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Vikram Solar completes India's first floating PV plant

Floating solar plant, New Town, Kolkata.

The 10 kWp R&D installation has been commissioned to assess the scalability of the technology as India explores ways to make solar energy available anywhere.

Ingenious Clean Energy finances £27 million solar parks project

Glastonburgy, Sommerset, England

Barclays provided a £15 million loan towards the financing of three new solar parks in southwest England developed by British Solar Renewables.

US photovoltaic market to approach 20 GW in 2014

Strata Solar, Warehouse Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

An influx of new capital for centralized and distributed generation is boosting strong growth. PV systems are increasingly attracting investments from installers and utility companies as well as institutional investors, private...

meeco Group teams up with Elcomponics Technologies in India

meeco's Mauritius PV installation

The Swiss company's Indian subsidiary is forming a joint venture to produce a solar power management systems for its growing business in Asia and Africa.

SNEC opens to bustling crowds

Heraeus stand, SNEC

More Chinese equipment and inverter manufacturers presented their products than previous years amidst growing optimism that China's young distributed PV power market will soon take off.

PV module shipments to grow 30% in 2014

NPD Solarbuzz graph: shipment growth 2014

End-market demand could approach 50 GW this year if the leading suppliers achieve forecasted growth rates. Yingli is expected to top annual PV supplier shipment rankings for the third year in a row.

Foresight fund secures £100 million to purchase UK solar farms

Conergy 5 MW plant in Cornwall, Britain

The solar asset manager expects to double its operational capacity in the U.K. in the next twelve months to some 200 MW. It's latest acquisition includes the 37 MW Kencot, Oxfordshire, PV farm.

SolarWorld weighs legal action following alleged Chinese spy attack

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck

Although condemning the alleged hacking as a "criminal act," SolarWorld's chief exec also describes it as "a big honor and a nod to our excellent technology."

Indian election could see clean energy revolution

Renewables companies hope India's Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi will replicate his leadership of renewables in Gujarat state on the national stage.

Wind power bosses expect great things if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister. As chief minister of Gujarat, Modi pioneered the introduction of the country's first incentives for large-scale renewables.

CSUN, Zep Solar sign licensing deal

Zep Solar installation, mounting system

The move is expected to facilitate sales of CSUN PV panels in the United States in view of the widespread use of Zep Solar mounting technology in the country.

Canadian Solar breaks ground on 60 MW cell fab in China

Canadian Solar is set to expand its annual cell capacity by 60 MW by the end of the year when it opens a new factory in Jiangsu province, China.

The Chinese manufacturer started work on a new solar cell factory in Jiangsu Province, China, on Saturday. The project is an 80-20 joint venture with wafer maker GCL-Poly as a minority partner.

China installs just 188 MW of distributed PV power in first quarter

China has set ambitious goals for the further deployment of PV, but lags behind in installed distributed power. Only 188 MW of distributed PV were installed in first quarter 2014.

AT&T expands solar mobile charging initiative in New York City

The telco group's PV-powered Street Charge offers free device charging at more than 20 parks and outdoor locations through September.

Germany leads in electric vehicle production but says 'Nein danke' to driving them

BMWi production in Leipzig

German drivers appear to prefer the roar of combustible engines than the quiet humming of electric cars despite the country's leading position as a major producer of e-vehicles.

Shoals Technologies Group awarded 17.5 MW racking contract at Fort Huachuca army base

Delegates and officials break ground on the Fort Huachuca solar array.

The group will partner with American Helios Constructors to complete the project, which is part of the largest army base in the country.

EU fossil fuel reserves dwindling, according to report

Gasometer, La Plaine, Saint-Denis, France

Disputed U.K. university report claims to illustrate just how dependent on Russia EU member states are. Anglia Ruskin research says France has less than a year's domestic reserves of oil, coal and gas left.

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