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Solar opportunities on the rise in Egypt

SolarizEgypt's 10 kW grid-connected commercial PV plant in Heliopolis

While some observers have questioned the Egyptian government's solar policies and expressed concern over the country's FIT program and grid capacity, local players appear unworried. pv magazine spoke to Rana Alaa, co-founder and...


EPIA calls for free solar market

SNEC conference in Shanghai, EPIA's Oliver Schaefer and Murray Cameron 2015

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has officially spoken out against the European minimum price on PV modules on Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules. EPIA has taken the position against the EU minimum...


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US: Solar hits over 1% of utility-scale generating capacity

The latest data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) shows that renewable capacity clearly dominates the new power plants being added in the U.S. Over 75% of U.S. large-scale electrical generating capacity came...


Kingspan launches US solar energy company

Kingspan Energy PV project

The Irish group has expanded to the U.S. market, launching solar energy solutions provider Kingspan Energy, which will focus on 150 kW to 5 MW PV installations for the commercial and public sectors.


Tesla to announce home and utility-scale battery next week

Elon Musk of Tesla Motors.

Company sets April 30 date for unveiling, widely believed to be a new home battery and one for utility scale, to be produced at company’s new gigafactory.


SolarCity rolls out $1bn commercial solar rooftop fund

Wal-Mart solar installation.

Expansion of SolarCity's commercial ambitions aided by investment from Credit Suisse that will finance the installation of 300 MW of commercial solar rooftops.


SEIA rejects call for ITC phase down

Rhone Resch SEIA president

A report from Stanford Graduate School of Business has called for the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to be phased down, to see it reduced gradually to 2024. SEIA has rejected the report saying that it fails to take into...


Sumitomo taps RES, Toshiba for major US energy storage project

Grid power lines, Denver, Colorado

The Japanese conglomerate is investing in renewable energy infrastructure to help balance the electricity grid serving the northeastern United States. Sumitomo has commissioned RES to build the first independent large-scale...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar battery.

A solar spending spree, president Obama takes a personal interest in Caribbean solar and good news from the Azores. Plus the ever-fearless pv mag pokes a stick at the Russian bear and Big Brother Google.


Apple, SunPower partner to provide solar power to China's Aba region

China's Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in north-western Sichuan province.

The companies will provide dual-use renewable energy projects that protect the land while providing up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.


US launches $20 million incentive for Caribbean, Central America

Costa Rica 1 MW Miravalles solar park

The financing facility is one of a slew of initiatives initiated by the Obama administration to increase cooperation and advance clean energy development in the region.


Solar streetlights combating crime in Zimbabwean city

4,000 solar-powered streetlights will be installed throughout the Zimbabwean capital between now and the beginning of next year.

The city council in Harare, the country's capital, plans to install 4,000 solar-powered streetlights across the city in a bid to tackle a recent surge in street robberies.


Record quarter for residential and commercial solar

African off-grid solar.

Mercom solar financing report says expiry of US federal tax credit has driven segment to new high. UK and African off-grid projects also feature prominently in Q1 figures.


SolarCity teams up with Nest

A rooftop solar array.

Smart heating and solar are coming together in a new collaboration between SolarCity and Nest Labs announced today. Under the partnership, 10,000 new Californian SolarCity customers will receive a free Nest Thermostat when they...


Shunfeng JV with state-owned aerospace company

The flag of China.

Cheng Kin Ming's ambitious eco-city plans will be aided by state-owned group of more than 200 member companies across a range of sectors.


Scatec announces South Africa projects

Scatec Solar's Kalkbult project, in South Africa.

Norwegian developer has announced three contract wins under much-delayed round of national power auction. No details emerged as to how state utility Eskom has overcome publicized grid constraints.


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