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Portugal processes licenses for 2 GW of solar PV without subsidies

180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.


TerraForm adopts shareholder rights plan as Brookfield & Appaloosa attempt takeover

The yieldco's "poison pill" was created to prevent sale of more than 15% of the company's class A stock and to keep bidders from blocking the sale of the company.


One in three UK solar jobs lost in past 12 months, data shows

Solar park in England.

Since government-backed changes in policy were introduced, the U.K. solar industry has seen a third of its jobs disappear, with 30% of companies likely cut employment further over next 12 months.


China triples H1 solar installations to 20 GW

Chinese scene.

Data from state news agency Xinhua suggests that China has added 20 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first half of 2016, three times more than same period last year.


Germany: new renewable law does not spell the end of feed-in tariffs

German solar array

Germany’s peak renewable body has said that the new iteration of the country’s renewable energy legislation, the EEG, does not spell an end of the feed-in tariff system. The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) says that...


SunEdison prepares to sell TerraForm Global

The bankrupt renewable energy developer appears to be fishing for bidders for TerraForm Global, as many investors seem to prefer buying pieces instead of the whole SunEdison empire.


IHS forecasts 2.7 GW of new PV in Latin America in 2016

IHS highlights the relevance which public auctions have acquired for the growth of solar PV in Latin America. Argentina is among the new PV markets in the region, where a new renewable energy auction was recently launched with a...


Small and large scale solar to reach global grid parity by 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

Solar installation by Belectric.

Global Solar Power Market 2016 report suggests costs of solar to fall dramatically over next five years as Asian market share increases and North America reaches 20 million residential PV prosumers.


Deutsche Bank: U.S. utility-scale solar costs to fall below $1 per watt

The bank says that lower-than-expected U.S. demand coupled with significant new module supply is leading to greatly reduced costs and prices in the U.S. market.


Total control: billion-dollar buyout of Saft completed

Total insignia.

The French giant has finalized the acquisition of the battery producer in a deal thought to be worth $1.1 billion, via the completion of a successful share tender.


Chile: 50 MW-AC of new solar in June, more than 3 GW of renewables installed

The capacity of installed solar PV has reached 1.27 GW-AC. The capacity of installed non-conventional renewable energy is around 3.12 GW.


How will solar financing be affected by the attempted coup in Turkey?

Turkey national flag. Flickr image courtesy of KLMircea.

An attempted coup in Turkey on Friday night made headlines worldwide and has left the country in political turmoil. The news came at the worst time for the domestic solar industry, which had been enjoying its best year so far....


SolarWorld under pressure to find resolution to Hemlock court case

SolarWorld array being installed.

IHS Senior Research Director Ash Sharma spoke to pv magazine to give his take on the SolarWorld and Hemlock Semiconductor initial ruling last week, and how the two companies are likely to proceed from here, expecting that...


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Intersolar North America 2016: Four takeaways

Battery storage, net metering, trackers and the integration of solar as part of the smart energy concept were big themes at this years’ Intersolar North America trade show.


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Hemlock Semiconductor HQ.

The SolarWorld-Hemlock case dominated the news this week, but Intersolar North America, EU investigation into alleged Chinese malpractice and India’s soaring PV ambitions also turned heads.


Hemlock leveraging SolarWorld contracts to get Chinese trade duties removed

Hemlock Semiconductor headquarters. Flickr image by Saginaw Future.

The court document from the dramatic initial ruling in the SolarWorld and Hemlock Semiconductor polysilicon dispute reveals that Hemlock was willing to negotiate amendments to the polysilicon Supply Agreements with SolarWorld...


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