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Portugal processes licenses for 2 GW of solar PV without subsidies

180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.


Brexit interview: The EU has been the driver of solar in the UK, says James Watson

James Watson is the CEO of SolarPower Europe.

With the U.K. set to go to the polls on June 23rd to vote on an In/Out referendum on the country's EU membership, pv magazine caught up with James Watson, a Brit and the CEO of SolarPower Europe, to canvass his opinion on the...


Solar going through the roof in India

Rooftop PV system on the Lotus Temple, New Delhi.

India’s central ministries are due to pledge an ambitious 5 GW of rooftop PV to be installed on their rooftops and on vacant lands they own during the National Workshop on Roof Top Solar Power on Tuesday.


Russian company to buy PV production equipment from Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger Smartwire cell

Russia's largest integrated solar company, Hevel LLC, has placed an order for CHF 22 million (USD22.5 million) of production equipment that covers the entire PV value chain from Meyer Burger.


GTM Research: Latin America to install 2.2 GW of solar PV this year

GTM Research expects Latin America’s solar market to grow 55% over last year’s levels, as a breakout year for solar in Mexico and Brazil.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Not a crystal ball.

As IHS warns of an impending oversupply and subsequent market shakeout, and GTM calculates large-scale U.S. solar costs to fall below 1 dollar per watt by 2020, are we approaching peak PV?


Array Technologies and BayWa R.E. to collaborate on solar projects in Mexico and the United States

The two companies have signed an agreement for Array to supply a pipeline of more than 1 GW of PV projects in the United States and Mexico with its tracking systems.


Solar industry set for renewed oversupply and shakeout

PV manufacturing in China. Photo Suntech

Research from IHS Technology forecasts that there will be a new period of oversupply in the solar industry, due to a sharp drop in global demand, which will cause a shakeout in the industry.


Taiwan’s new government expands solar development

Democratic Progressive Party President Tsai Ing-wen. Photo MiNe (sfmine79).

Solar developers may be keen on Taiwan’s domestic solar installation market, if Taiwan’s government opens up significant swathes of land for PV development.


BREAKING: Arizona Public Service attempts to weaken net metering - again

The utility’s latest proposal includes an elevated basic service charge, mandatory demand charges and reduced compensation for excess electricity generated.


Shunfeng signs deal to offload solar manufacturing assets for $760m

Kin Ming Cheng.

The Chinese renewable energy firm reveals MoU signed with Hong Kong investor to sell its Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Company, which includes module maker Suntech.


Japan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FIT

Japan flag. Image Scott Gunn.

Japan’s parliament passed a key piece of legislation for solar, which revises the country’s feed-in tariff policy for renewable energies, creating a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects, after...


Five takeaways from SNEC 2016

SNEC 2016 tradeshow banner. Photo Dave Tacon.

The 10th annual SNEC trade show in Shanghai opened its doors one week ago today, attracting huge crowds to the 150,000 square meter complex with around 1,500 exhibitors. The event saw the debut of pv magazine’s Solar Superheroes,...


Capital Stage to make takeover offer for CHORUS Clean Energy

CHORUS Clean Energy AG PV plant in Riechelbach, Germany.

The two German companies both announced the proposed takeover offer, with some key CHORUS shareholders already committed to the merger.


Enel connects Latin America’s largest solar project to the grid

The 160 MW plant is located in the Antofagasta region of Chile.


JA Solar shows continued growth in Q1 results

With a new factory in China and another one underway in Brazil, JA Solar is growing rapidly on the back of a booming Chinese market.


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