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Expected Q1 loss does little to diminish SunPower's positive outlook

SunPower large-scale installation.

The U.S. module manufacturer reports reduced revenues for the first quarter as the company diverts attention to inaugural yieldco venture with First Solar.


IEA: Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals

IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven

The International Energy Agency presented its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report in Paris on Monday, which calls for a tripling of public spending on low-carbon technology R&D.


Egypt signs deals for 220 MW of solar

Cairo, Egypt

The agreements, signed with five companies from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, include 220 MW of solar and 100 MW of wind and are valued at $500 million.


Solar could meet all of Scotland's power needs, says WWF Scotland

Orkney coastline, Scotland.

Solar energy generated more power in the month of April than was used in Scotland's three largest cities, prompting reports that it could soon be possible to completely power the country with PV.


NEXTracker on board 70 MW Moree solar plant in Australia

Moree Solar plant.

The tracking specialist will supply its state-of-the-art trackers to the 70 MW Moree Plains solar project in New South Wales, project is largest tracking solar installation in Australia.


First Solar posts net loss, 51% revenue decline in Q1

First Solar employee

The company's launch of its new yieldco joint venture impacted its bottom line as the group moved through a "transitional period." First Solar expects to be back in the black in Q2 with sales of between $750 and $850 million.


Solar Impulse plane prepares for longest leg of round-the-world journey

Solar Impulse in China.

The five-day, five-night flight between China and Hawaii is a time for nervous anticipation, says pilot tasked with the leg, Andre Borschberg. Takeoff scheduled for Thursday, May 8.


Powerhive set to expand off-grid metering solutions

Powerhive Africa project

The First Solar-backed company, which has completed a pilot program in Kenya, offers customers the opportunity to pre-purchase electricity for commercial and residential use through mobile banking services.


Fronius and Sunrun hop aboard Tesla juggernaut

Sunrun home installation.

U.S. inverter supplier Fronius announces partnership with Tesla's Powerwall home storage system. Sunrun subsidiary AEE Solar set to offer battery with its solar system package.


Tesla unveils sleek, low-cost battery solution for home and commercial

The Tesla Powerwall home battery.

Powerwall home battery and Powerpack commercial battery unveiled by Elon Musk last night could prove game changing for domestic and business storage.


Solairedirect pulls $242m IPO on back of weak interest

Bourgogne.

Bump in the road result of weak investor confidence in face of absent government subsidy, forcing French developer to postpone IPO.


CALSEIA applauds California's new greenhouse gas targets

California state flag.

Order by Governor Brown to impose stricter greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 receives backing of the California Solar Energy Industries Association.


UK Q1 rush added 1.6 GW of solar, says IHS

Solar plant, U.K.

Unprecedented figures result of decision last year to prematurely end Renewable Obligation scheme, rush propels U.K. to more than 7.5 GW of solar capacity.


Solar Frontier to supply Konar Energy's 23 MW pipeline in Turkey

Burdur, Turkey

The Japanese CIS group will provide its modules for five new solar power plants in the country. Konar says Solar Frontier's panels are ideal for Turkey's hot climate.


Costa Rican regulator proposes solar FIT

Costa Rica 1 MW Parque Solar Miravalles

The Central American country's public services authority says the proposed rates of up to $0.1794 per kilowatt hour would allow PV developers to receive sufficient revenue to recover investment and a "reasonable return."


Acces Power to develop 65 MW PV project in Egypt

Aswan region, Egypt

The Dubai-based group is set to contribute to the country's 4.3 GW renewable energy target. In addition to the solar plant in Aswan, which is set to begin construction next year, the company is also in discussions with Egyptian...


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