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Trina secures 51 MW PV module supply deal for Chinese tea plantation project

Trina recently unveiled its plans for solar PV manufacturing capacity expansion

Trina Solar Limited will supply 51 MW of its dual glass solar modules for a 100 MW PV project in China’s Yunnan province. Shipments should be completed in Q3 2015.


UK FIT cuts to take effect from August

For a second time this year, the U.K. government has revealed a new photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, aimed at establishing a more "predictable, certain and sustainable" industry. Under the changes, a new 16 pence (p) FIT...


France: Total and SunPower commission 44 MWp module plant

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Oil giant Total, and its affiliate, U.S.-based SunPower have commissioned a new photovoltaic module factory in eastern France.


Q.Cells and CCC realize PV plant in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi desert

Germany-based Q.Cells SE and Greek Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) have realized a 368 kilowatt peak (kWp) off-grid rooftop photovoltaic system in the desert in Abu Dhabi. It is said to be the first project of its kind in...


Malaysia considers adjusting FIT due to volume of solar

Malaysia solar photovoltaic installation

Malaysia’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has told the Malaysian Reserve that it is considering adjusting the country’s renewable energy feed-in tariff (FIT), due to an "imbalance in the RE resource mix".


Ukraine targeting 1 GW PV by 2013

31.55 MW solar photovoltaic project Ukraine

Ukraine is said to be targeting a cumulative installed photovoltaic capacity of one gigawatt (GW) by 2013. Overall, investment in new facilities is expected to reach €2 billion.


Israel: APC reaches financial close on 58.5 MW worth of PV projects

Israel Ketura solar photovoltaic plant

Arava Power Company (APC) has reached financial close on eight photovoltaic plants in Israel worth 58.5 megawatts (MW).


South Africa announces PV projects under second bidding round

South Africa rooftop solar PV installation

South Africa’s Department of Energy has approved nine new photovoltaic projects, which are expected to see an additional 417 megawatts (MW) added to the national grid by 2016.


China: JinkoSolar supplies modules to 50 MW PV project

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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd has said it will supply 50 megawatts (MW) worth of its modules to a state-owned photovoltaic project. It is expected to come online this year.


SunEdison to build 20 MW Arizona PV park

Picture Rocks, Arizona

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. subsidiary, SunEdison has signed a loan agreement worth US$65 million with the North American Development Bank (NADB). The funds will be used towards the construction of a 20 megawatt (MW)...


Belectric installs 1 GW

Germany 67.8MW solar photovoltaic project Belectric

Germany-based Belectric says it has installed one gigawatt (GW) of photovoltaics worldwide. The "milestone" was achieved following the commissioning of a series of multi-megawatt projects at the start of this week.


GCL and Isofoton unveil 1 GW solar plans

Isofoton HQ Spain

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited and Isofoton S.A. have signed a memorandum of understanding, under which they plan to develop one gigawatt (GW) worth of solar plants across the globe.


US contemplates solar domestic content requirement rules

Chinese solar photovoltaic module manufacturing, BYD

Two U.S. Senators have unveiled their plans to introduce a domestic content requirement, in order to prevent Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers from taking advantage of the country’s 30 percent tax credit.


Ontario: JCM and Panasonic target up to 200 MW of PV

Ontario PV residential rooftop installaiton

Under a new CA$10 million agreement, JCM Capital and Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. have said they intend to deploy up to 200 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaic systems across Ontario, Canada.


Clean Power Research launches tool for analyzing solar irradiation

Clouds

An accurate and cost-effective technology for analyzing solar irradiance could help utilities increase photovoltaic generation into the grid. A new technology launched by Clean Power Research aims to address this issue.


China: CNPV to install 2.5 GW

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Under a new agreement, CNPV Solar Power SA has said it will install 2.5 gigawatts (GW) worth of photovoltaic projects in China's Shandong area.


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