Kyocera Solar's 110.88 kW roof-mount system for Tomar Electronics in Gilbert, Arizona.

20/10/14: Kyocera teams up with Healthy Planet Partners fund

The companies are providing developer and EPC partners with an end-to-end solution, from assistance with origination, technical and financial feasibility analysis to construction and long-term financing.

Sheep among solar panels, England.

20/10/14: UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines

Environment secretary Liz Truss to deny farmers with solar panels installed on their land the right to farm subsidies under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.

Desertec: Tunisia satellite photo

20/10/14: TuNur seeking to provide UK with North African solar power

While the grand Desertec plan may be dead, the dream of delivering solar power from North Africa to Europe appears alive and well, at least for TuNur, which is looking for investment to export energy to the U.K.

Saihanba National Park, Hebei, China

20/10/14: SPI Solar unit signs 100 MW of EPC deals in China

Xinyu Xinwei New Energy will handle EPC services for 100 MW of solar PV projects in China's Hebei province.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Isabel Allende, president of the Chilean Senate, and Energy Minister Máximo Pacheco attended the Luz del Norte PV plant's inaugural ceremony on Oct. 17, 2014.

20/10/14: First Solar begins construction of 141 MW PV plant in Chile

The Luz Del Norte, expected to be the largest PV plant in South America when completed, will make significant contribution to Chile's national energy agenda. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and leading government officials...

Lake Isabella, Kern County, California

20/10/14: 8minutenergy signs EPC deal with Gehrlicher for three Calilfornia projects

Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. will build three projects for the independent solar PV developer.

LDK Solar headquarters.

17/10/14: Creditors vote through LDK restructure

Note holders of the debt-saddled wafer manufacturer waved through restructuring proposals this morning. The plans will now go before courts in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

17/10/14: Neo Solar Power subsidiary reveals 14 MW UK rooftop solar program

The scheme will be carried out by General Energy Solutions and will be the largest project for a housing community in the U.K.

Megasolar PV plant by Orix.

17/10/14: Orix to pursue 800 MW Japan PV projects despite grid constraints

The Tokyo-based finance and leasing company hopes to install 800 MW of megasolar projects by 2018, and is not cowed by recent reports of grid restrictions for new solar projects.

Jiangxi Province.

16/10/14: Jinko Power signs agreement for 200 MW solar plant in China

The subsidiary of JinkoSolar has been given the green light by the government of Shicheng County in Jiangxi Province to develop the $261 million project.

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Industry press releases

20/10/14: NEXTracker introduces NEXTracker SPT Self-Powered Tracker

Autonomous tracker motors -- powered by the sun -- enable system owners to minimize costs, increase energy output and maximize profits.

By: NEXTracker

20/10/14: Radian Generation engaged by DIF to provide solar asset management services for 65 MW of solar projects in Canada

Radian Generation, LLC (RadianGEN), a provider of ongoing solar asset management and advisory services, has entered into an agreement with affiliates of DIF, an independent fund management company with an extensive global...

By: Radian Generation, LLC

20/10/14: New divestment campaign hits big five banks

A new campaign calling for banks to stop funding fossil fuels and climate change has been launched today by campaign group Move Your Money. ‘Divest!’ comes on the back of fast moving public concern about climate change and fossil...

By: Move Your Money

20/10/14: S:FLEX expands portfolio with PV carports

S:FLEX Inc., U.S.-based manufacturer of racking solutions for photovoltaic rooftop and ground mount systems, expands its portfolio by launching an innovative PV Carports product line.

By: S:FLEX Inc.

20/10/14: MAGE SOLAR USA joins international holding group

U.S.-based solar PV and ACPV-provider joins renewable energy holding group; Prepares for exponential growth; Changes name to MAGE SOLAR USA


20/10/14: Capital Stage acquires solar park in Germany

Hamburg-based solar and wind park operator Capital Stage has signed a contract for the acquisition of a further solar park in Germany with a capacity of 5.6 MWp. Scatec Power AS, located in Oslo, Norway, is the vendor. The...

By: Capital Stage AG

17/10/14: SunLink acquires ViaSol single axis tracker

The partnership will be unveiled at Solar Power International in Las Vegas next week.

By: SunLink Corporation

17/10/14: Sungage and DCU announce $100m solar loan program

Solar financing company and Massachusetts credit union will finance around 4,000 new solar households through the scheme.

By: Sungage Financial

16/10/14: SunTegra products receive certifications and CEC listing

New solar tile and shingles from IST receive high ratings

By: Integrated Solar Technologies

16/10/14: S:FLEX expands European network with UK subsidiary

Liverpool base as German company expands its UK operations.


16/10/14: Zilla Corporation Releases new Zilla Electrical XL Flashing

The flashing is designed to allow for running nearly any electrical wiring through either roofs or walls, without leaks or UV damage.

By: Zilla Corporation

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