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BREAKING: Sungevity bankruptcy ends with court-approved $50 million sale

A Delaware bankruptcy judge yesterday approved the sale of the bankrupt residential solar installer to private equity firm Northern Pacific Group.

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GTM Research: global solar market to see 9% growth in 2017

Increasing demand for solar power in China has prompted analysts to boost their 2017 estimates, forecasting an increase of more than 9% this year, with the annual global market reaching 85 GW.

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India’s cumulative solar capacity tops 12 GW, says energy minister

Over the last fiscal year, India added 5,525 MW of new solar to push its cumulative capacity past 12 GW and affirm its status as one of the world’s leading solar powers.

Russia plans to introduce net-metering for residential PV

If approved, the new net-metering scheme would come into force by the end of this year. Power surplus woul be sold to the grid at a rate of RUB 1 ($0.0174)/kWh.

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Brazil has 70 MW of installed solar power under net metering

In March, PV systems totaling 2.8 MW were installed in the Latin American country under the net-metering scheme.

UK: 150 MW of new solar PV each month for next 12 months, says National Grid

National Grid, the UK’s transmission system operator, and the UK Office for National Statistics published separately some interesting data regarding the country’s solar PV sector.

British firm develops Brexit solar panel that harvests only UK sun

The two-facial module can be angled to ensure Brexit-supporting homeowners only harvest solar energy intended for the British Isles. 350 watt and ‘actual power’ versions available.

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The pv magazine weekly news digest

Trump declares war on clean energy, Tesla hurtles the other way down the fast lane towards a solar future, SolarWorld lays out its cost-cutting plans, and Algeria’s bold PV goals raise concerns.

IRENA: more solar than wind added in 2016 in strongest ever year for renewables

2016 was the strongest year ever for global renewable additions, reveals the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with the growth of solar particularly dominant.

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UK solar slashes grid power demand to record low

As the UK was bathed in spring sunshine over the last weekend, its patchwork of rooftop and ground-mounted solar panels set a new generation record.

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