Hevel Solar PV park in Russia.

27/05/15: Hevel Solar plans $450m PV expansion in Russia

Venture between Renova and OAO Rusnano to develop Russia's solar footprint being driven by oil billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.

Arthur's Seat and the Edinburgh skyline.

27/05/15: Edinburgh unveils ambitious community solar plans

Council of the Scottish capital outlines aim to create the U.K.'s largest community-owned urban renewable energy project, aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 855 tonnes a year.

Fronius inverter.

27/05/15: Fronius launches large-scale string inverter

Austrian inverter specialist introduces its first string inverter developed specifically for the project market, available in 25.0 and 27.0 kVA power categories.

Solar stroud installation, California.

27/05/15: Solar fastest-growing U.S. power source since shale boom

Figures from the EIA reveal that solar will grow by more than 30% over the next year, posting growth patterns not seen in U.S. since the shale boom.

India flag.

27/05/15: Amazon launches solar power store in India

Online marketplace dedicated to enabling India customers to purchase a range of solar PV-related products, including solar panels and lights.

Solar installation, U.S.

27/05/15: US: DoE announces $32m extra solar funding

Money to be steered towards training of U.S. solar support workers, driving down cost of solar and increasing access to solar data.

Kagoshima City.

27/05/15: Kyocera and partners to build 92 MW Japan solar plant

Investment in large-scale PV project to total $284 million, site identified in southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima.

26/05/15: JinkoSolar’s Malaysian PV manufacturing facility operational

Two months after construction began, JinkoSolar has announced its new Malaysian PV cell and module manufacturing facility is officially operational.

26/05/15: SPI, K.K. Uniroot announce 500 MW Japanese PV pipeline

China-based Solar Power, Inc. and Japan's K.K. Uniroot will develop over 500 MW of PV projects in Japan under a new partnership.

26/05/15: High liability to asset ratios and low inventory turnover signal "solvency concerns" for PV companies

Based on their liability to asset ratios, and low inventory turnovers, Yingli Green Energy and Canadian Solar, among others, are posing "potential solvency concerns," according to a leading solar research analyst. First Solar,...

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Solar farm, Australia.

27/05/15: Australia: solar subsidy report draws industry's ire

Report by Australian think-tank the Grattan Institute attacking the country's "expensive" solar subsidies dismissed as blinkered by pro-solar advocates.

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Industry press releases

27/05/15: DuraTrack HZ v3 Tracking System Commissioned in Northern New Mexico

Springer Electric Cooperative's 1.3 MW solar plant will provide clean energy to local customers

By: Array Technologies, Inc.

27/05/15: SunEdison announces Utah's largest solar power plant is now operational

SunEdison's 3.8 MWSouth Milford solar plant comes online.

By: SunEdison

26/05/15: Gexpro launches a new battery energy storage solution

Gexpro, a worldwide electrical distributor, solutions provider and a subsidiary of Rexel, will offer, in conjunction with Geli, Ideal Power and LG Chem, a Battery Energy Storage Solution ("BESS"), Gexpro Power IQ, to commercial...

By: Gexpro

26/05/15: sPower breaks ground on Sierra Solar Facility, 22.5MW in Los Angeles County

sPower today announced that it has broken ground on a 22.5MW solar project in Lancaster, Calif. The Sierra Solar project is sPower’s first in Los Angeles County.

By: sPower

26/05/15: NV Energy and The Alliance for Solar Choice announce net metering compromise

Groups urge Nevada Legislature to pass SB 347 with new amendment

By: The Alliance for Solar Choice

26/05/15: Apricum secures Korean investor OCI in USD 23M funding round for Eos Energy Storage

In a deal brokered by Apricum for its client Eos, the solar division of Korean green energy company OCI comes on board as investor in the final closing of Eos’ round C equity financing to support commercial launch of its...

By: Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory

25/05/15: SSE container type PV energy storage system selected as “Top Ten Highlighted Solar Products”

SSE 1500 VDC solar power inverter was granted the honor award during SNEC PV Power EXPO 2015.

By: Shanghai Surpass Sun Electric Co., Ltd

22/05/15: Stion adds warranty policy from global insurance leader Munich Re

Stion, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of high efficiency thin-film solar modules and provider of photovoltaic solar solutions, announced today the addition of Munich Re solar panel warranty insurance for installations...

By: Stion

22/05/15: PowerFin announces community solar project with Austin Energy

25-year PPA for the sale of up to 3.2 MW of solar power agreed between the two firms.

By: PowerFin

22/05/15: New mapping tool highlights support for mini-grids

Publication and web tool will help developers of mini-grids discover what support is available to them.

By: Alliance for Rural Electrification

22/05/15: Solar3D's SUNworks division wins $3M PV contract for Sun City Lincoln Hills community association

Adult retirement community enlists SUNworks to design and install solar system capable of saving facility $9.5m over 25 years.

By: Solar3D

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