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ReneSola to develop 13 MW solar farm project in UK

Solar farm in Dorset, England.

The Chinese PV company expects the solar farm in Dorset, England, to be fully operational and connected to the national energy grid by end of this year.


IRENA report outlines green energy solutions for island tourism

IRENA report cover image

The report makes the case that a transition to renewable energy can bolster sustainable tourism marketing strategies, which can in turn increase tourism while improving the well-being of island communities.


Germany retrofits 200,000 PV installations to meet 50 Hz requirement

SMA technician upgrades PV installation

The country has so far upgraded half of the total of 400,000 installations that are affected by the measure to better protect the power grid.


Chinese PV suppliers increase global market share

JA Solar module inspection.

Latest research from NPD Solarbuzz reveals leading Chinese solar module suppliers upped their share of global supply by 26% in Q2.


Yingli posts second-quarter net loss of $46 million

Yingli module production

Yingli's customer base doubled compared with the second quarter of 2013 as shipments to Japan in the first half of 2014 exceeded its total shipments to the country in 2013.


UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

Solar installation, England.

Research from GlobalData suggests the market will experience rapid decline in investment as energy sectors respond to subsidy changes.


Yingli pushes UK solar growth with 66 MW supply deal

The Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has partnered with local clean energy developer Push Energy on the development of four large-scale PV plants.


First Solar expands activities in Japan with 250 MW of projects

Japanese city of Kitakyushu

The country's rooftop sector is expected to grow even larger than the mega solar segment. First Solar is positioning itself for "the long-term picture."


Latin America: Eager for an industry

Componentes Electrónicos in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

pv magazine examines Latin America's growing solar industries in a broad-ranging look at the region in the upcoming September issue. With Intersolar South America kicking off on Tuesday, we offer here a timely excerpt.


ISS secures financing for 200 MW of solar farms in North Carolina

Innovative Solar Systems PV project

The North Carolina company is looking for investors to buy projects of 20 MW and larger upon delivery with no upfront risk or financing.


Scatec Solar preps float

Scatec Solar's 75 MW Kalkblut solar PV plant in South Africa's Northern Cape.

The Norwegian group is set to apply for a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange and launch an initial public offering in an effort to increase capital for further growth.


Verizon to install 10.2 MW of solar throughout US

Verizon facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The telecommunications giant is investing $40 million to expand its green energy capacity and increase its total solar capacity to 25 MW this year.


New York merges solar programs under NY-Sun initiative

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The move is expected to result in 3 GW of solar by 2023, enough to power 400,000 homes, by using a megawatt block system to more efficiently deploy solar subsidies.


ABB partners with Amcorp Power on Malaysia's largest PV plant

ABB building

The power and automation technologies group provided TRIO solar inverters and its Plant Portfolio Manager monitoring system for the PV installation.


SolarWorld asks North American customers to inspect PV installations

SolarWorld panel and founder.

On Friday the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall notice for 1.5 million SolarWorld modules used in installations in the U.S. and Canada. SolarWorld has responded to the notice, saying that installer error...


pv magazine weekly news round-up: Aug 15-22

Californian solar installation.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


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