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Meyer Burger and SMA call for an industrial strategy for PV production in Germany

The two PV companies have outlined how competitive value creation in Germany and Europe can succeed. This would also be important in order to preserve technologies and innovations in this country. Meyer Burger and SMA make four specific proposals in which they have an eye on both the generation of solar power and the manufacture of the photovoltaic products required for this.

Tunisia shortlists developers for 500 MW tender

Up to 16 developers have prequalified in Tunisia’s tender for five PV projects totaling 500 MW, from a total of 38 participants. Unlike previous tenders, this one has attracted key international players including Enel, Engie, EDF, Fotowatio, TBEA and Canadian Solar.

Australia’s national electricity policy moves forward, but roadblocks remain

Mixed messages have emerged from today’s meeting between the Australian state and federal energy ministers’ meeting, after what was meant to have been a decisive point for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy measure. Fundamental opposition from some states under Labor governments exists, however an agreement to release the draft legislation was reached – after it passes the test of the Federal Liberal party room.

Most EU countries fail to work towards climate goals – CAN Europe

According to a new report released by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, no single EU country is performing sufficiently in both showing ambition and making progress in reducing carbon emissions, thus casting a long shadow over the Paris Agreement objectives. Sweden is leading the charge in fighting climate change, followed by Portugal and France.

Greek PV installations grind to a halt in 2016

2016 was a bad year for Greece in terms of newly added PV installations, and this is not the only bad news. The country’s electricity sector is nearing disaster, following the government’s incompetent economic and electricity policies.

Mercom: India falls behind on installation targets

With 25 of India’s states falling behind on Renewable Purchase Obligation targets, the country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is now requesting that the individual states take action to ensure compliance.

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Solar gets a nod in U.S. President Obama’s last State of the Union address

U.S. President Obama pushed solar and other forms of renewable energy in his final State of the Union address, as well alluding to penalizing fossil fuels for environmental externalities.

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