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UK added 700 MW of FIT-driven PV in 2014, figures show

Rooftop PV installation from Solarcentury

Data from the Department of Energy and Climate Change reveals some 125,000 homes added solar to their rooftops last year, triggering latest FIT reduction.


Dead Sea PV plant brings affordable energy to Palestinian households

Dead Sea Photovoltaic Power Generating Plant, Jericho, Israel

The opening of the 710 kW first phase of the planned 1.5 MW Dead Sea Photovoltaic Generating Plant has resulted in dramatic drops in electricity prices for Palestinian households that were formerly dependent on high Israeli...


$500 million investment vehicle for African RE

A map of Africa.

Access Power MEA and EREN have announced the launch of Access Infra Africa, a US$500 million investment vehicle to fund renewable energy projects across the continent. Access Infra Africa will have a strong focus on solar.


Analyst interview: The rise of distributed solar

Distributed generation is already a robust sector of the Japanese solar PV industry.

pv magazine editor in chief Jonathan Gifford chats with Jenny Chase of BNEF about the growing prominence of distributed generation in leading solar markets.


SunEdison strikes 5 GW solar and wind deal in Karnataka, India

Lalitha Mahala Palace, India.

The U.S. solar manufacturer will develop subsidy-free renewable electricity in the Indian state of Karnataka over the next five years.


FLS Energy commences 42 MW North Carolina solar project

North Carolina landscape.

The project comprises seven utility-scale solar farms scattered across the state. Local utility Duke Energy has agreed PPAs.


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.


India updates draft guidelines for 3 GW solar auction

Solar park in Gujarat, India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy issues guidance on how the bidding process for Phase II, Batch II, Tranche I of the JNNSM will work.


Hanwha SolarOne strikes 50 MW solar DG deal in China

Hanwha SolarOne PV modules stacked for shipping.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement to develop distributed generation projects in the country's Guangxi region.


Leading Stanford professors call for end to fossil fuel investment

main quad, Stanford University.

Three hundred faculty members at the prestigious U.S. university urge its president, John Hennessy, and the board of trustees, to move away from all fossil fuel investment.


Report: U.S. can “affordably” triple RE to 27% by 2030

IRENA director general.

The U.S. can increase its share of renewable energy penetration to 27% by 2030 both technically and cost-effectively. This is the key message of a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


Australia falls behind Honduras, Myanmar in clean energy investment

An Australian solar rooftop.

Australian investment in clean energy plunged in 2014 – falling below that of small third world economies such as Honduras and Myanmar – underlying the catastrophic impact of the federal government’s war on renewable energy....


Chile: new 80 MW merchant solar project announced

Chile's Antofagasta region is located in the country's northern Atacama Desert - one of the driest, sunniest places on earth.

The PV plant is to be constructed by Pacific Solar SA and Greenwood Energy, and will become one of the largest merchant solar plants in the world.


Leggett go: environmental campaigner steps down as Solarcentury chairman

Dr. Philip Cromberg, left, has replaced Jeremy Leggett as Solarcentury's non-executive chairman.

Jeremy Leggett will continue as board member but hopes to focus more effort on campaigning. Philip Comberg appointed as new non-executive chairman.


Nautilus Solar secures $39m funding for Ontario DG project

Utility-scale PV plant, Ontario.

Financing from Rabobank to be steered towards the development of 8 MW of distributed generation solar power plants in the Canadian province.


SunEdison unveils plans for $4bn Indian solar fab

Solar PV farm, SunEdison.

The US solar company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Adani Group to develop India's largest solar panel factory in the state of Gujarat.


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