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Sonnedix closes financing on inaugural Japanese PV project

Japan flag.

The global solar power developer has secured financing for two solar PV plants totaling 4.5 MW in Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture.


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.


Toyota switches on 3.8 MW solar array at UK engine plant

Solar panels at Toyota plant.

The car giant's Deeside plant in North Wales has been fitted with 13,000 solar panels that will power 10% of the plant’s electricity needs each year.


Jinko Power signs 100 MW solar agreement with southeastern Chinese province

ShangRao, Hengfeng County, Jiangxi Province.

The JinkoSolar subsidiary will engineer, procure and construct solar PV projects in China's Hengfeng County, Jiangxi Province.


Thailand set for $1.4bn renewables boost

A 9.5 MW solar PV plant in Thailand.

Bangkok-based clean power developer Energy Absolute Pcl plans to invest 46 billion baht in Thailand’s green energy sector over the next three years.


Eco Energy World connects 70 MW of PV in UK

Exmoor coastline, Devon, U.K.

The renewable energy developer brought five solar PV projects online across the south of England in quick succession, swelling its solar portfolio.


Sub-Saharan Africa commissions 1.8 GW RE capacity this year

60 kW PV installation in Kenya.

South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya lead renewable energy surge, with more clean power to be added this year than entire 2000-13 period.


Bill to streamline solar permitting passes the California legislature

Legislation to standardize and improve the “byzantine” permitting and inspection procedures in various cities and counties in California has passed both houses of the state's legislature. CALSEIA says that this will both reduce...


REC, Sunrun sign US solar panel deal

REC Solar factory, Singapore

The U.S. market is becoming increasingly important for the Norwegian solar group as it continues to broaden distribution of its products worldwide.


S4 Solar to build 100 MW module assembly plant in Brazil

Goiania, Goias, Brazil

S4 Solar do Brasil, which is making its debut at Intersolar South America this month, is constructing a 100 MW module plant in Brazil to focus on the domestic market.


China to boost distributed PV, 5 GW expected

Rooftop PV system, China

Policy changes could result in a new definition of eligible DPV projects in China and open up incentives for projects of up to 20 MW. It's one of a number of key revisions that may accelerate DPV installations, says IHS.


JinkoSolar to deliver 40 MW to Chile

Chile's energy minister with a PV power plant.

Chinese module manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced that it will supply 40 MW of modules to solar developer 8i for a project in Chile. The project will be located in the Valparaiso region, in Central Chile.


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