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pv magazine weekly news roundup: Oct 31-Nov 7

Project Salvador by SunPower.

A busy week for solar saw SunPower connect the world's largest merchant PV plant in Chile, Brazil unveil its first solar-only federal auction, and German solar ambitions suffer yet another blow.


UK: Solar companies lose High Court battle

Solar park, U.K.

Challenge to DECC's decision to close the Renewable Obligation scheme two years early thrown out by High Court in London.


Neoen breaks ground on 300 MW French solar plant

Cestas, near Bordeaux.

The installation near Bordeaux will become the biggest solar park in Europe once complete in October 2015, and will swell France's solar output.


Solar supplies just 50 MW of SCE's 2.2 GW of new energy

Battery storage.

Latest power generation contracts illustrate just how far solar is lagging the 'dash for gas' Stateside. But utility commissioned five times its mandated amount of energy from storage.


SolarCity outlook disappoints despite 20% Q3 revenue increase

Rooftop installation, SolarCity.

The U.S. solar panel leasing company generated third-quarter revenue of $58 million, booking 230 MW of new projects during that period.


First Solar and Belectric start 46 MW solar project in Oxford

Sheep grazing at a solar PV installation in England.

New utility-scale development will be able to power one quarter of households in the famous old city, says Belectric.


World's first solar-powered cycle path to open in Amsterdam

SolaRoad being installed in Amsterdam.

A 70-meter stretch of the cycle path in the Dutch capital has been fitted with solar panels that will generate clean power for the local grid.


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