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Intersolar Europe: day two sees the crowds converge as Europe embraces maturation

The floors of all the halls heaved with heavy traffic throughout the morning on day two of the Intersolar Europe Exhibition.

Europe's post-boom solar markets delivering next-level services and technologies that look set to drive solar 2.0.


Donald Trump betrays total ignorance of solar, energy market dynamics

In his first speech regarding energy, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump repeated a number of myths about renewable energy and showed no real understanding of energy market dynamics in general.


Total, SunPower win contract for another 164 MW of solar PV in Chile

The contract follows closely on another which SunPower and Total won for a 100 MW project to power the Santiago metro.


Despite sequential drops Trina posts solid first quarter results

Trina Solar CEO, Jifan Gao.

The world's largest PV manufacturer Trina Solar saw drops in revenue and profits in Q1 compared with the final quarter of 2015, but the Chinese company put this down to "seasonality" and maintains that it was a good start to the...


Foxconn commits to sustaining Sharp’s solar business

In a letter to staff, Foxconn’s leadership has pledged to both utilize existing resources and make further investments in Sharp’s solar business.


SolarCity: Rooftop solar generates net benefit for all Nevada utility customers

SolarCity solar rooftop installation

Rooftop solar generation can provide up to $14 million in annual benefits for the residents of the U.S. state of Nevada, according to a new study by SolarCity and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).


Meteocontrol, Phoenix Solar partner in Jordan, Turkey

Amman, Jordan

Among the projects Phoenix Solar is developing in the MENAT region is an 11 MW solar PV plant in Jordan, expected to be the largest private plant of its kind in the country, for the Marriott and Sheraton hotel chains in the...


Renewable energy jobs: 8.1 million and rising

California LADWP solar PV installers

Solar PV is the largest renewable energy employer with 2.8 million jobs worldwide, an 11% increase from the last count, according to a new IRENA report. Employment grew in Japan and the U.S., stabilized in China and decreased in...


Brookings finds net-metered solar to be a net benefit to utility customers

The prestigious Washington D.C. think tank’s analysis of existing literature shows a broad consensus that net metering is benefiting utility customers who do not employ solar PV.


Singulus Technologies signs two precontracts for the largest order in the company’s history

Singulus Technologies Gebaeude

The German PV production equipment manufacturer signed the precontracts, worth over EUR110 million (USD123 million), with a subsidiary of China National Building Materials for production machines to manufacture CIGS solar...


100 MW-AC solar project to power the Santiago metro

SunPower and Total’s Pelican solar project will supply 42% of the subway system’s electricity needs, and a wind plant will supply another 18%.


U.S. C&I solar segment remains highly fragmented

The latest report by GTM Research finds that the top 10 developers account for only 42% of this market segment.


Dispute over arbitration location causes stumbling block for PV projects in Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza Pyramid of Menkaure. Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov.

A dispute has emerged between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and international lenders and developers over the arbitration venue for PV projects that are being developed in the country, which could lead to delays...


Ontario’s cap-and-trade to have limited short-term benefits for solar

CanSIA notes that revenues from the program could be used to add incentives for net-metered solar PV, and that it will impact the electricity market in other ways.


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Berlin, Germany

Renewable energy developments in Germany and Argentina topped the news this week but also making waves was a report that global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015 while India unveiled what is said to be the largest rooftop...


Report: Texas will add 13 GW of solar PV by 2035

A study by Brattle Group forecasts massive expansion of solar PV capacity in Texas driven by market forces, similar to ERCOT's predictions.


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