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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.


Array Technologies and BayWa R.E. to collaborate on solar projects in Mexico and the United States

The two companies have signed an agreement for Array to supply a pipeline of more than 1 GW of PV projects in the United States and Mexico with its tracking systems.


Solar industry set for renewed oversupply and shakeout

PV manufacturing in China. Photo Suntech

Research from IHS Technology forecasts that there will be a new period of oversupply in the solar industry, due to a sharp drop in global demand, which will cause a shakeout in the industry.


Taiwan’s new government expands solar development

Democratic Progressive Party President Tsai Ing-wen. Photo MiNe (sfmine79).

Solar developers may be keen on Taiwan’s domestic solar installation market, if Taiwan’s government opens up significant swathes of land for PV development.


BREAKING: Arizona Public Service attempts to weaken net metering - again

The utility’s latest proposal includes an elevated basic service charge, mandatory demand charges and reduced compensation for excess electricity generated.


Shunfeng signs deal to offload solar manufacturing assets for $760m

Kin Ming Cheng.

The Chinese renewable energy firm reveals MoU signed with Hong Kong investor to sell its Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Company, which includes module maker Suntech.


Japan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FIT

Japan flag. Image Scott Gunn.

Japan’s parliament passed a key piece of legislation for solar, which revises the country’s feed-in tariff policy for renewable energies, creating a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects, after...


Five takeaways from SNEC 2016

SNEC 2016 tradeshow banner. Photo Dave Tacon.

The 10th annual SNEC trade show in Shanghai opened its doors one week ago today, attracting huge crowds to the 150,000 square meter complex with around 1,500 exhibitors. The event saw the debut of pv magazine’s Solar Superheroes,...


Capital Stage to make takeover offer for CHORUS Clean Energy

CHORUS Clean Energy AG PV plant in Riechelbach, Germany.

The two German companies both announced the proposed takeover offer, with some key CHORUS shareholders already committed to the merger.


Enel connects Latin America’s largest solar project to the grid

The 160 MW plant is located in the Antofagasta region of Chile.


JA Solar shows continued growth in Q1 results

With a new factory in China and another one underway in Brazil, JA Solar is growing rapidly on the back of a booming Chinese market.


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).


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