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French institute recognizes Hanwha Q CELLS' low carbon solar modules

Hanwha Q CELLS HQ, Germany.

Solstyce analyzed various data of Q CELLS' cell and module production and found that the products consumed less than 400 kg of C02 per kWp, making them eligible for public tender in France.

AEG Power Solutions and Skytron deliver 5.8 MWp PV installation in Arizona

The customizable installation will be spread across four individual sites in Yuma, Arizona, ranging from rooftop to carport installations.

PV boom continues to shape Japanese prefectures

Artist rendering of Orix Mitoyo Mega Solar Power Plant

A large-scale PV plant has gone online in the city of Mitoyo while a new Natural Environment Center has opened in Yonago as part of the country's push to educate residents about renewable energy.

Tata Power Solar completes 10 MW solar power plant in Karnataka, India

The new 52-acre solar farm is the largest in the region and was completed on schedule and on budget by India's largest solar company.

Saudi ARAMCO's KAPSARC solar project to receive Canadian Solar modules

The Chinese solar company will supply 1.78 MW of modules for the project, which is owned by one of the world's largest producers of crude oil.

Zimbabwe to introduce renewable energy FITs

Harare, Zimbabwe

The southern African country is embracing renewable energy as it seeks to meet growing demand for power. While the new scheme may attract investors, it will also mean higher electricity prices for consumers.

Energy efficiency is the way forward

Coal versus PV.

The Asian Development Bank says the expense of implementing a low carbon energy future is larger than the saving to be made from reducing fossil fuel use. The bank's Asia Pacific update looks at two energy scenarios to 2035.

China Solar chairman jailed in China

Dali, China

The chairman and two directors of China Solar, including the chairman's son, have been arrested and detained by authorities in Dali since August 26. The trio are being investigated over the alleged false reporting of registered...

Colorado city to add 5 MW via PPA pilot program

The Colorado city of Fort Collins is quadrupling its solar capacity with a new power purchase pilot program that will add 5 MW of PV systems to meet 25% of its renewable energy goal for 2015.

Canadian Solar panels for Canada's largest solar park

A satellite image of Ontario.

Chinese manufacturer Canadian Solar will supply 445,000 modules and EPC services for the Grand Renewable Solar project. The deal will be worth $301 million to the company.

Qatari government launches 200 MW solar initiative

The country's Ministry of Energy to instigate PV push aimed at exploiting Qatar’s immense solar energy potential.

Vivint raises $540 million for residential solar

Since August, Blackstone's residential solar provider Vivint has amassed three-quarters of a billion U.S. dollars from investors for its solar projects.

JinkoSolar signs strategic agreement to develop 120 MW PV plant in Jiangsu Province, China

The plant will be located at the Electromechanical Industrial Park, covering an area of 1.2 million square meters and due to come online within three years.

Inaugural solar co-op project comes online in Toronto, Canada

The city's first community-based solar project – created in collaboration with SolarShare and Bullfrog Power – has begun generation renewable solar energy.

Solutronic insolvency evidence of overcrowded German inverter market, say IHS

Intense price pressure and a rapid decrease in solar inverter shipments has pushed domestic suppliers to the brink, according to analysts.

Pakistan: 100 MW of PV projects planned for Bahawalpur

The eastern Punjab city of Bahawalpur is seeing a growth in plans for PV. Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Company now intends to develop 100 MWp of ground-mounted solar PV projects in Bahawalpur, Punjab.

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