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SolarWorld backs US 'solarize' campaign

Charlotte, North Carolina

Communities within North Carolina and Utah work together to erect solar panels while one university launches first campus-sponsored scheme.


SunEdison raises funds to build facilities in Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

The Canadian firm is to build 33 MW of facilities in the province as part of an ongoing relationship with Deutsche Bank.


Sunways AG receives purchase offer for its inverter business

Sunways AG HQ, Konstanz, Germany.

Insolvent and bedeviled by debt, administrators warn the Konstanz-based subsidiary of LDK Solar that the offer is not sufficient to satisfy shareholder demands.


Google and SunPower pitch in for $250 million solar lease project

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

The tech giant pledges $100 million to SunPower's solar lease program, further augmenting its involvement in residential rooftop solar across the U.S.


Avancis sells off solar business to Chinese group CNBM

Avancis

The manufacturer from China will restart production later this year of the troubled company's products. Acquisition is seen as part of plan of expansion.


Aleo Solar's poor 2013 financial report signals final death knell

Aleo Solar HQ in Germany.

Poor but unsurprising financial results published today reveal a 55% contraction in annual revenue, which fell to just EUR 124.9 million ($172.6 million).


Samoa sets sights on largest solar array in the Pacific

Samoa Savaii beach.

The tiny South Pacific country announces plans to build a 2.2 MW solar plant, with financial assistance from the Asia Development Bank and neighboring New Zealand.


A big step for LED flashers in cell production

LED flashers.

Hanwha Q Cells adopts LED flasher from Wavelabs as a fully fledged replacement for the xenon flasher during cell testing and production.


Solar Frontier and other green companies look to set up shop in New York State

US flag.

The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up US headquarters and a factory in the area. The Buffalo area has been allocated $1 billion dollars over seven years to jump-start its economy through green ventures.


Bloomberg invests $5 million in off-grid solar lamp venture

Little Sun solar lamps

The Little Sun initiative seeks to provide light to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to electrical grids, putting particular focus on off-grid populations in Africa.


UK to install 16 GW by 2018

Martifer Solar ground-mount project, UK

Britain's solar strategy will lay ground for a stable future for solar development, according to IHS, which estimates the country installed 922 MW of utility-scale systems in the first quarter of the year.


SunEdison appoints new president for Europe, Africa and Latin America

Chilean PV installation by SunEdison.

The solar company names Jose Perez as the man to lead operations in Europe, Africa and Latin America, replacing Pancho Perez.


Global clean energy investment up 10% in first quarter

Japan rooftop solar array.

Massive rise in small-scale solar in Japan and the U.S. helps push renewable energy investment towards strong first quarter.


Canadian Solar to supply 43 MW project in Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

The project is the latest in a slew of projects boosting business for the Ontario-based company.


US adds 584 MW of solar in first quarter, reaches 8.67 GW in March

Strata Solar, Warehouse Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Solar accounted for more than 50% of new capacity installed between January and March. The number of new grid-connected plants reached 47 in the period, down from 66 a year ago.


SunEdison completes 20 MW PV plant in California

SunEdison solar installation, California.

The solar facility is located in Kern County and was commissioned by local utility Southern Company via its subsidiary Southern Power, and Turner Renewable Energy.


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