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OneRoof Energy expands solar leasing program to Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

The New England state's solar capacity has soared due in large part to leasing programs that eliminate high upfront costs for homeowners.

Sunlabob to lead on solar PV training in Kiribati

Laos-based Sunlabob Renewable Energy wins contract to provide hands-on solar PV training and related equipment to the Pacific island state of Kiribati.

SEIA white paper addresses US solar asset valuation best practice

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has published a comprehensive white paper addressing the most common pitfalls and suggested best practice when valuing U.S. solar energy projects.

China to remain on top despite looming shakeout

Yingli PV production

A chaotic consolidation, fraught with uncertainties, will still provide new opportunities in the Chinese market for new investors and global firms, Lux Research says.

PV capacity in Brazil could hit 100 GW by 2050

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rejecting current government estimates, Greenpeace Brazil offers an ambitious outlook for the development of PV in the country that would see future capacity increase tenfold.

Interview: The lure of Latin America

David Pérez, Eclareon

David Pérez, partner at Eclareon in Madrid, Spain, discusses emerging markets in Latin America and the growing prospects for photovoltaics in the region.

Armstrong Fund raises $130 million for projects in Southeast Asia

Map Southeast Asia

Investors IFC Catalyst Fund, FMO and SIFEM have raised $130 million for investment in small-scale renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia ranging between $5 million and $12 million.

Kawa acquires Conergy's global subsidiaries

Conergy building

The Florida-based investment firm has picked up Conergy's successful foreign assets, including North American and Asian sales units, which boast strong orders for large-scale power plants.

Solar PV demand in the UK falls 46% in second quarter

Solarbuzz image

Solar market analyst NPD Solarbuzz reports that U.K. demand for solar PV decreased in the second quarter despite the country attaining GW-status in its end-market territory.

Reported signs of state aid for Chinese PV manufacturers emerge

The EU Commission has reportedly found evidence that Chinese PV manufacturers benefitted from state subsidies. There will be no provisional duties implemented, however, and the compromised reached in August will remain in place.

JinkoSolar, Sentinel Solar raise 2.3 MW rooftop array in Ontario

Vine Fresh Produce greenhouse, Ontario

Ontario's feed-in tariff continues to attract solar projects. Greenhouse operator Vine Fresh Produce's new 2.3 MW rooftop installation, constructed by Sentinel Solar, employed more than 9,000 high-efficiency JinkoSolar modules.

Gehrlicher Solar America completes first stage of of 7.2 MW Arizona plant

Tucson, Arizona

The first phase of the UniSource Energy Service solar park consists of a 4 MW array. When complete, the plant will supply power to some 91,000 residents.

JA Solar plans 300 MW of projects in China

JA Solar modules

The Chinese solar giant is increasing its EPC operations in the face of growing solar demand at home. The company is planning to build three 100 MW projects in Hebei Province.

Renewable energy support schemes now present in 127 countries, report finds

The Worldwatch Institute -- an independent research organization based in Washington D.C. -- reports that 127 countries worldwide have now enacted support schemes for renewable energy.

Bondholders approve REC split

The REC logo in negative.

Senior bondholders in the vertically integrated solar manufacturer REC have approved the splitting of the company today. The approval will see its polysilicon operations split off from REC’s solar operations.

Global microinverter market to quadruple by 2017

IHS microinverter market graph

Sales of microinverters will increase by a factor of four in the next four years in view of growing demand in foreign markets, according to a new report by market research firm IHS.

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