02/09/14: Fluor puts online the 170 MW-AC Centinela Solar project in Southern California

Fluor has completed the massive plant in only 20 months time, as the latest utility-scale PV project to go online in Southern California's Imperial Valley. The plant may also be one of the last mega-projects in the area, as...

Chinese flag.

02/09/14: China to top 100 GW PV capacity by 2028, says NPD Solarbuzz analyst

By 2028, the world will boast at least nine countries with more than 5 GW PV capacity installed, led by China with more than 100 GW.

Amiram Roth-Deblon, juwi's regional director for Asia-Pacific

02/09/14: juwi enters Philippine market with utility-scale plant

The German company will provide complete EPC services for the 6.25 MW solar farm, which is replacing old diesel generators. The project is one of a number of projects in the company's pipeline.

Great Knowle solar park, England.

02/09/14: New UK funding scheme will hit solar hard, says industry

DECC's first round of spending in the Allocation Framework for Contracts for Difference is unlikely to benefit the solar sector, argues the STA and REA.

Solar farm in Dorset, England.

02/09/14: ReneSola to develop 13 MW solar farm project in UK

The Chinese PV company expects the solar farm in Dorset, England, to be fully operational and connected to the national energy grid by end of this year.

City of Morioka, Mount Iwate, Japan

02/09/14: Etrion, Hitachi to build 34 MW of utility-scale PV projects in Japan

Etrion is one of the first foreign independent power producers to secure Japanese domestic financing for utility-scale solar plants. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank provided is funding the projects.

The Avancis factory.

02/09/14: Avancis acquired by China's CNBM

German thin film manufacturer Avancis has announced that its acquisition by Chinese building materials and glass supplier CNBM has gone ahead. It says that preparations to restart its production in Torgau, Germany, will begin...

Activ Solar 105.56 MW Perovo park in Crimea

02/09/14: Crimean government threatens to nationalize Activ Solar's assets in Crimea

Leaders in the former Ukranian region of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March, are looking to nationalize projects owned by Activ Solar due to outstanding debt to Russian banks.

01/09/14: Arizona, Hawaii lead the U.S. in per-capita solar

A new report by Environment America looks at the top 10 U.S. states for solar electric installations, and finds that while California's installed solar capacity is impressive, other states have greater densities.

Solar park, England.

01/09/14: EUR 500m clean energy fund over-subscribed

The Clean Energy Fund II, overseen by Glennmont Partners, successfully closed after raising EUR 50m more than its target.

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02/09/14: Austin, Texas increases solar goals by 700 MW, solar to be new default source of power

The city council in the capitol city of the U.S. state of Texas has passed a sweeping resolution to strengthen solar policies and goals for its municipal utility. This includes procuring an additional 600 MW of utility-scale...

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02/09/14: Ascent Solar announces new common stock investment of $8 million led by largest shareholder, TFG Radiant Investment Group

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex series of consumer products, announced today that it entered into a...

By: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.

02/09/14: New analysis finds 38% of world's shale resources face water stress

Water availability could potentially limit shale resource development on six continents.

By: World Resources Institute

02/09/14: BDO Zimbabwe and meeco: new partnership for mutual benefits

The meeco Group starts cooperation with BDO Zimbabwe -- a member firm of BDO International, one of the largest accountancy networks.

By: The meeco Group

02/09/14: Randall MacEwen appointed president & CEO of Ballard Power Systems

The Board of Directors of Ballard Power Systems have announced the appointment of Mr. Randall (Randy) MacEwen as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 6, 2014.

By: Ballard Power Systems

02/09/14: Greentech -- A national PV distributor with local coverage

Edmundson Electrical and Electric Center have launched the Greentech brand at 21 locations across the UK. Each of these locations will carry a full range of PV stock and have a technical specialist to provide local support.

By: Edmundson Electrical

01/09/14: Applied Energy Technologies achieves UL 2703 listing for its Rayport-G ECO utility-scale ground mount system

AET enters South American market with 5MW installation of Rayport-G ECO

By: Applied Energy Technologies

01/09/14: Seminole Financial Services closes 29.6 MW project

Seminole Financial Services surpasses half a billion dollars in renewable energy financing with closing of 29.6 MW DC North Carolina solar project.

By: Seminole Financial Services

01/09/14: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) expands online through new e-learning platform

Since its foundation in 2008, the Renewables Academy (RENAC)’s objective is to make knowledge on renewable energy and energy efficiency available for participants in any location and time zone. Therefore, after having provided...

By: Renewables Academy (RENAC)

01/09/14: Studer Innotec's new MPPT VarioString is nominated for the Solar industry awards 2014

Studer Innotec has been shortlisted for the Solar industry awards 2014 in the category & PV Balance of System.

By: Studer Innotec

01/09/14: Global Solar PV Market Expected to Reach 489.8 GW by 2020

Grand View Research Has Announced The latest Addition Of "Solar PV Market Trends & Forecasts To 2020" Market Research Report To Their Database.

By: Grand View Research

29/08/14: SunShare Community Solar Garden deliver fee electricity to students

SunShare announces program to provide free electricity from its Community Solar Garden to families of students at Academy 360.

By: SunShare

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