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Spain: Solar generates 6.8% of summer energy mix, 'sun tax' fears remain

Cadiz, Spain

Summer in Spain is not totally gone and the Mediterranean sun continues to shine strongly, yet the country's solar PV and solar thermal sectors are feeling anxious.

UniEnergy, Powerit partner on energy solution for California's Mission Produce

Mission Produce avocado processing

The energy storage specialist and power management tech company will deliver a combined energy storage and management solution for the global avocado giant.

SunPower to build 20 MW PV plant for Arizona electric cooperative

Cochise, Arizona

The PV manufacturer plans to design and build a fully integrated, modular solar power plant, achieving about 95% of the cooperative's state-mandated 2025 renewable energy target.

Global PV module sales to reach record levels in 2016

First Solar PV module installation

Market research group IHS forecasts a period of strong growth in the global PV module industry due to a new wave of capacity expansions, a relatively stable pricing environment and increasing demand from several established...

Greenpeace: Making 100% renewable energy possible

Costa Rican tree frog

The solar PV industry could employ 9.7 million people by 2030, more than 10 times as many as it does today. Jobs in wind power could grow to 7.8 million over the same period, according to a new study.

Vice President Joe Biden wows crowd at SPI

Vice President Joe Biden at SPI in Anaheim, California, Sept. 16, 2015

Biden unveiled a new White House grant program aimed at scaling up clean energy in 24 states across the country, targeting greater access to solar energy in rural and low-income neighborhoods and supporting efforts to reduce...

Southern Company, EPRI tap LG Chem for battery testing project

LG Chem-powed energy storage system powered at Southern Company PV farm in Cedartown, Georgia.

The project will provide data to help Southern Company understand how well the battery energy storage system works to store and discharge solar energy.

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