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Scatec Solar and Norfund partner on PV projects in developing countries

Scatec Solar PV installation.

The Norwegian solar company will jointly invest in solar power projects to be developed in all countries where Norfund has a mandate for action.


HelioSage Energy sells 60 MW-AC North Carolina PV portfolio

Solar installation, North Carolina.

U.S. utility scale developer has offloaded 12 ground-mount, development-stage solar projects via a round of PPAs with local power agencies.


Utility scale projects boosting Japan's domestic solar sector

The 82 MW Marubeni PV installation.

Figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association show local shipments rose to almost 1.9 GW for first quarter of the financial year.


Bear Republic inaugurates its solar beer operations

The Californian flag.

Bear Republic Brewing, a Northern California beer brewery known for its leading approach to sustainable water use has now adopted a rooftop PV system that will zero out its utility use of electricity. “We didn’t do this for...


pv magazine weekly news round-up: Aug 22-29

Solar installation, Chile.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


Australia: Solar costs could rise 50% if RET cut

Commercial installation, Australia.

Householders could be hit with increased system costs if Australia's government winds back the Renewable Energy Target.


Sonnedix closes financing on inaugural Japanese PV project

Japan flag.

The global solar power developer has secured financing for two solar PV plants totaling 4.5 MW in Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture.


SPI Solar subsidiary seals 30 MW China deal

Solar PV installation, China.

Xinyu Xinwei New Energy will engineer, procure and construct a 30 MW solar PV plant in Zhongwei City, China.


Rising silicon prices lift GCL-Poly back into the black

Polysilicon production facility, GCL.

First half financial results reveal a 52% sales increase on the back of a 16% rise in polysilicon spot prices.


US fund backs $480m Myanmar solar project

Obama and Thein Sein.

ACO Investment Group will collaborate with Myanmar's Ministry of Electric Power to construct two 150 MW solar plants by 2016.


World's largest private bank predicts solar-led power revolution

UBS solar future graph.

UBS Bank believes large-scale power stations will be redundant within 10-20 years, with solar technology taking their place as chief power source.


IRENA report outlines green energy solutions for island tourism

IRENA report cover image

The report makes the case that a transition to renewable energy can bolster sustainable tourism marketing strategies, which can in turn increase tourism while improving the well-being of island communities.


Germany retrofits 200,000 PV installations to meet 50 Hz requirement

SMA technician upgrades PV installation

The country has so far upgraded half of the total of 400,000 installations that are affected by the measure to better protect the power grid.


Chinese PV suppliers increase global market share

JA Solar module inspection.

Latest research from NPD Solarbuzz reveals leading Chinese solar module suppliers upped their share of global supply by 26% in Q2.


Yingli posts second-quarter net loss of $46 million

Yingli module production

Yingli's customer base doubled compared with the second quarter of 2013 as shipments to Japan in the first half of 2014 exceeded its total shipments to the country in 2013.


UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

Solar installation, England.

Research from GlobalData suggests the market will experience rapid decline in investment as energy sectors respond to subsidy changes.


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