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SnapNrack Hits 1 GW of U.S. Deployment

SnapNrack, a unit of Sunrun, announced that it has hit the 1 GW mark for total deployed solar mounting systems.


Nevada regulators "grandfather" existing net metering customers under old rules

Primm, Nevada. Image by Stephen Hill.

The ruling reverses the most egregious aspect of the state's dismantling of net metering, but will do little to revive its distributed solar market.


Breaking: World record low price entered for solar plant in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi desert. Flickr image by Visit Abu Dhabi.

A consortium of JinkoSolar and Marubeni put in the bid of 2.42 cent per kWh for a PV plant that was initially set at 350 MW, but pv magazine understands it may be significantly larger.


India loses solar appeal at World Trade Organization

India solar array.

Appeal to overturn US complaint that India's domestic content requirement for its solar power sector is discriminatory rejected by the WTO, as expected. India has lodged similar trade case against U.S.


EU PVSEC to be hosted separately from Intersolar Europe in 2017

Intersolar Europe 2016.

After a short-lived collaboration, Europe's two major solar events will be hosted four months apart in 2017, with EU PVSEC opting to travel to Amsterdam for its world leading PV solar energy conference.


Solar Power International 2016: Five key takeaways

Photo: Nicole Hubbs

This year's SPI trade show comes at a time of dynamic growth for the solar industry and an increasing integration of solar into energy management. But not all the news is good.


Cubico adds 50 MW UK solar park to its portfolio

The 50 MW Owls Hatch solar farm is among the largest in the U.K.

The investment firm has acquired 11 solar PV projects from developer British Solar Renewables totaling 120 MW over the last eight months, the most recent being the purchase this week of a 50 MW solar farm.


China Singyes to spin off materials unit

China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings has confirmed that it has received formal approval to list shares of its Singyes New Materials subsidiary on the Hong Kong stock exchange’s secondary board.


NREL takes lead on $30m consortium to improve PV technology performance

The DOE SunShot Initiative will fund the consortium to the tune of $30m over the next five years.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will lead a consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the development of new solar module materials.


Japan's JRE to invest in 100MW of PV

Japan Renewable Energy (JRE), a Tokyo-based renewables investor backed by Goldman Sachs, has announced plans to invest an undisclosed sum in the development of two solar projects in the southern part of Fukushima prefecture.


SMA and Sungrow showcase new inverters at Solar Power International

Sungrow's new SG125HV string inverter is the world's first at 1,500 volts.

Two market leaders unveil groundbreaking new products at the Las Vegas show, including new range of 1,500 VDC inverters from Sungrow.


ARENA is down – but not out

Commercial rooftop PV installation in Australia. Image by Jonathan Gifford.

Both the Labor and the Liberal-National Coalition publicly profess the importance of combating climate change and developing Australia’s innovation capabilities. Yet last election they inexplicably chose to abandon both by...


UK government gives go ahead to Hinkley Point nuclear plant

A protest at Hinkley Point C.

Theresa May's new government has finally made up its mind about the controversial new nuclear plant being financed by the French and the Chinese, which has faced sharp criticism for its escalating costs and for the implications...


Construction begins at Enel's 103 MW PV plant in Brazil

Bahia state, Brazil. Image by TR2HG.

The Italian solar developer has broken ground at the 103 MW Horizonte solar plant in the state of Bahia, as Enel Green Power becomes central to the solar boom that is currently taking place in Brazil.


IBC Solar signs 22.5 MW EPC contract in India

Module cleaning.

Deal in the state of Rajasthan is the German firm's sixth such contract in the country, and will propel its Indian portfolio to beyond 50 MW of solar PV operations.


SolarCity applauds accord to grandfather Nevada rooftop customers

SolarCity has reached a settlement with Nevada utility NV Energy to vote for the approval of grandfathering of solar customers in the state.

The rooftop PV installer confirms settlement between it and Nevada utility NV Energy to rollback rate increases for solar customers under a proposed grandfathering scheme. Nevada Public Utilities Commission scheduled to ratify...


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