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Amsterdam launches rebate program for community solar

Solar rebates will range from €5,000 to €30,000, depending on the project size.

Palestine launches rooftop PV pilot program in Gaza

The $2.5 million initiative will be financed by the World Bank and will enable the installation of around 1 MW of rooftop PV systems.

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Emerging countries imported $1.8bn of Chinese solar modules in Q1, finds BNEF

More than half of all Chinese solar shipments in March this year went to India, while emerging countries alone now account for 60% of China’s PV exports, according to the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance 3Q Frontier Power Market Outlook.

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Tesla begins pilot deployment of its Solar Roof

The BIPV product is only on the homes of its employees (including its executives) right now, but Tesla predicts that it will begin producing Solar Roof tiles from the Buffalo gigafactory by year end.

Barcelona goes solar with €12 million plan

The plan is expected to enable deployment of more PV arrays on the roofs of the city’s public buildings, and to rely on storage.

State Bank of India’s 600 MW plan for rooftop solar moves forward

The $625 million program, which is being financed by the World Bank, will provide private developers with financing for viable grid-connected rooftop PV projects.

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Oil giant Shell invests in Singapore solar firm Sunseap

Although the amount of investment remains undisclosed, Shell’s involvement is likely to support substantial expansion of Sunseap’s solar production activities in Singapore and beyond.

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Canada’s Nova Scotia gets residential solar PV investment fund

With the primary purpose of financing residential PV in Canada’s province of Nova Scotia, the Solar Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF), dubbed Solar Scotia Energy, has recently met its minimum funding needed to start and to date has raised nearly one million dollars.

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Italy’s CESI helps Bahrain implement solar program

The Italian company will provide technical assistance for the implementation of a net metering scheme for decentralized renewable and solar energy projects under Bahrain’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP).

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UK: Nearly 126,000 employed in thriving renewables industry, report shows

In the first year energy storage and electric vehicle sectors are included, REA’s annual publication reveals a 2.5% YoY increase in the number of jobs in the renewable energy industry, but also a significant decline in growth from two years previous when it was at nearly 9%. The Association points to negative policy changes as the reason behind the downward trend.

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