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Hopper at SEIA completes women’s superfecta

When Abigail “Abby” Ross Hopper assumes her duties as president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association next week, it signals a new course for the national association and ushers in an era when the five most powerful association positions in the U.S. solar industry will be held by women.

BayWa r.e. sells 30 MW of UK solar assets to Greencoat Solar

The German renewable energy developer offloads three individual ground-mounted solar PV sites to newly established green investment vehicle Greencoat Solar for an undisclosed sum.

Asian demand for German solar equipment rising outside of China, says VDMA

Report by the German Engineering Federation reveals impact of U.S. and EU trade cases against Chinese solar producers as demand from China slows, replaced by notable increase in other East Asian countries. Book to bill ratio reaches 1.5.

Spain to auction 3 GW of renewables in the first half of 2017

The government of Spain has announced details of the next auction for renewable energy projects which it will launch in coming weeks and which will be open to multiple renewable energy technologies.

Morocco concludes 170 MW PV tender, new solar+storage tender under way

Masen, Morocco’s public agency for renewable energies, has provided to pv magazine details of the country’s latest solar PV developments. This is exciting news that will result in Morocco adding hundreds of new solar PV installations in the coming years.

Trump witch hunt questionnaire suggests attacks on renewable energy & staff

U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Ma) has condemned the questionnaire, and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has been called up for a Monday meeting.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Another week of ups and downs in the solar world saw sizable job losses at SunPower, a welcome hiring push for Tesla, Enphase offload its O&M arm and India announce details of a 1 GW rooftop solar tender.

Global inverter shipments to contract 5% in 2017 before steady recovery, says GTM Research

Consolidation of top 10 suppliers continues as Chinese inverter firms Huawei and Sungrow top shipment chart, while SMA’s U.S. strength sees it cling on to top spot for revenue, report shows.

100% renewable energy system cheapest for South America

Transitioning to a fully renewable energy system, with over 50% coming from solar PV, would be the cheapest option for South America and it is possible in the next 15 years, according to research conducted by the Lappeenranta University of Technology.

BREAKING: SunPower to close Philippines factory, lay off a total of 2,500

The company has announced a major restructuring as it attempts to right-size and address the hole in its balance sheet.