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Sungevity enters partnership with leading Belgian solar firm

Sungevity out and about.

The U.S. distributed solar installer has partnered with Belgium's Electrabel to begin installing rooftop solar panels across the country.

India eyes 146 MW of airport solar nationwide

Solar at Cochin airport.

Country's Ministry of Civil Aviation to work with the Airports Authority of India to install solar PV arrays at a number of airports across the country.

RES to build 102 MW solar project in Texas

New project owner Southern Power will keep RES on as the construction contractor for the project in West Texas, which is expected to begin construction this month.

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Solar PV installation in Spain.

Another seven days of solar brings a call from SolarPower Europe for the EU to end trade duties on Chinese components, the unveiling of Hanergy's zero charge EVs, and the first shoots of Nigeria's solar market.

D.E. Shaw offers $80m for SunEdison's stake in 150 MW Californian solar plant

SunEdison installation.

The hedge fund has confirmed the offer to purchase a controlling interest in the Mt. Signal 2 project, which is part-owned by bankrupt U.S. renewable energy developer SunEdison.

Solar becoming irreversible mainstream energy source, says Frost & Sullivan

Solar installation.

The analysts point to technological efficiency improvements, cost reduction and leading nations' readiness to adopt solar as reasons behind irreversible surge to the mainstream.

Brazil: Enel initiates work on 292 MW solar plant

Brazil flag

The Nova Olinda PV plant will require an investment of $300 million and will provide electricity under a 20-year PPA, with operations expected to commence in 2017.

SunPower wins large majority of France's solar+storage island tender

The Bay of Calvi, Corsica. Image by Wolffy & Greudin.

The U.S. solar solutions company was awarded 76% of France’s ZNI solar tender, amounting to a total of 39.1 MW of PV and energy storage technology that will be provided to the French West Indies and Corsica.

The largest solar rooftop system in the US installed on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas.

A giant 8.3 MW solar rooftop system has been installed by NRG Energy on MGM Resorts International’s famous Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, making it the largest in the U.S.

Southern Power acquires controlling interest in SunPower's 102 MW Henrietta solar project

SunPower installs a solar plant in California.

The subsidiary of utility Southern Company owns large portion of the Californian solar plant, which was built and developed by SunPower, which still owns remaining interest in the project.

India: SECI issues 650 MW tender for solar in Andhra Pradesh

Solar PV installation in India.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued a request for selection tender for 650 MW of new solar PV capacity in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Trina Solar hits 21.1% efficiency for mono PERC cells produced in industrial conditions

Trina Solar cell production.

The Chinese solar module producer says it has achieved 21.1% average efficiency for P-type monocrystalline PERC cells produced in industrial standard conditions.

UK: STA calls on government to halt impending tax hike for commercial solar

Marks & Spencer array.

Solar Trade Association warns that some businesses may have to remove their solar arrays if the proposed increase in tax goes ahead.

Movements in Nigeria's PV market as PPAs get signed

Nigeria flag. Image Flickr.

Power purchase agreements for as much as 975 MW of solar PV have been signed between Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. and a number of PV developers, one of which plans to develop a total of 1 GW of PV within the country.

OneRoof Energy to sell 19.8 MW of solar project assets

OneRoof Energy rooftop solar system in the U.S. Image OneRoof Energy.

The San Diego-based company signed agreements to sell the solar assets, with gross proceeds of up to $61 million expected from the transactions, which will help the company follow its current growth model.

Solar panels power spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit 800 million KM away from the sun

Artist concept of NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. Image NASA

It is the furthest away from the sun that solar panels have produced energy, helping NASA's Juno spacecraft enter the orbit of the solar system’s largest planet, in a groundbreaking mission that highlights the capabilities of...

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