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BayWa r.e. commissions 18 MW solar farm in UK

Great Glemham solar farm, England.

The fourth solar farm from the German renewable energy developer is located in the Welsh village of Whitland.


Plans submitted for English solar plant

England

Plans have been submitted for a 4.9 MW plant near Devizes in the English county of Wiltshire.


Solar maintenance takes the stage at Solar O&M Conference

Solar PV installation in North America.

U.S. commercial solar industry draws criticism for poor O&M record at the show as discussions center on need for systematic and standardized approach.


Indian industry headed towards calamity, warns federation

Delhi India

The National Solar Energy Federation of India has complained about the quality of domestic-made technology in a letter to the government.


India considers new PV support scheme for state-owned companies

MNRE representatives inspect a PV installation in India.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy may introduce a separate scheme for Public Sector Undertakings.


Panasonic develops stand-alone PV power system

Pansonic's Power Supply Container.

The company’s Power Supply Container generates and stores solar energy, and is ideal for for rural off-grid areas.


Construction begins on 250 MW First Solar Nevada PV plant

Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power agrees 25-year PPA for the project, which will be located north of Las Vegas.


Hanwha Q CELLS collaborates on 31 MW Mexican PV installations

Hanwha Q CELLS Germany HQ.

The German-headquartered company will finance all 31 MW of PV across 120 locations of local retail giants, Tiendas Soriana.


Israel's Parliament installs rooftop PV, applies net-metering innovation

Knesset, Israel.

The Parliament building has announced a tender for a 400 kW rooftop installation that will make it the greenest government HQ in the world.


Yingli completes 1 MW World Cup solar installation

Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

The array at Brazil's Arena Pernambuco stadium will deliver clean solar energy to one of the forthcoming soccer World Cup's most important venues.


Wuxi municipality snubs Suntech panels

A Hanwha SolarOne manufacturing facility.

The local government of Wuxi turned to Hanwha SolarOne for a 100 MW, 'long-term' solar rooftop scheme, despite the 4 GW of Wuxi Suntech cell and module capacity on its own doorstep.


SunEdison connects California's largest RAM PV plant

The 24 MW solar plant in the Californian Desert is the largest to date to be brought online under the state's Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) program.


Adler Solar establishes BEC Solar

Adler Solar customs warehouse, Bremen

The German solar industry service provider is expanding its services in its domestic market by joining forces with BEC Engineering.


Japan rebalances its solar market

Tokyo.

The nation's previous overreliance on residential installations has been corrected as the commercial and utility segments have grown more rapidly during the country's 18-month solar boom.


First Solar completes Japanese project

First Solar installers at work.

U.S. solar player First Solar has announced completion of a 1.3 MW solar project in Japan. The Arizone company has full ownership of the Kitakyushu-shi scheme.


$100m renewables fund for sub-Saharan Africa

The African Renewable Energy Fund closed its first round of capital raising with $100 million in the bank. The fund hopes to double the amount available for 5-50 MW schemes within 12 months.


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