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Sky Solar partners with Hudson Clean Energy on $100m solar projects

Sky Solar PV installation.

Strategic partnership sees Hong Kong-based solar developer Sky Solar team with U.S. private equity firm Hudson to invest in solar projects in Latin America and Japan.

Portugal: Martifer Solar completes 2 PV parks worth 22.4 MWp

Portugal solar photovoltaic Plants

Martifer Solar has completed two photovoltaic plants worth a total of 22.4 MWp in Portugal for a fund managed by BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners.

Bosch opens second PV module line in France

Bosch France solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility

Bosch has opened a second photovoltaic module line at its manufacturing facility in France, thus taking capacity to 150 MW.

Ukraine: Activ Solar completes 21.5 MW PV park

Ukraine solar photovoltaic park 21.52 Dunayskaya

Activ Solar has completed yet another photovoltaic plant in the Ukraine. This time, the first 21.52 MW phase of its 43.14 MWp Dunayskaya Solar Power Station has been commissioned.

44 MW Thai PV park grid connected

Thailand solar photovoltaic plant

A 44 MW crystalline silicon photovoltaic park has been grid connected in Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya, near Bangkok. The Sunny Bangchak project is said to be the largest of its kind in SE Asia.

PV interest in Uzbekistan increases

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Several large photovoltaic power plants are expected to be built in Uzbekistan soon, with the participation of both local and foreign investors.

Malaysia: Applications for 8 MW of rooftop PV open

Malaysia solar photovoltaic installation

Malaysia's Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has announced that applications for 2 MW of rooftop photovoltaic projects in H2 2012 and 6 MW for H1 2013, have opened.

Saudi Arabia targeting $109 billion investment for solar


According to media reports, Saudi Arabia plans to meet a third of its power needs from solar by attracting US$109 billion in investment for the establishment of a specific industry. Meanwhile, Mecca is planning to install 100 MW...

US military to spend $1.8 billion on clean energy by 2025, with 'net zero' results

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U.S. military spending on renewable energy programs, including conservation measures, is expected to increase steadily over the next 12 years, reaching almost US$1.8 billion in 2025.

Renewables only energy source to offer price reductions

Solar photovoltaic panels

Renewables, led by photovoltaics, are the only options for energy price reductions in the future, says the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC). In addition to calculating how many GWs of photovoltaics could have...

Solar inverter plant opens in South Africa

AEG new Protect PV630 solar photovoltaic inverters

Netherlands-based power equipment supplier, 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions, has officially inaugurated its new solar inverter manufacturing facility in South Africa.

Austria stops tariffs for PV systems over 500 kWp

Austria solar photovoltaic rooftop system

Austria’s government has unveiled a new Green Energy Act, under which feed-in tariffs for photovoltaic plants over 500 kWp have been removed. Meanwhile, a new support structure has been devised for building integrated and rooftop...

Enerparc connects 32 MW PV park to German grid

Germany photovoltaic park Enerparc

Enerparc AG has connected a 32 MW photovoltaic park to the grid in Germany after just 6 weeks of construction.

Bulgaria: Up to 39% retroactive grid fee for PV operators

Bulgaria 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic project

The Bulgarian state regulator has introduced a retroactive renewable energy grid fee. Under the new rules, photovoltaic operators will have to pay back up to 39% of their feed-in tariffs (FITs). While the fee is supposed to be...

Italy closes first PV register

Italy solar photovoltaic park

At midnight, registration for Italy’s first photovoltaic register under the Conto Energia V expired. GSE is scheduled to publish the list of projects eligible for a feed-in tariff (FIT) in October.

French Government plans FIT phase out

France solar photovoltaic rooftop system

To further develop photovoltaic power in France, the new French government has recommended a change from the current feed-in tariff (FIT) system, available for systems up to 100 kWp, to an auction system.

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