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How solarbox is turning London's red phone boxes green

Two people, green phone box. London. Innit.

London's iconic red phone boxes may be turning green, as they are given a second life as solar mobile phone charging stations. UK startup solarbox explains what's under the hood and how it plans to develop its unique 21st century...


Astrum Solar, Hudson Clean Energy strike $100 million residential PV partnership

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

Private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy has agreed to fund residential solar provider Astrum Solar's expansion plans throughout the U.S.


Conergy secures 200 MW solar project rights in UK, $60 million bank guarantee

Conergy HQ, Germany.

Following the commencement of a 21 MW PV plant in England, Conergy has acquired a portfolio of rights to 166 MW of solar projects in the U.K., plus a bank guarantee facility worth $60 million.


Ten key questions on the future of the UK solar industry

Solar park in England.

Finlay Colville of NPD Solarbuzz talks candidly to pv magazine about the future of the UK's solar PV industry.


BNEF: Solar and natural gas to dominate new electricity generation in the Americas to 2030

The company says falling prices will continue to drive PV market growth, and expects exponential growth in the rooftop sector.


SolarCity continues to dominate US residential solar PV market

Rooftop PV installation by SolarCity

GTM Research finds that SolarCity has again increased its market share, under a trend of ongoing consolidation by the largest companies in the U.S. residential market.


BayWa acquires Martifer Solar USA

Martifer Solar USA ooftop installation, Aurora, Colorado

The German renewable energy group says the addition of Martifer Solar USA will advance its PV project activities in the U.S., where it is already active in the wind farm sector.


SolarCity, Sunrun to sue Arizona over taxes on third-party solar

Rooftop solar PV system in Arizona

Third-party-owned solar companies are fighting back against the second additional cost that the government of Arizona has imposed on distributed solar PV in two years.


EU member states not required to subsidize non-domestic renewable energy production, court rules

European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice said domestic subsidies were justified for environmental protection, but ruled that individual nations are not be obligated to subsidize green energy generated in other EU member states.


Renewable energy records set in California and Texas

26 MW Borrego I solar plant,  California

Solar power in California sets new one-day record of 4.76 GW in June as Texas joins the ranks of the renewables big league, powered largely by wind.


China founds PV association

Trina Solar chairman and CEO Jifan Gao.

The newly-constituted CPIA will pursue a 'free and fair trade environment for Chinese PV'. The head of Trina Solar has been elected to lead the organization for five years.


UK solar power generation increases 77% in 12 months

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker visits a solar facility, U.K.

While the U.K.'s main energy companies are accused of profiteering, solar has assumed a larger role in the country's energy landscape despite impending subsidy cuts.


Australia: PV to win in major political shift

The Australian solar industry has welcomed the announcement today by businessman turned politician Clive Palmer that he will support the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The votes of Mr Palmer’s political party to maintain the RET,...


Chronic under-utilization in Indian PV manufacturing, study finds

AEG Bangalore facility.

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released figures that show only 297 MW of the country's 1.38 GW solar cell production capacity is currently under operation. The situation is only slightly better for the solar...


Germany's renewable energy legislation reform slammed

The German Parliament.

The peak body representing Germany's renewable energy industry, the Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie (BEE), has slammed the "reboot" of the EEG – the legislation underpinning renewable energy development in the country. The BEE...


US: Homebuyers spooked by rooftop solar leases

SolarCity installing a rooftop application.

Some homeowners in the U.S. have reportedly had to lower the asking price of their property as buyers are reluctant to take on 'unfamiliar' solar leasing contracts.


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