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Trina Solar modules installed on 4 MW solar carport system

Trina Solar modules used at carport array at Weeze airport in Germany. Image: Gottfried Evers

The large array has been installed at the Airport Weeze in Germany, using Trina Solar's record-breaking Honey series of modules, which are now feeding the local grid and supplying electricity to the airport.

United Photovoltaics announces acquisition of 40 MW plant in Shandong

United PV's purchase of the 40 MW Shandong plant is the latest in a series of acquisitions as the company looks to expand. Image: SkySolar

United Photovoltaics Group has completed its acquisition of the entire equity interest in Haiyang-Xin Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd.

Success for solar in electricity auctions in Latin America

Chile Atacama desert 100 MW array.

The drop of solar module prices has been key to the competitiveness of solar energy in international electricity auctions over the last year.

8minutenergy announces capital raise to support 5.5 GW PV pipeline

8minutenergy's 50 MW Chocolate Mountain solar PV plant in California. Image: 8minutenergy

The California-based solar developer is looking to take advantage of a growing U.S. PV market, by raising capital on its near shovel-ready projects, which the company believes have a value in excess of USD 1 billion.

UK: Latest poll puts public support for solar at 83%

Solar rooftop installation in UK.

The ComRes poll commissioned by climate change charity 10:10 shows solar PV is favored renewable technology of 83% of the population, but only 10% of those polled believe more than half of population is supports it.

German ASEAN Power sells off 50% stake

Turnkey solar construction specialist Habdank has bought half of the utility-scale PV solutions provider for an undisclosed sum.

Koyo to open PV panel factory in Tanzania

The Japanese company has revealed that it is setting up a subsidiary in the East African country, with plans for a solar panel assembly plant.

Canadian Solar enters India with 30 MW

The Tier-1 PV module supplier will make its first downstream foray into the country via a joint venture with Indian wind-power group Suzlon.

BRICS not building enough investment in clean energy, study finds

Brazilian solar installation.

Analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis finds Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa need to up their investment in renewables in order to meet climate change targets.

India's rooftop PV capacity passes 1GW: report

The country has built 513 MW of additional rooftop capacity over the past 12 months, bringing cumulative installations to 1.02GW, according to research firm Bridge to India.

California launches plan to align grid transformation efforts

Image: First Solar

Through the Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan, regulators will attempt to mold several disparate dockets and initiatives to meet long-term goals.

Singapore launches 40 MWp solar tender

The Housing and Development Board (HDB), an agency under the Ministry of National Development, will accept bids until December 30.

China unveils 5.16GW of PV under poverty relief scheme

The Chinese government has announced the first set of projects to be built under its PV poverty alleviation program.

Indian government to invest $3.1bn in 5GW of PV production: report

New Delhi will soon unveil plans to provide 210 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) to ramp up domestic output of solar panels, Bloomberg reports, citing officials close to the matter.

USD 633 million bond financing confirmed for solar project in Canada

SMA installations at the Kingston Solar Project. Image by SMA.

Connor, Clark and Lunn Infrastructure completed the bond financing along with Samsung for the 100 MW Kingston Solar Project, in what is one of the largest renewable energy bond financings ever to be completed in Canada.

Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Suntech solar module production.

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU's minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

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