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Russian solar sector heats up

Russian Republic of Buryatia

Moscow-based conglomerate Renova Group is leading the way in Russia's solar development. The company's subsidiaries are partnering with local and foreign players on PV projects throughout the country.


SmartFlex aims to revolutionise custom-made PV elements

Europe

A European project called SmartFlex aims to develop what it calls "a prototype production line capable of manufacturing photovoltaic modules in accordance with architects' individual requirements."


UK solar strategy favours commercial rooftop at expense of solar farms

Greg Barker, Reza Shaybani at SunSolarEnergy in Birmingham

Swathes of commercial and industrial roofs could be transformed into solar energy generating plants under a new solar strategy unveiled by the U.K. government on Friday.


meeco expands Maldives PV project

Maamigili Airport, Maldives

The Swiss company is partnering with Villa Group on a PV project cluster that total of five PV installations throughout the island nation.


Chile installs record-breaking 150 MW of PV in Q1

SunEdison panels

Four major projects came on-line in the first three monhts of 2014, giving Chile a promising start to the year. The country has 380 MW of solar projects currently under construction.


EU lowers Chinese PV import volume

European Commission

In responding to lower installation forecasts in Europe, Brussels has reduced the import volume for photovoltaic manufacturers from China from 7 to 5.8 GW this year.


Brazil to hold first federal PV auction this year

Brasilia, Brazil

The PV sector is heating up in Brazil, where developers remain excited about the country's growing electricity demand as solar becomes increasingly competitive with other sources of renewable energy.


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