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Three Washington D.C. universities plan 52 MW PV project

George Washington University.

Duke Energy Renewables will supply solar modules to George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital as part of the Capital Partners Solar Project.

Yingli most preferred solar brand, finds IHS survey

Yingli Solar booth, Intersolar Europe.

A customer insight survey by market research company IHS has found that Yingli Solar was the top preferred brand in the PV industry in 2013.

Texas Solar Power Association launched

San Antonio skyline, Texas.

Devised to help advance solar's growing prominence in the oil-rich state, the Texas Solar Power Association will seek to promote state solar business interests.

Chronic under-utilization in Indian PV manufacturing, study finds

AEG Bangalore facility.

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released figures that show only 297 MW of the country's 1.38 GW solar cell production capacity is currently under operation. The situation is only slightly better for the solar...

Niche PV markets to grow to 1.2 GW in a decade, says Lux Research

BIPV installation, Willis Building.

Led by steady growth in the building integrated photovoltaics sector, niche solar markets will prove a steady growth path for thin-film suppliers over the next ten years.

US: Homebuyers spooked by rooftop solar leases

SolarCity installing a rooftop application.

Some homeowners in the U.S. have reportedly had to lower the asking price of their property as buyers are reluctant to take on 'unfamiliar' solar leasing contracts.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy agrees PPA for 320 MW Utah solar projects

Utah state capitol building, Salt Lake City.

Warren Buffett's energy group has finalized a 20-year power purchase agreement with First Wind for its planned, 320 MW Four Brothers solar development in Utah, U.S.

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