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UK: Installation rush expected as subsidy cuts loom

Rooftop solar PV array.

Figures from Department of Energy and Climate Change reveal 59% increase in FIT-based installations from August to September, with trend expected to accelerate through to end of year.

NEXTracker hits 100 MW weekly shipments for advanced solar trackers

NEXTracker in the field.

The California-based solar tracker specialist confirms that its advanced solar trackers are now being shipped in volumes in excess of 100 MW a week globally.

Demand charge on PV system owners struck down in Wisconsin

A local judge has overturned a demand charge on PV system owners in the territory of utility We Energies, as the latest victory for solar advocates.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Another busy week in the world of solar ushered in new technologies, new efficiencies and some rather eye-opening reports.

Storage gets the thumbs-up in Germany, some of the largest solar firms in the U.S. launch their latest technology, and an IEA report on self-consumption and net metering sets tongues wagging.

Separate utility rates for solar owners defeated in New Mexico

El Paso Electric Company would have been the first utility in the nation impose a separate rate structure for solar owners, were the proposal not thrown out by regulators.

China considering solar subsidy cut

Sichuan, China.

China's central government is considering scaling back support to the booming PV industry, mainly by reducing subsidies for companies that cover the entire industry chain.

8minutenergy breaks ground on 137 MW Californian solar project

Kern County Lake

The renewable energy development company holds official groundbreaking for the 137 MW Springbok 1 solar farm, which is located in California's Kern County, some 70 km north of Los Angeles.

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