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China regulators may cut solar subsidy by 13% in some regions, say reports

China landscape.

The National Development and Reform Commission is mulling a 13% reduction in the tariff of solar PV plants located in China's least sunny regions, according to Bloomberg.


New RPO target of 25.25% proposed in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. Image in wikimedia commons by Yedla70.

A new "aggressive" renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for the next five years has been proposed in India's southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, which would rise to 25.25% by 2021-22, of which over half would be reserved for...


Italian oil giant ENI to develop 10 MW solar plant in Algeria

Algeria's Saharan Desert.

ENI to team with Algerian government-backed Sonatrach for the development of the solar PV project, building on Italian firm's longstanding history in the country.


50 MW Jordan solar farm to be financed by IFC and Canadian government

This latest, 50 MW addition to Jordan's solar landscape is to be completed in early 2018 and located in Mafraq.

World Bank Group member, International Finance Corp. is to collaborate with the Canadian government to fund a $76 million, 50 MW solar farm in Jordan to be developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures.


Ups and downs: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.


SnapNrack Hits 1 GW of U.S. Deployment

SnapNrack, a unit of Sunrun, announced that it has hit the 1 GW mark for total deployed solar mounting systems.


Greece's net metering: success or failure?

Athens, Greece.

Greece has published its latest net metering statistics. Where does that leave the country's net metering PV market today, and what are the immediate business drivers?


China joins low-price solar party with bids of $0.078/kWh in Inner Mongolia: reports

Inner Mongolia

Media reports suggest that Chinese solar power developers have bid as low as 0.52 yuan per kilowatt hour for solar power in a tender held in northern Inner Mongolia.


Renewables come in at $33.47/MWh in Mexico's second auction

Solar installation in Mexico.

Preliminary results show that nearly five terawatt-hours, more than half of the volume, was awarded to solar projects. The median price for the combination of electricity and CEL in the auction is around US$ 33.47 per...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


ASEAN member states must accelerate clean energy efforts, IRENA urges

Malaysian solar installation.

International Renewable Energy Agency to outline steps that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can take to hit target of 23% renewable penetration in region by 2025.


Enphase Energy to trim workforce by 11%, embarks on $20m cost-cutting drive

Enphase installation.

U.S. microinverter specialist announces restructuring and cost savings initiative that will see the firm reduce its global workforce by around 11% and cut annual operating expenses by $20 million.


Musk to unveil Tesla/SolarCity solar roof next month

Elon Musk.

Tech entrepreneur tweets brisk details of joint Tesla-SolarCity launch next month of integrated solar rooftop, Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla charger.


Avancis partners with Sunpartner for BIPV market

Avancis PowerMax Skala PV modules on a construction in planning in Poland. Image by Avancis.

German PV module manufacturer Avancis has signed a strategic partnership with French solar tech company Sunpartner Technologies to incorporate its CIGS thin-film PV cells into Sunpartner’s energy generating glass.


EU ProSun blames European solar job losses on Chinese companies

EU ProSun President Milan Nitzschke. Image from SolarWorld.

The SolarWorld-backed organization put out a strongly worded statement that accuses Chinese companies of "circumventing" EU anti-dumping measures with the new wave of solar module overproduction, resulting in European job losses,...


British firm Lightsource big winner in 450 MW Indian solar tender

River in Maharashtra.

Solar auction in the state of Maharashtra for 450 MW of capacity held under viability gap funding scheme sees British developer Lightsource among the big winners.


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