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Array Technologies completes shipping of trackers to 191 MW solar project in California

Supply of trackers to the Springbok 2 solar farm follows on supply to the Springbok 1, for a total of 328 MW of trackers.

Canadian Solar lands 8.7 MW module order

Durango, Mexico.

The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.

EDF enters Indian solar market

Madhya Pradesh, India.

French electricity utility EDF's renewables arm has signed a JV with Indian solar company Acme. The Acme Solar JV is aiming to develop an initial portfolio of 200 MW in the country.

Ontario predicts future energy mix

A rooftop PV installation in Ontario.

The Canadian province says renewables – including hydro – will provide 46% of its energy needs by 2025. The prediction came as part of Ontario's updated Long Term Energy Plan, unveiled this week.

New York devotes $30 million to large scale solar funding

The Statue of Liberty in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a $30 million fund for projects up to 200 kW in size. The NYSERDA cash can pay up to half the costs of solar projects.

S.A.G. Solarstrom may have to quit solar

S.A.G. Solarstrom.

The German solar developer S.A.G. Solarstrom says escalating project development costs may render its business model unviable. The news comes after the company announced a major deal for British projects has fallen through.

Operations and maintenance PV market to treble in four years

First Solar.

A new report examines the O&M market worldwide to 2017. The world's three biggest O&M providers are American despite the U.S. trailing in terms of installed capacity.

SolarCity storage solution guards against increasing US power outages

Solar battery.

The company's DemandLogic smart energy storage system has been designed to use stored energy during peak demand hours, while also providing backup during grid outages.

UK renewable energy industry calls for government support

PV and other renewables lobbyists have called on UK chancellor George Osborne to dismiss the political uncertainty surrounding the industry. But Osborne has a track record in promoting his favored "dash for gas."

UK: Conergy to build 40 MW of PV plants, further 50 MW in pipeline

Conergy HQ.

Conergy teams up with U.K. partner Camborne Energy to sell 40 MW of solar farms to investors, while also securing full EPC rights for 90 MW project pipeline.

Forum attendees oppose self-consumption levy

The 14th Forum Solarpraxis.

Charge would strangle the growing self consumption market, say attendees at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis. Policy support is needed to drive solar and storage costs must come down say solar representatives.

Ambitious solar project hopes to get airborne

A U.S. Army UAV.

UK start-up New Wave Energy is developing the UAV technology to enable the construction of aerial renewables projects. The ambitious company wants to raise an initial $500,000 through crowd funding.

Germany's requirements for a stable, renewables grid

Delegates at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin.

Attendees at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin have called for the role of renewables installations in stabilizing the electricity grid to be recognized. Grid representatives acknowledge possibilities but lament the lack of a...

RustMo 1 PV plant in South Africa begins commercial operation

South Africa flag.

The 7 MW installation from juwi was brought online a week ahead of schedule, supplying clean energy to the grid in the north west of the country.

Scatec Solar to build 50 MW Ghana PV plant

Downtown on the Cape coast, Ghana.

The Norwegian solar company also estimates that the entire African continent requires $100 billion in PV investment over the next decade if it is to wean itself off unsustainable energy.

Canadian Solar closes deal on 40 MW of projects

Lake Scugog.

Four Ontario solar projects will be sold for an undisclosed sum to fund managers DIF. The sale marks another win for Canadian Solar's downstream Solutions subsidiary.

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