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36 new schools in Canada's Alberta province to be gifted rooftop solar

New schools currently being planned in Alberta will be fitted with rooftop solar arrays at the government's expense.

The government-led initiative will see more than CAD$9 million invested in the initial phase, with a consultation to discuss expanding the program over time expected to follow.

Neo Solar Power raises $120 million via bond offering

The Taiwanese company’s third placement of credit-enhanced zero coupon convertible bonds (ECBs) earlier this week was twice-oversubscribed.

Former coal boss seeks approval for 300 MW solar plant in Port Augusta

The proposed project area for the plant, outside of Port Augusta. Image: Google maps/Renew Economy

The former head of Australia’s most polluting brown coal generator is proposing a 10-fold increase in the size of a solar PV plant he proposes fills in the market gap created by the closure of Port Augusta’s own brown coal-fired...

Ciel et Terre, GermanSolar Asia to build 5MW floating PV project in Taiwan

The two companies expect to finish the first phase of the project — Taiwan’s first floating solar array — in June 2017.

SPI Energy nails financing for 4.8MW DG project

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider has secured an eight-year financing deal with the Bank of Jiangsu for an array in Nantong, Jiangsu province.

Solar PV in Ethiopia: A state of flux

Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Image: Simisa

Expectations for solar PV in Ethiopia have increased significantly over the last few months, with formal discussions taking place over a PV tender. However, the government's recent declaration of a state of emergency, which is...

Success for solar in electricity auctions in Latin America

Chile Atacama desert 100 MW array.

The drop of solar module prices has been key to the competitiveness of solar energy in international electricity auctions over the last year.

Stunning price falls could spark another gold rush for US solar PV market

SolarCity rooftop array. Flickr image by orngejuglr.

A Deutsche Bank report has predicted "sharp declines" in US solar module and inverter prices that it says could drive payback periods down to less than five years and spark a "final 'gold rush'" in the American residential,...

8minutenergy announces capital raise to support 5.5 GW PV pipeline

8minutenergy's 50 MW Chocolate Mountain solar PV plant in California. Image: 8minutenergy

The California-based solar developer is looking to take advantage of a growing U.S. PV market, by raising capital on its near shovel-ready projects, which the company believes have a value in excess of USD 1 billion.

GCL New Energy selling USD 14 million of PV equipment to China Finance

GCL New Energy project. Image: GCL New Energy

The solar PV manufacturing equipment will be sold to China Finance in two separate transactions, and will then be leased back to two separate subsidiaries of the GCL New Energy group, as the company looks to raise capital to...

UK: Latest poll puts public support for solar at 83%

Solar rooftop installation in UK.

The ComRes poll commissioned by climate change charity 10:10 shows solar PV is favored renewable technology of 83% of the population, but only 10% of those polled believe more than half of population is supports it.

German ASEAN Power sells off 50% stake

Turnkey solar construction specialist Habdank has bought half of the utility-scale PV solutions provider for an undisclosed sum.

Koyo to open PV panel factory in Tanzania

The Japanese company has revealed that it is setting up a subsidiary in the East African country, with plans for a solar panel assembly plant.

Canadian Solar enters India with 30 MW

The Tier-1 PV module supplier will make its first downstream foray into the country via a joint venture with Indian wind-power group Suzlon.

Developer stumps up fees for SunEdison's 500 MW India solar project

the rights to develop a 500 MW solar farm in Andhra Pradesh were previously won by SunEdison, and now SECI says payment of fees to continue with the project have been received.

A power developer has paid a reported INR 2 billion in government fees to Solar Energy Corporation India to enable it to develop solar project initially won by bankrupt U.S. firm SunEdison.

SolarCity to offer Airbnb hosts solar installation incentive

Airbnb logo.

The solar leasing provider will offer a $1,000 rebate to Airbnb hosts who install a rooftop solar array on their home-sharing property in areas where both companies are active.

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