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David Cameron and Barack Obama share a beer.

The U.S. and U.K. continue to go their separate ways on renewables, encouraging data from Germany warms the solar cockles, and a new solar mapping tool raises the roof across the U.S.


E.ON: The PV business is and will remain profitable

Interview: The energy utility E.ON plans to expand its PV business in Germany. From September, E.ON will offer a PV plant check service for operators of the more than 1.5 million PV plants. Moreover, the development of new PV...


UK's Solar Trade Association labels FIT cuts 'self-defeating'

Commercial rooftop installation in the U.K.

Proposals to slash U.K.'s feed-in tariff by up to 87% draw scorn from the industry, which argues that ideology, rather than sound economic reasoning, is the driving force behind the cuts.


LG plans to expand production in South Korea

LG Electronics has decided to expand its production capacity at its production site in Gumi, South Korea. The reason has been stated as the strong global demand for its Cello-technology integrated modules.


Molten salt storage system wins Eureka prize

A team of researchers at the University of South Australia have won the 2015 ANSTO Eureka prize for their molten salt energy storage system. Though the idea of molten salt storage is not new, the team has come up with a different...


Hanergy dumped from MSCI index

Hanergy HQ.

Index compiler MSCI to remove troubled Hong Kong-based solar firm Hanergy from its index as of September 1 following 50 business days of trading inactivity.


Bosch acquires Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo

German auto parts giant Bosch has acquired Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo. Seeo has been attempting to move from lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathodes towards nickel cobalt aluminium (NCA) to keep ahead of competition.


Construction underway on a 100 MW solar project in North Carolina

Principal Solar has partnered with Entropy Investments to build the project, which is larger than any operational solar plant east of the Rocky Mountains.


Honduras: 232 MW of PV projects receive three cent bonus

Eight solar PV projects in the Central American nation have received an additional US$0.03/kWh bonus for reaching completion by an August 1 deadline. Honduras' feed-in tariff is driving rapid solar market growth.


Solar can meet Western Australia's daytime power needs, says state minister

Residential PV array, Perth.

Energy Minister for WA Mike Nahan reveals staunch support for solar technology at Energy in WA conference; capacity of installed PV in Perth metro area expected to double over next few years.


Hanwha Q Cells increases Q2 profit by 20%

Hanwha Q Cells production.

Second quarter financials for the Korean solar firm reveal a steady performance, with module shipments up 12.2% and revenues reaching $338 million.


UK to propose drastic FIT cuts starting 2016

Rooftop solar PV installation, U.K.

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) also proposing enforcement of default FIT degressions each quarter; STA labels review 'alarming'.


Solland Solar declared bankrupt

The Dutch solar manufacturer Solland Solar has been delcared bankrupt according to local Dutch media reports. Only in July did the company announce a PV cell deal with Trina Solar.


Uzbekistan breaks ground on 300 MW solar project

Uzbekistan.

$700 million project will culminate in completion of three solar plants in the nation by 2020, according to information released by state electricity firm Uzbekenergo.


India one of top three export markets for Chinese modules

The Chinese PV sector imported 12 GW of solar modules in the first half of 2015. Of this, over 6 GW were to Japan, India and the U.S. according to EnergyTrend's latest report. More consolidation is also in the horizon.


Foresight Solar Fund snaps up 34.7 MW UK solar farm

Solar installation, England.

Acquisition of the solar plant in English county of Wiltshire boosts company's net portfolio of British solar assets to 322 MW.


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