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Canada: Alberta introduces new solar initiative

Edmonton, Alberta

The province has unveiled new solar funding programs aimed at municipalities and farms that offers rebates of up to $0.75 per watt. The government reports "a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and uptake for these kinds of programs."


The perfect deal: Jigar Shah on the recent extension of the US Investment Tax Credit

In this exclusive interview with pv magazine, SunEdison founder and solar industry legend Jigar Shah gives his views on the recent extension of the U.S. ITC, why the phase-down was critical, and what the future holds.


61 MW solar project completed in Denmark

The site is said to be ideal for solar energy generation

Representing the largest project of its kind in Scandinavia, a 61 MW solar PV plant has been completed by Wirsol in Denmark. More projects are being planned by the company in the region next year.


Solar ITC extension approved in the U.S. Senate

Shortly after passage in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate has passed an omnibus spending bill which includes extension of the 30% federal ITC. This was the final vote before the bill is signed by U.S. President...


House approves spending bill with ITC extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding bill that extends the ITC through 2020, with a graduated decline afterwards. The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate.


UK 2016: A Q1 boom, an "unviable" ground-mount sector and solar sans subsidies

The UK changes to solar support have met, predicatbly, with criticism

Following the official announcement by the U.K. Government of the new FIT for renewables from 2016 onwards, there has been a backlash about the lack of support for ground-mounted systems. IHS tells pv magazine the sector is...


ITC extension may be stalled in the U.S. House

Despite the leadership of both parties supporting the spending bill that contains a three-plus year extension of the ITC, the bill may fall prey to politics.


IHS: ITC extension will avoid a crash in the global solar market

The research firm's initial forecast based on the potential extension of the ITC finds that the U.S. solar market will grow in 2017, and that this will prevent a 10% decline in the global solar market.


Brazil launches incentive program for distributed generation

Including tax incentives for installations, the program contemplates the sale of surplus electricity on the wholesale market and provides BNDES funding for initiatives. The government expects up to 23.5 GW of installations,...


16. December 2015 | | One comment

Solar for oil: the ITC set to roll on

US flag

In what has been described as a “sweeping bill” to keep the cogs of the U.S. government turning, legislation has been introduced to Congress in which an extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit has been included. Tacked onto...


ITC extension talk boosts US solar shares

U.S. rooftop solar installation.

Hopes that Congress can agree a deal to extend the Investment Tax Credit scheme beyond 2016 have prompted a jump in the shares of leading U.S. solar company such as SunPower and SunEdison.


AEP agrees to build 400 MW of solar in Ohio over the next four years

As the result of a settlement with the Sierra Club, Ohio may be installing far more solar than has been put online in neighboring states. The agreement is pending regulatory approval.


Mercom: Global PV installations to reach 64.7 GW in 2016

Mercom Capital forecasts that the global PV market will grow only 13% in 2016, with the United States surpassing Japan to become the #2 installer of PV globally.


Trina Solar receives management buyout proposal

Jifan Gao.

Chinese solar company receives preliminary proposal from CEO Jifan Gao and Shanghai Xingsheng Equity Investment & Management Co to take the company private; board reviewing the proposal.


IDB to fund 100 MW solar PV project in El Salvador

The bank will provide US$88 million in loans to build the project, which could be the first large utility-scale solar plant in El Salvador.


COP21 Interview: Reliving the tension of Solar Impulse's round-the-world attempt

Solar Impulse airplane.

pv magazine speaks with Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder Andre Borschberg at the COP21 Summit in Paris.


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