China: NEA adjusts PV goal to at least 105GW by 2020

China’s NEA has officially dropped the target to at least 105 GW by 2020, as well as setting goals for the PV industry and indicating that it will emphasize projects in Eastern China and the region around Beijing.

SolarCity again uneven in Q3 as loans and system sales make their mark

Representing 23% of gross residential megawatts booked in the third quarter, SolarCity loan and cash sales helped drive a 76% revenue increase year-over-year as company exceeds 300,000 solar customers.

Holland: 2.5 GW of PV applications for autumn SDE+ round

Almost 2.5 GW of solar projects have been submitted to the Netherland’s autumn SDE+ tender round. The SDE+ autumn round has a budget of €5 billion available to renewable energy projects, with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs announcing last week that 2.439 GW of solar projects, worth €11.5 billion, had applied for the SDE+ subsidy in the latest tender round.

Phoenix Solar posts solid quarterly results with growth in revenues and EBIT

The German EPC contractor for solar developments has announced solid financial results for the third quarter of the year, with yearly growth in revenues, EBIT and gross margin, which the company puts down to its presence in growing markets around the world, as well sensible prices and supply chain initiatives.

UK power regulator opens dialogue on smarter energy system

Ofgem and the UK Government have announced a call for views on how a smarter and more flexible energy system could create better value for the country’s energy customers. Ofgem estimates that smarter energy use could benefit both consumers and the industry to the tune of £8 billion a year.

SunPower results improve during Q3

SunPower reported impressive operational results, but continued losses and warned of impacts over the next few quarters as it copes with intense module price pressures.

Brookfield proposes takeover of TerraForm Power

The Canadian asset manager has proposed to either take over as the sponsor or buy the company outright.

President Trump and solar: An interview with Christopher Mansour, SEIA

Christopher Mansour is the vice president of federal affairs for Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). pv magazine discussed with him his predictions on energy policy under a Trump presidency, and what SEIA’s strategy is.

SMA earnings to Q3 grow strongly despite global inverter price pressures

The German solar inverter specialist reports 3.2% year-on-year sales increase to the end of Q3, while operating earnings increase considerably against same period last year. CEO warns of unknowns of Trump presidency, and rails against Chinese tactics.

Largest PV plant in Turkey connected to the grid

The 9.1 MWh plant was a joint venture by Asunim and Pheonix Solar for Akfen Renewable Energies, and is not only now the largest PV plant in Turkey, but is the first fully licensed plant outside of the 1 MW limits.