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UK switches on nation's largest community-owned solar array

The solar array atop the Prodrive HQ features 2,446 solar panels that will mitigate the effects of 5,600 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The 636 kW rooftop PV array at the headquarters of Prodrive in Oxfordshire was completed by social enterprise Low Carbon Hub and is the largest such installation in the country.


EnergySage market report shows big variations from national trends

Ben Q Solar residential PV array. Image from Ben Q Solar.

Bids on the company's solar marketplace show consumers are owning more systems, with bids much lower than the national cost per watt.


Singulus gets prepayment notification from CNBM for CIGS equipment

Singulus building in Germany. Image by Singulus Technologies.

The German PV production equipment supplier has received an announcement that it has finally been sent prepayment for the EUR110 million of CIGS equipment from China National Building Materials (CNBM).


Ultra-high efficiency arrays being developed for the residential PV market

Insolight founders Laurent Coulot, Mathieu Ackermann and Florian Gerlich, holding an Insolight module. Image from Insolight.

Swiss startup Insolight is taking the initiative of concentrating sunlight onto space-age solar cells to make such technology affordable for residential PV customers, resulting in reduced costs for electricity consumption.


Grupo Clavijo completes 26.5 MW installation in Uruguay

Alto Cielo PV installation by Grupo Clavijo. Image by Grupo Clavijo.

The Spanish solar company installed the fixed structures at the Alto Cielo solar park in Uruguay, which is one of the standout PV projects in the country, and further enhances Grupo Clavijo’s reach in Latin America.


New solar tenders planned for Jordan

Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ibrahim Seif with MESIA's president. Image by MESIA.

Jordan is preparing to launch Round 3 of its solar energy project and Round 2 of its wind energy project, with somewhere between 400 MW and 800 MW expected to be on offer, according to the Middle East Solar Industry Association.


SPI is almost here: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

The world’s largest emitters have committed to the global agreement, but the voluntary nature of individual national plans leaves many doubts.

With the biggest solar show in the U.S., Solar Power International, kicking off in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a look back at the major stories from last week.


2.05 GW of solar PV installed in the United States during Q2

While BNEF and Mercom are both predicting that around 4 GW of utility-scale projects originally slated for the second half of 2016 will be pushed back into 2017, GTM Research describes an “unprecedented wave of growth” in the utility-scale segment.

GTM Research expects 13.9 GW to be installed over the full year, the result of an ongoing utility-scale boom.


NextEra Energy Partners to acquire a 24% stake in 550 MW Desert Sunlight solar project

This acquisition will double the yieldco’s solar holdings, as part of a previously announced expansion of solar and wind assets.


Tata Power Solar CEO: 100 GW of solar is just the beginning for India

pv magazine caught up with Ashish Khanna, executive director and CEO of Tata Power Solar, at the Renewable Energy India expo to talk rooftop challenges, China’s influence, local manufacturing and the longer-term aspirations of...


When bypass diodes overheat

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When PV panels develop brown discoloration, it is hardly cause for investors to celebrate. pv magazine has investigated a new case of inferior component quality, in its ongoing series, in which overheating bypass diodes have lead...


Rooftop PV and manufacturing: the next two hurdles for Indian solar

The third day of REI saw delegates gather to discuss the challenges of manufacturing solar PV in India.

While some see residential rooftop solar as an economically attractive no-brainer, others are more skeptical. Manufacturing challenges can be solved by more government funding, others argue.


Climate Council hails ACT's efforts to push renewables in Australia

Australia solar farm. Image Renew Economy.

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is well positioned to reach its target of generating 100% renewable electricity by 2020, as it has already backed the development of 640MW of large-scale PV and wind project over the past...


Jinko exits EU price undertaking

Jinko Solar, China SGCC. Image Jinko Solar.

Chinese PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced its withdrawal from the EU price undertaking, adding pressure on the EU to revise or abolish the scheme, in the face of disapproval from the European solar market and a number of...


Quality, now more than ever: An interview with Bill Gambogi and Bob Olsen of DuPont

Chorus Clean Energy AG PV plant in Riechelbach, Germany. Image Chorus Clean Energy AG.

As part of a focus on PV module and system quality in preparation for our Quality Roundtable at the Solar Power International Trade show in Las Vegas, pv magazine brings you an interview with DuPont Research Fellow Bill Gambogi...


France to tender 1.35 GW of rooftop Solar

France residential solar photovoltaic rooftop. Image Conergy AG.

The French energy minister confirmed this week that France will begin a series of tenders for 1.35 GW of new rooftop PV to be conducted over the next three years, which can be added to the 3 GW of utility-scale solar PV that will...


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