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Hevel Solar plans $450m PV expansion in Russia

Hevel Solar PV park in Russia.

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


Australia: solar subsidy report draws industry's ire

Solar farm, Australia.

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


Edinburgh unveils ambitious community solar plans

Arthur's Seat and the Edinburgh skyline.

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 launches large-scale string inverter

Fronius 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 fastest-growing U.S. power source since shale boom

Solar stroud installation, California.

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.


Amazon launches solar power store in India

India flag.

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


US: DoE announces $32m extra solar funding

Solar installation, U.S.

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


Kyocera and partners to build 92 MW Japan solar plant

Kagoshima City.

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


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.


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.


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,...


BYD to establish PV module facility in Brazil

BYD Company Limited has said it will build a 400 MW PV module manufacturing facility in Brazil, together with APEX-Brasil. It is scheduled to open in the first half of 2016.


Taiwan’s NSP announces yieldco

Jumping on the bandwagon, Neo Solar Power Corporation has announced it will form a yieldco. An investment of US$50 million has been earmarked by the Taiwanese company. It plans a public listing by Q1 2016 at the latest.


US installs 50 MW PV in April

According to the latest statistics, the U.S. added 50 MW of new PV projects in April. For the first quarter of 2015, 362 MW were installed; a far cry from the 937 MW installed in the previous year.


India: JA Solar and EIL sign 500 MW PV manufacturing MOU

Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd has joined forces with Essel Infraprojects Limited (EIL) to establish a solar cell and module manufacturing facility.


PV plans abound, but Jordan can’t rest on its laurels

News of solar PV plans in Jordan is coming in fast and thick on the back of announcements last week that projects totaling 200 MW had been tendered at record low prices. The country appears to be gearing up for its day in the...


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