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Maryland Governor vetoes renewable energy mandate increase

The bill to raise the RPS to 25% by 2020 has strong support and the state’s legislature may override this veto.

Dow seeks further opportunities in China’s PV encapsulant film market

Dow film production in Germany

Dow Chemical Company, one of the world’s largest chemical material companies, expressed an ambition of becoming a supplier of materials for the encapsulation and protection of PV cells within modules, particularly targeting the...

Next step in Dubai’s 3 GW solar park to be announced on Thursday

Dubai dessert.

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority has said that it will make an announcement on Thursday regarding the next stage of the tender for the 3,000 MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.

SPI Energy connects 12.8 MW of distributed solar in China

SPI Energy connected three rooftop PV projects totaling 8.8 MW in Jiangsu and Jiangxi provinces of China

SPI Energy has powered four distributed generation projects totaling 12.8 MW in Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Shandong provinces of China.

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...

Studies reveal booming interest for storage products

Clean energy prosumers around the world are realizing the obvious benefits of storage, especially as the new affordable products appear on the market.

81% of solar energy prosumers in Australia are considering adding batteries to their PV systems. Meanwhile in Germany, 94% of citizens support integration of renewable energy storage solutions.

JA Solar playing major role in China’s Front Runner project

JA Solar module inspection

Chinese module manufacturer JA Solar is providing almost 50% of the modules for the giant 950 MW first demonstration of China’s “Front Runner” project, which is aiming to promote the development of advanced solar PV technology.

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