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New York State plans for solar on 150,000 homes and businesses by 2020

NY Governor Cuomo has deepened the state's solar commitment and made other pledges as part of an international MOU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Fraunhofer solar cell research.

The race for solar panel efficiency heats up, SunEdison goes for a more streamlined model, Europe wants to nip the MIP in the bud, and Germany lends a helping hand to India.

Solar Decathlon kicks off amidst NREL layoffs

The U.S. Energy Department's Solar Decathlon kicks off Oct. 8, 2015

As international university teams compete on innovative solar home designs, the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which has been instrumental in organizing the popular challenge, is facing increasing...

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo sets sights on solar

Abuja, Nigeria

The conference will seek to match renewable energy project developers with global investors and examine innovative solar financing programs and off-grid solutions.

China increases solar installation target for 2015

20 MW Golmud PV plant

The country's National Energy Administration is requiring new projects to be completed by the end of 2015 and connected to the grid by the end of June next year, a move that has led to increased installations for the year.

Punjab aims for full sustainability

Inauguration of Welspun PV plant in Punjab, India, October 2015

Leaders in the Indian state have reiterated their commitment to solar photovoltaic power as they inaugurate the region's largest green energy project.

UK: First round of solar job losses announced as FIT cuts bite

Solar rooftop installation.

Solar panel insulation company Mark Group calls in administrators as 939 staff made redundant following decision by SunEdison to offload the subsidiary as it exits U.K. market; company directly blames FIT cuts.

Singulus lowers 2015 forecast despite solar sales uptick

Singulus CEO Dr. Stefan Rinck.

German equipment manufacturer's optical disc segment failing to meet expected demand, forcing an overall revision downwards of revenue for the year despite sales in solar segment expected to double.

1366 chooses New York to build its first commercial-scale wafer facility

After years of delays, 1366 Technologies has announced plans to break ground on the factory to produce its proprietary Direct Wafers no later than the second quarter of 2016.

California Governor Brown signs 50% renewable portfolio standard into law

The mandate of 50% renewables by 2030 is one of the strongest in the nation, and is expected to drive substantial investment into solar.

Solar funding rises in Q3 despite dismal stock prices

Mercom Capital's latest quarterly report shows the volume of VC funding and debt financing rising during Q3, while public market financing fell.

REC to offer bid in Dubai's 800 MW solar park tender

Desert in Dubai

The Oslo-based PV manufacturer company says that REC solar panels are tough and reliable enough to withstand the heat and sandstorms that exist in Dubai.

SunEdison to halt transfer of assets to yieldcos

Citing “market dislocation”, SunEdison has announced short-term changes to its operating plan. This includes a plan to hold more projects in warehouses instead of moving them into the company's two yieldcos.

Chorus IPO brings in $112.5 million

Chorus Clean Energy AG's large-scale PV installation in Riechelbach, Germany

The solar and wind operator will invest proceeds, which could reach $134 million if an over-allotment option is exercised, in further growth.

ReneSola sells 16.5 MW UK PV plant to Foresight Solar Fund

Solar farm, England.

The Chinese solar developer offloads asset, located in Membury, England, to Jersey-based investment company Foresight Solar Fund Limited; transaction is third deal between the two companies.

Abraaj Group, Aditya Birla partner on solar in India

Delhi, India

The global equity investor and the Indian multinational are looking to develop a gigawatt-scale solar energy platform in the country.

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