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IUSASol taps IdeemaTec trackers for 21 MW project in Mexico

IUSASol's 21 MW of PV farms in Jocotitlán, Mexico.

The German company says its single line tracker design with no connections between rows are the perfect solution for the non-rectangular and hilly fields common in Mexico.

Labour pledges to remove carbon from UK electricity supply

Labour leader Ed Milliband.

To achieve decarbonization through PV alone would require an extra 100 million panels in the next 15 years. Labour would make decarbonization by 2030 a legal requirement, if elected on May 7.

Investment dries up for Australia's large-scale RE

A rooftop PV array in Australia.

Investment in large-scale wind and solar projects in Australia has almost come to a complete standstill, in new data revealed by BNEF. In December 2014 there was zero investment in large-scale renewables, with the first three...

Record quarter for residential and commercial solar

African off-grid solar.

Mercom solar financing report says expiry of US federal tax credit has driven segment to new high. UK and African off-grid projects also feature prominently in Q1 figures.

SolarCity teams up with Nest

A rooftop solar array.

Smart heating and solar are coming together in a new collaboration between SolarCity and Nest Labs announced today. Under the partnership, 10,000 new Californian SolarCity customers will receive a free Nest Thermostat when they...

NRG launches 65 MW residential yieldco

NRG Residential

NRG and NRG Yield will form a yieldco for residential solar leases across a number of states, worth some 65 MW. NRG Yield will invest up to $150 million in the partnership.

Trina to supply Japan's biggest PV project

Japan image.

Chinese producer Trina Solar has announced that it will supply 116 MW of modules to a 231 MW PV power plant being developed in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The project will employ 446,000 Trina modules.

Scatec announces South Africa projects

Scatec Solar's Kalkbult project, in South Africa.

Norwegian developer has announced three contract wins under much-delayed round of national power auction. No details emerged as to how state utility Eskom has overcome publicized grid constraints.

Swiss battery maker joins Azores grid project


Leclanche's lith-ion batteries will form part of MW-scale renewables-plus-storage project. Swiss company's Danish shareholder will also finance the project to the tune of $3.7m.

Russian banks set to seize Crimean solar power plants

Activ Solar 105.56 MW plant in Crimea

Update: Saddled with massive debts estimated at $870 million following Russia's annexation of Crimea and a dramatic cut in feed-in tariffs, solar plants in the region have been unable to pay back outstanding loans and now face...

Enphase signs supply partnership with PetersenDean

Enphase microinverter installation.

Collaboration created as part of PetersenDean's pledge to source only American-made PV products under the Solar4America initiative, designed to support the U.S. domestic solar sector.

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Gazza celebrates Tottenham Hotspur's cup final victory.

Carbon emissions hope for the world, generation hope for Gaza, hope for Europe's ailing manufacturers and higher cell efficiencies are, erm, hoped for.

Indian state fires gun on 2 GW solar auction

Telangana railway station.

Developers gathered in Hyderabad this morning to learn about Telangana state auction. Projects will range from 2 MW to 450 MW in size and, if taken up, will put state at the forefront of Indian solar.

Is DEWA preparing an 800 MW Dubai tender?

The Dubai skyline.

Infrastructure group behind world record sub-6 cent LCOE is rumored to be seeking a financial advisor for an 800 MW project. An advisor is typically the first move in drawing up a tender.

Solar to thank for UK grid's lowest-ever peak demand forecast

National Grid embedded solar PV graph.

National Grid estimates that peak demand will hit 37.5 GW this summer, a fall of 900 MW on last year that has been attributed to the increase in embedded solar PV generation capacity.

Growing pains as Turkish solar market slowly emerges


The Solarex trade show currently under way in Istanbul reveals a market growing much more slowly than many had hoped. However, the fundamentals for PV remain strong and administrative barriers are slowly reducing.

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