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China to top 100 GW PV capacity by 2028, says NPD Solarbuzz analyst

Chinese flag.

By 2028, the world will boast at least nine countries with more than 5 GW PV capacity installed, led by China with more than 100 GW.


juwi enters Philippine market with utility-scale plant

Amiram Roth-Deblon, juwi's regional director for Asia-Pacific

The German company will provide complete EPC services for the 6.25 MW solar farm, which is replacing old diesel generators. The project is one of a number of projects in the company’s pipeline.


New UK funding scheme will hit solar hard, says industry

Great Knowle solar park, England.

DECC's first round of spending in the Allocation Framework for Contracts for Difference is unlikely to benefit the solar sector, argues the STA and REA.


ReneSola to develop 13 MW solar farm project in UK

Solar farm in Dorset, England.

The Chinese PV company expects the solar farm in Dorset, England, to be fully operational and connected to the national energy grid by end of this year.


Etrion, Hitachi to build 34 MW of utility-scale PV projects in Japan

City of Morioka, Mount Iwate, Japan

Etrion is one of the first foreign independent power producers to secure Japanese domestic financing for utility-scale solar plants. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank provided is funding the projects.


Avancis acquired by China’s CNBM

The Avancis factory.

German thin film manufacturer Avancis has announced that its acquisition by Chinese building materials and glass supplier CNBM has gone ahead. It says that preparations to restart its production in Torgau, Germany, will begin...


Crimean government threatens to nationalize Activ Solar's assets in Crimea

Activ Solar 105.56 MW Perovo park in Crimea

Leaders in the former Ukranian region of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March, are looking to nationalize projects owned by Activ Solar due to outstanding debt to Russian banks.


India's ideal solar roadmap could add 145 GW of PV within decade, says report

Solar PV installation, India.

Bridge to India and Tata Power Solar's joint report suggests that the best-case scenario for India's solar sector could boost PV capacity by more than 140 GW.


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Arizona, Hawaii lead the U.S. in per-capita solar

A new report by Environment America looks at the top 10 U.S. states for solar electric installations, and finds that while California's installed solar capacity is impressive, other states have greater densities.


EUR 500m clean energy fund over-subscribed

Solar park, England.

The Clean Energy Fund II, overseen by Glennmont Partners, successfully closed after raising EUR 50m more than its target.


Scatec Solar and Norfund partner on PV projects in developing countries

Scatec Solar PV installation.

The Norwegian solar company will jointly invest in solar power projects to be developed in all countries where Norfund has a mandate for action.


HelioSage Energy sells 60 MW-AC North Carolina PV portfolio

Solar installation, North Carolina.

U.S. utility scale developer has offloaded 12 ground-mount, development-stage solar projects via a round of PPAs with local power agencies.


Utility scale projects boosting Japan's domestic solar sector

The 82 MW Marubeni PV installation.

Figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association show local shipments rose to almost 1.9 GW for first quarter of the financial year.


Xiaofeng Peng resigns from LDK Solar

LDK solar HQ.

Former chairman, founder and director hands in resignation ahead of commencement of restructuring proceedings for the troubled Chinese solar company.


Shunfeng to buy SAG Solarstrom, announces name change

Suntech solar modules.

The Chinese solar group, which is to rebrand as Shunfeng International Clean Energy, will acquire the German company for $85 million.


Bear Republic inaugurates its solar beer operations

The Californian flag.

Bear Republic Brewing, a Northern California beer brewery known for its leading approach to sustainable water use has now adopted a rooftop PV system that will zero out its utility use of electricity. “We didn’t do this for...


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