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Risen Energy: 2015 net income soars

Risen Energy installation in Hubei, China

Chinese PV group Risen Energy saw net income skyrocket 382% to CNY 320 million ($48.9 million) last year while sales rose 78% to CNY 5.26 billion.

Abakus solar plans 18 MW of PV plants for UK

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Abakus solar AG's British subsidiary has been awarded an EPC contract to realize three photovoltaic parks worth 18 MW across the U.K.

Isofotón expands solar activities in Kazakhstan and Honduras

Isofoton HQ

Embarking on the next stage of its internationalization path, Isofotón has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop photovoltaic projects and a polysilicon facility in Kazakhstan; and an agreement to install a 150 MW...

Activ Solar completes 29.3 MW PV plant in Ukraine

Ukraine photovoltaic 29.3 MW Voznesensk Solar Power Station

Activ Solar has commissioned a 29.3 MW photovoltaic plant in the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine.

Uruguay plans to sell solar for $90/MWh

Jose Mujica

According to reports, Uruguay’s government is gearing up to establish a national solar industry. A new decree requiring the country’s national power utility to purchase 200 MW of solar energy is expected to be issued shortly....

Conergy completes PV plants in Spain sans subsidies

Conergy grid parity solar photovoltaic rooftop plant

Conergy has completed a total of 14 photovoltaic plants in Spain since last autumn, which are said to be competitive without subsidies. A new calculation tool is assisting in the planning and implementation of such projects.

India allocates 1.172 GW of solar power

India Gujarat solar photovoltaic plant

Over the last three years, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has assigned 1.172 GW worth of grid-connected solar power plants. Of these, 369 MW have already been commissioned.

India: AEG supplies inverters to 30 MW PV project

AEG India Bangalore production

AEG Power Solutions will supply 30 MW worth of inverters to M and B Switchgears Ltd’s 30 MW photovoltaic project, located in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Canadian Solar partners with Strata Solar on 85 MW PV project

Fuquay solar photovoltaic farm

Canadian Solar, Inc. and Strata Solar have joined forces to work on 85 MW of photovoltaic plants in the U.S.

White paper unveils details of Saudi's 54 GW renewable energy plans

Saudi Arabia solar photovoltaic plant

A white paper has been released detailing the proposed competitive procurement process (CPP) of Saudi Arabia’s K.A.Care program, which aims to install 41 GW of solar in the region by 2032. The first tendering round is scheduled...

South Africa: Siemens starts work on 100 MW of PV

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Siemens has begun work on two 50 MW photovoltaic projects in South Africa for Globeleq Generation Limited. They are scheduled to be operational by mid-2014.

150 kWp PV park completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stolac, Bosnia Herzegovina

A 150 kWp photovoltaic park has been completed and grid connected in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is said to be one of the first projects of its kind in the country.

Ukraine: Ekotechnik Czech plans 160 MW PV project

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Czech-based Ekotechnik Czech has announced its plans to install 160 MW worth of photovoltaics in the Ukraine. A total of €400 million is expected to be invested in the project.

Romania to reduce PV support

Romania solar photovoltaic plant

Romania is set to lower the number of green certificates issued to photovoltaic systems in 2014. It is still not clear, however, by how much they will be reduced. Meanwhile, newly installed photovoltaic capacity predictions for...

Spain publishes retroactive PV FIT cuts

Spain solar photovoltaic park Conergy

The Spanish government has officially published its new photovoltaic decree, which revises feed-in tariffs (FITs) for plants installed between 2009 and 2011 downwards. The new rates are effective from January 1, 2013.

SolarCity teams up with Honda for US customers

Solar panels looking over a car dealership.

A US$65 million fund created to make solar arrays more affordable for Honda customers in the U.S. has been launched today. The fund is the result of a partnership between the carmaker and solar lease provider SolarCity.

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