australians conducted on behalf of a coalition of environmental groups finds that 64% of voters would back a party with pro-renewable policies in the forthcoming federal election.


Australia: CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

Commercial rooftop PV installation, Australia.

A new loan facility that will help Australian businesses invest in solar, battery storage, energy efficient technologies and electric vehicles has been launched by Westpac Bank in conjunction with the Clean Energy Finance...


Interview: JinkoSolar's Dany Qian talks markets and module innovation

Dany Qian is VP of branding for JinkoSolar.

Dany Qian, VP of Branding for JinkoSolar, discusses the company's growth ambitions, its module innovation, its presence in Japan and its downstream efforts for 2016 and beyond.


Conergy signs deal with Thai fossil fuel firm for 25 MW Japan solar farm

The solar farm is to be located in the city of Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

The German clean energy developer will work with Thailand's state-backed Global Power Synergy Public Company to build the 25.88 MW solar PV plant in Japan's Iwate Prefecture.


Duke Energy to build 75.4 MW of PV in North Carolina

Duke Energy owns and operates more than 35 PV facilities in North Carolina

Duke Energy received approval for two utility-scale solar plants in North Carolina. Both projects totaling 75.4 MW are scheduled to be online by the end of the year.


ReNew Power commissions 72 MW India solar project in JV with Hareon Solar

Andhra Pradesh.

The India renewable energy firm connects a 72 MW solar farm, as part of a joint venture with China's Hareon Solar, in the India state of Andhra Pradesh.


GE Energy Financial connects 32 MW mega-solar plant in Japan

Fukuoka skyline, Japan.

Installation at Okayama Prefecture was formally commissioned in March and is jointly owned by Virginia Solar Group and GE Energy Financial Services.


Germany raises renewable bar again: clean energy meets nearly 100% of demand

Solar and wind in Germany.

Sunday once again a record-breaker for Germany's renewable energy sector, with wind and solar contributing to 45.5 GW of renewable capacity to meet demand of 45.8 GW.


Neo Solar Power remains in the black during Q1

The Taiwanese PV maker squeezed out narrow positive margins, as its second quarter of profitability following the imposition of U.S. import duties.


Puerto Rico proposes changes to its net metering program

The draft policy changes contemplate easier transactions for PV projects up to 10 kW, as well as net metering aggregation and sharing.


NY Green Bank provides financing to Mosaic and Sunrun

The funding is part of four clean energy transactions which recently closed. The bank is working with a New York developer to bring solar project finance to a wider range of businesses.


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