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Panasonic’s solar PV sales suffer from Japanese market weakness

Panasonic reports a slight decrease in sales and a sharper fall in profitability in its Eco Solutions business, which it blames on slowing domestic demand for its solar PV solutions and other products.


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GTM Research: The U.S. to install more than 3 GW of solar PV during Q4

GTM Research and SEIA's latest report finds that the U.S. solar market dipped slightly last quarter to 1.36 GW, but the organizations are predicting that massive levels of solar will come online during the next five quarters.


Motech returns to the black during Q3 2015

Taiwan's largest solar cell maker has reported its first positive operating margin since the second quarter of 2014, as well as its highest revenues in four years.


Solar Frontier hits 22.3% on CIGS cell

Solar Frontier cell

Japanese CIGS producer Solar Frontier has announced a record efficiency with its technology of 22.3% on a 0.5cm x 0.5cm cell. The company claims the result as a world record for a thin film solar cell.


French CR3 800 MW tender winners announced

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The French Government has announced the winners of its 800 MW CR3 tender, for projects larger than 250 kW. Tariffs for the winning projects have fallen between 15% and 23% on the previous tender, to an average of €0.082/kWh...


Pushing the envelope: Utility KIUC on integrating high penetrations of solar on an isolated grid

The small island of Kaua'i, at the end of the chain of islands that comprises the U.S. state of Hawaii, has become a pioneer in the integration of high levels of solar on an isolated grid.


It's official: New York State to get a 50% by 2030 renewable energy program by July 2016

New York Governor Cuomo has given the order to state regulators to create the program, which must be completed by July of next year.


Yingli Q3 revenues slide further on low utilization

Manufacturing at Yingli.

The Chinese solar company posts third-quarter revenues of $351.5 million, down sequentially and some way below Q3 2014; non-cash impairment charge on long-lived assets of $598.5 million.


Solar, wind power output to surpass shale in five years, says Goldman report

Solar and wind will grow by more than 110 GW this year, with PV surpassing wind annually for the first time in 2018, the report finds.

New solar and wind capacity additions between 2015 and 2020 will add more power globally than U.S. shale-oil production did during 2010-2015, according to a new report by Goldman Sachs.


Work begins on 212 MW solar project in West Texas

Construction has begun and financing has been secured on one of first solar projects over 100 MW in Texas, as Southern Company acquires a majority stake.


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The 16th Forum Solarpraxis kicked off in the German capital this week showcasing international developments in technology and policy and offering market assessments from industry reps. Developments in Germany and the U.K. could...


Forum Solarpraxis: It's all political for Europe's big two solar powers

Attendees at the 16th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin have been buoyed by the news that the German storage subsidy is set to be extended for three years.

Contrasting fortunes for the German and U.K. solar PV markets in 2016 will suppress the European solar landscape as policy changes take effect.


Brazil predicts 4.5 GW of installations through expanded net metering rules

A virtual net metering policy has been introduced and the project size cap has been increased to 5 MW. Under the new rules Brazil's ANEEL expects 4.5 GW of renewable energy installations by 2024.


Ireland's solar landscape could reach 3.7 GW by 2030, says report

KMPG's report analyzes the forecasted levelized cost of solar in Ireland, and suggests that grid parity could be reached by 2030.

Report produced by KPMG and commissioned by the Irish Solar Energy Association foresees a potential nationwide solar sector reaching 3.7 GW by 2030 with just EUR 670 million of support.


SunEdison offloads 425 MW Indian solar assets to TerraForm, pays down margin loan

SunEdison power plant.

Yieldco drop-down seen as strategic move designed to boost the U.S. company's flagging balance sheet; move unlikely to trigger wholesale withdrawal from the growing Indian market.


New York to get half its electricity from renewable energy by 2030

Following shortly on the announcement of new renewable energy targets in Alberta, the governor of New York State has plans to mandate 50% renewables in electricity by 2030.


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