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The U.S. Interior Department rejects its first solar project

The agency has rejected Iberdrola's application for a 200 MW solar PV project in Southern California. This makes the first denial of a renewable energy project since 2010.


Largest African PV plant begins operation

SolarReserve's 96 MW Jasper project in South Africa

Among the South African project's investors are Google and SolarReserve, which also developed the 96 MW plant as part of an international consortium. The plant will generate enough power to supply 80,000 homes.


Spain to link Mallorca, Ibiza

Sant Elm, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Spanish electricity grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE) announced on Wednesday the construction of a 126-kilometer long cable interconnecting the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza. The project can potentially benefit...


Canadian Solar posts record third-quarter results

Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu

The company is on-track to deliver the best year in its history in terms of revenue, profitability and megawatt shipment, according to Chairman and CEO Shawn Qu.


ACME to develop 110 MW of solar in India

ACME EPC services

The leading Indian solar company is investing nearly $150 million in new projects in the states of Telangana and Chhattisgarh.


Residential storage market to increase to 900 MW by 2018

Storage.

IHS analysis released today forecasts the grid-tied residential storage market to increase from 90 MW to 900 MW over the next four years. The startling tenfold market expansion is primarily due to the increasing attractiveness of...


US, China vow to cut CO2 emissions, promote trade in green energy technologies

Barack Obama at APEC Summit in Beijing, 2014

The countries intend to better promote trade in green goods and clean energy technologies, a goal that is sure to benefit from a planned U.S. trade mission to China in April led by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Commerce...


Australia: attempts to cut Renewable Energy Target hit another barrier

A solar roof Australia.

The Australian Federal Government's attempt to cut the country's mandatory target for renewable energy (the RET) has hit another roadblock. The major opposition party, the Australian Labor Party, has walked away from the...


Canary Islands: Oil or PV?

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Despite escalating local opposition, oil giant Repsol is planning to commence deepwater drilling off Spain's Canary Islands in search of petroleum. The sun-drenched Canary and Balearics Islands are Spain's lost solar PV case.


Bangladesh installs 3 million residential solar systems

Bangladesh solar PV installation

In order to achieve its energy 2021 energy target providing electricity access to all residents, the country is seeking to more than double electricity generation to 24 GW, 10% of which from renewables.


BNEF: global solar to grow to close to 60 GW in 2015

PV panels.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has taken a bullish stance when making predictions for the 2015 solar market. It forecasts 58.3 GW to be installed in 2015, with lead analyst Jenny Chase saying the somewhat bullish figure is...


Despite hefty losses, Vivint Solar remains on track to double installed capacity in 2014

Vivint headquarters, Utah

The Utah-based company booked some 62 MW in the quarter, up 206% year-over-year, and installed about 49 MW -- an increase of 196% while its cumulative installed megawatts reached approximately 178 MW at the end of September.


Italian PV companies head to Morocco

Morocco solar PV installation

Rome-based Kenergia is developing and coordinating the Solar Breeder project in Morocco. The program is seen as the starting point in a process of investments that will involve Italian companies, local banks, private investors...


Bosch Power Tec shutters inverter, storage plants in Germany

Bosch Power Tec string inverter

The company plans to bundle production and development of inverters and storage systems at its headquarters in Baden-Württemberg after closing facilities in Hamburg and Hessen.


Solarcentury wins approval for 28 MW solar farm in UK

Solarcentury community park solar farm, England

The Walkers Wood Solar Farm represents the largest PV installation to date for the U.K. solar company and its land and property consultancy partner, Savills.


Construction begins on 71 MW Argentinean PV fab

Schmid Group solar panel fab in Argentina

The foundation stone of a 71 MW ingot through module c-Si solar panel manufacturing facility has been laid in the San Juan province of Argentina. Local utility Energia Provincial Sociedad del Estado (EPSE) will operate the...


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