Solar PV plant, Rajasthan.

27/07/15: EDF and Eren fire up 150 MW of solar in India

The utility-scale solar plants, located in the states of Rajasthan and Odisha and developed by Acme Solar, have begun supplying local grids with solar electricity.

27/07/15: Japanese SoftBank ventures into India with $20 billion

Japanese multi-national telecommunications and internet corporation SoftBank will join forces with Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn Technology Group to invest in Indian solar with a stellar $20 billion venture.

ReneSola cell production.

27/07/15: ReneSola signs 30 MW supply deal for UK solar farm

The Chinese PV module manufacturer to deliver 30 MW of its Polish-made 260w Virtus II solar modules to U.K. project, which will be located in the English county of Nottinghamshire.

Solar installation, India.

27/07/15: Hareon Solar seeks 160 MW PV opportunity in India

Chinese solar firm announces PV agreement to develop 160 MW solar cell project in the country, footing $40 million of the investment, second JV confirmed.

27/07/15: Smart meters can jeopardize grid reliability

Electricity consumers who respond to fluctuating price signals by means of smart meters can in turn cause mass blackouts. The researchers at the University of Bremen warn of the possibility of a "collective avalanche mechanism".

Fresno County, California.

27/07/15: SoCal Edison to pursue 105 MW of renewables, majority from solar

Utility unveils proposal to augment renewable energy sources as part of Californian state requirement to diversify energy mix to include more green power.

27/07/15: Overall growth for Saft, though ESS sales fall

Battery manufacturer Saft has reported sales growth for the first half of the year. This is despite a dip in sales year-on-year for lithium-ion batteries for the telecom and energy storage (ESS) segments.

A solar project in the UK.

24/07/15: UK should taper off subsidies over five years

KPMG report says cutting incentives immediately, as DECC proposes, will harm the industry. The UK energy market is geared towards fossil fuels.

UK Chancellor George Osborne.

24/07/15: The pv magazine weekly news digest

The UK government kills solar, Hanergy falls out with itself and Yingli attracts a somewhat egregious class action lawsuit, but at least there was some good news out of India.

A stocks and shares board.

24/07/15: Chinese players continue rearguard action

United PV strengthens fundraising powers of its board and GCL Poly rolls over convertible shares. Actions to shore up solar stocks continue.

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Hillary Clinton.

27/07/15: Hillary Clinton's half a billion solar panel pledge

Democratic presidential candidate for 2016 promises installation of 500 million solar panels nationwide within four years of taking office if she wins.

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27/07/15: Solar3D’s MD Energy awarded $10 million contract subject to city council approval

Fresno/Clovis wastewater reclamation facility enlists MD Energy to build multi-MW solar power system.

By: Solar3D

27/07/15: Southridge Capital enters $5 million Equity Purchase Agreement with Andalay Solar

Andalay Solar has over 30 pending or issued patents related to solar panel installation technology.

By: Andalay Solar

27/07/15: Suntech Supplies 9.3 MW of modules to Indian solar plant

The recently completed solar power plant is expected to generate 13,000 MWh of electricity per year.

By: Suntech

27/07/15: Solarcentury and Hybrytec install the largest solar roof system in Colombia

Solar roof system installed at Exito's Barranquilla store reducing energy demand by 24%.

By: Solarcentury

24/07/15: Sun Bandit wins certification for water heaters

First solar water heater to secure OG-100 certification.

By: Next Generation Energy

24/07/15: Alusin Solar to supply its first MW-scale plant in Turkey

1 MW Bulnes System on flat east-west roof in Adana. Spanish manufacturer expects to secure certification for its ground-mount systems soon.

By: Alusin Solar

23/07/15: China Sunergy regains compliance with Nasdaq Listing requirements

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. today announced that it had received written notification from the Listing Qualifications Department of the NASDAQ Stock Market, on July 20, 2015 informing the Company that it has regained compliance with...

By: China Sunergy

23/07/15: Vikram Solar opens new office in South African city of Johannesburg

The solar company Vikram Solar has opened its third African office in Johannesburg. The new office complements Vikram Solar’s existing branches in Kenya and Uganda, and is aiming to increase the company’s market presence and...

By: Vikram Solar

23/07/15: Suncrest Solar announces ProAlliance Partner program

The ProAlliance program is designed to help new and established sales-focused companies make an easy transition into the solar energy industry.

By: Suncrest Solar

23/07/15: SunEdison's President of Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa named "Solar Power Person of the Year"

Pashupathy Gopalan awarded the Solar Power Person of the Year during the Renewable World International Convention in Delhi, India.

By: SunEdison

23/07/15: LDK Solar announces annual general meeting results

AGM took note of the resignation of Mr. Xingxue Tong, incumbent President and CEO of the Company.

By: LDK Solar

22/07/15: New Bedford, Mass. achieves two thirds RE goal with new 4 MW PV plant

New solar plant from SunEdison helps city source more than half of the its energy needs from solar.

By: SunEdison Inc.

22/07/15: Georgia Power receives approval for Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany solar project

Georgia Power announced today a new, on-base 46 megawatt (MW) AC solar facility planned at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany. The project was approved Tuesday by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) and will be...

By: Georgia Power

22/07/15: Luxor Solar extends ISO certifications

After successful verification by the independent TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH, Luxor Solar has once again fulfilled all the requirements for certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 (quality management) and ISO...

By: Luxor Solar GmbH

22/07/15: Welspun Renewables Commissions Maharashtra’s Largest Solar Project under PPP Model

The first of its kind project can set precedent for many such partnerships in RE sector.IPP has set up the 52 MW (DC)project with Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd (Mahagenco). Commissioned project will be powering...

By: Welspun Renewables

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