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The pv magazine weekly news digest

Gigawatts a-go-go this week as Turkey, Algeria and Vietnam all toy with those magical GWs, while in more mature markets German storage figures provided reasons for optimism and Blattner Energy took the top spot for U.S. EPCs.

Net metering 2.0 slows down California’s residential solar market

Solar industry commentary is echoing state data, which shows that the implementation of net metering 2.0 and time-of-use rates is having a significant negative effect on California’s distributed solar market.

Moixa, Hitachi collaborate on GBP 10.8m Smart Islands EV, solar+storage project on Isles of Scilly

The British archipelago of islands to become global testbed for Smart Islands project that aims to provide model for use of electric vehicles and home batteries in a smart energy system.

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Sungevity files for bankruptcy amid rumors of IKEA buyout

Four days after laying off an estimated 400 employees, Sungevity has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Meanwhile former employees say that a potential acquisition of the company’s European business by IKEA is afoot.

Global MLPE market to grow to $1.16bn by 2021 in wake of new regulatory requirements, finds Frost & Sullivan

Growth in distributed renewable power generation is sparking raft of regulatory requirements that benefit module level power electronics, says a Frost & Sullivan report.

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Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

The increase in new installations was mainly due to a 40% drop in prices over the past three years. German solar association Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft expects their number will double to 100,000 in 2018.

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The pv magazine weekly news digest

Amid the innovation on display in Portugal, the optimism in Japan and the, well, eagerness in Norway were stories of takeovers, Tesla and storage that shaped yet another fascinating week in the global solar PV industry.

Ecobuild London: pro-nuclear, anti-residential PV panel debate causes stir

An Ecobuild panel debate about the U.K.’s future energy mix proved to be heavily in favor of nuclear power and against the use of domestic solar PV with batterie, prompting cries of derision from audience.

Indian electricity commission cuts price of Renewable Energy Certificates

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has proposed to lower the price of solar Renewable Energy Certificates in wake of plunging PV costs.

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Five takeaways from PV Expo Tokyo 2017

PV Expo Tokyo, the leading solar power show for the world’s third-largest PV market, concluded last week after three full-on days. pv magazine reports on five key takeaways from this year’s show.

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