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SolarCity PV installation

SolarCity invests big in commercial rooftops, Tesla teases its new solar battery and SPI takes o a major stake in ZBB Energy while while China is now on track to hit 20 GW this year: pv magazine sums up the week’s news.

US poised to hit 1994-levels of CO2 emissions this year, says BNEF

Nevada solar PV plant.

Power sector emissions across the country are poised to fall to a two-decade low in 2015 as record volumes of coal-fired capacity are shuttered and vast amounts of renewable energy comes online.

SunEdison continues solar rollout in Utah with 262 MW of projects

Iron County, Utah

The company's three new solar power plants will generate enough electricity to power more than 36,000 homes.

E.ON launches US energy service business with eye on renewables

E.ON's Rodsand II wind park in Denmark

The European utility giant's new E.ON Energy Services division will offer asset management and maintenance and repair services. The company says its ability to customize services will be crucial in servicing the fast-growing...

SunEdison breaks ground on 22.6 MW PV project in Utah

Groundbreaking of SunEdison's 22.6 MW Seven Sisters project, Utah

Consisting of seven solar power plants, the project will generate enough electricity to power over 4,000 Utah homes.

New York slates $160 million to further expand renewables

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The U.S. state has is increasing its investment in clean energy funding to build and expand solar and wind farms, hydropower plants and fuel cells.

Abdul Latif Jameel completes FRV acquisition

FRV power plant in the US

Dubai and Saudi Arabia-based Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has acquired Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), including its global 3.8 GW pipeline of PV projects. The two companies had previously collaborated on a JV to develop solar...

Risen Energy raises $403 million for PV projects

Risen Energy 100 kW PV project, Hubei, China

The Chinese solar company plans to invest in 279 MW of PV projects in China and Mexico as well as 100 MW of domestic distributed generation installations.

Plans for 750 MW gas-PV New Mexico plant revealed

New Mexico

Western Energy Partners has unveiled plans to build a 750 MW gas-PV power plant in New Mexico. The power plant will replace aged coal generators, in a part of the state that has highly degraded water and air quality due to fossil...

Solar-Fabrik warns of junction box failure

Solar-Fabrik headquarters in Freiburg, Germany

The German solar tech group has said it will publish a product warning in the coming days regarding junction boxes on some of its modules, which may be defect and possibly lead to fire.

Solarcentury goes with Trina modules for Panama PV plant


The U.K. developer and EPC provider has ordered some 33,000 Trina modules for a 9.9 MW PV farm in the Central American country, marking the first collaboration between the companies as Solarcentury expands into a new market.

ET Solar builds 50 MW plant in Israel

Ashkelon, Israel

The project is the largest PV plant ET Solar has so far built in the Middle East. The Chinese company, which will also handle O&M services for the installation, has become the biggest EPC contractor in Israel for utility-scale...

SunEdison taps Flextronics to manufacture modules in Mexico


The deal increases Flextronics' manufacturing capacity to more than 1.7 GW. SunEdison will use the modules for residential, utility and commercial projects in the United States.

Texas microgrid to integrate nine DG sources with storage

The Oncor microgrid.

Three U.S. companies have combined efforts to deliver a microgrid capable of integrating nine different distributed generation (DG) sources to optimize renewable generation and storage utilization and deliver reliable power. S&C...

UK: No CfD-backed large-scale solar for next fiscal year

Kencot Solar Farm, U.K.

The two solar PV projects that secured a strike price of 50 pounds per MWh under the first Contracts for Difference tender for 2015/16 will not go ahead, administrators have revealed.

Germany, Japan partner on PV grid integration, power-to-gas tech

Gifu University, Japan

The collaboration between Japan's Gifu University and Germany's ZSW is expected to create better conditions for the "efficient transfer of research results into the marketplace."

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