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Astrum Solar, Hudson Clean Energy strike $100 million residential PV partnership

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

Private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy has agreed to fund residential solar provider Astrum Solar's expansion plans throughout the U.S.

Fraunhofer ISE launches online energy database

Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

The institute's online energy charts make German Energy Transformation transparent. The site displays the power produced in Germany from all conventional and renewable sources as well as import and export data.

Conergy secures 200 MW solar project rights in UK, $60 million bank guarantee

Conergy HQ, Germany.

Following the commencement of a 21 MW PV plant in England, Conergy has acquired a portfolio of rights to 166 MW of solar projects in the U.K., plus a bank guarantee facility worth $60 million.

Ten key questions on the future of the UK solar industry

Solar park in England.

Finlay Colville of NPD Solarbuzz talks candidly to pv magazine about the future of the UK's solar PV industry.

French institute recognizes Hanwha Q CELLS' low carbon solar modules

Hanwha Q CELLS HQ, Germany.

Solstyce analyzed various data of Q CELLS' cell and module production and found that the products consumed less than 400 kg of C02 per kWp, making them eligible for public tender in France.

Solargiga building 40 MW solar park in Ghana

In partnership with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority, China's Solargiga has begun construction of a 40 MW, $117 million solar park.

SunEdison acquires 50% of Silver Ridge Power in $179 million deal

SunEdison worker.

The U.S. solar company has finalized the deal for the subsidiary of The AES Corporation, immediately adding 336 MW of PV capacity to its portfolio.

Bangladesh receives $78 million from World Bank for solar home system project

River in Bangladesh.

Government signs financing deal to develop its Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development II project, which aims to install 480,000 solar home systems.

IRENA involved in 6 MW Sierra Leone PV plant

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The International Renewable Energy Agency has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to oversee the West African nation’s first utility scale solar park.

REC partners with roofing specialists Sika and Centroplan

REC rooftop installation in Spain

By cooperating with specialists rooftop solar installations, REC says it can offer customers certainty as well as a 20-year guarantee and long-term peace of mind.

Gestamp Solar to build its first utility scale PV project in Japan

Japanese utility scale PV plant.

The Madrid-based solar developer will construct a 31.6 MW PV plant in the town of Daigo, having agreed funding with Deutsche Bank.

UK: PV popular 'north of the border'

Scotland something.

In the U.K.'s booming solar market, land scarcity is causing developers to look further north for PV power plant sites. This includes notoriously overcast Scotland, where a recent survey has shown that solar remains popular with...

Chile: Finance approved for First Solar’s 141 MW Luz del Norte power plant

Chile's Energy Minister at a PV power plant.

Assisted by U.S. export financing, First Solar is set to begin construction on what will be Latin America’s biggest PV power plant. The debt financing is expected to clear during the northern hemisphere summer, clearing the way...

Canadian Solar agrees 140 MW EPC contract with Samsung

Ontario Flag, Canada.

The deal represents the largest EPC agreement in Canada's history, and will culminate in the creation of a 140 MW solar plant for the city of Kingston.

Windiga Energy plans inaugural PV plant for Burkina Faso

Savannah in Burkina Faso.

The Canadian renewable energy company plans to construct a 20 MW solar plant in the African nation, having signed an investment support agreement with its government.

Conergy to build its second Philippines PV power plant

Solar array in the Philippines.

While it may be finding the going tough in established PV markets, Conergy continues to build on its strong reputation and track record in Southeast Asia. The latest announcement is that it is to build a 8 MW power plant in the...

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