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Sunpreme unveils 500 W bifacial double glass module with 22.2% efficiency

A 150 kW Sunpreme rooftop installation at a hospital in India.

Fraunhofer ISE and the company's Global Advisory Board member Eicke Weber says the record module efficiency has moved Sunpreme "to the top of the class."


Phoenix Solar, Millennium Energy Industries team up in Jordan

Amman, Jordan

The German PV company and the Jordan-based energy group will jointly apply for tenders and plan plan to work togther in realizing PV projects in the Middle Eastern country.


Solar, wind grabbing more of nuclear energy share, study finds

Nuclear installation.

Worldwatch Institute finds that energy generation capacity from solar and wind power is eating into nuclear power's global energy share.


Ameren to add 45 MW of solar PV in Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Announcement forms part of a 500 MW renewable energy drive outlined under local utility's 20-year integrated resource plan.


Westinghouse Solar secures $100 million financing for solar loan program

Rooftop array.

The subsidiary of CBD Energy Limited has struck a financing arrangement that it hopes will make solar installations more easily available to customers.


Energy Storage North America: Standing room only

Energy storage is a game changer for the electric power system, and enthusiasm from a variety of stakeholders was seen at the recent Energy Storage North America show in San Jose, California.


Solarrus acquires MaxGen, expands O&M operations

35 MW facility in Nevada, O&M services provided by MaxGen.

The alternative energy services company says the inclusion of MaxGen dramatically enhances its asset management capabilities for utility-scale solar clients. Solarrus will now be able to offer services across all project sizes.


Martifer Solar acquires nearly 90 MW of O&M contracts in Italy

Martifer Solar providing O&M services for solar plant in Italy.

The recent addition of Martifer Solar's Italian contracts solidifies its position as the third largest vertically-integrated O&M player in Europe.


EU SmartFlex production line to make custom solar facades

Located in Lithuania, the new 50 MW capacity factory will manufacture individually designed solar facades on an industrial scale as part of an EU project.


World Bank approves $519 million for 350 MW of solar CSP in Morocco

The second and third phases of the Noor project will include both parabolic trough and solar power tower CSP components. When complete this will be the largest single-site grouping of CSP projects in the world.


Brightsource, Abengoa scrap plans for controversial solar CSP project

Despite a recommendation of approval by regulators, the project company has abandoned its application for the 250 MW solar power tower project in the California desert. Palen drew fire from conservationists due to potential...


Peak Development to distribute Ascent Solar portable products in UK

Ascent Solar EnerPlex product

The Colorado-based solar company has crossed the Pond, tapping Peak Development to distribute its portable thin film EnerPlex consumer products in Britain.


Scatec Solar completes IPO after delay

Scatec Solar installation.

Following a sharp price cut in its shares this week, the Norwegian solar company has today completed its Initial Public Offering.


OPIC issues first green guaranties in climate-friendly milestone

Chilean solar PV installation.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation's green guaranties are intended to support climate-friendly investments around the world.


Pattern Development signs PPA for 104 MW solar project in Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

The U.S. independent energy company has signed a long-term PPA for its first solar power project with Minera Los Pelambres, an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals, for the 104 MW Conejo Solar project in Chile.


Indian energy minister pledges renewables revolution

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the road in Washington, D.C., Sept. 30, 2014.

Piyush Goyal believes a solar-led transformation of India's energy landscape is imminent, but warns coal use will also increase as the country expands its grid.


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