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US Clean Power Plan good for utility-scale solar, ignores distributed

Utility-scale solar is likely to benefit from the new rules

The EPA’s highly anticipated Clean Power Plan was unveiled yesterday. Utility-scale solar and wind have been handed a leading role in carbon reduction; distributed solar has not been included, and storage is seen as...


Obama set to announce clean energy vision

President Barack Obama.

Tougher rules on carbon emissions part of President's new Energy Plan, which will include greater incentives for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.


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Donald Trump.

Clinton trumps rivals, SolarCity and PERC are on the up and China is installing more solar than you can shake a stick at, but our dirty smalls could bring an end to life on earth as we know it.


SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


PERC demand spirals upwards

Signs of a PERC solar cell equipment shortage are mounting. Reports are emerging that Chinese and Taiwanese cell makers are waiting many months on key PERC equipment. Motech confirms its PERC move and bottlenecks.


Enphase to supply Sunrun

A battery from Enphase.

Californian microinverter company Enphase has signed a deal with Sunrun, to supply the lease provider’s ‘direct installation services business’. Enphase has supplied Sunrun certified installers for some time, with this most...


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.


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