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UK: Lightsource eyes GBP 600m buyback of installed solar systems

Installed solar array in England.

The British solar developer is looking to dip into a pot of GBP 600 million to purchase installed arrays, offering customers an upfront lump sum to transfer the FIT; customers will still receive free energy generated by the...


Spanish Solar Forum 3: The solar sector debates auctions and other opportunities

The third Spanish Solar Forum organized by UNEF in Madrid brought together the Spanish solar industry, with an opening address by EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.


SolarCity move shows Florida is open for business

Image: SolarCity

In the wake of two pro-solar voter decisions this year, the country’s most well-known residential solar installer has swooped in to capitalize on the state’s suddenly pro-solar climate


Q&A with Ingeteam Power Technology

Ingecon Sun 3Play inverter. Image: Ingeteam

Ingeteam Power Technology's Carlos Lezana talks to pv magazine about the company’s new three-phase inverter, explaining how it can save installers costs, while optimizing power. The Spanish company is aiming to see its inverters...


Sale of Verengo assets to Crius clears another hurdle

Since the company received only one bid for its more than 20,000 installed systems, the sale of them to Crius Energy is set to move forward


Renewables rise to 15% of U.S. electricity generation in Q1-Q3 2016

While solar's share of net U.S. generation was only 1.4%, this is a 40% increase from a year ago.


Lumos raises $90m for pay-as-you-go solar in Nigeria

Nigeria landscape.

The Dutch off-grid solar provider raises mixture of private equity investment and financing from development banks to roll out power systems in Nigeria.


SECI issues tender to electrify 1,000 Indian villages with solar

Indian landscape.

Global tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India on behalf of Arunachel Pradesh Energy Development Agency to install off-grid solar power packs at more than 1,000 villages.


Frost & Sullivan: Falling costs, tech advances are creating new opportunities for microgrids

The consulting firm says that price reductions in both distributed PV and battery technology are making microgrids more bankable, as are improved control and management systems.


Amsterdam ArenA to receive 4 MWH storage system built with repurposed EV batteries

The stadium in the Dutch capital will be supplied with a 4 MWh storage system made using 280 repurposed Nissan LEAF batteries.

Storage system to be developed by The Mobility House and Eaton using 280 used Nissan LEAF batteries stored in racks; will eventually replace diesel generators used for back-up power during major events.


Azure breaks ground on 100 MW solar farm in India's Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad.

The India clean power developer commences construction of another large-scale solar installation in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Azure won the rights to develop the plant under an NTPC auction.


Cologne PV workshop: A life in the day of a solar module

The focus of the event was on topics related to increasing the lifetime of solar modules as well as the avoidance and identification of failures in photovoltaic systems.

Around 150 experts headed to Cologne for the 13th TÜV-Module workshop. The focus of the event was on topics related to increasing the lifetime of solar modules and the avoidance and identification of failures in PV systems.


HECO sees significant uptick in self-supply applications

After protracted wrangling over solar adoption in Honolulu, the state’s citizens are taking matters into their own hands — joining a self-supply program that could show the way to net metering 2.0


TerraForm Power, Global forecast continued losses in 2016

While the two yieldcos are making progress in their separation from SunEdison, they continue to be plagued by losses and report that CAFD will be substantially reduced from previous estimates.


Video: Cybrid's KPF technology headed to the Americas solar market

pv magazine editor-in-chief, Jonathan Gifford, is joined by Cybrid Technologies Americas Manager, Brent Brownell, to talk solar module backsheets and the introduction of the company’s KPF technology into the Americas market.


EU Energy Union package lacks ambition, says SolarPower Europe

EU Parliament, Brussels.

Still much to be done at EU level if continent is to seize chance to build solar-powered electricity system, says SolarPower Europe in wake of disappointing European Commission Energy Union package.


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