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Trina sells 49.9 MW UK solar plant for $87.7 million

Norfolk beach, England.

Sale of Norfolk solar plant to Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited part of Trina's strategy to develop and offload power generation assets across leading PV markets.


US: Best practices guides aim to lower financing costs for solar energy systems

SunEdison PV installation

Backed by the U.S. Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, a solar industry group has published new best practices guidelines to reassure investors and ultimately reduce financing costs for solar development.


Sharp supplies peak shaving batteries for Baker Electric facility

Sharp at PV Expo.

Japanese company's SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy solution selected for utilization with commercial building owners in Southern California.


REC Group inks exclusive residential supply deal with Tucson Electric

REC TwinPeak Series panel

The Norwegian company has signed its first major contract for its new TwinPeak Series panel line with the Arizona utility for its new residential solar leasing program.


WDAS snaps up three Power Cloud solar generation companies

Japan solar.

World Assurance Group enters solar power generation business with purchase of three operating companies from Power Clouds Pte Ltd.


SunEdison moves 168 MW of PV plants to TerraForm subsidiary

SunEdison plant, worker

The leading U.S. solar group continues to fill its yieldco subsidiary with PV power and revenue generating assets. The portfolio consists of distributed generation installation in the U.S. and 11 solar plants in the U.K.


Solar Selfie module to be unveiled to Californian market

Solar selfie modules can transform a typical rooftop array into a king-sized photo album.

Smartphone-enabled solar panels allow residential owners to upload selfies to their solar systems. Image displayed module-by-module or across entire installation.


Major power blackout hits Turkey 

Izmir, Turkey

News that Turkey's economy grew more than expected in Q4 2014 coincided with a major power outage a couple of hours later, indicating the shaky underpinnings of the country's future development. 


Canadian Solar completes acquisition of Recurrent Energy

Canadian Solar installation.

Deal announced in February for $265 million completed this week, as Sharp Corporation offloads Recurrent subsidiary to Chinese solar developer Canadian Solar.


Global investment in green energy rises 17% to $270 billion

Solar and wind photomontage

Driven by solar and wind, global investment in green energy last year reversed a two-year dip, seemingly ignoring the challenge posed by sharply lower oil prices, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.


Brazil to install 350 MW floating solar array at hydro dam in Amazon

Balbina dam, Amazonas, Brazil

Brazil has become the latest nation to embrace floating solar power technology, with the announcement of a massive 350 MW project at the Balbina hydroelectric plant in the Amazon.


Jordan's Science and Technology University tenders 5 MW of PV

The Zaytouna University in Jordan

Jordan's University of Science and Technology is currently tendering the engineering, procurement and construction of a 5 MW solar PV plant on its premises in the city of Irbid. Apart from Jordan's universities, where the...


Solar Impulse completes toughest leg yet to arrive in China

Bertrand Piccard addresses the media after touching down in China at Chongqing airport following a 20-hour flight from Burma.

Departing yesterday from Mandalay, Burma, the solar-powered aircraft touched down in Chongqing, China, following a 20-hour flight.


Conergy establishes joint venture in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The leading downstream player has joined forces with local congomerate Cenay Group to expand its operations in the burgeoning Turkish market. Speaking to pv magazine, Conergy COO Alexander Gorski expresses confidence that the new...


World to add 57 GW of solar PV in 2015, says IHS

Solar panels.

Global solar installations projected to grow 30% on last year, forecast the analysts, with growth expected to return to Europe and China poised to add more than 17 GW.


California grid operator envisions 50% renewables

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a blueprint for how the Golden State's grid can meet Governor Jerry Brown's call for 50% renewable energy by 2030.


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