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California's advanced energy job sector grew six times faster than statewide employment rate

California has more than 76,000 jobs in solar, and the entire advanced energy sector is adding jobs at a rate six times faster than average.

Data from the Advanced Energy Economy reveals more than half a million people in California work in the advanced energy industry; growth ratio of 18% last year six times faster than average.


Martifer Solar to lead on 57 MW Jordan PV project

Solar PV panels in Jordan.

Portugal-based solar company to construct four solar PV projects located near to the Jordanian cities of Ma'an and Mafraq, projects have already secured PPAs under Jordan’s renewable energy plan.


SolarCity enjoys record Q2 as losses narrow and installations rise

SolarCity rooftop installation.

The U.S. solar company hit 189 MW of installations in the second quarter, despite posting losses of $22.4 million, or just 23 cents per share, over that period.


China idled 9% of its solar capacity in H1 2015, NEA reports

Huabei.

National Energy Administration says congestion on grid caused by higher share of solar energy forced 9% of installed PV capacity to sit idle for first six months of year, figures show 7.7 GW of PV added in H1.


JinkoSolar seals $485 million in solar financing

JinkoSolar large-scale solar development.

RMB3 billion line of credit agreed with China's Ping An Bank to be used to support JinkoSolar ongoing PV project development across China.


SunEdison begins construction on 110 MW Chile solar plant

SunEdison solar plant at San Andres.

Company breaks ground on latest large-scale solar project in Chile, secures $160 million in financing with CorpBanca and DNB.


SolarCity to support small businesses with new solar package

Solar van arriving at a SolarCity customer's property.

New solar energy service launched today designed to enable small and medium-sized business to pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay their local utility.


Jordan's net metering expands into rural areas

Jordan's new net metering law will double the number of net metering installations this year.

Jordan has designed an effective net metering scheme that is now about to expand into rural areas. Net metering installations are projected to double at the end of 2015.


SMA secures 34 MW O&M contract for UK solar farm

SMA is taking on all O&M services of the Glebe/Odell solar farm, which has a combined capacity of 34 MW and is located in England near Wellingborough.

German inverter specialist supplied inverters to the Glebe/Odell Solar Farms, and has now commenced full technical operational management of both installations.


E.ON completes inaugural Californian solar farm

Downtown San Bernardino.

German energy company has completed its 20 MW Alamo Solar farm in California, its first such development in the sun-rich state as it seeks further U.S. expansion.


Juwi given tentative go-ahead for 450 MW Spanish solar farm

Mula cityscape.

Spanish Ministry of the Environment issues green light for the German developer's proposed solar PV project in Murcia, investment estimated at around $500 million.


SunPower buys 1.5 GW US solar pipeline from Infigen

Antelope Valley PV installation from SunPower.

Portfolio of solar projects bought from Australia-based developer Infigen Energy at various stages of development spread across 11 States, three have PPAs with Southern California Edison.


EDF and Eren fire up 150 MW of solar in India

Solar PV plant, Rajasthan.

The utility-scale solar plants, located in the states of Rajasthan and Odisha and developed by Acme Solar, have begun supplying local grids with solar electricity.


ReneSola signs 30 MW supply deal for UK solar farm

ReneSola cell production.

The Chinese PV module manufacturer to deliver 30 MW of its Polish-made 260w Virtus II solar modules to U.K. project, which will be located in the English county of Nottinghamshire.


Hareon Solar seeks 160 MW PV opportunity in India

Solar installation, India.

Chinese solar firm announces PV agreement to develop 160 MW solar cell project in the country, footing $40 million of the investment, second JV confirmed.


SoCal Edison to pursue 105 MW of renewables, majority from solar

Fresno County, California.

Utility unveils proposal to augment renewable energy sources as part of Californian state requirement to diversify energy mix to include more green power.


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