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NEXTracker to supply 16 MW Buenavista project in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

The Los Santos power plant in Chihuahua state is one of the largest tracker installations to date in the country.


JinkoSolar to supply modules for 104 MW Utah Red Hills solar plant

Once complete, the 104 MW Red Hills solar farm will be the largest array in Utah.

The Chinese module manufacturer has been chosen by EPC Swinerton to supply its panels for the project, which will be one of the largest in the U.S.


Yingli module shipments rise 17% in 2014, hit 3.3 GW globally

Yingli production.

Profit soars by 53.4% as company ships more than 3.3 GW of PV modules globally. Fourth quarter performance ends year on high.


Israeli Knesset goes green

Israeli Knesset

The national legislature in Jerusalem will unveil what it says is the largest solar installation of any parliament building in the world this weekend.


UK solar sector buoyed by $17bn of investment since 2010

Rooftop PV installations, England.

DECC report shows reveals more than 11.4 billion pounds has been invested in the solar PV industry of the U.K. over the past five years. Sector currently employs more than 34,000 people.


Turkey to tender 302 MW of PV in April

Istanbul, Turkey

While the country also licensed 228 MW of solar PV in January, industry watchers warn that high tender fees could thwart Turkey's already lethargic solar PV deployment.


UK: Primrose Solar and EDF Energy sign 104 MW PPA

The 48 MW Southwick Estate solar farm.

The U.K. solar developer inks 15-year power purchase agreement with French utility for energy produced across 104 MW of solar farms.


Natcore Technology, Eurotron sign joint development deal

Natcore technicians operating the screen printer to apply grid and back contacts to test solar cells.

The U.S. company says the partnership is designed to hasten commercial integration of its technologies into solar modules.


aleo solar, GreenIndusTree partner in Pakistan

Installers in Lahore, Pakistan, part of the GreenIndusTree-aleo solar project

"The current solar projects are just the beginning," says aleo solar Managing Director Günter Schulze. "Together, we are aiming to provide many more people with environmentally friendly energy in the area."


France approves environmental law for commercial rooftops

A green roof at the Historial de la Vendee museum in Les-Lucs-sur-Boulogne, France.

New buildings in commercial zones across France will have to install either solar PV systems or plant vegetation. Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular around the wolrd.


Australia's first redeployable large-scale hybrid PV plant up and running in one week

ARENA illustration: redeployable solar-diesel hybrid plant

Construction group Laing O'Rourke has erected the first large-scale solar-diesel hybrid power plant in regional Queensland. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency describes the plant as a "versatile alternative to diesel powered...


Suntech strengthens South Africa presence with new storage warehouse

Cape Town.

Facility will hold 500 kW of modules initially, rising to 1 MW later this year as the Chinese solar company ups its presence in sub-Saharan Africa.


Solar Trade Association launches STA Scotland

PV installation in Scotland by Renusol.

New trade body will work closely with the Scottish government to advise on the benefits of solar power north of the border.


Global EV market reaches 740,000 cars, new study finds

BMW i3 production.

Analysis by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) reveals 320,000 new electric vehicle registrations in 2014 as car battery suppliers hit $2.17 billion in revenue.


Chinese solar storage sector set for 14% growth annually to 2018

Solar battery storage system.

Study by RnRMarketResearch forecasts Chinese solar battery market to total 65 GW by 2018, with annual growth averaging 14% as solar and storage industries converge.


IHS: Global single-axis tracker revenues to reach $2 billion in 2019

Exosun solar trackers

In 2015 single-axis tracker installations will exceed fixed-tilt installations in the Americas for the first time, according to the research group.


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