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SolarCity to support small businesses with new solar package

Solar van arriving at a SolarCity customer's property.

New solar energy service launched today designed to enable small and medium-sized business to pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay their local utility.


350 MW co-generation plant to drive down cost of poly

Polysilicon.

Power and steam from new plant will be used in manufacture of polysilicon. GCL Poly says today's opening will drive down price further.


SunEdison, TerraForm Power pay $2.2bn for Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar HQ

Definitive merger agreement with SunEdison yieldco vehicle TerraForm Power will see the company acquire Vivint Solar's 523 MW U.S. residential PV portfolio.


Shareholder lawsuit launched against Yingli

Yingli manufacturing.

Troubled manufacturer is accused of misleading potential investors. Chinese giant was unable to borrow from lenders, say claimants.


Location of Renesola's Japanese projects revealed

Renesola.

Chinese manufacturer reveals few details about 22.5 MW contract wins. Renesola also refused to reveal its Japanese solar ambitions.


New low price for Indian solar

Madhya Pradesh.

Canadian company agrees $0.08 price for Madhya Pradesh plants. The deal puts pressure on Indian subsidy regime.


Demo house offers glimpse into Shunfeng's plans

Solar glass.

Taiwanese show booth's energy saving measures would reduce consumption by 75% for two-storey building in China. Shunfeng has promised similar city-wide solutions.


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Elon Musk and JB Straubel.

It's all about the batteries, stupid! Plus Yingli shift some stock, solar betrays its working class roots and watch Thailand go.


Chinese poly maker lands $133m bank finance

Polysilicon.

As the Chinese government tries to shore up ailing solar, and other, stock prices, Daqo has been handed a six-year boost by its local provincial bank.


Good news for rooftops and EVs in California

An EV charging point sign.

EV charging points to be installed at state department buildings. And DG generators can be bundled for retail on wholesale electricity market.


What next for Greece's energy sector? 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces further weighty decisions in the weeks ahead, not least the securitization of the country's energy sector.

After weeks of tremendous uncertainty, a Euro Summit on Sunday led to an agreement that allows Greece and its Eurozone creditors to start negotiations for a new loan. What does the deal mean for Greece's energy system, and how...


Sunrun and Hanwha Q Cells sign 50 MW module supply deal

Sunrun rooftop installation.

The U.S. residential solar company will receive 50 MW of Hanwha Q Cells modules via a subsidiary of the South Korean module manufacturer.


Round-the-world solar flight postponed until April 2016

Solar Impulse HQ, Switzerland.

Irreversible damage to the Solar Impulse aircraft's batteries incurred during the last leg of the circumnavigation attempt means the team cannot resume its journey until April next year.


Intersolar North America: Tabuchi’s market entry points to increasing internationalization

Intersolar North America halls.

The number of suppliers from outside of the U.S. pushing into the North American PV market is increasing at a rate of knots. Intersolar North America has seen established players from Japan pushing into the market and Chinese...


Philippine government under pressure to deliver more solar support

Philippines skyline.

Leading solar companies operating in the country to apply pressure on government to expand the size of its solar FIT scheme from 500 MW to 2 GW.


SunEdison and AMS team on 50 MW California storage project

California.

Solar company and microgrid specialists to deliver 50 MW storage system designed to aid Southern California Edison's transition to cleaner energy sources.


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