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Jordan's universities install solar

PV installations at Hashemite University in Jordan.

pv magazine has learned the Hashemite University is soon going to announce the winner of its tender for a 5 MW solar PV park at its premises in the city of Zarqa in northeast Jordan. The solar installation represents an overall...

Tesla gears up for charge into home battery storage market

A Tesla in the EU.

Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle company throwing down a major challenge to the global motor industry, says it is now looking to become a front-runner in energy storage in a major new challenge to the traditional electric...

Australia: Commercial sector grows as ET Solar joins PPA segment

An Australian rooftop solar array.

Figures released today by Green Energy Markets reveal that the Australian commercial rooftop segment is continuing to grow. The positive signs for the sector come as ET Solar announces a deal with Australia’s Clean Energy Finance...

China: 2014 shortfall does not diminish 2015 ambitions

China PV power plant.

While figures released last month by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) confirm that the country fell well short of its 14 GW installed PV goal for 2014, it has not stop the administration from setting an ambitious...

Turkey installs only 78 MW of grid-tied PV in 2014

The Turkish flag.

Latest installation data demonstrates Turkey’s strong preference toward wind power. Solar PV, in contrast, either has fallen out of favor or Turkish institutions struggle to cope with the licensing process.

SolarCity's Hawaiian study reveals grid regulation potential of inverters

Rooftop PV Hawaii.

Results of joint study with NREL and Hawaiian Electric will see Hawaiian utility more than double grid's daytime minimum load to 250% thanks to role of inverters.

Phono Solar completes Pakistan's first MW-scale PV plant

The 1.25 MW solar PV plant from Phono Solar is the biggest in Pakistan.

The 1.25 MW installation in the Punjab province connects to the grid and becomes the largest single utility-scale installation in the country.

State Solar Job census celebrates solar's economic clout

Rooftop installation.

Census reveals benefits the solar PV industry brings to the U.S. economy, earning praise from the SEIA for revealing encouraging trends.

Trina to partner with PingAn Trust and Jiuzhou Investment to develop 500 MW to 1 GW of China projects

Trina CEO

Trina Solar has announced a framework agreement to develop 500 GW to 1 GW of PV power plant projects in China over three years. The agreement is with PingAn Trust and Jiangsu Juizhou Investment Group.

NREL study finds US solar interconnection delays a common problem

Rooftop installation, U.S.

Purpose of market overview is to help streamline the PV interconnection process in order to ultimately benefit utilities and solar consumers across the country.

Report: solar investment to remain strong in the face of falling oil prices

A 100 MW solar array in China.

Analysts at Frost & Sullivan have added their voices to the chorus confirming that falling oil prices will have little impact on solar investment. In its Annual Global Power and Energy Outlook, Frost & Sullivan forecasts...

3 billion euros to be invested in Ukranian solar power industry by 2020

A Ukrainian solar park.

Up to €3 billion (US$3.4 billion) will be invested in the development of the Ukranian solar power industry by 2020, according to a recent statement of an official spokesman of the press-service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of...

Interview: 'Janitorial' O&M rising despite the robots

Module washing

As the PV market matures with the growing installed base, a range of auxiliary services and business opportunities have appeared. One of which is the provision of O&M services, in particular maintenance services including...

Duke Energy proposes suite of solar programs for South Carolina

South Carolina Colleton County.

Proposals intended to increase its customers' access to renewable energy, and could add 110 MW of PV to South Carolina portfolio by 2021 if approved.

First Solar and Apple sign $848 million 130 MW deal

The Apple headquarters.

First Solar has signed a 25-year PPA with Apple for 130 MW of a 150 MW plant. Under the deal Apple will pay $848 million for electricity from the plant, which First Solar will begin construction on in mid-2015.

SunEdison scales LA solar rooftop market with 22 MW deal

SunEdison-installed commercial rooftop array.

The US renewable energy company signs agreement with PermaCity to develop solar systems atop leased rooftops, scheme designed to create income for property owners.

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