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DEWA closes second round financing on 200 MW Dubai solar plant

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park is named after the emir of Dubai.

Funding for phase II of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park now finalized, with Dubai Water and Electricity Authority planning commercial operation date of April 2017.

Panasonic starts work on Malaysian PV facility

Malaysia's Kulim

Panasonic Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has begun construction on its 300 megawatt (MW) Malaysian photovoltaic production facility.

Suncore starts CPV production in China

Huainan, China

Suncore Photovoltaics has commenced production of its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules in China following the completion of Phase-I construction at its facility in Huainan.

Australia: Remote Aboriginal community saves with solar

A community building with a solar array.

In an environment where very hot, humid conditions are common in the wet-season months, remote Aboriginal communities have begun turning to photovoltaic installations to reduce power bills. Power-hungry air conditioners are used...

Italian government scraps retroactive PV measures

Solar photovoltaic plant in Italy

Italy’s government has backtracked on a retroactive measure it was looking to impose on photovoltaic installations located on agricultural land.

ESA to install 22 PV systems in Tennessee and North Carolina

Tenneessee road sign

ESA Renewables LLC (ESA), a turnkey solar solutions provider, will install 22 200 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic arrays in the U.S. states of Tennessee and North Carolina.

Foresight acquires 2 UK PV plants

UK 4 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Puriton

Alternative asset manager, Foresight Group has bought two ground-mounted photovoltaic projects worth six megawatts (MW) in the U.K.

SunEdison sells 30 MW PV project

Austin, Texas

SunEdison has sold its 30 megawatt (MW) Webberville photovoltaic project, located near Austin, Texas, to MetLife and Longsol Holdings US Inc., a private owner and operator of solar projects in the U.S. and Europe.

Germany: PV FIT cap snuck in through the back door

Germany solar photovoltaic system next to the road

An addition to Germany’s new photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) plan could prevent the construction of solar farms in many places in Germany in the future.

Germany’s cabinet approves FIT plan

Germany solar demonstrations

A week after the country’s new feed-in tariff (FITs) scheme was unveiled, Germany’s Cabinet has today approved the proposal, meaning it will now be sent to the Parliament for consideration.

PV Expo Japan: Solar Spring to bloom

Increased numbers of visitors and a host of new international exhibitors were evident on a slightly chilly trade-show floor today, at the fifth-international PV Expo Japan. While the final rates for the country’s feed-in tariff...

Ukrainian PV industry ramping up

Activ Solar's 20 MW solar photovoltaic park in Ukraine

The Ukrainian photovoltaics industry is on the verge of big change, as more and more investors announce their plans to build power plants in the country.

Spain: 4.3 MW greenhouse PV project completed

Spain solar photovoltaic on greenhouses 4.5 MW

The 4.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project was commissioned last week by Switzerland-based Innotech Solar, Jendra Power and Energie Wasser Bern. Located in the Andalusian municipalities of Atarfe and Moclin, the systems are...

Greece: More details emerge for 10 GW Project Helios

Greek flag

During a conference held in Brussels last week, George Papaconstantinou, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of the Hellenic Republic, unveiled Greece’s plans for the massive 10 gigawatt (GW) photovoltaic project.

Australia: BP Solar withdraws from 150 MW project

The NSW town of Moree.

Details have emerged today that BP Solar will withdraw from the consortium that was successful in bidding to install the Moree Solar Farm, under a Government solar program. The photovoltaic power project is partly...

Italy’s MX Group selected as contractor for 1 GW Serbian solar farm

Serbia countryside

Italian photovoltaic panel manufacturer, MX Group has been awarded the exclusive EPC contract for the design and construction of a one gigawatt (GW) solar farm that will extend over an area of 3,000 acres in Serbia.

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