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France ushers in 3 GW solar tender across six rounds

Solar installation in France.

Energy ministry confirms series of six tenders of 500 MW each to be launched between 2017 and 2020 as country gradually reignites efforts to boost its solar PV sector.

Solargreen lands Knesset rooftop contract

The Israeli Knesset.

The Airport City based developer will install a 300 kW rooftop on the Knesset. The system is part of the $2m Green Knesset project.

China gives tax boost to distributed PV power generation

Chinese CIGS installation.

Government taxation authorities announce that buyers of distributed PV power should invoice power generators in an effort to ease tax burdens.

World Cup prepares for first solar-powered match

The Estadio Mineirao, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

Martifer Solar's 1.4 MW rooftop installation in Belo Horizonte will power the first solar powered World Cup finals match. Greece take on Colombia tomorrow at the Estadio Mineirao.

SunEdison signs 1.85 GW purchase agreement for NEXTracker trackers

Construction of a SunEdison solar park.

The U.S. solar company has tied up a master purchase agreement for the next three years as it switches focus towards Lean construction techniques.

INRG Solar targets 100 MW UK installations by 2015

Durdle Door, Dorset, England.

The British solar developer plans to bolster its utility-scale portfolio in advance of the introduction of reduced support schemes next April.

Landmark solar thermal rooftop unveiled in Australia

Bob Baldwin, Glebe, Sydney.

A house in Sydney has been fitted with a fully building integrated photovoltaic and thermal rooftop that is one of the first in the world to generate electricity as well as heat.

GT Advanced Technologies agrees furnace supply deal in Qatar

QSE solar production.

The company will supply its HiCz 200 monocrystalline furnace to Qatar Solar Energy’s new 300 MW PV production facility in Doha, Qatar.

Solar powers Brazil's World Cup

Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The countdown for the largest, costliest and arguably most controversial World Cup tournament to date has started and football fans are looking forward to Thursday's opening ceremony and inaugural match between host nation Brazil...

SolarMax signs distribution partnership with Krannich Solar

SolarMax-Sputnik HQ.

The Swiss inverter manufacturer teams with Germany's Krannich Solar to distribute its entire string inverter range across Europe.

Kyocera plans 430 MW Japan PV plant as country's solar shipments soar

Kyocera HQ, Japan.

While Kyocera explores the possibility of constructing a mega solar plant on the island of Ukujima, the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association reveals 100% rise in solar shipments.

Southern Research Institute completes solar research center

A solar cell from LG.

The new facility, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is intended to provide key insights into the optimal design of solar PV systems.

OCI Solar Power signs $40 million loan agreement for 39.6 MW Texan PV project

Texan landscape, USA.

The U.S. solar company has agreed the loan with the North American Development Bank (NADB) for the construction of the Alamo 4 Solar Park in Texas.

Qatar Solar Energy opens 300 MW PV factory in Qatar

Solar production, Qatar

The vertically integrated module production plant, located in Doha's industrial zone, will become one of the largest PV factories in the MENA region.

IRENA conference highlights PV solutions for island tourism

IRENA conference attendees

Hot topics at the event included the pressing need for adequate energy storage on islands as well as the compelling case for photovoltaics.

Chile inaugurates Latin America's largest PV plant

100 MW Amanecer Solar CAP plant in Chile

SunEdison developed, built and interconnected the 100 MW Amanecer Solar CAP under an energy purchase agreement with CAP Group. The installation is located in Chile's Atacama Desert.

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