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North American leaders to set out target of 50% "clean" electricity by 2025

Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto will be presenting the target, which will include nuclear and carbon capture and storage, at a summit of the three leaders.


ABB to close Phoenix inverter fab, move jobs to Estonia and Italy

ABB worker.

The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.


Wacker Chemie partners with 1366 Technologies

The world’s second-largest polysilicon maker will provide the kerfless wafer startup with a $15 million equity investment, a supply of polysilicon and technical assistance.


IDB finances 54 MW merchant solar project in Chile

Solairedirect’s project is one of the few merchant solar projects to be built to date.


5 Intersolar Europe 2016 takeaways

Intersolar crowds

An international show, sited alongside the EU PVSEC delivering exposure to key technologists, and a fast-growing storage market were three of the key takeaways the pv magazine team took away from the 25th Intersolar Europe last...


Installation of PV modules begins on El Salvador’s largest solar project

The Providencia solar project by French developer Neoen is divided into two blocks, a 76 MW plant which was awarded in an auction and a block of 25 MW which will provide electricity to distributors under the framework of private...


SunPower sets new solar efficiency record

SunPower E20 PV module

US company SunPower achieved an efficiency of 24.1% for a module using silicon cells, which is just the latest in a number of efficiency records for solar technology, showing that the modules are moving in the right direction.


Masdar selected by DEWA to lead consortium on 800 MW solar PV project in Dubai

The Dubai skyline.

The Abu Dhabi clean energy firm to partner with Spain's GranSolar and Saudi-owned Fotowatio Renewable Ventures to develop phase three of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum PV plant.


U.S. regulators maintain that co-ops can procure renewable power through PURPA

Rocky Mountain Institute says that this clears the way for a potential renewable energy market of up to 400 GW.


IRENA: Solar could meet up to 13% of global power demand by 2030

A new IRENA report states that PV capacity could grow 10-fold over the next fourteen years, driven by cost reductions.


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.


BREAKING: SunEdison CEO Ahmad Chatila resigns

As of today, Chatila has been replaced as CEO of the bankrupt renewable energy developer by restructuring officer John S. Dubel.


Risky business: Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu on Tesla's proposal to buy SolarCity

In an interview with pv magazine, Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu lays out his concerns about Tesla's proposed acquisition of SolarCity, pointing out that at the end of the day shareholders have to be convinced.


Inverters go big and go smart at Intersolar Europe

The Solar Superheroes caused a stir on day one of Intersolar Europe, which opened to bustling crowds and a raft of innovative product launches.

ABB, GPTech, Ingeteam, TMEIC and SolarEdge all unveil new inverter solutions for large-scale, commercial and the home on day one of the Intersolar show.


Energiewende U.S.: PG&E to phase out California’s last nuclear plant in favor of renewables

The California utility has also set a goal of 55% renewable energy by 2031, which is more aggressive than the state’s current renewable energy mandate.


Solar market hitting new heights, as costs keep dropping

Sun shines through solar array. Image by SolarPower Europe

The solar market is growing at an unprecedented rate, with a possibility that there could be 700 GW of installed PV across the world by 2020, according to a new report from SolarPower Europe.


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