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BYD to establish PV module facility in Brazil

BYD Company Limited has said it will build a 400 MW PV module manufacturing facility in Brazil, together with APEX-Brasil. It is scheduled to open in the first half of 2016.


Taiwan’s NSP announces yieldco

Jumping on the bandwagon, Neo Solar Power Corporation has announced it will form a yieldco. An investment of US$50 million has been earmarked by the Taiwanese company. It plans a public listing by Q1 2016 at the latest.


US installs 50 MW PV in April

According to the latest statistics, the U.S. added 50 MW of new PV projects in April. For the first quarter of 2015, 362 MW were installed; a far cry from the 937 MW installed in the previous year.


India: JA Solar and EIL sign 500 MW PV manufacturing MOU

Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd has joined forces with Essel Infraprojects Limited (EIL) to establish a solar cell and module manufacturing facility.


PV plans abound, but Jordan can’t rest on its laurels

News of solar PV plans in Jordan is coming in fast and thick on the back of announcements last week that projects totaling 200 MW had been tendered at record low prices. The country appears to be gearing up for its day in the...


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Katie Price at a book signing.

Crippling debts and absentee chairmen hogged the headlines coming out of China this week but amid the madness, there was good news out of the US and the Middle East.


Hanwha unveils solar-powered island plan

Hanwha SolarOne production facility.

The Korean group announces project that will see the small islet of Jukdo turned into a 100% solar-powered community, replacing the four diesel generators that currently provide power.


United PV considering Yingli debt assistance

Yingli solar production.

Chinese state-owned solar operator tells Bloomberg that it may co-operate with other government-controlled companies to assuage Yingli's current debt burden.


India presses state to raise solar ambition

Maharashtra state.

Maharashtra state should aim for 25 GW of renewables by 2020, says 'Union minister'. Of the current 14.4 GW target in the state, 7 GW is expected to come from solar.


Southern Group buys 103 MW solar project in Georgia, US

Savannah, Georgia.

Utility's subsidiary, Southern Power, has acquired the 103 MW Butler solar facility from Community Energy Inc., adding to its 1.1 GW portfolio of clean energy projects.


Solar is the new world, coal execs told at Paris summit

Coal plant, Germany.

Coal and renewable energy executives at climate conference in Paris clash over future energy mix as value of storage brought to the fore.


California: SunEdison secures 33 MW rooftop solar contract

SunEdison has been awarded 33 MW worth of solar PV rooftop contracts by Southern California Edison (SCE). The 17 systems are expected to be operational in 2016. Upon completion, TerraForm will acquire them.


Germany: First PV tender round closed

All successful bidders have paid the second security deposit under Germany's first PV tender round. They now have 24 months to realize their projects.


HydroChile plans 90 MW Chilean PV project

HydroChile S.A. has submitted plans to build a US$158 million 90 MW PV plant in Chile’s Atacama region. Construction is scheduled to begin next September, if approved.


Belectric awarded 77.4 MW under Turkey’s first solar licensing round

Belectric is set to install 77.4 MW worth of PV projects under Turkey’s first solar licensing round, including a 45 MW PV system. Construction is expected to get underway in the first half of 2017.


Conergy and Sungrow announce inverter partnership

Under a new partnership, Germany-based Conergy will purchase inverters from Sungrow for its global commercial and utility-scale solar pipeline. The first joint project will see a 5 MW PV system installed in the U.K.


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