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Google's Chilean data center to be powered by Acciona's massive El Romero PV plant

A portion of the power from the 247 MW PV project will supply electricity to Google's data center near Santiago, beginning in 2017.

150 kWp PV park completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stolac, Bosnia Herzegovina

A 150 kWp photovoltaic park has been completed and grid connected in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is said to be one of the first projects of its kind in the country.

Ukraine: Ekotechnik Czech plans 160 MW PV project

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Czech-based Ekotechnik Czech has announced its plans to install 160 MW worth of photovoltaics in the Ukraine. A total of €400 million is expected to be invested in the project.

Romania to reduce PV support

Romania solar photovoltaic plant

Romania is set to lower the number of green certificates issued to photovoltaic systems in 2014. It is still not clear, however, by how much they will be reduced. Meanwhile, newly installed photovoltaic capacity predictions for...

Spain publishes retroactive PV FIT cuts

Spain solar photovoltaic park Conergy

The Spanish government has officially published its new photovoltaic decree, which revises feed-in tariffs (FITs) for plants installed between 2009 and 2011 downwards. The new rates are effective from January 1, 2013.

SolarCity teams up with Honda for US customers

Solar panels looking over a car dealership.

A US$65 million fund created to make solar arrays more affordable for Honda customers in the U.S. has been launched today. The fund is the result of a partnership between the carmaker and solar lease provider SolarCity.

Guatemala plans 50 MW PV plant

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Guatemala is gearing up to install a 50 MW photovoltaic plant, according to Guatemalan president, Otto Pérez Molina and Energy and Mining Minister, Erick Archila, following a meeting with Spanish business representatives in...

US: AVSR1 PV project reaches 100 MW peak generating capacity

S AVSR1 First Solar photovoltaic 100 MW

First Solar Inc. has completed and grid connected the first 100 MW of the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1) photovoltaic project in northern Los Angeles County. The whole 230 MW are expected to be online later this year.

Spain: Deger to supply 1,161 trackers

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Tracking system developer and manufacturer Deger announced today that it will supply over 1,000 tracking systems to Spain. The systems are for several solar parks to be developed near the city of Lleida, in the Catalonia region...

Solar phone charging launched in Tanzania

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Vodacom and Fenix International have launched the ReadySet mobile phone charging system in Tanzania. The portable phone charger is powered either by a solar panel or a bicycle dynamo.

China Gogreen announces 60 MW PV project plans

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China Gogreen Assets Investment Limited is planning to install a 60 MW photovoltaic rooftop project in China’s Xuchang City, in Henan Province.

India: Andhra Pradesh sees 1.35 GW of solar bids submitted

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Over 180 bids for solar projects totaling 1.35 GW have been submitted under Andhra Pradesh’s solar policy, thus exceeding the Indian state’s 1.16 GW target. Meanwhile, Rajasthan has received India’s lowest valid solar bid, and...

PV in the Philippines beginning to pay off

Philippines solar photovoltaic system Malapascua

The photovoltaic market in the Philippines may be small, but it is increasingly gaining momentum, with cumulative capacity totaling over 5 MW. An important driver is the high cost of conventional electricity which, coupled with...

US: LADWP receives influx of solar FIT applications

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has received applications to build 107 MW of solar projects in the first week of its new renewable energy FIT program.

KKR acquires 69 MW PV project in Ontario

Canada, Ontario, solar photovoltaic plant First Solar Enbridge

Investment company KKR & Co. L.P. has acquired Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC’s 69 MW Sault Ste. Marie (SSM) photovoltaic project, located in Ontario, Canada.

TPO solar model worth $5.5 billion in 2016

A Solar City installation team.

The third-party ownership (TPO) model could become "the most significant innovation in the U.S. solar market," according to a report this week from GTM Research.

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