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United States reaches 1 million solar installations

SEIA and George Washington University report predicts that the United States will reach 2 million solar installations in 2018, and that 1 million PV systems will be installed annually starting in 2025.


Work begins on a 47 MW solar project in Central Japan

This is investment firm GSSG Solar’s first utility-scale project in Japan.


Huawei and Sunseap seeking strategic cooperation

Huawei 20 MW Fusion Solar Smart PV plant in Trowbridge, UK

Leading Chinese inverter manufacturer and O&M system supplier Huawei signed an agreement with Singapore's largest clean energy provider Sunseap to embark on a strategic cooperation for the Southeast Asian market.


Hanergy’s USD660 million Macrolink deal scrapped

Hanergy America Solar Solutions

The unusual deal, which appears to be effectively cancelled, would have seen Hanergy supply 600 MW of BIPV production equipment to Macrolink for USD660 million and an agreement that Macrolink would purchase 3.48% of the company’s...


GE to deliver 220 MW of inverters to DEWA's Dubai solar project

The GE LV5 Series 1 MW central inverter will be shipped to Spanish EPC TSK in the summer for installation in the DEWA solar project.

The DEWA project is currently attracting bids for the world's cheapest solar energy, and 220 MW of PV installed in the next phase will be controlled by GE’s LV5 Series central inverters.


SolarCity secures $227 million in tax equity financing from John Hancock

SolarCity’s latest deal will finance 201 MW of residential and C&I solar in 18 states.


CLP India aiming to enter the solar market with purchase of Suzlon projects

Telangana kachiguda railway station

Reports coming out of India suggest that wind energy giant Suzlon is negotiating a deal with CLP India to sell 100 MW of PV projects, marking CLP’s first steps in India’s growing solar market.


US: DOE grants $25m to aid grid integration of solar energy

Rooftop solar install, U.S.

Department of Energy pledges $25 million in funding as part of the extended Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy program, part of the Grid Modernization Initative.


First solar-powered bus shelter opened in London

2.8 kW PV installation at the bus stop generates enough electricity to power an average London home

UK's first solar power generating bus stop, designed by Polysolar, has been opened in Canary Wharf, London.


India: SECI calls on World Bank for $200m financing for own solar projects

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India plans to increase its downstream portfolio with series of large-scale solar projects across the country; has approached World Bank to provide 50% funding.


Avancis hits 17.9% efficiency on 30 cm x 30 cm module

Avancis module in production

German CIGS developer Avancis has achieved an efficiency of 17.9% with its CIGS technology. The company hit the conversion efficiency on a 30 cm x 30 cm mini module, with the company claiming the technology could be translated...


Duke Energy adds 30 MW to its solar portfolio

5 MW Mickey Mouse-shaped PV plant in Florida

Duke Energy has acquired six PV projects with the total capacity of 30 MW in Eastern North Carolina.


Canadian energy company eyes 150 MW PV plant in Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

CMX Renewable Energy Inc. has applied for a license to build a 150 MW PV plant, costing an estimated USD150 million, in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province, just as the solar market is being stirred within the country.


Vivint Solar switches leadership as CEO steps down

Vivint Solar HQ.

Greg Butterfield steps down as chief executive officer at Vivint Solar, with David Bywater appointed interim CEO as the company looks for a permanent replacement.


Financing secured for 60 MW PV plant in Bolivia

Bolivia’s Central Bank will provide a US$95 million loan for the Uyuni PV project, the largest solar project to date in the nation.


Canada suspends MicroFIT until July

Citing “irregular and incomplete applications”, Ontario’s grid operator has halted the program until a new version of the MicroFIT is rolled out in July.


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