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US Clean Power Plan blocked by Supreme Court

The Clean Power PLan, which would boost the solar industry, is in jeopardy

The U.S. Supreme Court has put President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold until it determines the plan’s legal merits, expected this summer. Despite the surprise, many are confident the decision won’t affect coal’s...


Trina Solar receives management buyout proposal

Jifan Gao.

Chinese solar company receives preliminary proposal from CEO Jifan Gao and Shanghai Xingsheng Equity Investment & Management Co to take the company private; board reviewing the proposal.


IDB to fund 100 MW solar PV project in El Salvador

The bank will provide US$88 million in loans to build the project, which could be the first large utility-scale solar plant in El Salvador.


COP21 Interview: Reliving the tension of Solar Impulse's round-the-world attempt

Solar Impulse airplane.

pv magazine speaks with Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder Andre Borschberg at the COP21 Summit in Paris.


Mexico completes energy reform with passage of the Energy Transition Law

The law has established a program for Clean Energy Certificates and favors distributed generation. The goal of 35% clean energy by 2024 has been re-established, and businesses will have a 50% requirement by 2020. The bill is...


UK: proposed tax hike on solar panels could heap further pain on industry

Commercial solar installation, UK.

A proposal by U.K. tax regulator HMRC to increase value-added tax on solar panels from 5% to 20% has been challenged by the Solar Trade Association and other campaigners who are urging the government to halt the rise.


SunEdison and Vivint modify terms of merger

The new deal saves cash for SunEdison, and also allows Vivint to look for other offers and lifts a January deadline to close the deal.


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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

French flag

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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