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Solarrus acquires MaxGen, expands O&M operations

35 MW facility in Nevada, O&M services provided by MaxGen.

The alternative energy services company says the inclusion of MaxGen dramatically enhances its asset management capabilities for utility-scale solar clients. Solarrus will now be able to offer services across all project sizes.


Martifer Solar acquires nearly 90 MW of O&M contracts in Italy

Martifer Solar providing O&M services for solar plant in Italy.

The recent addition of Martifer Solar's Italian contracts solidifies its position as the third largest vertically-integrated O&M player in Europe.


EU SmartFlex production line to make custom solar facades

Located in Lithuania, the new 50 MW capacity factory will manufacture individually designed solar facades on an industrial scale as part of an EU project.


World Bank approves US$519 million for 350 MW of solar CSP in Morocco

The second and third phases of the Noor project will include both parabolic trough and solar power tower CSP components. When complete this will be the largest single-site grouping of CSP projects in the world.


Brightsource, Abengoa scrap plans for controversial solar CSP project

Despite a recommendation of approval by regulators, the project company has abandoned its application for the 250 MW solar power tower project in the California desert. Palen drew fire from conservationists due to potential...


Peak Development to distribute Ascent Solar portable products in UK

Ascent Solar EnerPlex product

The Colorado-based solar company has crossed the Pond, tapping Peak Development to distribute its portable thin film EnerPlex consumer products in Britain.


Scatec Solar completes IPO after delay

Scatec Solar installation.

Following a sharp price cut in its shares this week, the Norwegian solar company has today completed its Initial Public Offering.


OPIC issues first green guaranties in climate-friendly milestone

Chilean solar PV installation.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation's green guaranties are intended to support climate-friendly investments around the world.


Pattern Development signs PPA for 104 MW solar project in Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

The U.S. independent energy company has signed a long-term PPA for its first solar power project with Minera Los Pelambres, an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals, for the 104 MW Conejo Solar project in Chile.


Indian energy minister pledges renewables revolution

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the road in Washington, D.C., Sept. 30, 2014.

Piyush Goyal believes a solar-led transformation of India's energy landscape is imminent, but warns coal use will also increase as the country expands its grid.


California sets a new utility-scale solar generation record at 4.9 GW

Despite shorter fall days, California continues to break solar generation records. The new record set on September 29th is 800 MW more than a record of 4.09 GW set in March, showing the rapid rate of PV deployment.


PSE&G to build 10 MW PV plant on landfill in New Jersey

New Jersey road sign.

New Jersey's largest utility will commence the project as part of its Solar 4 All program.


Correction: IEA unveils new PV roadmap

EU PVSEC 2014 panel.

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a new roadmap for solar technologies. Compared to previous roadmaps, this latest scenario suggests almost twice as much electricity globally via PV.


Heliatek raises EUR 18 million from investors

Heliatek organic solar film production

A group of high-profile investors led by BMW heir and entrepreneur Stefan Quandt are supporting the German organic solar film manufacturer's market entry in the BIPV and automotive sectors.


Solar mogul Cheng Kin Ming unveils massive, multifaceted clean energy initiative

Cheng Kin Ming, APRD chairman, Shunfeng's main shareholder

Through Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment (APRD), Cheng has announced plans to deploy geothermal energy, electric vehicles, LEDs and energy storage on an unprecedented scale at an investment conference in New York....


OPDE given green light for 10.8 MW UK solar farm

12 MW solar installation, Alresford, England.

The Spanish solar group will further broaden its growing UK presence with the completion of this latest solar plant in southern England.


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