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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.


U.S. trade authorities to rule on import duties for Silevo

SolarCity’s high-efficiency PV module subsidiary has petitioned for exemption from U.S. duties on products from China. A preliminary ruling is expected on April 4.


Mexico's largest rooftop PV plant is under construction

The Ingusa Group could save $10 million with the project, which is already 75% completed.


Recharge invests in Younicos’ groundbreaking island renewable storage project

The hybrid renewable energy storage projecton on the Azorean island of Graciosa

The green investor takes 50.1% of the 24 million EUR hybrid renewable energy storage project on the Portuguese island, which, once completed, will allow the island to be totally powered by renewable energy, except for prolonged...


California utilities seek net metering 2.0 changes, repeal

Less than six weeks after regulators approved a successor program to net metering, California’s three big IOUs are already seeking to modify or overturn the decision.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Twists, turns, thrills, spills: it's just another typical week aboard the solarcoaster.

Vivint Solar closes the door on SunEdison, India charts a course towards 4 GW of additional PV this year, while the U.K. solar market gathers at Ecobuild to ask: where do we go from here?


Obama, Trudeau pledge to advance renewable energy integration as part of climate pact

The wide-ranging pact between the leaders pledges work on integrating more renewable energy on the grid and elimination of fossil fuel subsidies


Record-breaking year for Canadian Solar as sales soar

Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu

Canadian Solar broke yearly and quarterly records for module shipments and revenues in 2015, to underline a successful year for the Chinese company, which saw capacity expansion and profits rise throughout the year.


Ecobuild London: UK pins hope on commercial rooftop PV

Ecobuild show in London, UK. Photo taken by Ilias Tsagas.

Day two of London’s Ecobuild show saw industry figures and property owners look towards commercial rooftop PV to keep the UK solar industry’s immediate future alive.


GTM Research ups 2016 U.S. forecast to 16 GW

The research company is forecasting a 119% increase over 2015 levels, which would position the United States as the world’s second-largest solar market.


Investment community did not like this deal: Mercom's Prabhu on SunEdison’s failed Vivint deal

As reported in pv magazine this morning, Vivint Solar has announced that it is cancelling its merger with SunEdison. pv magazine spoke with Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu about what happened and what this deal falling through...


BREAKING: Vivint Solar cancels merger agreement with SunEdison

Vivint Solar HQ, U.S.

The U.S. rooftop solar installer terminates merger and acquisition agreement with beleaguered clean energy developer SunEdison, citing a 'willful breach' of the contract.


German study reveals solar opportunities in Iran

Iran's energy minister Hamid Chitchian (third from left) revealed the country's plans to increase its renewable energy capacity, with solar playing a key role.

Government commissioned report "Enabling PV Iran" sets out the guidelines for entry into the Iranian PV market for German companies.


U.S. energy storage market more than triples in 2015

GTM Research reports that large energy storage projects made up the bulk of new capacity, but the distributed energy storage market is growing even faster. Lithium-ion batteries dominated deployments during the year.


PV Expo Japan ends: Trends and conversations from the show

Japan has always loved to innovate and embrace the high tech, and solar is set to experience the country's love for quality and new ideas.

The key topics, themes and comment from the past three days of intense solar industry discussions in one of its most dynamic markets -- Japan.


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