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TerniEnergia awarded EPC contract for 34 MW solar plant in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, at dusk. Image by Rik Dekker.

The Italian smart energy company will be taking care of the EPC activities for the project that was awarded under the World Bank’s “Scaling Solar” program, which saw record low prices for the sale of electricity generated by...


Commercial electric vehicles hit landmark

The U.S. highways sign for an electric vehicle recharging point.

The first two vehicles leased by Slovakian company GreenWay have travelled further in six months than any other, the company claims. The distance travelled makes them cheaper to run than conventional vans, says Greenway.


Shunfeng PV secures $162 million credit line

Ruins in Xinjiang Uygur.

Purchaser of Wuxi Suntech finances construction of six projects in China. The projects will add up to 130 MW of capacity in Xinjiang Uygur province.


Funding reflects solar advance into mainstream

Applied Materials equipment.

Market research company Mercom Capital says public fundraising rose while VC funding declined in 2013. Large-scale projects flourished worldwide with 9GW added in the final quarter of last year.


Hanwha SolarOne signs 50 MW US deal

Rooftop installation in the U.S.

The global module supplier has reached a memorandum of understanding with OneRoof Energy of the U.S. to supply 50 MW of modules for its rooftop projects.


Hanwha SolarOne to supply modules for 11.5 MW UK PV project

Beach at Norfolk, England.

The modules will be supplied to solar wholesaler Ikaros Solar, and will be installed in a solar park in the county of Norfolk, England.


Hyundai installs South Korea's largest rooftop PV installation

South Korean flag.

The car giant has installed 40,000 solar panels on top of its production plant in the city of Asan. The installation will generation 11.5 million kWh of solar power a year.


UK ratifies new WEEE regulations on PV recycling

PV module being recycled.

The U.K.'s adaption of the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive will come into force on January 1, 2014 in a move welcomed by PV Cycle.


Orka completes 6.3 MW of projects in Belgium

Brussels town hall.

The Belgian developer partnered with Martifer Solar and Cofely Solar Technics on the large-scale commercial rooftop installations in Brussels.


Belectric, Solar Frontier join forces

Solar Frontier.

German plant developer Belectric has formed an EPC alliance with thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier and engineering and construction firm Shoseki to exploit opportunities in Japan.


Goldpoly to be renamed

Goldpoly.

Polysilicon manufacturer Goldpoly New Energy Holdings will rename itself the United Photovoltaics Group. The company's Zhongli Changzhou subsidiary acquired a 45% stake in three Chinese plants at the weekend.


Quercus invests in 27.7 MW PV project in Wales

Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Costing close to $40 million, the project acquired from Good Energy will become one of the U.K.'s largest PV plants once complete.


Canadian Solar lands 8.7 MW module order

Durango, Mexico.

The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.


EDF enters Indian solar market

Madhya Pradesh, India.

French electricity utility EDF's renewables arm has signed a JV with Indian solar company Acme. The Acme Solar JV is aiming to develop an initial portfolio of 200 MW in the country.


Ontario predicts future energy mix

A rooftop PV installation in Ontario.

The Canadian province says renewables – including hydro – will provide 46% of its energy needs by 2025. The prediction came as part of Ontario's updated Long Term Energy Plan, unveiled this week.


New York devotes $30 million to large scale solar funding

The Statue of Liberty in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a $30 million fund for projects up to 200 kW in size. The NYSERDA cash can pay up to half the costs of solar projects.


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