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16. October 2015 | | One comment

Texas grid operator predicts 50-fold increase in solar by 2030

An ERCOT report on new federal regulations predicts that the state's installed solar capacity will grow to 13 GW by 2030, even without new EPA rules.

Californians show opposition to utility proposals to replace net metering

A new poll indicates that eight in ten voters disapprove of utility proposals to reduce net metering, the same day that hundreds rallied in San Francisco against PG&E's proposal.

Cornwall experiments with 'sunshine tariff' as possible alternative for UK solar

Wadebridge, Cornwall, England

A grassroots project in Cornwall, England, is examining ways to implement a special, so-called "sunshine tariff." The project, although small in scale, could provide the template for the solar business models of the new era of...

Germany hits new PV record in September

Berlin skyline

Initial estimates show that photovoltaic generation in the first nine months is already 5% higher than in the entire previous year. Wind energy is already up 52%.

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Q Cells plant, Finsterwalde, Germany

Growing opportunities around the world are attracting new and established O&M operators as global PV forecasts rise. In Tawian, the world's second largest solar PV manufacturing industry takes center stage.

Heraeus, Sunrise collaborate on paste research for PERC cells

Sunrise PV cell

Announced at PV Taiwan, the new partnership is aimed at increasing the output and performance of Sunrise's PERC cells. Heraeus has also opened a new front-side metallization paste fab in the country.

PV Taiwan draws leading domestic manufacturers, international players

PV Taiwan

Taiwan's annual expo showcasing the world's second largest solar PV manufacturing industry, kicked off October 14 in the capital city of Taipei and runs through Friday. While well attended, the event saw a decline in exhibiting...

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