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SPI Energy nails financing for 4.8MW DG project

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider has secured an eight-year financing deal with the Bank of Jiangsu for an array in Nantong, Jiangsu province.

First solar connects 52.5 MW solar PV plant in Jordan

The Shams Ma'an plant in Jordan.

The Shams Ma'an Plant now meets 1% of Jordan's total power generation capacity, and bolsters the nation's embrace of solar power.

The final solar project goes online under 400 MW CPS/OCI deal

ConEdison development. Image: ConEdison.

ConEdison owns the 106 MW-AC Texas Solar 7 project, the final chapter in the deal that jump-started large-scale solar in Texas.

Cease coal imports, embrace affordable solar, urges Indian power minister

Piyush Goyal.

Piyush Goyal uses platform at two-day energy and mines conference to urge power generating companies to no longer import coal, calls for better balance with affordable renewables, such as solar.

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Solar installation in Europe.

A week in which Europe showed its solar strength, the U.S. flashed its impressive PV pipeline, and pv magazine’s video content proved a hit.

Conergy Services partners with QOS to monitor 500 MW European solar portfolio

Conergy UK installation.

The O&M arm of the German solar developer will task QOS Energy with integrating its 500 MWp European solar PV portfolio into its monitoring software over the next six months.

Canada's Alberta government aims for 50% solar power

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Government of Alberta posts request for information to explore the possibility of using solar energy to meet half of its energy needs, replacing existing green energy contracts that are set to expire.

sPower raises USD786 million for nine solar projects

sPower PV project. Image by sPower.

This combination of tax equity and debt financing will support 339 MW of solar capacity in Southern California, for a total of USD2.32 per watt.

Kaco seals 50 MW inverter supply deal in Turkey

Kaco inverter production.

The German inverter specialist is to ship 50 MW of its 50 kW three-phase string inverters in two batches to Turkish solar project developer Aldo Grup. The first batch will be shipped by March next year.

Construction begins on largest solar rooftop array in the Middle East

Jebel Ali Port mega terminal at DP World, Dubai. Flickr image by AR AlHashemi.

The huge 22 MW PV array is being installed by Green Energy Tomorrow on the roofs of various facilities at DP World in Dubai. Once it is completed, it will be the largest solar rooftop system in the region and will support the...

Meyer Burger secures further sizable equipment orders

Image: Meyer Burger

The Swiss solar production equipment specialists announced that it has received two orders for its silicon wafer cutting equipment worth CHF 15 million (USD 15.35 million), just a week after the company initiated a major...

All Energy 2016: Five key takeaways

All Energy Australia 2016 conference. Image by Jonathan Gifford.

A utility scale segment bursting to life, battery storage providers of all sizes moving in amongst the backdrop of a fierce political debate about the role of renewables in a historic blackout: This week's All Energy trade show...

Centrotherm narrows outlook as customers delay orders

centrotherm's management board believes that its previous Q3 and Q4 earnings are now no longer sustainable.

German solar equipment manufacturer says it can no longer sustain its earnings forecast for the year as steep declines in the price of solar cells prompt investors to postpone investments in production equipment.

Clean Energy Live: where is UK solar growth going to come from?

Presentation at Clean Energy Live, 2016.

The U.K.'s Clean Energy Live show kicked off in Birmingham on Tuesday, taking a holistic approach to the country's energy issues. The show nevertheless examined those sectors that adding new PV installations in the U.K. today,...

ABB to build solar-powered microgrid at its largest Indian fab

ABB's solar inverter facility in Bengaluru.

The Swiss-based power electronics company will install a 600 kW rooftop solar array at its production facility in Vadodara, and a PowerStore Battery grid that will manage the plant’s energy.

REC achieves +20% efficiency for mass production of multicrystalline solar cells

REC TwinPeak series.

The Norwegian solar developer has developed a formula to mass-produce its multicrystalline cells at average efficiencies of 20.21%, becoming the first known manufacturer to achieve such numbers.

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