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Jordan initiates the Green Corridor tender; increases PV target

Jordan has begun to process bids for the first of its Green Corridor Project tenders.

The week has seen excellent news for solar in Jordan, which has initiated the tender of the vital Green Corridor project and increased its national target for solar PV. pv magazine reports the latest development from Jordan's...

Dyesol announce CSIRO collaboration plan

Dyesol will work with the CSIRO to continue their development of perovskite solar technology. Image: Dyesol

Leading Australian developers Dyesol have today announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the development of perovskite solar...

Turkey to launch 1 GW tender

Turkish flag.

Turkey will tender for up to 1 GW of PV to be developed in the central region of Konya. Turkish press is reporting that the tender will be for a 1 GW array, titled the Karapinar solar project, and that a 2,000 hectare site has...

Neo Solar Power raises $120 million via bond offering

The Taiwanese company’s third placement of credit-enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds (ECBs) earlier this week was twice-oversubscribed.

Former coal boss seeks approval for 300 MW solar plant in Port Augusta

The proposed project area for the plant, outside of Port Augusta. Image: Google maps/Renew Economy

The former head of Australia’s most polluting brown coal generator is proposing a 10-fold increase in the size of a solar PV plant he proposes fills in the market gap created by the closure of Port Augusta’s own brown coal-fired...

Ciel et Terre, GermanSolar Asia to build 5MW floating PV project in Taiwan

The two companies expect to finish the first phase of the project — Taiwan’s first floating solar array — in June 2017.

SPI Energy nails financing for 4.8MW DG project

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider has secured an eight-year financing deal with the Bank of Jiangsu for an array in Nantong, Jiangsu province.

Swinerton, D.E. Shaw complete the largest solar plant in the Midwest

Xcel Energy will buy power from the 100 MW-AC North Star Solar facility in Minnesota.

Trina Solar modules installed on 4 MW solar carport system

Trina Solar modules used at carport array at Weeze airport in Germany. Image: Gottfried Evers

The large array has been installed at the Airport Weeze in Germany, using Trina Solar's record-breaking Honey series of modules, which are now feeding the local grid and supplying electricity to the airport.

United Photovoltaics announces acquisition of 40 MW plant in Shandong

United PV's purchase of the 40 MW Shandong plant is the latest in a series of acquisitions as the company looks to expand. Image: SkySolar

United Photovoltaics Group has completed its acquisition of the entire equity interest in Haiyang-Xin Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd.

Solar PV in Ethiopia: A state of flux

Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Image: Simisa

Expectations for solar PV in Ethiopia have increased significantly over the last few months, with formal discussions taking place over a PV tender. However, the government's recent declaration of a state of emergency, which is...

Success for solar in electricity auctions in Latin America

Chile Atacama desert 100 MW array.

The drop of solar module prices has been key to the competitiveness of solar energy in international electricity auctions over the last year.

Overcapacities and subsidy cuts prompt falling prices around the world

Module overcapacity on a global scale is putting downward pressure on prices.

Globalization is a fact of life in the solar PV industry as much of the production of modules and other key PV system components takes place in China, only to then be shipped across the seas to customers in other continents.

Stunning price falls could spark another gold rush for US solar PV market

SolarCity rooftop array. Flickr image by orngejuglr.

A Deutsche Bank report has predicted "sharp declines" in US solar module and inverter prices that it says could drive payback periods down to less than five years and spark a "final 'gold rush'" in the American residential,...

8minutenergy announces capital raise to support 5.5 GW PV pipeline

8minutenergy's 50 MW Chocolate Mountain solar PV plant in California. Image: 8minutenergy

The California-based solar developer is looking to take advantage of a growing U.S. PV market, by raising capital on its near shovel-ready projects, which the company believes have a value in excess of USD 1 billion.

GCL New Energy selling USD 14 million of PV equipment to China Finance

GCL New Energy project. Image: GCL New Energy

The solar PV manufacturing equipment will be sold to China Finance in two separate transactions, and will then be leased back to two separate subsidiaries of the GCL New Energy group, as the company looks to raise capital to...

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