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Canadian Solar to partner with Global Investment Holdings to develop 300MW PV pipeline in EMEA

PV-TECH - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:30
Canadian Solar has signed off on an agreement with Global Investment Holdings (GIH) to develop and operate a PV project pipeline of 300MW.
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Perovskite Solar Firm Secures $11 Million Investment

Solar Energy News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:12

U.K.-based Oxford PV last week secured a new round of funding totaling US$11 million from existing investors for its perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology.

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Kyocera makes a US$459 million polysilicon and US solar business downsizing impairment charge

PV-TECH - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:31
Kyocera Corporation a multinational electronics and related components manufacturer has made a significant US$459 million impairment charge on long-term polysilicon supply contracts, as well as downsizing its solar operations in the US, which were the primary reason for its Life & Environment Group (solar PV included) reporting a large operating loss in fiscal 2018.
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Building on the Promise of Solar+EV Charging

Solar Energy News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 06:35

A group of organizations led by the Great Plains Institute will work together to assess the potential value of treating renewable energy generation and controlled EV charging as a single linked technology that benefits utilities and consumers.

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Rural Pakistanis Take to Solar After Power Cuts Deepen

Solar Energy News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 06:10

Rural Pakistanis are increasingly turning to renewable energy to circumvent the country’s notoriously unreliable power supply. Deficient generation and distribution shave an estimated 2 percentage points off Pakistan’s economic growth annually and faults in the national grid are exposed every summer as demand increases. 

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Blockchain’s Potential for Managing the Impact of Renewables and Peer-to-Peer Sales

Solar Energy News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 05:27

Blockchain has the potential to change the business world as we know it today. Entire value chains can be shortened by it — including in the energy industry.

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Climate Pledges of the World Are Not ‘Ambitious Enough’

Solar Energy News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 05:24

Speaking at the start of a new round of climate talks in Bonn, Germany, today, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the current climate pledges put forth by signatories of the Paris Agreement “simply aren’t ambitious enough.”

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JA Solar’s solar module shipments reach record 7,143.1MW in 2017

PV-TECH - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 04:43
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has reported record module shipments in 2017, increasing over 55%, while revenue increased over 25%.
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Yingli Green forced into court arbitration over US$897.5 million polysilicon contract claim

PV-TECH - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 04:00
Struggling major China-based PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is being forced into arbitration at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) by a major polysilicon producer over a long-term ‘take or pay’ supply contract with damages claimed to be US$897.5 million.
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Modi declares every Indian village has access to power

PV-TECH - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 22:49
Every village in India now has some form of access to electricity whether it be through an on or off-grid solution, according to prime minister Narendra Modi, however, there are still millions of households across India, both urban and rural, without access to electricity.
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First Solar Plans 1.2-GW Solar PV Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

Solar Energy News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:22

Solar PV provider First Solar yesterday said it will build a new solar module manufacturing facility near its existing Perrysburg, Ohio plant.

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Unirac Acquires Residential Attachments Specialist SolarHooks

Solar Energy News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:24

Solar PV mounting systems provider Unirac Inc. today said that it has acquired certain assets of SolarHooks, a manufacturer of residential solar roof attachments.

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California State Senator: 100 Percent Renewable Energy is ‘Within Reach’

Solar Energy News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 03:21

Whereas research reports by the world’s most eminent climatologists seem almost daily to bring foreboding climate news, renewable energy proponents who met at UC Berkeley in mid-April were decidedly upbeat about clean energy prospects.

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Hawaii Takes Historic First Step Toward Creating ‘Utility of the Future’ Now

Solar Energy News - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 02:23

In what could be the beginning of the new way forward to utilities, on Tuesday, Hawaiian Gov. David Ige signed the Ratepayer Protection Act, a new law that directs utilities in Hawaii to change their business models and fully decouple revenue and capital expenditures.

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JV Targets New Funds for Green Investments in India

Solar Energy News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:49

A new joint venture will create a fund management platform that will focus on green energy infrastructure in India. The new platform, called EverSource Capital, is a new initiative of investment firm Everstone Group and renewable energy developer Lightsource BP.

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Climate Change May Scuttle Caribbean’s Post-Hurricane Plans for Renewables

Solar Energy News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 03:12

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored.

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Inside Renewable Energy: Training and Recovery in Puerto Rico — Delivering Real Resilience with Solar Plus Storage

Solar Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:16

In this episode, representatives of Blue Planet Energy discuss their work in Puerto Rico helping communities deliver on the value of energy storage and solar power through training and education.

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Australian Water Utility Seeks Net-Zero Costs with Solar Plus Storage

Solar Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:58

Adelaide, South Australia, water utility SA Water is planning to achieve net-zero electricity costs by building a solar portfolio paired with energy storage.

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Wind, Solar Provide 98 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in Jan/Feb

Solar Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 04:52

Wind and solar accounted for more than 98 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation placed into service in the first two months of this year.

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Florida Regulators Approve Solar Lease Option for Homeowners

Solar Energy News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:47

Sunrun last week won the right to offer solar leases to homeowners in Florida. Rules on the structure of solar lease offerings were previously unclear, and homeowners, therefore, have not had a lease option for solar to date. 

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