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Israel: 40MW Ketura plant connected to grid

The Ketura Solar PV plant in the south of the Arava Valley in Israel has been connected to the grid. The 40MW project was developed by Israeli solar company Arava Power and EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of the...


SunPower and ConEdison Solutions team on New York solar leasing program

New York rooftops.

U.S. utility joins forces with leading solar provider SunPower to offer homeowners in New York State opportunity to lease rooftop solar PV systems, program to be launched in August.


Hanwha Q Cells modules chosen for 52.5 MW Fukushima solar plant

Hanwha production.

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation opts for Hanwha Q Cells to supply proposed 52.5 MW solar PV plant located in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima prefecture.


SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


UK: "Go Solar" regional program

E.ON UK and Sungevity have announced a new "Go Solar" regional program in the UK which offers customers solar panel systems for their homes. Both companies have already collaborated on such programs in Germany and the...


Falling revenues, growing yieldco at SunPower Q2

SunPower module.

Major U.S. solar player SunPower has released its Q2 2015 results, in which it reports falling revenues both on a Y/Y and M/M basis, as it either holds completed projects on its books or drops them down into joint yieldco 8point3...


US residential solar: 72% third-party owned

GTM Research in its latest report states that 72% of the 1.2GW of residential solar installed in the U.S. last year is third-party owned, in the form of leases and PPAs.


Duke Energy attains another 50MW in California

Charlotte-based Duke Energy Renewables has acquired two solar power plants totaling 50MW from Kruger Energy in California. The projects are currently under development.


Abengoa sells and SolarCity securitizes

Spanish Abengoa has reached an agreement with Abengoa Yield to sell a fourth asset package. Meanwhile, SolarCity has announced its securitization proposal.


China idled 9% of its solar capacity in H1 2015, NEA reports

Huabei.

National Energy Administration says congestion on grid caused by higher share of solar energy forced 9% of installed PV capacity to sit idle for first six months of year, figures show 7.7 GW of PV added in H1.


JinkoSolar seals $485 million in solar financing

JinkoSolar large-scale solar development.

RMB3 billion line of credit agreed with China's Ping An Bank to be used to support JinkoSolar ongoing PV project development across China.


SunEdison begins construction of 110 MW Chile solar plant

SunEdison solar plant at San Andres.

Company breaks ground on latest large-scale solar project in Chile, secures $160 million in financing with CorpBanca and DNB.


SMA secures 34 MW O&M contract for UK solar farm

SMA is taking on all O&M services of the Glebe/Odell solar farm, which has a combined capacity of 34 MW and is located in England near Wellingborough.

German inverter specialist supplied inverters to the Glebe/Odell Solar Farms, and has now commenced full technical operational management of both installations.


E.ON completes inaugural Californian solar farm

Downtown San Bernardino.

German energy company has completed its 20 MW Alamo Solar farm in California, its first such development in the sun-rich state as it seeks further U.S. expansion.


Dutch solar sales increase by 70%

Sale of solar modules in the Netherlands has increased dramatically in the first half of 2015, namely by 70-100%. Clarity to the legislation have enabled this phenomenon.


SunPower buys 1.5 GW US solar pipeline from Infigen

Antelope Valley PV installation from SunPower.

Portfolio of solar projects bought from Australia-based developer Infigen Energy at various stages of development spread across 11 States, three have PPAs with Southern California Edison.


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