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Russia's southwestern region to add 10 PV farms by 2018

Ufa River, Bashkortostan, Russia

Solar Systems and Avelar Solar Technologies are set to build 10 new PV farms in southwestern Russia, while IES Holding is developing a 25 MW PV farm in the Orenburg region.


Kyocera, SPCG complete 257 MW of solar farms in Thailand

Kyocera, SPCG 7.46 MW plant in Korat, Thailand

One of the largest in Southeast Asia, the solar power project will produce enough electricity to power 287,500 local households.


Martifer Solar builds 8 MW PV plant in Ukraine

Martifer Solar's 8 MW Shargorod plant

The Portuguese solar group has implemented a total of 29 MW in the country since 2012. The latest installation represents its sixth project with Rengy Development.


California Governor Brown signs MOU with Mexico to encourage cross-border renewable energy development

Governor Jerry Brown in Mexico

Non-binding agreement calls for work in renewable energy R&D, deployment and investments in infrastructure, as well as exploring grid integration between California and Baja California.


Direct Energy acquires US residential installer Astrum Solar

Astrum rooftop PV

By acquiring the eighth-largest residential solar installer in the United States, Direct Energy and parent company Centrica plc have moved into the U.S. solar PV market. This is part of a trend of acquisitions in this space.


German court opens insolvency proceedings against Photon Holding

Photon cover

The District Court of Aachen has opened the main insolvency proceedings against the group due to its inability to meet its liabilities. Preliminary proceedings began in June at the request of a creditor.


SunPower breaks ground on 135 MW Quinto Solar Project

California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County.

CEO Tom Werner says SunPower's ownership strategy provides it with a return on investment from its technology while reducing the risk to potential buyers if it later sells the plant.


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