100% by 2045 renewable energy bill introduced in California

The leader of the California Senate has introduced a bill that would put the state tied with Hawaii for the most aggressive renewable energy mandate in the nation, and one of the most aggressive in the world.


German Police detain PV module thieves

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of theft, after an extensive investigation by German and Polish Police forces. The men are said to have broken into solar parks in several German states in order to steal modules and inverters.

Developing countries leading the way in sustainable energy policies, finds World Bank report

In scoring the sustainable energy policies of 111 countries, the World Bank finds that nations such as Mexico, China, India and Brazil are emerging as leaders in the field, delivering robust policies that support energy access.

DSM acquires Chinese backsheet manufacturer Sunshine

The Dutch science-based company has announced plans to expand its product portfolio for solar, with the acquisition of China based Suzhou SunShine New Materials Technology (Sunshine), a manufacturer of PV backsheets.

Confirmed: European Commission to propose shorter AD tariff on Chinese solar firms

European Commission VP Frans Timmermans says new 18 month tariff period proposal will be put to the 28 EU Member States later this month. SolarPower Europe says move goes in right direction, but could go further.

BREAKING: EU Commission to reduce China AD duty extension by six months – reports

Leaked document seen by Reuters allegedly outlines proposals by the European Commission to reduce the recently extended anti-dumping duties against Chinese solar companies from 24 to 18 months.

The data is in, and it proves the U.S. economy is powered by solar

The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census finds solar created one of every 50 new jobs in the United States in 2016, increasing by 51,000 in 2016, or 25% over 2015.

Sharp’s solar losses buck profitability trend in 2016

Japanese electronics giant lowers its full-year losses to just $329 million as share values rise across the board following buyout by Foxconn. Sharp’s solar segment, however, remains only unprofitable division.

TerraForm Power, Global get serious with Brookfield

The two yieldcos have entered into an exclusive agreement with Brookfield towards a purchase of the company, and entered into an MOU with SunEdison towards settling lawsuits to enable this sale.

SPI threatened with de-listing over delinquent financials

The Chinese solar developer has yet to file financials for the second quarter of 2016, which has caused it to run afoul of NASDAQ requirements.