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French CR3 800 MW tender winners announced

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The French Government has announced the winners of its 800 MW CR3 tender, for projects larger than 250 kW. Tariffs for the winning projects have fallen between 15% and 23% on the previous tender, to an average of €0.082/kWh...

South Africa: Trina to supply Gestamp with 30 MW of modules

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Trina Solar Limited (TSL) has said it will supply Gestamp Solar with 30 MW worth of its photovoltaic modules to be used in projects in South Africa.

Ex-Im Bank approves loan guarantee for Mexico PV project

Queretaro, Mexico

U.S.-based Ex-Im Bank has approved a US$780,000 loan guarantee for a 500 kW photovoltaic rooftop project in Mexico. When complete, the facility is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in the country.

Approval for 2 PV plants in Ecuador

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Atlantic Wind & Solar and Atlantic Energy Ecuador have received approval from the National Electricity Council of Ecuador (CONELEC) for the installation of two photovoltaic plants worth 58.43 MW.

New PV panel plant commissioned in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa

A new photovoltaic panel manufacturing plant with annual capacity of 20 MW has been completed in Ethiopia.

France reports 66.7% increase in solar power generation

France residential solar photovoltaic system

According to the 2012 French Electricity Report published last week by France's transmission system operator Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE), photovoltaic systems generated 4 TWh lat year. This figure corresponds to a...

PV installations up in 2013 as revenues fall

A solar installation in South Africa.

There were mixed messages in the latest solar white paper from market research company IHS iSuppli, with predictions that a rise in global installations in 2013 will go hand-in-hand with falling revenues.

Belectric EPC on 5.7 MW US scheme

The Lake County solar park.

German solar company Belectric performed EPC and will carry out operations and maintenance for a 5.7 MW photovoltaic installation at Lake County, Oregon.

Crowdfunded project launched in Galápagos

A beach of St Cristobal.

A public funding campaign has been launched for a 300 kW photovoltaic power plant on the San Cristóbal Island in the iconic Galápagos archipelago.

Hanwha Q.Cells supplies Davos solar rooftop

Hanwha solar modules.

Given the number of world leaders gathering to argue over topics such as the global economic malaise and whether Britain really wants to be in the EU or not, you might imagine enough hot air would be spouted annually at the World...

JA Solar supplies VW's largest solar installation

Phoenix Solar.

Chinese module maker JA Solar has supplied 33,600 modules for the largest solar installation in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Nuclear to play second fiddle to renewables in western Europe

A nuclear power station in the UK.

With the UK government under fire as opponents of its Energy Bill claim it is biased towards nuclear and gas at the expense of renewables, new research could make interesting reading for Tory Chancellor George Osborne.

1.1 GW of new solar capacity in India in 2013

A solar installation in India.

With 4.4 GW of new solar projects expected to be announced in India in 2013, only around 1.1 GW will be online by the end of the year, according to consultants Bridge to India.

Juwi begins construction on 48 MW in Thailand

A PV power plant in India.

German photovoltaic developer juwi has begun construction on a project that will see five solar parks, with a combined capacity of 48 MW, developed in Thailand. The solar power plants will be equipped to deal with floods, such as...

Conergy completes 1.5 MW in Greece

A PV power plant in Greece.

Conergy has announced that it has completed three 500 kW projects in Greece. Conergy was the main contractor on two of the plants and supplied components to the third.

Gehrlicher completes Spanish self-consumption system

Solar panels at the edge of a Spanish village.

German-based EPC and photovoltaic developer Gehrlicher Solar has announced the completion of a 30 kW off grid system in Spain, to supply a small community. While relatively small, the installation is indicative of a growing trend...

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