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United PV and Huaxia Life partner on 1 GW solar development fund

Hainan Haikou skyline, China.

Chinese solar developer to work with life insurance provider on RMB9 billion PV development project over next two years.


IEA PVPS 2014 report praises solar's tremendous development

Solar array.

Annual report reveals solar PV accounts for more than 1% of global electricity demand for first time ever, recognizes growth and evolution of the industry.


Abengoa's 210 MW Chile solar hybrid complex approved

The Atacama desert.

The Spanish renewable developer has been given the green light to proceed with the Atacama 2 project, which is a combined PV/CSP development in the Atacama desert.


Duke announces plans for Disney-inspired solar park

Cinderella's Castle, Walt Disney World.

The 5 MW facility in Reedy Creek, Florida, will be arranged in the shape of a Disney-inspired design, the utility has confirmed.


Hevel Solar plans $450m PV expansion in Russia

Hevel Solar PV park in Russia.

Venture between Renova and OAO Rusnano to develop Russia's solar footprint being driven by oil billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.


Australia: solar subsidy report draws industry's ire

Solar farm, Australia.

Report by Australian think-tank the Grattan Institute attacking the country's "expensive" solar subsidies dismissed as blinkered by pro-solar advocates.


Edinburgh unveils ambitious community solar plans

Arthur's Seat and the Edinburgh skyline.

Council of the Scottish capital outlines aim to create the U.K.'s largest community-owned urban renewable energy project, aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 855 tonnes a year.


Fronius launches large-scale string inverter

Fronius inverter.

Austrian inverter specialist introduces its first string inverter developed specifically for the project market, available in 25.0 and 27.0 kVA power categories.


Solar fastest-growing U.S. power source since shale boom

Solar stroud installation, California.

Figures from the EIA reveal that solar will grow by more than 30% over the next year, posting growth patterns not seen in U.S. since the shale boom.


Amazon launches solar power store in India

India flag.

Online marketplace dedicated to enabling India customers to purchase a range of solar PV-related products, including solar panels and lights.


US: DoE announces $32m extra solar funding

Solar installation, U.S.

Money to be steered towards training of U.S. solar support workers, driving down cost of solar and increasing access to solar data.


Kyocera and partners to build 92 MW Japan solar plant

Kagoshima City.

Investment in large-scale PV project to total $284 million, site identified in southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima.


High liability to asset ratios and low inventory turnover signal "solvency concerns" for PV companies

Based on their liability to asset ratios, and low inventory turnovers, Yingli Green Energy and Canadian Solar, among others, are posing "potential solvency concerns," according to a leading solar research analyst. First Solar,...


Israeli solar company looks to Africa, US for opportunities

The Neo'ot Hovav solar project.

Energix CEO tells pv magazine he has ruled out operating in China, India or the UK and is looking to North America and Africa to expand his renewables business.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Katie Price at a book signing.

Crippling debts and absentee chairmen hogged the headlines coming out of China this week but amid the madness, there was good news out of the US and the Middle East.


Off-grid weekly digest

Off-grid lighting products are on the rise in Pakistan, where the solar industry is beginning to finally gain a foothold.

The most comprehensive weekly off-grid PV report, curated by pv magazine's specialist editor, Pete Carvill.


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