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Jordan's rooftop PV sector thriving 

Jordan's rooftop solar PV industry has enjoyed steady growth in the past few years.

Jordan leads Arab world in utility-scale solar PV installations with many large solar farms expected to go online in 2015. Residential and commercial rooftop sectors are also kick-starting the thriving solar sector.


Indonesian government continuing $55m renewable program

Archipelago nation to reopen bids for $55 million of renewable energy projects including 86 small solar arrays.


Mammoth Desert Sunlight solar farm begins commercial operation

Secretary Sally Jewell flips the switch at the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, Riverside County, California.

The 550 MW project, which uses First Solar's thin-film modules, was inaugurated yesterday during gathering of 150 federal, state and local officials.


Gintech explores merger and relocation opportunities in light of US tariffs

Gintech's Taiwan factory.

The Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer may merge its operation or seek to relocate as the company aims to stay competitive in face of stinging US tariffs.


US SunShot Initiative releases $13m for community solar projects

SunShot-backed PV installation.

Opportunity labeled Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities designed to establish technical assistance program for local governments to drive greater PV deployment.


Duke Energy acquires large stake in REC Solar

Duke Energy at work.

The US utility has snapped up a majority share of REC Solar's commercial business, confirms it will invest $225 million in commercial projects.


NEXTracker doubles manufacturing capacity, raises $25m in financing

SunEdison utility-scale PV plant.

The US tracker company announces funding benchmark on back of growth that saw manufacturing capacity double.


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