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India announces its largest solar rooftop tender

India announces its largest solar rooftop tender | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
The government continues to push for renewable sources for power.
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India Holds the Crown for World’s Largest Solar PV Project—for Now

India Holds the Crown for World’s Largest Solar PV Project—for Now | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
At one point, workers were installing 40,000 panels per day in three shifts—up to 11 megawatts per day.
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IRENA | Publications | Reports and papers | Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets

IRENA | Publications | Reports and papers | Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Click here to download: Africa has abundant renewable energy resources. Traditionally reliant on hydropower the continent is turning to solar...
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Economics to Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving With Trump

Economics to Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving With Trump | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
On the plains of West Texas, new wind farms can be built for just $22 a megawatt-hour. In the Arizona and Nevada deserts, solar projects are less than $40 a megawatt-hour. Compare those figures with the U.S.
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]Taste of solar power builds appetite for more in Kenya, survey finds

]Taste of solar power builds appetite for more in Kenya, survey finds | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
By Maina WaruruNAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fuel-seller Nancy Kaisa has for years used solar power to light her premises at the Entasopia s
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U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Solar power capacity in the U.S. is poised to nearly triple in size in less than three years by 2017.
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Texas solar is set to shock power market's peak prices | Commodities | Bloomberg Professional

As utility-scale solar build ramps up in ERCOT, Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that the low-marginal cost generation will shock the power market’s on peak daytime prices.
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Americans strongly favor expanding solar power to help address costs and environmental concerns

Americans strongly favor expanding solar power to help address costs and environmental concerns | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Almost nine-in-ten favor expanding use of solar power. Western homeowners are most likely to say they've installed or are considering solar panels at home.
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Cease coal imports, embrace affordable solar, urges Indian power minister

Cease coal imports, embrace affordable solar, urges Indian power minister | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
India’s power minister again calls on power generators to cease coal imports if the nation is to come good on “One Nation, One Grid, One Price” energy goal.
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Follow the sun

Follow the sun | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Solar power is reshaping energy production in the developing world
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America Has Seen 11 Consecutive Quarters With More Than 1 Gigawatt of Solar PV Installed

America Has Seen 11 Consecutive Quarters With More Than 1 Gigawatt of Solar PV Installed | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Installation trends from GTM and SEIA’s Solar Market Insight report
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PowerMundo Pushes to Scale Up Off-Grid Solar in Peru

PowerMundo Pushes to Scale Up Off-Grid Solar in Peru | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
The barriers to energy access are different from those that exist in other regions of the globe.
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Analysis Shows That Community Solar Is Competitive in the Vast Majority of the US

Analysis Shows That Community Solar Is Competitive in the Vast Majority of the US | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Solar is cheap no matter where you live, writes SunShot’s Caroline McGregor.
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India wants to become a solar superpower – but its plans don’t add up

India wants to become a solar superpower – but its plans don’t add up | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
India aims to build 4 times the solar power in the world and have all-electric transport. But its plans don't add up yet, writes Dénes Scala.
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Let's follow this ascent closely!
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Global PV O&M market to grow 54% in 2016 - SeeNews Renewables

Global PV O&M market to grow 54% in 2016 - SeeNews Renewables | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
November 21 (SeeNews) - The global addressable market for megawatt-scale photovoltaic (PV) operations & maintenance (O&M) and asset management services will grow by about 54% year-on-year to 182 GW by the end of 2016, a new report shows.Even though the pace of annual installations is seen to fall next year because of a contraction in China, the global market is expected to more than double to 439 GW by the end of 2021, according to GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting’s latest report -- “Global Megawatt Scale PV O&M and Asset Management 2016-2021”.By 2021, China will have a 35% share of the global installed capacity, while the US and India will account for 20% and 13%, respectively.Of the current addressable market, more than half has been deployed in the last two years. Moreover, just 5% of the total global capacity has been operating for more than five years.According to the report, SOLV, a division of Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE), is currently the largest O&M market vendor of those focused on one country, while First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) is the biggest player among those active across multiple markets. Cedric Brehaut, lead author of the report, said that no less than 20 owners globally (excluding China) own at least 500 MW net each.
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Solar power tariff dips to all-time low of Rs 4 per unit

Solar power tariff dips to all-time low of Rs 4 per unit | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
In November last year the solar power tariff had dipped to a low of Rs 4.63 per unit
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As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy

As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
By Maina WaruruNAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Until almost two years ago, James Mbugua, a farmer living in Karai, a village on the outskirts
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Exciting times!
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Modi Said to Plan $3.1 Billion Boost for India’s Solar Factories

Modi Said to Plan $3.1 Billion Boost for India’s Solar Factories | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning a 210 billion-rupee ($3.1 billion) package of state aid for India’s solar panel manufacturing industry, according to two officials.
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The U.S. government just made its biggest clean energy purchase ever

The U.S. government just made its biggest clean energy purchase ever | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
It's not just that U.S. policy is promoting clean energy. The U.S. government is buying it, too, and the Navy is leading the way.
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As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy

As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
By Maina WaruruNAIROBI, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Until almosttwo years ago, James Mbugua, a farmer living in Karai, a villageon the ou
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Solar outstrips coal in past six months of UK electricity generation

Solar outstrips coal in past six months of UK electricity generation | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
More power came from solar panels than from Britain’s ageing coal stations from April to September this year, report shows
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