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NRG tackles ‘technology-driven disruption’ with home solar expansion

NRG solar truck.

One of the largest operators of conventional fossil-fuel power plants in the United States, with a fleet of nearly 50 GW, NRG Energy is confronting what CEO David Crane on Friday called a “technology-driven disruption of historic...


Jordan's rooftop PV sector thriving 

Jordan's rooftop solar PV industry has enjoyed steady growth in the past few years.

Jordan leads Arab world in utility-scale solar PV installations with many large solar farms expected to go online in 2015. Residential and commercial rooftop sectors are also kick-starting the thriving solar sector.


Mammoth Desert Sunlight solar farm begins commercial operation

Secretary Sally Jewell flips the switch at the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, Riverside County, California.

The 550 MW project, which uses First Solar's thin-film modules, was inaugurated yesterday during gathering of 150 federal, state and local officials.


Australia: Council approves 2 GW mega solar project plan in Queensland

A solar farm in Australia.

A staged plan to build what would be the largest solar PV plant in Australia, and possibly the largest yet proposed in the world, has been granted planning approval in the northeast state of Queensland.


Dirty investments undermine UK govt's renewables pledge

Solar and coal together.

Despite announcing goal to be greenest government ever, UK coalition found to have invested 300 times more on fossil fuels than renewable energy over course of tenure.


Gintech explores merger and relocation opportunities in light of US tariffs

Gintech's Taiwan factory.

The Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer may merge its operation or seek to relocate as the company aims to stay competitive in face of stinging US tariffs.


US SunShot Initiative releases $13m for community solar projects

SunShot-backed PV installation.

Opportunity labeled Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities designed to establish technical assistance program for local governments to drive greater PV deployment.


NEXTracker doubles manufacturing capacity, raises $25m in financing

SunEdison utility-scale PV plant.

The US tracker company announces funding benchmark on back of growth that saw manufacturing capacity double.


Inside ABB: PRO-33 global rollout a symbol of Power-One integration

Otto Preiss, ABB.

This month, ABB will roll out its PRO-33 string inverter globally, in what it says is an important indication of Power-One's successful integration into the global company.


Swinerton lands contract for 104 MW Red Hills solar plant in Utah

Red Hills

The U.S. renewable energy developer will begin work on the installation towards the end of this year having been awarded the contract by Scatec Solar.


US: solar could disrupt shale revolution, study finds

Grid power lines, denver.

Report by energy research company Wood Mackenzie points to solar as the one technology with the capacity to transform energy markets in same way shale did.


Construction begins on 9.9 MW merchant solar park in Panama

Panama landscape.

Ecosolar's project is being built by British company Solarcentury. IIC provided a loan of $11.9m for the project.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Solar eclipse.

Obama lends a hand, Germany shows its hand, oil's price volatility gets out of hand, and it's all hands on deck as pv magazine's web servers go awol: welcome to our latest weekly news digest.


Enel Green Power posts 11.1% revenue growth driven by US and Latam markets

Enel Green 60 MW PV plant.

The Italian renewable energy developer achieved revenues of $3.3bn in 2014 following strong performance in U.S. and Latin America.


Conergy enters residential solar leasing market

Conergy rooftop installation, Germany.

Partnership with European municipal utility network Trianel GmbH allows Conergy to offer leased solar systems to six million homes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.


IEA report examines ways to lower PV cost barriers in emerging regions

SolarAid light campaign, Africa.

The Innovative Business Models and Financing Mechanisms for PV Deployment in Emerging Regions assesses the pros and cons of six different types of funding methods.


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