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Brazil expected to hit 1GW of solar this year

Brazil is primed to surpass 1GW of solar in 2017 as projects from three auctions between 2013-15 start to come online, but the industry eagerly awaits the next government 10-year electricity demand forecasts, according to the Brazilian solar association ABsolar.

Texas utility goes coal-free with solar focus

Texas and New Mexico-based utility El Paso Electric (EPE) has eliminated coal generation from its portfolio to concentrate on utility-scale solar and a community solar programme.