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SMA hits 1 GW O&M landmark

SMA technician inspects an installed central inverter.

The German inverter supplier has 840 MW of operational management contracts in North America alone, plans to further expand services in key markets.

SunEdison secures $190 million for 73 MW solar plant in Chile

SunEdison's San Andreas project

The California-based company says the deal consolidates its leadership position in Latin America.

UK PV deployment in first half of 2014 exceeds full-year 2013

19.5 MW Great Glemham, England

Proposed cuts in RO funding for ground-mounted projects are creating serious concerns for some legacy project developers who face the prospect of reduced revenues in 2015 and possibly even bankruptcy, NPD Solarbuzz reports.

Inteco, RE-Pro partner on 135 MW of renewable projects in Europe

Yelena Baturina

Russian businesswoman Yelena Baturina's Austrian company may invest more than $27 million in green energy projects, including solar farms in southern Europe.

Renewable energy records set in California and Texas

26 MW Borrego I solar plant,  California

Solar power in California sets new one-day record of 4.76 GW in June as Texas joins the ranks of the renewables big league, powered largely by wind.

Yingli to leave 'solar legacy' in Brazil following World Cup

Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In addition to becoming the football tournament's first carbon neutral sponsor, the Chinese solar company is planning a reference solar project it hopes will drive demand for similar systems across Brazil.

Capital Stage acquires 16 MW solar projects in France

Aquitaine, France

The German company's latest additions bring its solar portfolio in France to a total of 90 MW.

Chinese group looking for partners to develop solar projects in Russia

Moscow, Russia

After winning the biggest solar project bid in Russia, China's Amur Sirius is seeking financial and tech companies to partner on its planned 220 MW of solar farms.

UK: PV popular 'north of the border'

Scotland something.

In the U.K.'s booming solar market, land scarcity is causing developers to look further north for PV power plant sites. This includes notoriously overcast Scotland, where a recent survey has shown that solar remains popular with...

China founds PV association

Trina Solar chairman and CEO Jifan Gao.

The newly-constituted CPIA will pursue a 'free and fair trade environment for Chinese PV'. The head of Trina Solar has been elected to lead the organization for five years.

Toshiba to supply battery for UK’s first 2 MW Energy Storage System

The installation of the battery underlines and supports the company's quest to push uptake of the systems

Indian manufacturers dismiss threat to NSM

A solar farm in Gujarat, India.

The country's solar manufacturing association says domestic producers and non dumping exporters can more than meet the demand for solar in India. Power minister Piyush Goyal this week said the imposition of AD duties on imports...

SolarWorld calls for WTO action over hacking

The flag of China.

Pro-tariff solar manufacturer SolarWorld says China should be the subject of a case at the WTO for violating international trade secret agreements. The U.S. subsidiary of the German manufacturer was allegedly hacked by members of...

UK solar power generation increases 77% in 12 months

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker visits a solar facility, U.K.

While the U.K.'s main energy companies are accused of profiteering, solar has assumed a larger role in the country's energy landscape despite impending subsidy cuts.

Canadian Solar agrees 140 MW EPC contract with Samsung

Ontario Flag, Canada.

The deal represents the largest EPC agreement in Canada's history, and will culminate in the creation of a 140 MW solar plant for the city of Kingston.

ZNShine Solar signs $680 million PV deal as UK-China bond strengthens

Li Keqiang and David Cameron.

During the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the UK to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron, China's ZNShine Solar secured a $680 million deal with UK's MAP Environmental.

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