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The pv magazine weekly news digest

David Cameron and Barack Obama share a beer.

The U.S. and U.K. continue to go their separate ways on renewables, encouraging data from Germany warms the solar cockles, and a new solar mapping tool raises the roof across the U.S.


3 GW of potential solar capacity on San Francisco roofs

Solar mapping provider Mapdwell has expanded to San Francisco, estimating that the city can host up to 3 GW of rooftop PV. This is a higher capacity per square mile than other cities.


Victories for net metering in Nevada and Colorado

Regulators in the U.S. state of Nevada have extended net metering for new solar customers until the end of 2015, despite a cap being reached. Also, Colorado has ruled that it will not modify its net metering program.


Elon Musk buys more SolarCity stock following hedge fund manager short

SolarCity stock has seen a series of ups and downs in recent days, falling to its lowest level since October 2013 over the weekend. However, the stock showed a modest recovery following Musk's move.


Obama announces new support for clean energy

U.S. President Obama has announced a number of actions to support solar and other forms of clean energy including new funding for loan guarantees, federal support for PACE and more solar on military homes.


France doubles large-scale PV solicitation to 800 MW

French authorities cite a large volume of bids and very low prices for the doubling of available capacity. This follows a doubling of capacity for a solicitation for mid-sized PV in July.


California hits a new utility-scale solar peak output of 6.39 GW-AC

The leading U.S. state for solar has been blowing through records for peak solar output this month, as the state prepares for a new goal to get 50% of its power from renewable energy.


Arizona to consider additional charges on solar outside of APS rate case

On Tuesday, Arizona regulators agreed to a request by utility Arizona Public Service to open proceedings, which will consider additional charges on their customers who install solar PV.


US Navy to sign its largest solar PPA at 150 MW-AC

Sempra's Mesquite Solar 3 will provide a third of the power for 14 military bases in California. This is the largest renewable energy purchase by a division of the U.S. federal government to date.


Canadian Solar results dip slightly during Q2, preparations for yieldco continue

Canadian Solar retained a healthy margin and profit in its latest quarterly results, and reported strong operational results, despite shipments below guidance. The company says it is progressing towards establishing a yieldco...


Google launches new mapping and analysis tool for potential solar customers

The tech giant's latest foray into renewable energy involves aggregating information for customers looking to set up a new pv system, complete with shading analysis, financials and information on local installers.


EU doubles duty levels on solar glass from China

The European Commission has sharply raised duties on imports of solar glass from China, ruling that producers had absorbed previous anti-dumping and CVD penalties into their prices.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

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Aachen and Kostanz once again take a pivotal role in world history, the Chinese make David Cameron's job that bit easier and Hawaii and Scotland feature in the same story - you'll only find that in pv magazine.


SolarCity completes its fourth securitization

SolarCity has closed on the sale of $123 million in bonds backed by a portfolio of its solar assets. This is the company's fourth successful securitization, and it remains the only company to complete one.


China needs 200 GW of solar by 2020, say industry groups

China flag.

Country urged to double solar power goal in order to plug projected nuclear and hydropower shortfalls; currency devaluation could provide boon for solar exports but harm EU.


Chinese market driving growing JA Solar shipments

JA Solar module.

JA Solar has reported growing shipments in Q2 2015 on the back of strong demand from China and growing market share in emerging markets of India and the Americas. The vertically integrated Chinese PV manufacturer shipped 790.8 MW...


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