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Exclusive: New 50 MW university PV project to be built in Jordan

University of Zaytoona Philadelphia solar installation

pv magazine has learned that construction will begin in 2016 on a new 50 MW solar PV plant at the Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, in Jordan. The project will use Yingli modules and ABB inverters, and is a further indication of...

France: 120 MW of medium sized rooftop installations by 2015

A photovolatic rooftop installation in France.

France announced it will tender 120 MW of medium sized rooftop PV installations by 2015. The installations concern non-residential buildings with a roof surface ranging from 700 to 2000 sqm. Each project can have an installed...

Austria adds 230 MW of PV in 2012

A solar rooftop in Austria.

Austria added a total of 230 MW in 2012, taking the country's cumulative photovoltaic capacity to 415 MW, the Photovoltaic Austria Federal Association told pv magazine.

India: solar cheaper than grid power

Satelite image India

Solar power is cheaper than grid power for commercial consumers in Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala, even with no subsidies, according to a quarterly report published by consulting company Bridge to India.

US: AZ Sun Program announces another 34 MW PV facility

APS Gila Bend 18 MW solar PV Project

The seventh photovoltaic facility is set to come online next June under Arizona-based electricity utility, APS’ AZ Sun program. Black & Veatch has been selected to design and build the 34 MW.

Brazil receives requests for 300 MW of PV

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Twelve requests for regulatory authorization to develop and operate photovoltaic plants worth a total of 300 MW have been received since mid-March, according to Brazil’s national electricity regulator.

JinkoSolar secures $58 million loan guarantee from CDB

photovoltaic park

JinkoSolar signed a 15 year loan agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) worth RMB 360 million (around US$58 million, €45.32 million) to finance the company’s domestic photovoltaic projects.

Activ Solar adds 127.5 MW of PV in the Ukraine

Ukraine solar park

Activ Solar has completed the construction of two photovoltaic plants in the Ukraine, thus adding 127.5 MW of installed capacity in the first quarter of this year.

JinkoSolar to supply 115 MW of PV modules to South Africa

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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd has signed a module supply agreement with a South African developer to deliver 115 MW for two photovoltaic plants.

Photovolt unveils 900 MW Japanese PV pipeline

Italy 29 MWp solar photovltaic park

Germany-based Photovolt Development Partners has unveiled a photovoltaic pipeline worth 925 MW (DC) in Japan. Completion is scheduled for between 2014 and 2015. The company is also planning to install 110 MWp in Israel and 35 MWp...

First Solar acquires 150 MW Imperial County Solar Plant

A First Solar module.

American thin film producer First Solar has announced the acquisition of the 150 MW Imperial County Solar Plant. It is expected to be completed in 2014.

Greece: 234 MW of new PV capacity in February; renewable energy reform announced


According to the latest figures, Greece added 234 MW of PV capacity in February. Meanwhile, a joint declaration of intent has been signed between Greece, Germany and the EU aimed at reforming the country’s renewable energy...

US: NY targets 52 MW of new PV capacity

New York skyline

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded US$46 million for 76 large-scale projects totaling 52 MW of new photovoltaic capacity.

10% cut to Japanese FIT approved

The Japanese flag.

The Japanese government has approved a 10% cut to photovoltaic FITs. As such, from April 1, tariffs have been reduced to JPY37.8/kWh (US$0.40) down from JPY42/kWh (US$0.45).

Australia: 53 MW power plant recommended for approval

Black solar panels set against a rural background.

What will be one of Australia’s biggest photovoltaic power plants has moved one step further towards completion today, with the 53 MW plant receiving a recommendation that it should be approved. Construction is set to begin in...

Chile: IDB to finance 26.5 MW of PV projects

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US41.4 million loan package to finance two of Solarpack Chile S.A.’s photovoltaic plants, worth 26.5 MW.

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