US developer's Springbok project will supply households in LA. Construction of the project is set to start in the first three months of the new year.
According to the company, the 233 MW PV power station will be the largest of its kind in Africa, with an output of 372.8 million kilowatt hours a year.
The Ankara government has capped its incentive program at 600 MW of new PV plants. It has now awarded the first two licenses. The remaining projects are expected to follow this year.
Growing demand from Japan's booming residential market as well as the mega-solar sector proved lucrative for the electronics giant, which achieved profitability after a hefty loss a year earlier.
Local analysts say the government's plans may negatively affect future foreign investment in the country's solar sector.
The announcement comes amidst growing demand in the European Union for greater energy security and indepndence in view of the Ukrainian crisis.
The large-scale solar array will be built on an abandoned mine site, in accordance with a U.S. government program aimed using contaminated lands for renewable energy projects.
The Japanese electrical giant is considering registering as a power supplier in its domestic market. The Japanese energy market is due to be liberalized in 2016.
The installation is one of six British PV projects that will have a combined capacity 80 MWp commissioned by Vogt in the first three months of the year.
The U.S. solar giant has called on the expertise of Australian metalworkers IXL Group in an example of the role the solar industry can play in areas hit by the decline of automotive manufacturing.
The solar sector accounts for 35% of all renewable energy jobs worldwide, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. China in particular has seen a sharp increase in photovoltaic employment.
The White House has already invested $2 billion in energy efficiency in federal buildings and is now pledging an additional $2 billion by 2016, doubling the program, with much of the funding going into PV systems.
Despite lauding its cost-saving measures and reining in operating losses, the U.S. wafer maker and developer reported a huge net loss in Q1. CEO Ahmad Chatila insists the company's project pipeline equates to a bright outlook.
The EPIA says PV can play an important role in reducing the EU's reliance on Russian gas imports. But a Bloomberg analyst says any short-term gaps in gas supply could be plugged by new supply routes.
At a gathering with delegates at the Iranian Embassy in Berlin, representatives of the Middle Eastern nation revealed bold ambitions to add 5 GW of wind and solar power by 2018.
Equipped with Suntech modules, the Chinese giant and its German partner aim to build 900 MW of PV plants by 2015 in what has become Europe's most dynamic solar market.
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