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Etrion, Hitachi to build 34 MW of utility-scale PV projects in Japan

City of Morioka, Mount Iwate, Japan

Etrion is one of the first foreign independent power producers to secure Japanese domestic financing for utility-scale solar plants. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank provided is funding the projects.


Unlicensed PV sector could propel Turkey to 10 GW by 2023

Solar installation, Turkey.

Senior energy experts in the country expect a bright future for Turkey's solar industry, driven largely by the unlicensed PV segment.


Seven North Carolina solar farms set for Canadian Solar modules

Charlotte, North Carolina.

Deal sees Canadian Solar supply 44 MW of its high efficient modules to seven solar forms in North Carolina before the end of the year.


Trina Solar to add 49.9 MW to UK solar portfolio

Jifan Gao, Trina Solar CEO and Chairman.

Trina to develop utility-scale solar park in the U.K., adding to the 23.8 MW PV capacity the company has already installed in the country.


Mississippi Power unopposed to net metering, eyes 100 MW RE procurement

Solar PV, U.S.

The state utility has revealed it will not oppose net metering rules for residential solar, and announces potential solar and wind PPAs of up to 100 MW.


Sunnova raises $110m to accelerate customer growth

Solar rooftop installation.

The Houston, Texas-based solar service company will plow the funds into its solar service offering to homeowners across the U.S.


China surpasses Germany as world's solar bright spot

Beijing skyline, China.

Global Renewable Energy Report 2014 finds that China now boasts the world's biggest solar market, accounting for investments of $23.56bn last year.


Suntech buys up 30% of US storage company Powin Energy, wins best-in-class panel rating

Suntech HQ, Wuxi, China.

The Chinese solar producer has paid $25 million for a 30% share of Powin Energy, and could acquire a further 30% over the next two years.


China adds 3.3 GW of solar in six months

Pollution in Beijing.

The Asian superpower is on track to eclipse Europe as the world's solar powerhouse this year. But the first-half figure is well short of halfway to the stated target of 13 GW of new solar this year.


pv magazine's weekly news roundup

MS Turano PlanetSolar boat.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


Indian government considers introducing FIT

India's prime minister Narendra Modi.

Narendra Modi's government is reportedly considering whether to introduce fixed payment incentives for solar. Any FIT would replace the country's reverse bidding process for developers.


UK: ReneSola to supply 22 MW of solar modules to two projects

Arundel, England.

Two large-scale solar farms in England are to receive ReneSola's Virtus I and II PV modules as the company cranks up its presence in this dynamic market.


JinkoSolar opens 120 MW South African PV module factory

Cape Town, South Africa.

The $7.4 million production facility is JinkoSolar's first such facility outside China, and signals the company's intent to expand into the African market.


SolarCity: Q2 losses double as installations and revenue soar

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The leading U.S. solar company posted smaller than expected losses of $47.7 million in the second quarter, the figure masking a 62% revenue increase.


Indian government pushes states to ultra-mega projects

Indian energy minister Piyush Goyal.

Plans have emerged for the Union government of Narendra Modi to kick-start mammoth-scale projects in five states. But there has still been no indication of where the panels will come from for ultra-mega projects.


Yingli surpasses 10 GW of global solar module deployment

Yingli solar PV installation.

The vertically integrated PV manufacturer reached the milestone in June, adding that the tally amounts to 40 million PV modules globally.


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