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SolarCity to support small businesses with new solar package

Solar van arriving at a SolarCity customer's property.

New solar energy service launched today designed to enable small and medium-sized business to pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay their local utility.


Hillary Clinton's half a billion solar panel pledge

Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate for 2016 promises installation of 500 million solar panels nationwide within four years of taking office if she wins.


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UK Chancellor George Osborne.

The UK government kills solar, Hanergy falls out with itself and Yingli attracts a somewhat egregious class action lawsuit, but at least there was some good news out of India.


SunEdison signs 180 MW solar PPA with India's largest utility

New Delhi skyline.

Power purchase agreement with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limitied will provide 180 MW of large-scale solar PV power for the city of New Delhi.


UK to scrap subsidies for small-scale solar, announces changes to FIT

Solar farm in England.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change confirms Renewable Obligation scheme for sub-5 MW solar farms to be scrapped from April 1, 2016. Pre-accreditation from FIT to be removed for installations larger than 50 kW.


Industry react: SunEdison shopping spree spells good news for entire solar sector

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

$2.2 billion acquisition of Vivint Solar raises stakes for U.S. residential solar sector, with industry analysts and players confident the move will prove widely beneficial.


Shareholder lawsuit launched against Yingli

Yingli manufacturing.

Troubled manufacturer is accused of misleading potential investors. Chinese giant was unable to borrow from lenders, say claimants.


Hanergy shares must remain suspended, orders Hong Kong regulator

Hanergy HQ.

Unusual decision to extend suspension of all trading of Hanergy shares raises prospect that the Chinese solar company's shares will remain suspended for the foreseeable future.


Intersolar North America: "Batteries are going to win the day"

Intersolar North America.

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the 8th annual Intersolar North America trade show and conference, Tesla founder and CTO JB Straubel delivered a bullish outlook for battery storage cost reductions, saying that it is set to be...


US: Commercial rooftop opportunity opening up with project finance

Commercial rooftop.

New project finance provider Open Energy Group believes vast potential of the U.S. commercial rooftop market is set to be tapped. Financing can be extended to solar+storage projects.


Thai solar market on course to grow by around 1 GW in 2015

Thai solar farm.

Thailand on course to outstrip all other Southeast Asian nations this year, with various reports suggesting the country's solar market to add between 700 MW and 1.2 GW capacity this year.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A catwalk model.

Solar may have achieved that magical combination of cheap and sexy but the industry is wracked by turmoil in China. No wonder the weekly digest is attracting such a following.


U.S. maintains solar tariffs, mixed response from industry

US flag

The U.S. Department of Commerce ruling to maintain tariffs on Chinese crystalline silicon modules, although at adjusted rates, has been met with mixed responses from the global industry.


California: Utilities urge for DG solar to count towards 50% renewables goal

Residential solar PV installations are not included in California's RPS Program

Two of California’s biggest utilities have requested that distributed generation be included in the state’s RPS Program, which is looking to increase the annual amount of electricity generated by renewables to at least 50% by the...


EU PVSEC and Intersolar Europe to join forces

Crowds at Intersolar Europe.

Following speculation, Intersolar Europe and EU PVSEC will join forces in June 2016. The merger will see the Intersolar tradeshow and storage conference run concurently with, yet independently from, EU PVSEC's R&D conference.


Expert analysis: The solar storage story

"Sonnenbatterie seems to be pushing longer life times and aggregated depths of discharge, which are both interesting"

Led by the charge of Tesla’s headline-hogging Powerwall announcement, the selection of storage technologies unveiled at this year's Intersolar Europe was refreshingly innovative, says IHS’s Sam Wilkinson.


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