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Work begins on 212 MW solar project in West Texas

Construction has begun and financing has been secured on one of first solar projects over 100 MW in Texas, as Southern Company acquires a majority stake.

Marubeni completes 29 MW Japanese PV project

The solar PV plant began commercial operation this month

Marubeni Corporation has completed a 29.8 MW solar PV project in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture. A ceremony was held today to mark the occasion.

SunPower introduces "kit" commercial rooftop system

SunPower's Helix.

SunPower has introduced its Helix commercial rooftop PV kits onto the market. The U.S. company says that the system can deliver 72% more energy, over 25 years, when compared to a conventional array and can see reduced...

Canadian Solar ups Q3 revenue and profit guidance

Canadian Solar PV plant.

Upwards revision sees the Chinese-headquartered solar firm beat guidance for the third quarter of the year on the back of higher-than-expected demand. Company also settled LDK arbitration dispute.

Shunfeng unveils flagship integrated clean energy project

People and sign, map, things.

Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) has completed one of its flagship integrated clean energy projects in Shanghai, at the Hong Qiao International School. Bringing together its "medley" of solar PV, heat pump and LED...

UK: Government reminded of strong public support for clean energy as FIT cuts get go-ahead

Rooftop solar installation.

The Renewable Energy Association says government's decision to slash solar FIT by as much as 87% is at odds with public opinion; London Mayor Boris Johnson calls for a halt to the planned cuts.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Nuclear power station.

Britain's solar industry reacts to the fallout from the nuclear deal, Chile spices up its solar pipeline, Germany sets a new PV record and China continues to flex its solar muscle.

UK signs off-grid solar agreements with Nigeria, Sierra Leone at launch of Energy Africa Campaign

The Energy Africa Campaign will aim to deliver solar power to Africa's 620 million people without access to electricity.

U.K.'s Department for International Development strikes fast-track agreement for delivery of off-grid solar projects in the two nations as part of the wider Energy Africa Campaign.

Dutch team Nuon claims victory in Australia's solar-powered race

Nuon Solar Team celebrate their victory, having arrived in Adelaide ahead of the chasing pack after four days' driving across the Australian outback.

Nuon wins by just 11 seconds ahead of fellow Dutch team Solar Team Twente at this year's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s most famous solar-powered vehicle race.

SMA hits 1 GW in Thailand

Thai PV power plant.

Germany’s SMA has hit 1 GW of inverter sales in Thailand. SMA has been active in the leading Southeast Asian solar nation since 1998.

Finca to provide solar microfinance for 300,000 African households annually through 2019

Off-grid solar system.

Microfinance provider Finca International has announced plans to finance off-grid solar systems to light up the lives of 1.5 million people in Africa. The deal was announced at a White House Forum on off-grid energy yesterday.

Huawei to supply 100 MW to ZhongLi Talesun project on former coal site


Chinese power electronics supplier Huawei will supply 100 MW of inverters to the third stage of the ZhongFli Talesun in Shizuishan City, Ningxia Province, China. Huawei says the project’s daily yield is estimated to reach 600,000...

Large-scale PV projects show strong performance in early review

A report by Fitch Ratings finds that recently completed large utility-scale solar projects tend to generate more electricity than expected, with low variability in output and high availability.

Sunnova raises $300 million debt and equity round

Sunnova EZ Loan logo.

U.S. solar lease and loan provider Sunnova has closed a debt and equity funding round to continue its growth in North American residential market. The $300 million round bring its its total fundraising to $900 million.

GTM Research finds opportunities for PV manufacturing in the United States and India

The company's latest report finds that China and Southeast Asia are still the most attractive locations, but that the geography of manufacturing is diversifying, as is demand.

IEA says global climate pledges fall short on required decarbonization efforts

The graph shows growth in world electricity demand and related CO2 emissions since 1990 (left) and related CO2 emissions by region (right).

The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook labels level of pledges made as impressive, but urges governments to do more if world is to avoid a 2c temperature rise by 2100.

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