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Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

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...

Silicor nears completion of financing for USD1bn Iceland facility

Silicor Materials production. Image by Silicor Materials.

U.S. solar silicon manufacturer Silicor Materials is just USD150 million away from completing financing for the company's first commercial-scale site to produce solar silicon using its unique production process.

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RWE HQ in Essen, Germany.

More storage movement as RWE moves to acquire Belectric and Enphase launches its AC battery in Australia and New Zealand. SolarCity-Tesla and GCL-SunEdison also make the news turn this week.

SolarCity value miscalculated by $400 million in Tesla merger

SolarCity van and installation. Flickr image by orngejuglr.

A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing by Tesla on Wednesday revealed that the investment bank that advised SolarCity on its sale to Tesla, Lazard Ltd, double-counted some of the company’s projected indebtedness,...

BBOXX raises $20m funding to boost African off-grid solar presence

Kigali, Rwanda.

The London-based solar systems provider has secured investment from a consortium of backers, including Engie SA, to help support its expansion plans in Cameroon and the Ivory Coast.

GCL-Poly agrees to buy $150 million of SunEdison's manufacturing business

GCL-Poly polysilicon facilities in China. Image by GCL-Poly.

The Chinese company will buy three of SunEdison's manufacturing businesses involved in polysilicon and cell production, amid rumors that it is also planning to make a bid for SunEdison’s controlling stake in TerraForm Power.

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