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Enel Green Power revenue flat for 2015, EBITDA falls 5.3%

EGP solar farm.

The Italian clean energy developer posts total revenue for 2015 of EUR 3bn, which mirrors 2014 performance; net installed capacity of clean energy reaches 10.5 GW, a 9% increase.

GTM Research: 59 GW of solar installed in 2015, 64 GW coming in 2016

The company's latest forecast of global demand predicts big growth in the Indian and U.S. solar markets this year.

China sets 3 GW target for high-efficiency model PV installations

BYD solar PV fab

China is seeking to increase solar PV capacity for solar installations that employ modules with high-energy-conversion solar cells.

Ingeteam appoints Adolfo Rebollo new CEO

Ingeteam CEO Adolfo Rebollo

Adolfo Rebollo replaces Javier Ojeda as chief executive of the leading Spanish PV inverter manufacturer and O&M service provider.

Berkeley Lab reveals drivers for low-priced PV systems in US

Rooftop solar installation, San Jose, California

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory identify the key market and system drivers for low-priced PV systems for homes and small businesses.

JinkoSolar joins RWE on Dubai solar tender

Dubai: model of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

China’s JinkoSolar is partnering with German electric utility giant RWE AG to jointly take part in in Dubai’s 800 MW solar tender.

Borrego Solar doubles assets under O&M management

Borrego Solar

The California-based solar energy system designer, developer, installer and O&M provider saw its assets under contract grow to 265 MW last year.

China to slash coal production amidst falling demand

Beijing air polution

Chinese authorities are making drastic cuts in coal production an effort to reduce overcapacity in the face of shrinking demand, according to report by Xinhua News Agency.

Nevada to reconsider retroactive changes to net metering

Nevada regulators will hear an appeal from the state’s consumer advocate asking to “grandfather” existing customers under the old net metering program, as the battle between the solar industry and the Sandoval Administration...

WFES: Egypt could add 500 MW of PV in 2016, says MESIA


A new report released by the Middle East Solar Industry Association at WFES forecasts a strong year for Egypt and Jordan in particular for the MENA region.

California regulators may consider utility proposal for net metering 2.0

Advocates say that regulators may be considering an alternative proposal for the successor program to net metering, coordinated with the action of a front group backed by a SDG&E’s parent company.

Chile: 316 MW-AC of solar PV came online in 2015

The capacity of installed PV plants reached 848 MW-AC. Over 2 GW of solar PV is under construction.

WFES: scaling renewables in GCC will reap huge social and economic benefits, says IRENA

If the GCC was able to meet its clean energy targets by 2030, the social, economical and environmental impact would be vast. EWS-WWF warns, however, that the region needs to be more ambitious on this issue.

An IRENA report presented at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi outlines how Middle Eastern countries can reduce carbon footprint by 8% if GCC targets are achieved; WWF urges region to show more leadership.

Asia Clean Capital secures $40 million in financing

Asia Clean Capital rooftop solar  project

The group will accelerate and expand its rooftop solar solutions business in China, where it covers the cost of designing, engineering, installing and maintaining solar installations for leading companies.

Solargiga boosts 2015 revenue, shipments

Solargiga factory

Solargiga saw a sharp increase in the sale of generated electricity. The Chinese company is in the process of doubling its PV module production capacity.

WFES: Jordan to add 250 MW of PV as ABB, Masdar move in

Masdar is set to announce the signing of an agreement with Jordan to build a 200 MW solar PV plant in the country. ABB has also announced two large-scale projects in the country.

Swiss power technology producer ABB announces involvement in two 50 MW PV plants in Jordan, while UAE's Masdar to sign agreement to build 200 MW PV plant in the country.

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