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Masdar selected by DEWA to lead consortium on 800 MW solar PV project in Dubai

The Dubai skyline.

The Abu Dhabi clean energy firm to partner with Spain's GranSolar and Saudi-owned Fotowatio Renewable Ventures to develop phase three of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum PV plant.


SMA clings to global inverter top spot, but Chinese rivals closing, says IHS

SMA inverter installation.

The German inverter supplier maintained a steady lead at the top of the global PV inverter revenue chart, but China's Huawei and Sungrow, as well as Israeli firm SolarEdge, are closing in.


Latin America becomes more attractive for renewable energy investment, as Europe suffers the reverse trend

100 MWp Amanecer Solar CAP plant in Chile, developed by SunEdision. Photo: SunEdison

Emerging markets, especially in Latin America, are becoming hot beds for renewable energy investment, while European countries tumble down the league table of the Ernst & Young renewable energy country attractiveness index.


SolarEdge strengthens again with 45% Q3 revenue increase year-over-year

SolarEdge power optimizer.

Israeli inverter and power optimizer specialist achieves $125.2 million in revenue for the fiscal third quarter, with 416 MW of inverters shipped and GAAP gross margin of 32.5%.


SolarCity continues installation growth in Q1, but bookings drop on policy issues

The largest distributed solar installer in the U.S. is continuing to grow, but some of the details were bumpy in Q1 due to interruptions in net metering policies in several states.


Renewables peak at 95% of German electricity demand

About 95% of the country’s energy demand could be covered by renewable energy sources

On Sunday, May 8, renewables reached a record 95 % of German electricity consumption at 11 AM.


Elon Musk calls for mass political mobilization and a price on carbon

In a speech to the World Energy Innovation Forum, the clean energy industrialist called for public education to counter the enormous power of the fossil fuel industries.


Tekno Ray Solar inaugurates Turkey's largest PV power plant

Power plant in Turkey

Turkish project developer Tekno Ray Solar has inaugurated the first stage of what it claims is Turkey's largest PV power plant. In a ceremony yesterday, the company inaugurated the first 18.5 MW stage of the 22.5 MW project,...


SunPower reports operational successes but posts a loss in Q1

The California-based PV maker is running factories at full capacity and rolling out new products, but still reported a significant loss on a per-share basis.


SolarCity to offer utility-scale solar and grid services for utilities

The largest distributed solar provider in the United States has moved into utility-scale, and is now offering grid services as well through battery storage and its software platform.


NRG Home Solar to partner with Sunrun and Spruce as part of larger restructuring

NRG will shift Home Solar to an origination and sales model, while shifting multiple renewable energy businesses around inside the company.


9 GW of solar projects registered for July auction in Brazil

The auction will take place on July 29 and is the first of two national solicitations for solar PV to be held this year in Brazil. 295 PV projects have obtained technical accreditation to participate.


IHS announces 100 GW of solar installed in Europe

More than 97 GW of solar have been installed in Europe in the last 10 years

Europe has reached 100 GW of grid-connected PV. SolarPower Europe calls for a market design reform to pave the way for the 200 GW benchmark.


United States reaches 1 million solar installations

SEIA and George Washington University report predicts that the United States will reach 2 million solar installations in 2018, and that 1 million PV systems will be installed annually starting in 2025.


US: DOE grants $25m to aid grid integration of solar energy

Rooftop solar install, U.S.

Department of Energy pledges $25 million in funding as part of the extended Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy program, part of the Grid Modernization Initative.


GTM Research predicts 2016 market declines in China and Japan as India and the U.S. boom

The company’s latest report also finds that auctions are increasingly popular as a form of procuring utility-scale solar.


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