25/07/16: TerraForm adopts shareholder rights plan as Brookfield & Appaloosa attempt takeover

The yieldco's "poison pill" was created to prevent sale of more than 15% of the company's class A stock and to keep bidders from blocking the sale of the company.

Solar inspection.

25/07/16: UK: expect little other than zero subsidy solar

Following the UK's referendum result to exit the European Union, news from the country emerges at a speed that is hard to monitor and last week the energy community discussed EDF's call for a final decision regarding a new U.K....

Bangalore in Karnataka.

25/07/16: India invites bids for 300 MW of solar+storage projects

Two Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, are poised to offer solar+storage development contracts to the Solar Energy Corp. of India worth a combined 300 MW, reports say.

Solar array in Sydney.

25/07/16: New $100m Australian solar fund to target large-scale blue chip solar assets

A new, AUD$100 million renewable energy investment fund that aims to buy up established solar farms around Australia has been launched by Melbourne-based Impact Investment Group, with the backing of some high profile names...

Solar park in England.

25/07/16: One in three UK solar jobs lost in past 12 months, data shows

Since government-backed changes in policy were introduced, the U.K. solar industry has seen a third of its jobs disappear, with 30% of companies likely cut employment further over next 12 months.

Solar installation in Romania.

25/07/16: New SolarPower Europe guidelines on tendering place emphasis on high-realization rates

The group's tendering task force develops new best practice guidelines for new tendering laws due to be introduced across the EU on January 1 2017 for plants larger than 1 MW.

The Solar Impulse aircraft taking off from Egypt to embark on the final leg of its round-the-world flight.

25/07/16: Solar Impulse begins final leg of epic round-the-world journey

The zero-fuel solar-powered aircraft makes its way to Abu Dhabi from Cairo, returning to the Emirate where the record-breaking journey began back in March 2015.

23/07/16: U.S. government makes up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees available for EV infrastructure

The new access to loan guarantees is part of a suite of actions that the Obama Administration has unveiled to support electric vehicles and charging stations.

Origin Australia solar rooftop

22/07/16: Australia: FRV gets approval for 30 MW Queensland solar farm

Spanish PV developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures has received council approval to develop a 30 MW PV power plant in the Western Downs region of Queensland. The northeastern Australian state is proving attractive to PV...

Solar installation in Czech Republic.

22/07/16: The pv magazine weekly news digest

Talking 'bout a resolution: SolarWorld comes under pressure to reach an agreement on the Hemlock case, Turkey's political troubles shake the sector, and NASA goes all 3D in its quest for higher solar efficiencies.

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25/07/16: Portugal processes licenses for 2 GW of solar PV without subsidies

180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.

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25/07/16: Japan- JV juwi Shizen Energy Inc. builds 14 MW solar plant in north of Honshu Island

Construction has just started / Site located on former golf course in the city of Ishinomaki (Miyagi prefecture) / Clean solar power to 4,400 households.

By: juwi-Shizen Energy

25/07/16: CleanFund and Soligent partner to help installers sell more commercial solar systems

CleanFund is the #1 direct provider of long-term PACE financing exclusively for commercial properties in the U.S. Soligent is the #1 pure play distributor of solar systems, financing and technology in the U.S.

By: CleanFund

25/07/16: Green Housing Complex for farmworkers opens in Soledad

Carport's solar electric system to offset all common area electricity usage, majority of tenant's usage.

By: Sun Light &Power

22/07/16: HeliosLite/THEnergy white paper: Disruptive 1.5-axis trackers improve on-site solar power generation for hotels and resorts

A development partnership with Club Med for HeliosLite’s first tracking system has provided valuable information for optimizing the novel energy solution for hotels and solar-diesel hybrid microgrids.

By: HeliosLite/THEnergy

22/07/16: Solar Frontier provides solar panels to help keep Bolivia's Uyuni Salt Flats clean

Projecto YOSI: achieving environmental protection and sustainable tourism.

By: Solar Frontier

22/07/16: Quercus and Swiss Life Asset Managers announce the acquisition of two PV plants in Italy with a combined capacity of c. 7.3MW

Quercus Assets Selection and Swiss Life Asset Managers announce the successful acquisition of two ground-mounted solar PV plants with a capacity of 6.5MW and 0.77MW respectively, located in the Molise Region, Italy.

By: Quercus

20/07/16: Optimum Tracker selected by Solairedirect to build Senegal’s biggest power plant

30MW, this is the biggest solar project with construction expected to start this fall in Senegal, contributing to the government’s objective to diversify its energetic mix while participating to the local economic development.

By: Optimum Tracker

20/07/16: Alterra Power agrees to acquire 20 MW solar portfolio

Reaches an agreement with Inovateus Solar LLC to acquire an 80% ownership interest in a two-project 20 MWDC portfolio of solar farms in the Midwestern United States.

By: Alterra Power

20/07/16: Optimum Tracker selected by Solairedirect to build Senegal's biggest power plant

At 30MW, this is the biggest solar project with construction expected to start this fall in Senegal, contributing to the government's objective to diversify its energetic mix while participating to the local economic development.

By: Optimum Tracker

20/07/16: STI Norland solar trackers obtain FINAME accreditation

STI Norland obtains FINAME code for its horizontal single axis solar trackers, STI-H1250 (multi-row) and STI-H160 (single-row), by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).

By: STI Norland

20/07/16: Electrovaya signs working capital facility loan agreement with one of canada's largest banks

Facility will support Electrovaya's growing business and working capital needs for its recently announced customer agreements.

By: Electrovaya

20/07/16: Chubb launches Biogas and Solar package proposition in the UK and Ireland

The new Biogas and Solar package provides cover for all risks during the construction phase of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and photovoltaic solar facilities in the UK and Ireland with more than GBP 1 million of project/total insured...

By: Chubb

19/07/16: Canadian Solar launches new field-installable T4 PV Connector for faster, lower-cost PV installations

The T4 PV Connector is a high-quality field-installable PV connector manufactured by TLIAN, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar established in December 2014.

By: Canadian Solar

19/07/16: Wisconsin's largest solar project delivering power to Alliant Energy customers

The 2.3-megawatt Rock River solar project recently went into service near Beloit.

By: Alliant Energy

19/07/16: GE Partners with Looop, bringing 1.5kV solar inverter technology to Japan

GE to introduce the Japanese solar industry to the 1.5kV solar inverter technology. GE will help Looop Co. Ltd. become the first 1.5kV PV System builder and owner in Japan.

By: GE

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