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Neo Solar Power raises $120 million via bond offering

The Taiwanese company’s third placement of credit-enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds (ECBs) earlier this week was twice-oversubscribed.

Lawsuits attempt to stop Tesla acquisition of SolarCity

SolarCity ZEP installation. Image by SolarCity.

An investor has filed for an injunction to stop the merger, in one of the four lawsuits challenging the deal

Solar Power International 2016: Five key takeaways

Photo: Nicole Hubbs

This year's SPI trade show comes at a time of dynamic growth for the solar industry and an increasing integration of solar into energy management. But not all the news is good.

NREL takes lead on $30m consortium to improve PV technology performance

The DOE SunShot Initiative will fund the consortium to the tune of $30m over the next five years.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will lead a consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the development of new solar module materials.

Enphase surveys U.S. distributors for Q1 2017 AC battery deliveries

“The demand from both installers and homeowners for the Enphase AC Battery in the lead up to its debut in Australia and New Zealand has exceeded our expectations,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific.

Enphase Energy announced at SPI 2016 that it has begun canvassing its U.S. distributor network to gauge interest for mass orders of its AC Battery system, which was test marketed in Australia over the past year, culminating in...

UK government gives go ahead to Hinkley Point nuclear plant

A protest at Hinkley Point C.

Theresa May's new government has finally made up its mind about the controversial new nuclear plant being financed by the French and the Chinese, which has faced sharp criticism for its escalating costs and for the implications...

SolarCity applauds accord to grandfather Nevada rooftop customers

SolarCity has reached a settlement with Nevada utility NV Energy to vote for the approval of grandfathering of solar customers in the state.

The rooftop PV installer confirms settlement between it and Nevada utility NV Energy to rollback rate increases for solar customers under a proposed grandfathering scheme. Nevada Public Utilities Commission scheduled to ratify...

NRG snatches up 2.1 GW of SunEdison projects

NRG Energy headquarters. Image by NRG Energy.

The energy giant has put forth the winning bid for SunEdison wind and solar projects at under $0.10 per watt.

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.

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Japanese business heavyweights urge solar support

Mt Fuji Japan

As Japan's energy system approaches a crucial junction, business leaders have urged Japanese policymakers to stay the course with renewables development. The case was also made for the establishment of an “Asian super grid” that...

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...

Australia: ARENA awards 482 MW of large scale projects grants

Solar farm Australia

Australia's large scale solar installed capacity is set to triple in 2017. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded 12 PV power plant projects, worth 482 MW, grant funding under its program to stimulate the...

Indian industry heads talk solar finance at REI

India cleared its first solar hurdle - creating interest, movement and tangible installation progress - but is now coming upon the second, third and fourth hurdles.

Leading figures in the Indian solar landscape debated at REI the funding and growth challenges facing the country's market, need for continued foreign capital evident.

D.E. Shaw, Madison Dearborn agree not to block the sale of SunEdison assets

The agreement removes a key hurdle to the carving up of SunEdison’s empire.

Egypt agrees to international arbitration for PV projects but slashes FITs

Great Sphinx and the Giza Pyramid in Egypt.

Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy announced an updated phase for its feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, putting an end to the dispute over the location of the arbitration seat, but also dramatically reducing the FIT...

Philae's comet location revealed while Rosetta's PV prepares for last adventure

ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. Image by C. Carreau ATG medialab.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has tracked down Philae, Rosetta's spacecraft probe, resting in a dark crack on Comet 67P. The news bears great scientific significance for ESA as well as a certain emotional value for PV fans who...

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