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The U.S. Department of Commerce decision came as no surprise, there was good news in battery storage and equipment manufacture and SunEdison Chile wins the pv mag prize for best-named CEO.


Belectric and First Solar connect UK's largest solar farm

Landmead solar park.

In just three months German project developer Belectric, in partnership with manufacturer and developer First Solar, has installed 483,000 thin film modules to complete the 46 MW Landmead Solar Farm. Located in Oxfordshire, the...


Arizona utility introduces residential solar program

Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson utility will offer customers chance to fix energy bills for 25 years. TEP will choose which locations benefit from solar rooftops.


SDG&E transmission line passes 1 GW renewables mark

San Diego.

$1.9bn Sunrise Powerlink is carrying 1 GW of solar and wind power to San Diego. 150 MW from Solar Gen 2 project took utility past the landmark.


SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in US, Australia

SunPower installation, San Luis Obispo, California

"Over the next five years, we expect to see a disruptive shift in the energy market, with solar power, energy storage, smart devices, energy management technologies and electric vehicles being combined," says SunPower CEO Tom...


Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


Australia: Big energy retailers intensify attack on rooftop solar subsidies

A Canadian Solar PV installation in Australia.

Big Australian utilities such as Origin Energy and AGL Energy are maintaining their attack on subsidies for rooftop solar, joining forces with industry lobby groups to call for their removal – just as they prepare to roll out...


Southern Company to develop 131 MW plant in Georgia

Georgia Atlanta.

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, will develop a 131 MW utility scale PV power plant in Georgia. The electricity from the plant will be sold to three Georgia electric corporations under a 25-year PPA.


Construction begins on the largest solar PV project in Central America

At 61 MW, Gauss Energía's Aura Solar II in Honduras will be much larger than any solar project built to date in the region.


Danica Pension, GreenGo Energy complete largest rooftop solar plant in Nordic region

City2 shopping center - 2.1 MW rooftop PV plant, Høje-Taastrup, Denmark

Including the new City2 installation, GreenGo Energy has now completed PV systems for nine Danica Pension shopping centers -- a total of more than 6 MW.


Households to use solar plus storage to trade electricity with grid

Reposit Power, Australia

A Canberra-based company is to introduce new technology that it says could help turn electricity markets on their head -- by allowing households to buy and sell electricity on the market.


UK unveils Europe's largest battery storage project

Energy storage substation in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The 6 MW Smarter Network Storage project near London is the result of a collaboration between S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, Younicos and U.K. Power Networks.


SunEdison closes financing for 81.7 MW Honduras solar projects

Honduras' Nacaome region.

The solar company has collaborated with the OPEC Fund for International Development and two other financial institutions in a deal worth around $146 million.


Sungrow supplies inverters for 28 MW California solar plant

Sungrow has installed 25 of its SG800MX inverters at the 28.4 MWdc solar installation in Californa.

The Chinese company's SG800MX inverters have been integrated in the TA Acacia solar project in Los Angeles County, California.


Allianz Global Investors acquires 58 MW solar park portfolio in Southern France

Allianz Global Investors headquarters in Frankfurt.

The German investment group has achieved in 12 months its technical and geographical diversification goals through the acquisition of solar and wind assets in four different European countries.


Asia-Pacific PV market to reach record level in fourth quarter

Japan's 82 MW Marubeni PV installation in Oita City.

A year-end rush in China is driving the Asia-Pacific solar PV market to record levels in the final quarter of 2014, according to Solarbuzz, which predicts that PV demand in the region will continue strong growth in coming years...


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