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Delta to showcase energy conservation efforts at COP21

Delta's Taipei HQ.

Group founder and various management executives of the Taiwanese power management company are in Paris to actively support the goals of the conference and showcase Delta's efforts in renewables, green buildings and energy...

First Solar installs 4.1 MW rooftop system

First Solar's global power plant operations center in Mesa.

First Solar is practicing what it preaches as it prepares to go live with what it claims is Arizona's largest rooftop photovoltaic installation – at its own Mesa facility.

ABB wins US$225 million turnkey PV plant contract

Something in South Africa.

ABB South Africa has won a turnkey contract for two photovoltaic plants in Limpopo Province at a cost of $225 million.

25 MW solar power plant in Russia

The Russian flag.

Avelar Solar Technology, a subsidiary of the Swiss Avelar Energy Group, plans to establish a solar power plant in the Russian Orenburg region with the capacity of 25 MW, according to the company, which has already signed an...

Interview: Inside Ghana’s first major PV power plant

An artists impression of the Ghana PV power plant.

Blue Energy announced the 155 MW Nzema photovoltaic power plant project today. The U.K.-based renewable energy developer has formed subsidiary Mere Power Nzema Ltd. to execute the project. Douglas Coleman, is the project director...

Australia: Community solar goes live

Melbourne markets building with rooftop solar installation.

Crowdfunded or community photovoltaic installations are becoming a growing trend around the world. The latest, by a non-profit group in the Australian city of Melbourne, has launched a 740 kW community solar roof.

Qatar: Gulf state plans 200 MW solar project


With commentators questioning the appropriateness of staging the latest UN Climate Change Conference in the capital of Qatar – a country with one of the world's highest levels of GHG emissions per capita – plans have been...

Toshiba to continue to sell SunPower modules in Japan

A Japanese rooftop PV installation.

Since 2010, Toshiba has sold 150 MW of SunPower modules to the Japanese residential market. In an agreement announced today the partnership will continue until 2018.

Latest Japanese Coca Cola solar fund schools selected

The Fukushima reactor that suffered a meltdown.

The latest 24 schools to benefit from solar facilities provided by Coca Cola's Yen 2.5 billion (US$30.4 million) Japan Reconstruction Fund have been selected.

Ghana: UK developer plans Africa's largest PV project

An artist's impression of a photovoltaic plant of a similar scale.

British renewables developer Blue Energy has today announced plans to build one of the world's largest photovoltaic plants in Ghana.

Yingli Solar provides modules for 24 MW Puerto Rico project

A Yingli Solar photovoltaic park.

Chinese manufacturer Yingli Solar has provided around 110,000 modules for the Ilumina 24 MW solar plant in Puerto Rico.

More PV R&D projects win SunShot funding

A Stion installation in New Jersey.

With QBotix having secured US$1 million and Stion $2 million from the U.S. Energy Department's SunShot initiative, a further seven projects to secure support in the current round of funding focus on PV, storage and grid...

Our CSP power can compete with diesel, Germany company claims

Cologne-based protarget's demonstration CSP facility at Bad Aibling.

A German company is claiming its turnkey Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants offer cheaper power generation costs than diesel and gas without subsidies in sunbelt regions.

SunEdison signs 85 MW of PPAs

Something to do with the firm SunEdison in the US.

Photovoltaic integrator SunEdison has announced the signing of 85 MW of PPAs, with utilities in California. The five PPAs in total have been signed with Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric and Riverside – one...

Chile: environmental approval sought for almost 300 MW

A part of northern Chile.

Two solar energy developers in Chile submitted Declarations of Environmental Impact (DIA) for three new photovoltaic projects worth more than US$600 million to Chile’s environmental evaluation service (SEA) over the last ten days.

System integrators top utility scale development

A rooft with solar modules.

Companies that both develop and install photovoltaic power plants – known as system integrators – have topped the latest list of large scale solar developers. German and American companies remain on top, however new entrants from...

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