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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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PV Expo: Ready, ZEH-dy, go for Japan’s residential solar market

The Zero Energy Home shaped discussions at the PV Expo in Tokyo, as Japan lays out its plans to alter its energy landscape, and solar – as ever – finds a way to fit right in.

Comtec buys 51% of Chinese rooftop PV developer

The Shanghai-based integrated solar specialist has completed the purchase of 51% of the entire issued share capital of developer Forum (Asia).

France’s PV capacity tops 7.13 GW

French cumulative PV capacity has surpassed 7 GW. In 2016, however, the market registered a 62% decrease in new installations, with the figure coming in at 559 MW. PV plants over 250 kW covered almost two thirds of the new capacity installed last year.

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Xinyi Solar’s net profit soars 65% in 2016

The Chinese solar glass manufacturer reported net income of HK$1,985.6 million ($255.8 million) in the 12 months to the end of December, from HK$1,205.6 million a year earlier.

PV Expo: SolarEdge goes big in Japan with new training and logistics center, expanded staff

The Israeli-headquartered DC power optimizer specialist announces bold new expansion into the Japanese market at PV Expo, Tokyo, including new office and expanded portfolio.

Lightsource acquires 469 solar installations in the UK

The British solar developer has purchased 1.32 MW of residential solar PV installations from Ecos Solar Nine as it continues its pivot towards O&M and PV monitoring in the U.K.

Australia has 4.7 GW of large-scale solar in the works, finds new Climate Council report

Key findings of report point to “huge” year for large-scale solar in Australia in 2017, with 20 such plants to come online over the next 12 months. Globally, costs have dropped 58% in five years, with the world now sitting on 300 GW of installed PV capacity.

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