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India’s Solar Power Capacity Tops 2,600 MW

09 Apr 14 - 14:59 CEST

CLEAN TECHNICA - India is slowly building upon its installed solar power capacity, thanks to the comprehensive and ambitious National Solar Mission, state solar policies, and relatively increased enforcement of the Renewable Purchase Obligation. The country added almost 950 MW of solar power capacity between April 2013 and March 2014 (that ...

German solar sector plans legal action against energy reform

09 Apr 14 - 14:57 CEST

REUTERS - Germany's solar sector and consumer groups plan to lodge a complaint with the Constitutional Court against the government's planned green energy reform, saying fees imposed on some solar power producers breach the principle of non-discrimination.

Russian solar sector heats up

09 Apr 14 - 14:57 CEST

PV MAGAZINE - Moscow-based conglomerate Renova Group is leading the way in Russia's solar development. The company's subsidiaries are partnering with local and foreign players on PV projects throughout the country.

Solar Jumps to 22% of New US Generation Capacity in 2013

09 Apr 14 - 14:56 CEST

GTM - Solar continues to look more and more like a mainstream energy source. Natural gas was the clear winner in capacity additions for electric utilities in 2013, but grid-scale solar was the clear runner-up, providing about 22 percent of new generating capacity.

Chile Installs Record-Breaking 150MW of PV in Q1, 380MW Under Construction

08 Apr 14 - 14:50 CEST

GTM - According to GTM Research's Latin America PV Playbook, Q2 2014, released today, Chile installed 153 megawatts of utility-scale PV in the first quarter of this year. That's more than three times the amount that any Latin American country has ever before installed in a single quarter.

Germany ushers in renewable energy reform

08 Apr 14 - 14:45 CEST

REUTERS - Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved a reform of Germany's renewable energy law designed to curb a rise in the cost of electricity in Europe's biggest economy driven by the rapid expansion of green power.