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India unveils annual solar goals towards 2022 target

India solar installation.

India's National Solar Mission has outlined the annual targets required between now and 2022 if the nation is to hit its goal of installing 100 GW of solar PV capacity by that date.

Germany: FIT cuts pushed back; 2 large-scale PV projects announced

Germany 20MW Solar photovoltaic park Elsterheide

The new German feed-in tariff (FIT) rates will be applied later than originally planned. Meanwhile, EPIA has sent an open letter to Merkel, asking for the new plans to be revised. In related news, two large-scale photovoltaic...

Guggenheim Partners appointed financial advisor to Greece's Project Helios

George Papaconstantinou, Greece

U.S.-based financial services firm, Guggenheim Partners has been officially appointed strategic and financial advisor to Greece’s planned 10 gigawatt (GW) Project Helios.

Middle Eastern off-grid PV garnering unwanted attention

South Hebron hills, West Bank

Photovoltaic installations, many funded by European companies, are being torn down in the West Bank's Masafer Yatta. pv magazine’s Middle Eastern correspondent, Ruth Michaelson discusses the situation.

Mixed messages for UK PV: Innovation and criticism

A plane next to a solar array.

In what is a microcosm of the environment facing photovoltaics in many parts of the world, in the UK innovative installations have been going up, while a new report has been produced critical of the country’s renewable energy...

Panasonic starts work on Malaysian PV facility

Malaysia's Kulim

Panasonic Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has begun construction on its 300 megawatt (MW) Malaysian photovoltaic production facility.

Suncore starts CPV production in China

Huainan, China

Suncore Photovoltaics has commenced production of its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules in China following the completion of Phase-I construction at its facility in Huainan.

Australia: Remote Aboriginal community saves with solar

A community building with a solar array.

In an environment where very hot, humid conditions are common in the wet-season months, remote Aboriginal communities have begun turning to photovoltaic installations to reduce power bills. Power-hungry air conditioners are used...

Italian government scraps retroactive PV measures

Solar photovoltaic plant in Italy

Italy’s government has backtracked on a retroactive measure it was looking to impose on photovoltaic installations located on agricultural land.

ESA to install 22 PV systems in Tennessee and North Carolina

Tenneessee road sign

ESA Renewables LLC (ESA), a turnkey solar solutions provider, will install 22 200 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic arrays in the U.S. states of Tennessee and North Carolina.

Foresight acquires 2 UK PV plants

UK 4 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Puriton

Alternative asset manager, Foresight Group has bought two ground-mounted photovoltaic projects worth six megawatts (MW) in the U.K.

SunEdison sells 30 MW PV project

Austin, Texas

SunEdison has sold its 30 megawatt (MW) Webberville photovoltaic project, located near Austin, Texas, to MetLife and Longsol Holdings US Inc., a private owner and operator of solar projects in the U.S. and Europe.

Germany: PV FIT cap snuck in through the back door

Germany solar photovoltaic system next to the road

An addition to Germany’s new photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) plan could prevent the construction of solar farms in many places in Germany in the future.

Germany’s cabinet approves FIT plan

Germany solar demonstrations

A week after the country’s new feed-in tariff (FITs) scheme was unveiled, Germany’s Cabinet has today approved the proposal, meaning it will now be sent to the Parliament for consideration.

PV Expo Japan: Solar Spring to bloom

Increased numbers of visitors and a host of new international exhibitors were evident on a slightly chilly trade-show floor today, at the fifth-international PV Expo Japan. While the final rates for the country’s feed-in tariff...

Ukrainian PV industry ramping up

Activ Solar's 20 MW solar photovoltaic park in Ukraine

The Ukrainian photovoltaics industry is on the verge of big change, as more and more investors announce their plans to build power plants in the country.

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