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Trina Solar modules installed on 4 MW solar carport system

Trina Solar modules used at carport array at Weeze airport in Germany. Image: Gottfried Evers

The large array has been installed at the Airport Weeze in Germany, using Trina Solar's record-breaking Honey series of modules, which are now feeding the local grid and supplying electricity to the airport.

Obama touts success of solar at SXSL event

Image: White House

The president and Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe also spoke about the need for energy storage at the event, which was inspired by the South-by-Southwest conference.

Argentina: Jujuy announced that it was awarded 300 MW of solar projects during tender

Solar installation in San Luis provence in Argentina. Image by Ingeteam.

The price remains at USD60 per MW. As part of the agreement, the Parque Solar de la Puna will be built in the northeast of the country.

New video interviews with GTM Research, EnergySage and SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay

pv magazine LIVE brings you more videos interviews from the 2016 Solar Power International trade show

REA outlines energy storage deployment and potential in the UK

RES energy storage unit. Image courtesy of REA.

An updated report by the U.K.'s Renewable Energy Association (REA) assessed the extent of energy storage already in the U.K., pointing to an impressive 3.23 GW of storage projects already operational, while over 600 MW are...

Canadian PM Trudeau proposes significant prices to be put on carbon emissions

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Flickr image by Alex Guibord.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set out a plan to put a CAD 10 (USD 7.6) per tonne price on all carbon pollution by 2018, which would then rise to CAD 50 per tonne by 2022, as he shows a stern resolve to tackle climate change head...

India tops 8.6 GW of solar, ratifies Paris agreement

Indian solar installation.

India's clean energy progress takes a couple more tangible steps as the country surpasses 8.6 GW of solar PV capacity installed and gives its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement.

UK generated more electricity from solar than coal over last six months

Solar installation in England.

Between April and September this year, the U.K. produced more electricity from solar than from coal, finds new report from climate change analysts Carbon Brief. STA report adds voice and math to solar's affordability.

Over 1 GW of solar proposals put forth in India to power irrigation

Telangana Kachiguda railway station in India.

Five Indian states put forth the proposals for solar projects to replace 1,067 MW of energy from conventional power sources, which are used to power irrigation projects.

EDF Renewable Services wins asset management and services for 200 MW portfolio

EDF Renewable Services operations control center. Image by EDF Renewable Services.

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), of San Diego, announces that they recently assumed the Asset Management and O&M services on a portfolio of solar photovoltaic projects totalling 200 MW.

The pv magazine weekly news digest:

A tough week of tariff cuts and bankruptcies for the solar industry, although a few success stories from California, India and the Middle East serve to lighten the mood. The strange story of a potential lifeline for SunEdison, as...

Europe hits 100 GW of solar, but rocky road ahead says MEP

Claude Turmes, MEP, believes that the EC requires more backbone on facing down the might of the more traditional energy sectors if solar is to stand a fighting chance of more growth.

Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament for Luxembourg's Green Party, issues rallying call to European solar industry at SolarPower Europe 100 GW event.

Israel: New 1GW PV tender on the horizon

Israel Dead Sea PV plant. Image by KACO.

It's fair to say that, overall, renewable energy development has been disappointing in Israel, however, the tide appears to be shifting. To announce this new momentum, in the coming weeks a new wave of PV installations is...

Inconsistent tax policy for commercial solar owners in the UK

UK commercial PV rooftop installation. Image by Solarcentury.

The U.K.'s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) released its draft business tax rates for businesses that own solar arrays, dropping tax rates for 'mainly exports,' but spiking tax for self-consumers, in another unexpected attack on the...

Off-grid solar going from strength to strength in eastern Africa

Off-grid solar project in east Africa. Image by REN21.

A new report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) found that approximately 50% of global investment made in off-grid solar in 2015 was in the eastern African region, as falling PV prices and...

pv magazine LIVE video coverage of Solar Power International 2016

Our new videos from America’s largest solar trade show feature interviews with the CEOs of First Solar and SolarWorld Americas, as well as commentary from GTM Research and Sonnen.

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