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EIA joins chorus to dismiss oil price threat to solar

Solar PV installation, U.S.

Chief energy analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration sees no direct threat to renewable energy in the face of plunging oil values.


FLS Energy commences 42 MW North Carolina solar project

North Carolina landscape.

The project comprises seven utility-scale solar farms scattered across the state. Local utility Duke Energy has agreed PPAs.


Vikram Solar completes India's first floating PV plant

Floating solar plant, New Town, Kolkata.

The 10 kWp R&D installation has been commissioned to assess the scalability of the technology as India explores ways to make solar energy available anywhere.


India updates draft guidelines for 3 GW solar auction

Solar park in Gujarat, India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy issues guidance on how the bidding process for Phase II, Batch II, Tranche I of the JNNSM will work.


Hanwha SolarOne strikes 50 MW solar DG deal in China

Hanwha SolarOne PV modules stacked for shipping.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement to develop distributed generation projects in the country's Guangxi region.


Leading Stanford professors call for end to fossil fuel investment

main quad, Stanford University.

Three hundred faculty members at the prestigious U.S. university urge its president, John Hennessy, and the board of trustees, to move away from all fossil fuel investment.


Chile: new 80 MW merchant solar project announced

Chile's Antofagasta region is located in the country's northern Atacama Desert - one of the driest, sunniest places on earth.

The PV plant is to be constructed by Pacific Solar SA and Greenwood Energy, and will become one of the largest merchant solar plants in the world.


Leggett go: environmental campaigner steps down as Solarcentury chairman

Dr. Philip Cromberg, left, has replaced Jeremy Leggett as Solarcentury's non-executive chairman.

Jeremy Leggett will continue as board member but hopes to focus more effort on campaigning. Philip Comberg appointed as new non-executive chairman.


Greece applies generous net-metering

Greek PV.

The Greek government has introduced legislation to facilitate net metering for solar PV arrays. To reward the PV sector for the delay in the policy, Greece has designed a generous net-metering scheme allowing installations up to...


SunEdison unveils plans for $4bn Indian solar fab

Solar PV farm, SunEdison.

The US solar company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Adani Group to develop India's largest solar panel factory in the state of Gujarat.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar rooftop in Athens.

Big predictions, the U.S. public embraces solar, which is likely to come more and more from China, the Indian government punishes lack of punctuality and there's some positive news from Egypt.


China Sunergy could lose NASDAQ listing

A China Sunergy building.

Xinjiang manufacturer warned over missing filing. Company has until March 9 to persuade New York exchange it will submit form.


Tea party and environmentalists unite in Florida

Lake Mary, Florida.

Republican launches petition to open up power sale market in the state. Tory Perfetti wants solar system owners to be able to sell power directly to consumers.


India plans $25bn renewables investment funds

The flag of India.

Business website outlines plans for state-owned bodies to create five $5bn funds. Government-owned institutions concerned yet to comment on investment plan.


Scatec Solar to build Google-backed 104 MW plant in Utah

104 MW Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park

Google and Prudential Capital Group are financing the Red Hills solar power plant to the tune of $157 million. The Norwegian integrated independent solar power producer will manage and operate the PV facility.


California adopts pioneering advanced inverter standards

Walmart rooftop PV installation.

State utility commission's decision will modify interconnection rules in order to secure the benefits offered by advanced inverters.


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