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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.

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Tesla Model 3

Tesla continued to shake up the auto industry this week with a new, more affordable model. In addition, a new forecast by BNEF sees solar capacity reaching stratospheric levels in the next 15 years while troubled SunEdison is...

Turkey's solar market heats up

Istanbul, Turkey

A new manufacturing facility and increased activitiy from domestic as well as foreign players is boosting Turkey's solar sector despite some regulatory obstacles.

Hard times in corporate funding for solar during Q1

Mercom Capital’s Q1 solar funding and M&A report shows a crash in public market and debt markets, but ongoing growth in solar project funds and securitizations.

Massachusetts House, Senate approve bill to lift net metering caps

The compromise bill has sped through both Houses, and now will go to Governor Charlie Baker's desk. Under new regulations larger private solar installations will see compensation cut.

Global renewable energy capacity grew at record speed in 2015

IRENA infographic highlighting renewable energy capacity growth in 2015

Renewable power generation capacity grew by 152 GW in 2015, which, at 8.3%, is the highest increase ever recorded, predominately driven by huge capacity increases in Asia. Global solar capacity enjoyed unprecedented growth of 26%...

Ontario plans for 250 MW-AC of solar in 2nd phase of large renewables procurement

The province has doubled renewable energy targets in the 2nd phase of the LRP, citing lower than expected costs.

8point3 Energy Partners beats guidance & stays on course during Q1

The joint First Solar/SunPower yieldco delivered greater CAFD than its guidance, and remains on course to grow dividends 12-15% through the end of 2017.

Brazil: Enel begins construction of 158 MW solar plant

The project in Bahia is the third over 100 MW to break ground in Brazil in the last six months. Investment in the project stands at around US$175 million.

Yingli debt repayment extension proposal fails to reach agreement

Yingli Solar has asked for a 2-3 year extension on a $220m loan due to be repaid on May 12. The request is being considered by creditors.

Lead underwriter of $220 million loan due on May 12 takes into consideration Yingli's request for two-to-three year repayment extension but fails to confirm agreement.

As solar prices drop in the U.S. consumers are increasingly shopping around to find the best deal

NREL rooftop installation - image by David Parsons

EnergySage’s second Solar Marketplace Intel Report highlighted a reduction in the average solar prices across the U.S. and an increasing trend for solar consumers to get competing quotes, while the major module and inverter...

SolarCity/Silevo may have to pay duties on Chinese-made cells

U.S. trade authorities are recommending that the heterojunction silicon PV maker’s appeal for an exemption from trade duties be rejected. A final ruling will be issued in June.

India: SunEdison seeking buyer for 1 GW of solar projects, ministry eyes $500m AIIB loan

Solar installation, India.

Troubled clean energy developer hopes to offload close to 1 GW of unfinished solar projects worth around $1.1 billion as it seeks to ease debt burden amid talk of impending bankruptcy.

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Oh look, a Tesla Powerwall.

Woes deepen for SunEdison, Mexico's energy reform invites 1.7 GW of solar, and Huawei shuffles to the top of the global inverter pack as another busy week in solar comes to a close.

BREAKING: SunEdison under investigation by Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission

In a regulatory filing, SunEdison has revealed that it is being investigated by two federal bodies, as the latest of its troubles.

Ikea unveils ambition to be number-one global residential solar retailer

Ikea building

The Swedish homefurnishing giant is rolling out its residential solar program in three European countries in the coming months before expanding its solar sales points in stores globally. It aims to be the largest residential...

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