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Apple, SunPower partner to provide solar power to China's Aba region

China's Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in north-western Sichuan province.

The companies will provide dual-use renewable energy projects that protect the land while providing up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.


P2P solar startup Yeloha raises $3.5 million

The Yeloha team

Boston-based P2P solar startup Yeloha has launched, simultaneously announcing the closure of Series A financing of $3.5 million. Yeloha hopes to take P2P solar into the residential PV space.


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.


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

Panama

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...


Compromise on large-scale renewables in Australia increasingly likely

Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten.

An end to the political deadlock that has brought the large-scale renewable sector to a virtual standstill in Australia looks likely to be coming to an end. The Labor opposition has announced a willingness to support a reduction...


IRENA: Solar, wind most competitive energy sources in UAE

An expert panel discusses the benefits of solar at the launch event for the UAE reprot in Abu Dhabi - 8.4.2015.

A new study estimates $1.9 billion in annual savings by 2030 for the United Arab Emirates if the country can achieve a 10% renewable energy mix.


SunEdison taps Flextronics to manufacture modules in Mexico

Flextronics

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."


Final module installed at Nevada's 250 MW Copper Mountain solar plant

Copper Mountain 3 solar project.

Cupertino Electric fits last of more than one million solar modules at the Nevada PV plant, which has been developed by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development.


Solar for Gaza

Damaged UN school and remmants of the Ministry of Interior in Gaza City, December 2012

A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative is helping to bring solar power to electricity starved schools, hospitals and water facilities in Palestine's Gaza Strip.


Vivint Solar to partner on Obama solar jobs initiative

Vivint Solar HQ.

The residential solar installer will act as recruiting partner on the Solar Ready Vets program, which aims to train 75,000 former U.S. military personnel in the solar industry by 2020.


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