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UK Foresight Solar Fund to raise up to £100 million

UK 5.3 MW solar PV plant, Cornwall

The fund plans to acquire two PV plants with a combined capacity of 74 MW and expects to continue acquisitions of plants below and above 5 MW following the introduction of next year's CfD scheme.


Latin American solar markets explode in 2014, 2015

The latest report by GTM Research predicts that 805 MW of solar PV will be installed across the region in 2014, a six-fold increase over 2013. The company forecasts another 2.3 GW of new PV in 2015.


Greensmith sees dramatic growth in grid-scale energy storage market

Greensmith CEO John Jung

The leading California-based energy storage software provider is a key partner in 35 grid-scale projects across the U.S.


Peak Development to distribute Ascent Solar portable products in UK

Ascent Solar EnerPlex product

The Colorado-based solar company has crossed the Pond, tapping Peak Development to distribute its portable thin film EnerPlex consumer products in Britain.


Scatec Solar completes IPO after delay

Scatec Solar installation.

Following a sharp price cut in its shares this week, the Norwegian solar company has today completed its Initial Public Offering.


OPIC issues first green guaranties in climate-friendly milestone

Chilean solar PV installation.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation's green guaranties are intended to support climate-friendly investments around the world.


Pattern Development signs PPA for 104 MW solar project in Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

The U.S. independent energy company has signed a long-term PPA for its first solar power project with Minera Los Pelambres, an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals, for the 104 MW Conejo Solar project in Chile.


Indian energy minister pledges renewables revolution

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the road in Washington, D.C., Sept. 30, 2014.

Piyush Goyal believes a solar-led transformation of India's energy landscape is imminent, but warns coal use will also increase as the country expands its grid.


Meyer Burger lands SmartWire Connection Technology deal in US

Meyer Burger SmartWire cell

Florida-based PV panel manufacturer SolarTech Universal has signed a deal with the Swiss engineering group for the delivery and installation of the first fully integrated high-efficiency SmartWire Connection Technology module...


NuGen completes 10 MW PV project in Massachusetts

Springfield, Massachusetts.

The renewable energy developer has built four solar farms in the towns of Lunenburg, Whatley and Hadley.


US and EBRD to finance 20 MW solar PV plant in Jordan

Wadi Musa, Jordan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation will co-finance a 20 MW solar PV plant in southern Jordan.


PSE&G to build 10 MW PV plant on landfill in New Jersey

New Jersey road sign.

New Jersey's largest utility will commence the project as part of its Solar 4 All program.


Trina Solar issues $100 million convertible notes

Trina Solar module production

As part of the notes ofering, the Chinese PV group has agreed to lend American depository shares to o investors, who will be able to hedge their investment in the notes.


Correction: IEA unveils new PV roadmap

EU PVSEC 2014 panel.

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a new roadmap for solar technologies. Compared to previous roadmaps, this latest scenario suggests almost twice as much electricity globally via PV.


Heliatek raises EUR 18 million from investors

Heliatek organic solar film production

A group of high-profile investors led by BMW heir and entrepreneur Stefan Quandt are supporting the German organic solar film manufacturer's market entry in the BIPV and automotive sectors.


Solar mogul Cheng Kin Ming unveils massive, multifaceted clean energy initiative

Cheng Kin Ming, APRD chairman, Shunfeng's main shareholder

Through Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment (APRD), Cheng has announced plans to deploy geothermal energy, electric vehicles, LEDs and energy storage on an unprecedented scale at an investment conference in New York....


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