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8point3 Energy Partners delivers strong & steady Q3 results

Sunpower and First Solar’s joint yieldco beat guidance this quarter, while announcing a significant acquisition and $250 million in additional credit.


EU investigating three Chinese PV manufacturers for alleged breaches of the MIP

European Union flags. Image Flickr Stuart Chalmers.

The investigation by the European Commission will determine whether the three companies breached minimum import price (MIP) rules for Chinese PV exporters to the EU during transactions in 2015, which would result in them being...


Intersolar North America Day 1: Solar Goes to War

Conflict with entrenched interests was a major theme of the 2016 Intersolar North America opening session


India eyes 146 MW of airport solar nationwide

Solar at Cochin airport.

Country's Ministry of Civil Aviation to work with the Airports Authority of India to install solar PV arrays at a number of airports across the country.


12.5 GW of solar projects registered for Brazil's October reserve auction

Wind projects have doubled in number and capacity compared to solar in the second reserve auction, as the auction planned for July appears to be cancelled. Electricity regulator ANEEL will solicit more than 6,000 km of...


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Solar PV installation in Spain.

Another seven days of solar brings a call from SolarPower Europe for the EU to end trade duties on Chinese components, the unveiling of Hanergy's zero charge EVs, and the first shoots of Nigeria's solar market.


Mercom: Total corporate funding for solar falls to lowest level in three years

Both private equity and debt funding were down significantly in Q2 and public market financing remains weak, but distributed solar project funds continue to boom


IHS inverter scorecard praises leading suppliers' tenacity and ambition

Sungrow inverter, California.

The analyst's holistic review of the inverter landscape finds SMA, SolarEdge, Schneider Electric, Sungrow, Huawei and ABB each boast certain strengths that enable them to serve various markets.


China's shifting solar landscape driving inverter product mix, says IHS

Central inverter.

Despite installing a record 18.6 GW of solar in 2015, grid-connection delays at large-scale are driving a diversification of China's PV sector, which will spur the evolution of the inverter market to accommodate more three-phase...


Solar panels power spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit 800 million KM away from the sun

Artist concept of NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. Image NASA

It is the furthest away from the sun that solar panels have produced energy, helping NASA's Juno spacecraft enter the orbit of the solar system’s largest planet, in a groundbreaking mission that highlights the capabilities of...


Juwi Group back in the green after positive developments in its PV business

Juwi Group executive board. Stephan Hansen, Michael Class and Marcus Jentsch. Image by juwi Group.

The German renewable energy specialist registered positive profit and increased revenues in 2015, which came about after a reorientation of its business operations and some welcome outside investment.


The UK celebrates 'Solar Independence Day' with news of a new PV generation peak

Solarcentury UK solar plant

July 4th marks the third Solar Independence Day in the UK, an annual event organized by the Solar Trade Association (STA), and this year’s celebration is buoyed by a fresh peak generation record of 23.9% and a new STA initiative...


Ontario to offer power contracts to 232 MW of mid-sized solar projects

The province’s grid operator is awarding contracts to 907 solar projects, each 10-500 kW in capacity, under its FIT 4 program.


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Boris Johnson.

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.


World Bank pledges $1bn for India's solar target

Narendra Modi.

Following discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, record loan of $1 billion agreed to help fund India’s bold aim to install 100 GW of solar by 2020.


North American leaders to set out target of 50% "clean" electricity by 2025

Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto will be presenting the target, which will include nuclear and carbon capture and storage, at a summit of the three leaders.


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