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Production capacity investments by Canadian Solar and SunPower will be the first of many, predicts IHS. The market research company is also predicting microinverters will start to gain traction this year.
German developer juwi has signed a 30-year PPA for a 10 MW solar project with utility El Paso Electric Company. The project is set to be generating in December.
Shunfeng has delayed the release of details of the acquisition days after Suntech's liquidators said they would be closely examining the terms. The liquidators recently stepped up debt recovery efforts.
Figures released by the country's Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment reveal that Amsterdam leads the way, with more than 16 MW of solar power installed.
The Chinese company has provided 13 MW of modules to a U.K. solar park and announced it is to begin producing solar panels in Japan.
The country's grid-connected solar capacity soared from 6.7 MW in December to more than 100 MW the following month.
The new plant will provide 35 percent of the Arizona military base's electricity demand. The U.S. Air Force is working to increase its use of renewable electricity to 25 percent by 2025.