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Kingfisher pledges $75 million renewables investment

Currently, Kingfisher is installing solar at the Screwfix distribution center in Trentham

Kingfisher, owner of companies including B&Q and Screwfix, has announced a £50 million (around US$75 million) investment in renewables, the majority of which will be channeled into solar energy. The move is part of the company’s...


Go ahead for Philippine solar projects

Philippines street scene

LG CNS of South Korea has reportedly signed a deal to build a US$180 million photovoltaic plant at Cavite near Manila on the main Island of Luzon. The company will provide the bulk of financing for the plant, which would begin...


Andhra Pradesh invites bids for 1 GW of solar installations

Tamil Nadu.

The lowest common denominator nature of the Indian method of calculating solar tariffs will see domestic developers win the contracts to develop photovoltaic plants in the latest state to announce details of its auctions – Andhra...


Lawyers to challenge backdated tax on solar in Greece

A Greek solar park.

A group of international renewable energy investors are questioning the legality of the imposition of retroactive taxes on renewable electricity generation plants in Greece with a view to lodging a formal complaint with the EU.


Hanwha to supply 155 MW of PV modules to South Africa

Hanwha SolarOne modules being shipped.

Hanwha SolarOne has signed its biggest deal to date with an agreement to supply 155 MW of photovoltaic modules to two solar farms being developed in South Africa.


First Solar installs 4.1 MW rooftop system

First Solar's global power plant operations center in Mesa.

First Solar is practicing what it preaches as it prepares to go live with what it claims is Arizona's largest rooftop photovoltaic installation – at its own Mesa facility.


ABB wins US$225 million turnkey PV plant contract

Something in South Africa.

ABB South Africa has won a turnkey contract for two photovoltaic plants in Limpopo Province at a cost of $225 million.


25 MW solar power plant in Russia

The Russian flag.

Avelar Solar Technology, a subsidiary of the Swiss Avelar Energy Group, plans to establish a solar power plant in the Russian Orenburg region with the capacity of 25 MW, according to the company, which has already signed an...


Interview: Inside Ghana’s first major PV power plant

An artists impression of the Ghana PV power plant.

Blue Energy announced the 155 MW Nzema photovoltaic power plant project today. The U.K.-based renewable energy developer has formed subsidiary Mere Power Nzema Ltd. to execute the project. Douglas Coleman, is the project director...


Australia: Community solar goes live

Melbourne markets building with rooftop solar installation.

Crowdfunded or community photovoltaic installations are becoming a growing trend around the world. The latest, by a non-profit group in the Australian city of Melbourne, has launched a 740 kW community solar roof.


Qatar: Gulf state plans 200 MW solar project

Doha.

With commentators questioning the appropriateness of staging the latest UN Climate Change Conference in the capital of Qatar – a country with one of the world's highest levels of GHG emissions per capita – plans have been...


Toshiba to continue to sell SunPower modules in Japan

A Japanese rooftop PV installation.

Since 2010, Toshiba has sold 150 MW of SunPower modules to the Japanese residential market. In an agreement announced today the partnership will continue until 2018.


Latest Japanese Coca Cola solar fund schools selected

The Fukushima reactor that suffered a meltdown.

The latest 24 schools to benefit from solar facilities provided by Coca Cola's Yen 2.5 billion (US$30.4 million) Japan Reconstruction Fund have been selected.


Ghana: UK developer plans Africa's largest PV project

An artist's impression of a photovoltaic plant of a similar scale.

British renewables developer Blue Energy has today announced plans to build one of the world's largest photovoltaic plants in Ghana.


Yingli Solar provides modules for 24 MW Puerto Rico project

A Yingli Solar photovoltaic park.

Chinese manufacturer Yingli Solar has provided around 110,000 modules for the Ilumina 24 MW solar plant in Puerto Rico.


More PV R&D projects win SunShot funding

A Stion installation in New Jersey.

With QBotix having secured US$1 million and Stion $2 million from the U.S. Energy Department's SunShot initiative, a further seven projects to secure support in the current round of funding focus on PV, storage and grid...


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