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First Solar to provide EPC for 52.5 MW Jordan solar plant

Jordan landscape.

The U.S. thin film company has also finalized a long-term O&M contract for the Shams Ma'an Power Plant project.


IDB approves $66 million for Uruguay's first large utility-scale solar PV plant

Urugay PV plant

The La Jacinta project is a breakthrough for Latin America, as one of only five solar projects larger than 50 MW to secure both a power contract and financing.


Planning barrier to UK solar could be removed

A Sainsbury's in Glasgow.

The government has proposed raising the bar for commercial rooftop systems needing planning permission, from 50 kW to 1 MW. The STA says more needs to be done for the 50 kW-to-5 MW rooftop market in the UK.


Swiss developer signs 6.27 GW deal with Hareon

Izmir, Turkey.

ILB Helios plans 3.3 GW of projects in Turkey over the next three years. The deal, with the Chinese manufacturer, has a pipeline of projects including Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Iran and Iraq.


Brazilian bank aims to boost domestic solar manufacturing

Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A BNDES solar project funding scheme will have various levels of local content requirement. From 2020 onwards, bank-funded schemes must include Brazilian cells.


India's Uttar Pradesh announces 300 MW solar bidding process

Uttar Pradesh.

The Indian state issues a request for proposal, calling for interested bidders to submit their offers for a share of the 300 MW of PV capacity.


Renewable energy share reaches record high in Germany

Berlin, Germany

New installations coupled with favorable climatic conditions helped boost the share of renewables to a record 28.5% in the first half of 2014.


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