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Russian developers call for state aid

The flag of Russia.

Projects are under threat because of plunging value of rouble against the dollar, say developers. Call for state to renegotiate terms of tenders.

10 MW Dover Sun Park dedicated

Delaware Governor Jack Markell

A 10 megawatt (MW) solar park, designed and build by SunPower, has been dedicated in the city of Dover, Delaware.

China Sunergy secures USD$160 million financing

China Sunergy CEO, Stephen Cai

China Sunergy Co. Ltd has signed financing and credit facilities with the China Development Bank worth USD$160 million.

Ukraine: First 20 MW phase of PV project completed

Activ Solar 20 MW solar photovoltaic project in Crimea, Ukraine

Activ Solar has competed the first 20 megawatt (MW) phase of a photovoltaic park in the Ukraine.

Italy: GSE adjusts PV subsidy register again

Italy solar photovoltaic installation

The Italian network authority, GSE, has published an updated list of the photovoltaic systems that will receive subsidies this year. Currently more than 2,700 projects are on the waiting list.

Schott receives 16 MW Thai order

Bangkok skyline

Schott Solar is delivering 16 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic modules to Thailand under a new contract with Phoenix Solar Singapore.

US Coast Guard starts $50 million solar rooftop renovations in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flag

On any U.S. Coast Guard ship, "PV" refers to a passenger vessel. But now some shore-side personnel are learning a new lexicon, as their bases in Puerto Rico launch a photovoltaic project.

US permits 550 MW PV project

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has given the go-ahead to the largest photovoltaic facility ever to be built on public land in America.

5 MW UK PV park completed

Solarcentury 5 MW photovoltaic park in Cambridgeshire

Solarcentury has completed work on a five megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in the U.K.

US: Lease programs expand with new Sungevity and Citigroup fund

The orange Sungevity truck attracts a crowd at a downtown stop.

Citigroup Inc. announced today that it will create a US$50 million fund with photovoltaic lease provider Sungevity, for installations in eight states. The funds will facilitate residential solar installations in Arizona,...

PV replaces diesel at Botswana game reserve

Botswana 35 kW Solar photovoltaic Installation with elephant nearby

In a move away from using diesel generators, South African tourism operator Wilderness Safaris has commissioned the "first of many" photovoltaic systems at one of its game reserves.

Shrinking solar revenues forecast, despite new markets and growing installed capacity

Close up of First Solar photovoltaic panel with clouds in the reflection

New research forecasts shrinking, and then flat solar revenues through to 2016, despite the fact installations are expected to grow 15.5 percent as new markets open up. Countries with attractive IRRs are also identified.

50 MW PV pilot plant to be built in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic flag

Isofotón is to build a 50 megawatt (MW) pilot photovoltaic plant in the Dominican Republic. The company additionally tells pv magazine that it intends to be "hugely" active in the country in the future.

Solar consortium to install 3 MW for UK housing association

aleo solar photovoltaic rooftop installation

Aleo solar AG has joined forces with LCE (Low Carbon Exchange) and Tigo Energy, and signed a framework agreement with Alliance Homes, to install photovoltaics on 1,200 buildings across the U.K.

Kaco ramps up production capacity by 4 GW

Kaco's new inverter production facility

Solar inverter manufacturer Kaco new energy has invested €30 million in expanding its production capacity by four gigawatts (GW).

10 MW New Jersey solar project under construction

Mississippi river

Lincoln Renewable Energy (LRE) has started construction on a 10 megawatt (MW) solar project in New Jersey, the U.S.

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