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SDG&E transmission line passes 1 GW renewables mark

San Diego.

$1.9bn Sunrise Powerlink is carrying 1 GW of solar and wind power to San Diego. 150 MW from Solar Gen 2 project took utility past the landmark.


SunEdison signs 39.5 MW of solar power contracts with housing authorities in Massachusetts

At least 11 PV plants will supply power to public housing through the state's virtual net metering program. SunEdison estimates savings of US$60 million over 20 years.


One in five of all Australian households now using solar

Midlura, Australia.

One out of every five Australian households are turning to solar energy for their electricity or hot water, new data has revealed.


Abundance launches RE shared ownership platform to UK market

Westmill Solar Park.

The ethical direct investment platform announces launch of U.K.'s first shared ownership platform that links renewable energy developers with communities.


Report finds more info on solar, mini-grids needed to address energy gap

Offgrid project in Africa.

Practical Action has released a report that outlines gaps in the evidence that the UK-based NGO claims is tainting the energy debate in favor of the world's richer population. More information and policy support for solar and...


Loans approved for 350 MW Morocco solar projects

Morocco solar project.

The African Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans totaling nearly $250m for phase II of the Ouarzazate CSP solar complex project in Morocco.


Kong Sun to boost Chinese DG PV by 600 MW

Hainan skyline, China

The Hong Kong-based investment company is to collaborate with Chinese EPC Wuxi Liansheng on the development of the distributed solar projects.


SunShot scheme awarded $9m solar R&D funding

Ernie Moniz.

The US Department of Energy will back all breakthrough research and development projects that advance solar PV to the tune of $9 million.


Croatian PV sector owes it all to rooftops

Croatia rooftop system.

A lack of ambition across the sector has hindered solar PV's growth in this sun-rich country, with only the small-scale rooftop sector likely to expand over the coming years.


Solar plus storage becoming "new normal" in rural and remote Australia

An Australian solar farm.

PV arrays coupled with battery storage systems are becoming the "new normal" in Australia's wide-open spaces. The number of installations continue to increase as governments and businesses begin to realize the new reality of off...


Top 10 module suppliers in end-of-year reshuffle, says IHS

Trina Solar is forecast to become the world's largest module supplier at the end of 2014, according to IHS.

Revised full year forecasts from the world's leading solar module manufacturers prompt top 10 reshuffle, according to newly combined Solarbuzz and IHS.


Dutch solar simulator startup raises €2 million

The Eternal Sun simulator.

Eternal Sun, a spin-off from Delft University of Technology in Holland has announced that it has raised €2 million ($2.5 million) in A round financing to continue rolling out its solar simulator technology. Belgian's Vermec is...


Abengoa puts a 250 MW solar CSP plant online in California

Abengoa has declared commercial operation for the Mojave plant, the fourth in a series of very large concentrating solar power (CSP) projects which have come online in the last 14 months in the deserts of the Southwestern United...


US: Sunshine state retreats further into solar shadows

Lake Mary, Florida.

Florida's Public Service Commission cuts energy efficiency targets and votes to end solar rebate program at the end of 2015.


ReneSola opens new offices in Canada and Mexico

ReneSola HQ, China.

Chinese company's expansion in North and Central America follows similar successful strategy in U.S. as it seeks to capitalize on expected solar growth.


UK: Share offer launched for 5 MW community solar farm

The directors of the Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy initiative at their previous project, the 1 MW Chelworth solar array.

The Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy scheme hopes to raise $4.25 million for the 5 MW Braydon Manor Farm PV installation in the southern England county of Wiltshire.


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