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TerniEnergia connects 82.5 MW PV plant in South Africa

TerniEnergia's solar farm in Paleisheuwel comprises of 611,000 panels spread over an area of 240 hectares.

TerniEnergia announced that it has completed the first of its two “giant” PV projects in South Africa.

Uzbekistan plans first solar plant

The flag of Uzbekistan.

The former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan is planning a $207m 100 MW solar plant in Samarkand. Construction is expected to start early next year.

PV recycling group opens German operation

PV recycling.

PV Cycle Deutschland will be based in Munich. After February, German PV importers and manufacturers must treat PV waste, under EU legislation.

US to supply 20% of global solar demand to 2018

A 44 GW solar pipeline means the U.S. will supply 20% of global solar demand up to 2018, according to NPD Solarbuzz. The solar consultancy says California installed a state record 521 MW of PV from April to June.

Tritec activates 5.21 MW rooftop plant

A rooftop solar installation, in Switzerland.

The Swiss solar energy company Tritec has connected to the grid a 5.21 MW roof solar plant. Tritec says this is the largest solar power plant in Switzerland.

Japan: Grid capacity may limit solar growth

The Japanese flag.

New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has concluded that southern Japanese utilities could have less that 1 GW of grid capacity remaining for new solar and wind projects.

Azerbaijan to map out its solar and wind capacity


Azerbaijan is set to ramp up its renewable energy capacities. The government has instructed the Institute of Geography (IG) at the National Academy of Sciences to draw up the country’s solar and wind power maps by July next year.

Centrosolar believes antidumping measures will likely "change the game"

Photovoltaic integrated systems and components manufacturer Centrosolar released its reviewed half-year interim report for 2013. Despite the company still being in the red, it believes that its restructuring will be successful,...

EU energy commissioner calls for reform of German RE law

EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger called for a fundamental reform of Germany's renewable energy law during a speech in Berlin.

JinkoSolar, Sentinel Solar raise 2.3 MW rooftop array in Ontario

Vine Fresh Produce greenhouse, Ontario

Ontario's feed-in tariff continues to attract solar projects. Greenhouse operator Vine Fresh Produce's new 2.3 MW rooftop installation, constructed by Sentinel Solar, employed more than 9,000 high-efficiency JinkoSolar modules.

Renewable energy support schemes now present in 127 countries, report finds

The Worldwatch Institute -- an independent research organization based in Washington D.C. -- reports that 127 countries worldwide have now enacted support schemes for renewable energy.

Global microinverter market to quadruple by 2017

IHS microinverter market graph

Sales of microinverters will increase by a factor of four in the next four years in view of growing demand in foreign markets, according to a new report by market research firm IHS.

Yingli surpasses 1 GW mark in the Americas

Yingli panels on California home

After supplying modules to more than 30,000 projects in North and South America, including 28,000 homes, 3,000 institutions and businesses, and 50 utility-scale projects, Yingli Solar has exceeded 1 GW of delivered capacity.

Germany: More solar power directly marketed

More and more electricity generated via renewable sources are finding its way directly to the electricity power exchange.

Interview: certification and quality

A profile photo of Jan Willem Vos.

Jan Willem Vos, the international account manager for Solar Insurance and Finance, discusses whether the certification of photovoltaic components is sufficient to ensure quality for project investors.

Western US renewables could become cost competitive by 2025

The NREL -- the U.S. Department of Energy's primary laboratory for renewable energy research -- predicts that solar power generation in western U.S. will be cost-competitive by 2025.

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