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UK solar cuts will cost country in the long run, says REA

UK rooftop installation.

Savings made under the government's proposed budget cap should the FIT be cut by the proposed rate will be less than monies lost in tax and national insurance revenue as 15,000 jobs are lost, finds REA.

US: ITC extension will support steady solar growth, finds BNEF, SEIA report

BNEF solar ITC graph.

Independent analysis of the impact of the Investment Tax Credit on the U.S. solar industry, commissioned by the SEIA, finds 22 GW of additional solar capacity will be added if 30% ITC extended to 2022.

SolarWorld and Enphase to develop integrated AC modules

SolarWorld U.S. HQ, Hillsboro.

German solar panel developer teams with U.S. microinverter specialist Enphase Energy to produce SolarWorld Sunmodule panels integrated with microinverter technology.

California calls for 50% renewables in electricity by 2030

Late on Friday, the California Assembly passed a bill to raise the state's renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030, the second-most ambitious mandate in the nation.

Seraphim to begin module production in Mississippi this November

The first phase of the factory will have the capacity to produce 300 MW of modules annually when fully ramped. This is Seraphim's first foray into U.S. manufacturing.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

ABB solar installation.

Emerging markets mature as India, Brazil and Mexico take great strides in their respective solar evolutions, new technology turns heads, and Greece receives some solar-backed good news.

GTM Research: BoS cost reductions drive falling PV system prices

GTM Research's latest report estimates that global PV system prices will fall an average of 40% by 2020, driven by balance of systems cost reductions.

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