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Israel: New 1GW PV tender on the horizon

Israel Dead Sea PV plant. Image by KACO.

It's fair to say that, overall, renewable energy development has been disappointing in Israel, however, the tide appears to be shifting. To announce this new momentum, in the coming weeks a new wave of PV installations is...


Inconsistent tax policy for commercial solar owners in the UK

UK commercial PV rooftop installation. Image by Solarcentury.

The U.K.'s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) released its draft business tax rates for businesses that own solar arrays, dropping tax rates for 'mainly exports,' but spiking tax for self-consumers, in another unexpected attack on the...


pv magazine LIVE video coverage of Solar Power International 2016

Our new videos from America’s largest solar trade show feature interviews with the CEOs of First Solar and SolarWorld Americas, as well as commentary from GTM Research and Sonnen.


Breaking: China looking to dramatically cut solar PV FIT

China's national flag. Flickr image by Renato Ganoza.

A recent document from China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed the rumor that China will continue to cut its FIT for renewable energy starting from 2017. It also indicated it may be a dramatic cut.


JA Solar latest Chinese firm to withdraw from EU price undertaking

JA Solar module inspection.

Solar company becomes latest Tier 1 player to voluntarily remove itself from the European Union's minimum import price undertaking.


First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

Donald Trump.

pv magazine presents a news analysis of the role solar energy played in the first presidential debate.


Verengo Solar files for bankruptcy, will sell solar assets to Crius Energy

Using Section 363 of Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws, the troubled California solar installer hopes to regain its position as a major installer in California as well as expand nationally.


50 MW Jordan solar farm to be financed by IFC and Canadian government

This latest, 50 MW addition to Jordan's solar landscape is to be completed in early 2018 and located in Mafraq.

World Bank Group member, International Finance Corp. is to collaborate with the Canadian government to fund a $76 million, 50 MW solar farm in Jordan to be developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures.


Ups and downs: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Dubai's desert.

Is the new record-low price for PV reported this week in Abu Dhabi a killer-watt for solar? Prices plunge in India too, while Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity stirs up a lawsuit or four.


Solar, efficiency can help mitigate energy use from marijuana cultivation

EQ Research has released a report looking at intense energy use in the booming U.S. marijuana industry, and means to control GHG emissions.


EU ProSun blames European solar job losses on Chinese companies

EU ProSun President Milan Nitzschke. Image from SolarWorld.

The SolarWorld-backed organization put out a strongly worded statement that accuses Chinese companies of "circumventing" EU anti-dumping measures with the new wave of solar module overproduction, resulting in European job losses,...


Apple puts secret 50 MW solar project online in Arizona

Apple had keep the Bonnybrooke plant a secret until yesterday. The project holds a contract to sell power to Salt River Project.


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.


Solar losing out as Indian DISCOMs flout purchasing rules, reports Mercom Capital

Renewable Energy India expo, 2016.

Financial struggles of some of India's distributed electricity companies tempting many to ignore country's 'must run' rules on purchasing solar power in favor of cheaper power on the exchanges, says Mercom Capital.


U.S. Congress launches investigation into use of solar grant and ITC funds

The investigation by a Senate and House committee is looking at whether or not U.S. companies were encouraged to sign leases regardless of the credit-worthiness of signatories, as well as potential inflation of costs to obtain...


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