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Xcel Energy and SunPower plan 50 MW Colorado PV plant

San Luis Valley, Colorado - site of the proposed 50 MW solar PV plant from SunPower and Xcel Energy.

The solar park will be located at a 320-acre site in San Luis Valley, with construction to commence in early 2015.

JinkoSolar reports 73% year-on-year Q1 revenue boost

JinkoSolar installation, China.

The Chinese company’s financial report for the first quarter shows strong revenue increase on last year but an 8% decrease compared to Q4 2013.

Canadian Solar and GCL-Poly announce joint venture in China

GCL-Poly facility in China.

The two solar companies are to jointly build a manufacturing facility for the production of crystalline solar cells in Jiangsu Province.

IBC Solar breaks Japanese ground with 2.3 MW solar project

Sakura, Japan.

The German PV system specialist is working with local partners to fully develop the plant, scheduled for completion in mid-July.

US scientists study consumer interest in PV

Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico

Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories say the project will help increase the United States' share of solar energy in the electricity market from its current share of less than .05% to at least 14% by 2030.

New solar-powered drone launched by Sunlight Photonics

The SUNLINK-5 UAV is the first commercially available solar-powered drone to hit the market.

The SUNLINK-5 is a small UAV (unmanned airborne vehicle) that has been designed for low to medium altitudes and day-long missions thanks to its solar-powered capability.

Shunfeng to raise $774 million through share offering

Suntech module factory, China.

The Chinese solar cell manufacturer hopes to raise funds in order to construct more solar power stations.

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