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Japan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FIT

Japan flag. Image Scott Gunn.

Japan’s parliament passed a key piece of legislation for solar, which revises the country’s feed-in tariff policy for renewable energies, creating a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects, after...


Five takeaways from SNEC 2016

SNEC 2016 tradeshow banner. Photo Dave Tacon.

The 10th annual SNEC trade show in Shanghai opened its doors one week ago today, attracting huge crowds to the 150,000 square meter complex with around 1,500 exhibitors. The event saw the debut of pv magazine’s Solar Superheroes,...


Capital Stage to make takeover offer for CHORUS Clean Energy

CHORUS Clean Energy AG PV plant in Riechelbach, Germany.

The two German companies both announced the proposed takeover offer, with some key CHORUS shareholders already committed to the merger.


Enel connects Latin America’s largest solar project to the grid

The 160 MW plant is located in the Antofagasta region of Chile.


JA Solar shows continued growth in Q1 results

With a new factory in China and another one underway in Brazil, JA Solar is growing rapidly on the back of a booming Chinese market.


Donald Trump betrays total ignorance of solar, energy market dynamics

In his first speech regarding energy, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump repeated a number of myths about renewable energy and showed no real understanding of energy market dynamics in general.


Total, SunPower win contract for another 164 MW of solar PV in Chile

The contract follows closely on another which SunPower and Total won for a 100 MW project to power the Santiago metro.


Despite sequential drops Trina posts solid first quarter results

Trina Solar CEO, Jifan Gao.

The world's largest PV manufacturer Trina Solar saw drops in revenue and profits in Q1 compared with the final quarter of 2015, but the Chinese company put this down to "seasonality" and maintains that it was a good start to the...


Foxconn commits to sustaining Sharp’s solar business

In a letter to staff, Foxconn’s leadership has pledged to both utilize existing resources and make further investments in Sharp’s solar business.


SolarCity: Rooftop solar generates net benefit for all Nevada utility customers

SolarCity solar rooftop installation

Rooftop solar generation can provide up to $14 million in annual benefits for the residents of the U.S. state of Nevada, according to a new study by SolarCity and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).


Meteocontrol, Phoenix Solar partner in Jordan, Turkey

Amman, Jordan

Among the projects Phoenix Solar is developing in the MENAT region is an 11 MW solar PV plant in Jordan, expected to be the largest private plant of its kind in the country, for the Marriott and Sheraton hotel chains in the...


Renewable energy jobs: 8.1 million and rising

California LADWP solar PV installers

Solar PV is the largest renewable energy employer with 2.8 million jobs worldwide, an 11% increase from the last count, according to a new IRENA report. Employment grew in Japan and the U.S., stabilized in China and decreased in...


Brookings finds net-metered solar to be a net benefit to utility customers

The prestigious Washington D.C. think tank’s analysis of existing literature shows a broad consensus that net metering is benefiting utility customers who do not employ solar PV.


Singulus Technologies signs two precontracts for the largest order in the company’s history

Singulus Technologies Gebaeude

The German PV production equipment manufacturer signed the precontracts, worth over EUR110 million (USD123 million), with a subsidiary of China National Building Materials for production machines to manufacture CIGS solar...


100 MW-AC solar project to power the Santiago metro

SunPower and Total’s Pelican solar project will supply 42% of the subway system’s electricity needs, and a wind plant will supply another 18%.


U.S. C&I solar segment remains highly fragmented

The latest report by GTM Research finds that the top 10 developers account for only 42% of this market segment.


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