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JinkoSolar Q1 revenue increases 36.5% Y-O-Y

JinkoSolar modules.

The Chinese vertically integrated solar developer enjoys huge rise in downstream revenue, shipments up 35.8% year-over-year although gross margin contracts slightly.


Santander launches $2bn renewable energy fund

House of Commons, London.

Spanish lender partners with two of Canada's largest pension funds to launch London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investment, a joint fund for renewable energy projects.


Abengoa's 210 MW Chile solar hybrid complex approved

The Atacama desert.

The Spanish renewable developer has been given the green light to proceed with the Atacama 2 project, which is a combined PV/CSP development in the Atacama desert.


Duke announces plans for Disney-inspired solar park

Cinderella's Castle, Walt Disney World.

The 5 MW facility in Reedy Creek, Florida, will be arranged in the shape of a Disney-inspired design, the utility has confirmed.


Hevel Solar plans $450m PV expansion in Russia

Hevel Solar PV park in Russia.

Venture between Renova and OAO Rusnano to develop Russia's solar footprint being driven by oil billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.


Australia: solar subsidy report draws industry's ire

Solar farm, Australia.

Report by Australian think-tank the Grattan Institute attacking the country's "expensive" solar subsidies dismissed as blinkered by pro-solar advocates.


Edinburgh unveils ambitious community solar plans

Arthur's Seat and the Edinburgh skyline.

Council of the Scottish capital outlines aim to create the U.K.'s largest community-owned urban renewable energy project, aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 855 tonnes a year.


Solar fastest-growing U.S. power source since shale boom

Solar stroud installation, California.

Figures from the EIA reveal that solar will grow by more than 30% over the next year, posting growth patterns not seen in U.S. since the shale boom.


Amazon launches solar power store in India

India flag.

Online marketplace dedicated to enabling India customers to purchase a range of solar PV-related products, including solar panels and lights.


US: DoE announces $32m extra solar funding

Solar installation, U.S.

Money to be steered towards training of U.S. solar support workers, driving down cost of solar and increasing access to solar data.


Kyocera and partners to build 92 MW Japan solar plant

Kagoshima City.

Investment in large-scale PV project to total $284 million, site identified in southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima.


JinkoSolar’s Malaysian PV manufacturing facility operational

Two months after construction began, JinkoSolar has announced its new Malaysian PV cell and module manufacturing facility is officially operational.


SPI, K.K. Uniroot announce 500 MW Japanese PV pipeline

China-based Solar Power, Inc. and Japan's K.K. Uniroot will develop over 500 MW of PV projects in Japan under a new partnership.


BYD to establish PV module facility in Brazil

BYD Company Limited has said it will build a 400 MW PV module manufacturing facility in Brazil, together with APEX-Brasil. It is scheduled to open in the first half of 2016.


Taiwan’s NSP announces yieldco

Jumping on the bandwagon, Neo Solar Power Corporation has announced it will form a yieldco. An investment of US$50 million has been earmarked by the Taiwanese company. It plans a public listing by Q1 2016 at the latest.


US installs 50 MW PV in April

According to the latest statistics, the U.S. added 50 MW of new PV projects in April. For the first quarter of 2015, 362 MW were installed; a far cry from the 937 MW installed in the previous year.


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