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Canadian Solar secures financing for 40 MW solar portfolio

Canadian Solar Inc. has it secured US$53 million in project financing from Investec Bank plc for four solar PV plants totaling 40.2 MW in England. It also again mentioned the formation of a yieldco in the coming months.

Solarhybrid and Solar Millennium finalize takeover deal

Blythe solar project simulation

Following months of negotiations, Germany's solarhybrid AG has acquired Solar Millennium AG’s 2.25 gigawatt (GW) U.S. photovoltaic pipeline.

Large-scale PV a key focus for Gehrlicher's new Turkey JV

Instanbul, Turkey.

Gehrlicher has released further details of its new joint venture (JV) with Turkish energy company, Merk Solar Enerji Çözümleri San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. Specifically, the German solar company says it will focus on large-scale...

India: Lanco accused of flouting JSSNM guidelines

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Touted as the world’s most expensive publicly funded solar energy program, India’s much hyped Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has hit its first roadblock. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) alleges that...

CPUC approves 250 MW PV PPA for First Solar subsidiary

Primm, Nevada

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a 250 megawatt (MW) 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA) between Southern California Edison Company (SCE) and First Solar subsidiary, Silver State Solar Power...

Switzerland also publishes PV tariff cuts

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Switzerland’s Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) has announced that photovoltaic feed-in tariffs (FITs) will decrease by a total of 18 percent.

Greece announces new PV rates

Greek solar photovoltaic park in Drama by Conergy

The Greek government has announced changes to its photovoltaic subsidies. It has also highlighted the important role the technology plays in Greece.

EU criticizes Spain’s renewable energy moratorium

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Commenting on Spain’s recent announcement that it has suspended all feed-in tariffs for new renewable energy projects, the EU Commission says it fears disturbing impacts on the investment climate in the renewable sector, as a...

Siemens awarded 4.4 MW PV contract by US Army

Aerial shot White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a US$16.8 million contract by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center to carry out energy conserving upgrades. These will include the installation of a 4.4 megawatt (MW)...

China cuts PV funding

Astronergy's 20 MW solar photovoltaic project, completed in 2011, in Golmud

According to media reports, the Chinese government in Beijing has scaled back its Golden Sun Program subsidies and its feed-in tariff rates following an increased demand for photovoltaics in the country.

Isofotón and CNOOC form Chinese JV

Isofotón HQ in Malaga, Spain

Spain-based Isofotón and Chinese oil company CNOOC’s subsidiary, Tianjin Lishen Joint-Stock Battery Co., have formed a joint venture (JV) in China. They have also made public their photovoltaic pipeline plans.

Topaz solar project acquisition complete

San Luis Obispo County

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company subsidiary, MidAmerican Renewables, LLC has completed its acquisition of First Solar’s 550 megawatt (MW) Topaz solar project.

Arizona: Fluor to install 125 MW solar plant

Location map of AVSEII solar project

Fluor Corporation has been awarded both an engineering, procurement and construction contract, and an operations and management contract by Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, LLC (AVSE II) for a solar plant worth 125 megawatts...

US industry stakeholders set Solar PEIS deadline

Ken Salazar

A group of 20 U.S. solar industry stakeholders have submitted a letter to Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, in which they lay out their recommendations for creating a "smart from the start" public land solar energy program....

Mali set for off-grid solar boost

Mali solar photovoltaic installation

Under its latest plans to electrify rural areas of developing countries, NGO FRES Netherlands, along with its Mali-based subsidiary, Yeelen Kura, will install six off-grid photovoltaic plants in the country in 2012, thus adding...

Conergy completes 6 MW PV rooftop project in France

French solar photovoltaic thin film rooftop project by Conergy

Conergy France and local partner Soligest, have completed work on three photovoltaic rooftop installations worth 6.1 megawatts (MW).

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