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Chile: new 80 MW merchant solar project announced

Chile's Antofagasta region is located in the country's northern Atacama Desert - one of the driest, sunniest places on earth.

The PV plant is to be constructed by Pacific Solar SA and Greenwood Energy, and will become one of the largest merchant solar plants in the world.


Nine African countries win renewable energy development funding

Cape Coast, Ghana

The low-income nations were awarded new funding and operational support at the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds governing body meeting.


SiC Processing administrator files lawsuit against Yingli Solar

SiC Processing headquarters

The ongoing legal dispute between the insolvent German slurry recycling company and the Chinese solar giant appears to be intensifying following a report that SIC Processing's administrator has initiated litigation.


Petition urges UK government to give solar 'one more push'

David Cameron, Prime Minister, U.K.

More than 150 businesses have signed a letter calling for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to back solar; letter will be presented to Downing Street today.


Conergy secures 200 MW solar project rights in UK, $60 million bank guarantee

Conergy HQ, Germany.

Following the commencement of a 21 MW PV plant in England, Conergy has acquired a portfolio of rights to 166 MW of solar projects in the U.K., plus a bank guarantee facility worth $60 million.


IBM Research launches Green Horizon in China

Smoggy Beijing

The project aims to help the country reach its ambitious goals and includes the development of a renewable energy forecasting system to help energy grids manage alternative energy sources.


DNV GL launches GRIDSTOR project

Solar storage battery.

The open-source, recommended practice project from DNV GL will address the needs for a comprehensive energy storage framework, focusing on system safety, operation and performance.


Ten key questions on the future of the UK solar industry

Solar park in England.

Finlay Colville of NPD Solarbuzz talks candidly to pv magazine about the future of the UK's solar PV industry.


US-China trade war pushes thin film market to 11-month high

First Solar thin film factory

Spot prices for thin film modules rise 5.2% in a month as ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China depresses prices for polysilicon panels.


French institute recognizes Hanwha Q CELLS' low carbon solar modules

Hanwha Q CELLS HQ, Germany.

Solstyce analyzed various data of Q CELLS' cell and module production and found that the products consumed less than 400 kg of C02 per kWp, making them eligible for public tender in France.


Solargiga building 40 MW solar park in Ghana

In partnership with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority, China's Solargiga has begun construction of a 40 MW, $117 million solar park.


SunEdison acquires 50% of Silver Ridge Power in $179 million deal

SunEdison worker.

The U.S. solar company has finalized the deal for the subsidiary of The AES Corporation, immediately adding 336 MW of PV capacity to its portfolio.


Bangladesh receives $78 million from World Bank for solar home system project

River in Bangladesh.

Government signs financing deal to develop its Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development II project, which aims to install 480,000 solar home systems.


IRENA involved in 6 MW Sierra Leone PV plant

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The International Renewable Energy Agency has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to oversee the West African nation’s first utility scale solar park.


BayWa acquires Martifer Solar USA

Martifer Solar USA ooftop installation, Aurora, Colorado

The German renewable energy group says the addition of Martifer Solar USA will advance its PV project activities in the U.S., where it is already active in the wind farm sector.


SPI to develop 50 MW PV project in China

SPI installation

The California-based group is looking to expand operations in China's utility-scale PV sector, which it expects to soon be one of the largest in the world.


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