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LG Chem steals a march on Tesla

The Tesla Powerwall.

New 6.4 kWh storage system approaches $1,000/kWh price point. And the RESU is available within weeks, unlike the sold-out Powerwall.


Foresight Solar Fund acquires 34 MW of UK PV assets

Southam solar farm.

The Jersey-registered investment company has purchased three large-scale solar farms in the U.K. via a joint venture with Big60Million Limited, a community solar group backed by Belectric.


Brazil: 20.6 GW of solar bidders for auction

Rio Grande do Norte.

National renewables auction hugely oversubscribed. PV project bids outpace 18 GW of wind schemes.


SunPower to build 100 MW Nevada solar plant for NV Energy

SunPower installation, U.S.

U.S. solar firm signs 20-year power purchase agreement with Nevada utility NV Energy for a 100 MW solar PV plant planned for the state's Eldorado Valley in Boulder City.


Sunrun lays down terms for $309m IPO

Sunrun rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar leasing company sets terms for its planned initial public offering (IPO), aiming to raise up to $309 million after filing its first IPO last month.


China eyes further PV target increase in 13th five-year plan

20 MW solar farm in Golmund, China.

The National Energy Administration is currently thrashing out the terms of the 13th iteration of its five-year plan, and may outline a 2020 PV target of 200 GW, sources say.


Solar Frontier hits 3 GW of global CIS module shipments

Solar Frontier module production.

Landmark represents widening of Japanese company's international footprint, more than 20 million Solar Frontier CIS modules now installed around the world.


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