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Google invests $300m in SolarCity's $750m residential PV fund

SolarCity installers at work.

The tech giant announces sizeable increase in solar energy commitment, dwarfing previous $280 million investment in SolarCity.


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A rooftop installation in California.

How the incompetence of politicians gave the world large scale PV and Angela Merkel says it is time for a 'respite from solar', Germany's gift to the world, but developers who head to Greece will have all their prayers answered,...


Solar adds more US jobs than fossil fuel extraction

Despite a boom in oil and natural gas drilling in the United States, the surging solar power industry added more new jobs to the U.S. economy in the past year than major segments of incumbent fossil fuel and utility industries...


US: Solar better investment than stocks, study finds

Rooftop install, Oklahoma.

A typical solar PV system represents a better investment than the stock market in 46 of America's largest 50 cities, according to a report from NC Clean Energy Technology Center.


Analyst interview: The rise of distributed solar

Distributed generation is already a robust sector of the Japanese solar PV industry.

pv magazine editor in chief Jonathan Gifford chats with Jenny Chase of BNEF about the growing prominence of distributed generation in leading solar markets.


Report: U.S. can “affordably” triple RE to 27% by 2030

IRENA director general.

The U.S. can increase its share of renewable energy penetration to 27% by 2030 both technically and cost-effectively. This is the key message of a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


SunEdison unveils plans for $4bn Indian solar fab

Solar PV farm, SunEdison.

The US solar company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Adani Group to develop India's largest solar panel factory in the state of Gujarat.


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A solar rooftop in Athens.

Big predictions, the U.S. public embraces solar, which is likely to come more and more from China, the Indian government punishes lack of punctuality and there's some positive news from Egypt.


Deutsche Bank predicts growing solar margins in 2015, despite oil price

A sunrise over PV power plant.

In its 2015 outlook for investors, Deutsche Bank predicts a year of growing margins and stable supply and demand dynamics for the year. Diverse demand drivers in the U.S. will be a key highlight, while project financing and...


IHS: Top 10 predictions for global PV market in 2015

California: 26 MW Borrego I

Among the market research firm's forecasts for the coming year: California will become global leader in solar power penetration. By the end of 2015, California -- the largest renewable power market in the United States -- will...


US Commerce decision welcomed in China, American downstream market to benefit

Yingli U.S. PV installatino

Update: "In short, this is a setback for SolarWorld and a big win for the Chinese manufacturers," says GTM Research Senior Vice President Shayle Kann.


California: Gov. Brown calls for 50% renewables, more PV in Golden State

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers inaugural address in Sacramento on Jan. 5, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called for the state's electric utilities to boost their renewable energy procurements to 50% of retail electric sales and discussed future initiatives to support rooftop solar, battery...


India blacklists two domestic solar companies

Indian flag

Veddis Solars, one of the companies on the blacklist, is challenging the decision in court. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy says the move is related to delays in carrying out tendered projects.


India ups solar investment pledge to $100bn by 2022

Indian PV installation.

Pro-solar PM Narendra Modi instructs officials to target 100 GW of PV by 2022, with more than $100 billion steered towards solar.


Enel puts 136 MW of solar PV on line in Chile

Enel has completed two solar PV projects in Northern Chile, as well as the final phase of a third. These three are part of an uptick in operational PV capacity reported by Chilean authorities.


Scatec Solar secures financing for 164 MW of PV projects

Honduras cityscape.

The Oslo-headquartered solar developer has closed project financing for a 104 MW PV plant in Utah, US, and a further 60 MW plant in Honduras.


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