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Target dethrones Walmart as top corporate PV user in US

Target has ended Walmart’s four-year reign as the leading corporate installer of PV in the US, adding 68.7MW this year through 30 September, more capacity than 40 states have in operation, according to a new report by GTM Research and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

19 Oct 2016

Obama sets ambitious new US renewable energy target

President Barack Obama has set a new goal for civilian agencies in the federal government to “procure and facilitate development” of 1GW of new renewable power by 2021, while his administration took credit for launching the large-scale PV market in the US.

17 Oct 2016

German EEG levy jumps 8.3% as Energiewende costs reach €24bn

The levy German power consumers pay on their electricity bills to finance the build-up of renewables (EEG surcharge) next year will jump by 8.3% to €0.0688 ($0.0758) per kilowatt hour of electricity consumed, re-igniting a heated debate on the cost of the country’s energy transition.

14 Oct 2016