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Ireland's solar landscape could reach 3.7 GW by 2030, says report

KMPG's report analyzes the forecasted levelized cost of solar in Ireland, and suggests that grid parity could be reached by 2030.

Report produced by KPMG and commissioned by the Irish Solar Energy Association foresees a potential nationwide solar sector reaching 3.7 GW by 2030 with just EUR 670 million of support.

Vivint Solar achieves modest Q3 profit

Vivint Solar HQ.

The U.S. residential solar installer's profit of $468,000 represents a solid turnaround on Q3 2014, with installations and bookings up 25% and 15% respectively.

Kaco doubles global turnover

inverter production, Kaco.

The German inverter manufacturer expects to generate EUR 200 million in revenue in 2015, almost double the figure achieved in 2014; company expects turnover to reach EUR 250 million next year.

India's Modi puts solar firmly on G20 agenda

Modi and Obama.

The Prime Minister reiterated his desire to see more than $100bn invested in his Global Solar Alliance during the G20 meeting held in Turkey over the weekend.

Kong Sun sets 2 GW solar development target in China next year

Hong Kong.

Hong Kong-listed solar developer is aiming to end 2016 with a new installed PV base of 2.4 GW in China, building upon 2015's estimates that has seen 1 GW of new capacity added.

Solargiga, Motech to put 600 MW of new module capacity online in 2016

Citing growing demand, Solargiga plans to double module production through a joint venture with Motech in China.

Apple to become 100% solar-powered in Singapore

Singapore Civic District.

Local solar power firm Sunseap to supply all of the tech firm's energy needs in the country from next year via its 800 solar rooftop systems installed across Singapore.

LDK president & CEO resigns

LDK has been in financial trouble for years, but has provided little information as to why President & CEO Xingxue Tong is departing.

Brazil government approves 1.5 GW of new solar and wind power

Solar development in Brazil.

Contracts granted by the government for the development of 930 MW of solar PV capacity and almost 550 MW of wind farms as part of a $1.7 billion push to upgrade the nation’s energy system.

Lightsource signs deal for 3 GW of solar in India

Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister.

Investment of GBP 2 billion agreed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the U.K. and is part of a wider GBP 10 billion trade deal between the two nations.

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Glass most definitely half full.

Amid new efficiency world records, surging growth for emerging solar markets and a bullish report from IHS predicting 272.4 GW of new capacity by 2019, naysayers and doom mongers are still making their voices heard.

EC removes Chint Solar and Sunny Solar from minimum price agreement

EU China flags.

The European Commission (EC) has confirmed the removal of Chint Solar and Sunny Energy for the minimum price undertaking (MIP). The German subsidiary of Chint Solar, Astronergy, reports that its activities are not affected by the...

SunLink, Blattner to partner on 112.7 MW solar farm in U.S.

Solar panel project.

Collaboration between solar developer SunLink Corporation and EPC Blattner Energy follows earlier partnership delivering a 148.5 MW solar farm in southeastern U.S.

SolarWorld shipments grow 25% Y/Y over first 9 months

Solar installation.

The German-U.S. solar company confirms preliminary sales and shipments reports, reaching 784 MW of shipments in the first nine months of the year and sales of more than $580 million.

Sunpower introduces new PV module design, offers 2016 guidance

Sunpower has introduced a new PV module series based upon a novel interconnection technology, as well as warning of a fall in revenues and a loss in 2016 as it plows more projects into its yieldco.

Neo Solar Power to expand PV manufacturing to Southeast Asia

Buried in Taiwanese PV maker NSP's Q3 results is a statement that the company is moving production capacity to an un-named Southeast Asian nation.

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