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SMA secures 34 MW O&M contract for UK solar farm

SMA is taking on all O&M services of the Glebe/Odell solar farm, which has a combined capacity of 34 MW and is located in England near Wellingborough.

German inverter specialist supplied inverters to the Glebe/Odell Solar Farms, and has now commenced full technical operational management of both installations.

Oxis Energy to work with Anesco on UK lithium sulfur battery roll out

The Li-S battery from Oxis.

The Oxford-based battery developer will enlist the assistance of energy efficiency solutions company Anesco to introduce its lithium sulfur batteries to the residential and commercial U.K. market.

Canadian Solar JV to construct 500 MW India solar plant

Indian state of Maharashtra.

Sarus Solar, comprised of three Canadian renewable energy companies, will develop a 500 MW solar PV plant in the Indian state of Maharashtra, JV will partner with local firm during construction.

US: Commercial rooftop opportunity opening up with project finance

Commercial rooftop.

New project finance provider Open Energy Group believes vast potential of the U.S. commercial rooftop market is set to be tapped. Financing can be extended to solar+storage projects.

Thai solar market on course to grow by around 1 GW in 2015

Thai solar farm.

Thailand on course to outstrip all other Southeast Asian nations this year, with various reports suggesting the country's solar market to add between 700 MW and 1.2 GW capacity this year.

Solar Impulse grounded following 'irreversible' battery damage

The Si2, which is equipped with 17,248 of SunPower’s monocrystalline solar cells, has an average speed of just 70 km/h

The record-breaking Solar Impulse team has been grounded in Hawaii following "irreversible" damage to the plane’s batteries. The solar-powered aircraft has just completed the longest leg of its journey around the world.

Construction underway on 45 MW Sandstone solar project in Arizona

The solar PV project is located in Florence, Arizona

Construction has begun on the 45 MW Sandstone solar PV project in Arizona, announces sPower. The generated energy will be sold under a 21 year PPA, upon project completion, scheduled for the end of this year.

ReneSola acquires rights to 22.5 MW of Japanese PV projects

ReneSola will equip the majority of the projects with its own brand solar PV modules

ReneSola has acquired project development rights for solar PV projects totaling 22.5 MW in Japan. The plants are expected to be grid connected between the end of the year and the start of next.

Australian Government prohibits funding of rooftop solar by 'green bank'

This latest instruction to the CEFC board singles out wind projects and small-scale solar arrays

The Australian government has written to Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) instructing it to stop providing finance for rooftop solar. The Australian Solar Council has said the move will hamper innovative solar...

Yingli reports 240 MW shipment

Shipping containers.

Chinese panel maker is trying to kill a rumor it has been forced, by debts, to halt production. Yingli will supply panels exclusively for Latin America's largest PV-CSP hybrids.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

A catwalk model.

Solar may have achieved that magical combination of cheap and sexy but the industry is wracked by turmoil in China. No wonder the weekly digest is attracting such a following.

Market volatility hits clean energy investment

The Wall Street bull.

A strong dollar and Chinese share volatility hampered renewables investment last quarter. But plunge in VC funding indicates solar has gone mainstream, says BNEF.

India set to launch 2.8 GW tender

Madhya Pradesh.

MD of state-run SECI announces imminent round for five states. Government plans to tender in dollars are missing the point, says consultancy.

California: Utilities urge for DG solar to count towards 50% renewables goal

Residential solar PV installations are not included in California's RPS Program

Two of California’s biggest utilities have requested that distributed generation be included in the state’s RPS Program, which is looking to increase the annual amount of electricity generated by renewables to at least 50% by the...

ARECO, Z-One open PV module facility in Egypt, plan 100 MW project

The solar PV module manufacturing facility is located in Cairo

The Arab Renewable Energy Company Organization (ARECO) and Z-One Holding FZCO have announced joint solar plans in Egypt and Africa. In addition to a module manufacturing facility, they have also unveiled a 100 MW PV project.

Buffett strikes cheapest electricity price in US with Nevada solar farm

Warren Buffett and Barack Obama.

Berkshire Hathaway's NV Energy strikes PPA price of 3.87 cents per kWh for electricity generated by First Solar's 100 MW Playa Solar 2 project, according to Bloomberg.

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