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Germany: First PV tender round closed

All successful bidders have paid the second security deposit under Germany's first PV tender round. They now have 24 months to realize their projects.


NRG bundles solar and water control system for California

Sprinklers controlled by Rachio.

Offering to be rolled out in regions ravaged by drought, bundling NRG Home's solar system with the Rachio Iro water controller, which is designed to help homeowners preserve water.


Andalay Solar narrows annual loss, increases revenue

Port of Long Beach, California

The California company's fourth-quarter bottom line was affected by module shipment delays caused by a labor dispute that slowed operations at West Coast ports last year. The company reports good progress in executing its new...


SunEdison, TerraForm finance 97 MW solar portfolio in UK

The 15.6 MW Pitworthy solar farm in Devon, England

Backed by £84.6 million in financing from Germany's Bayerische Landesbank, the companies closed financing for projects across the U.K. with the capacity to power 30,000 homes a year. EDF Energy entered signed a 15-year PPA for...


From the Mag: A selection of stories from the April issue

Array in Chile.

April's issue explores in-depth the solar manufacturing markets of Latin America, takes Turkey to task over its bureaucracy and red tape, and examines the organic PV opportunities being created by the Rotrot project.


Kyocera brings Japanese floating PV stations online

Kyocera's floating solar project comprises a 1.7 MW array (pictured, at Nishihira Pond) and a 1.2 MW array.

The Japanese electronics company has completed and connected its two floating mega PV plants in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, sized 1.7 MW and 1.2 MW respectively.


Solarcentury launches new BIPV solar roof system

The Sunstation from Solarcentury.

The Sunstation is the result of 10 years of BIPV experience and input from a plethora of installers, engineers and architects, says Solarcentury.


ib vogt completes 132.4 MW of solar in UK

ib vogt and vogt solar's 6.2 MW Langunnett solar farm in Cornwall

The German company and its British subsidiary connected eight solar farms in the United Kingdom in the first three months of the year and prior to the 1.4 ROC deadline.


Hanwha Q Cells signs 1.5 GW PV module deal with NextEra

NextEra's 550 MW Desert Sunlight plant in Riverside County, California.

The agreement will supply NextEra's solar investments in the United States and make the South Korean panel maker the market share leader among global manufacturers in the U.S. and Japan -- two of the three world's largest solar...


SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW solar plant in South Africa

Northern Cape, South Africa

The project, secured under a development deal with parent group Total and South African Mulilo Solar Enterprises, is expected to be fully operational next year.


Borrego builds largest college solar array in New York

2.5 MW installation by Borrego Solar at Houghton College in New York

The installation, which is will save Houghton College up to $4.3 million during the 25-year PPA contract period, will generate an estimated 3.15 million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operation.


Hanergy to build 10 MW GaAs thin film R&D fab in Wuhan

Alta Devices UAV integrated with thin film solar material

The project, which is receiving extensive support from the local government and backing from national, provincial and municipal funding, marks Hanergy's first GaAs R&D project in China since acquiring U.S. company Alta Devices.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar battery.

A solar spending spree, president Obama takes a personal interest in Caribbean solar and good news from the Azores. Plus the ever-fearless pv mag pokes a stick at the Russian bear and Big Brother Google.


Hawaiian utility bids to slash net metering payments

A solar rooftop in Hawaii.

Move could almost double system payback times. Utility and opponents have until the end of June to reach agreement before the PUC steps in.


Australia: "[Utility scale] solar can genuinely compete without subsidies within three to four years."

A solar plant from First Solar

The final module was put in place on Australia's largest PV power plant today. The 102 MW Nyngan Solar Plant was supplied and installed by First Solar. However the outlook for utility scale solar in Australia continues to appear...


First 100 MW solar plant points to missed opportunity in Australia

A First Solar PV module.

In a ceremony attended by the heads of AGL Energy and First Solar, and ministers from the NSW government, but not the federal government, the 1,366,380th and final solar panel was installed on the 102 MW Nyngan solar farm in...


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