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Largest solar plant in the Caribbean connected to the Puerto Rican grid

Sonnedix PV plant in Puerto Rico. Image by Sonnedix.

The energization of the 45 MW plant was done by Oriana Energy, a subsidiary of international solar power producer Sonnedix Group, in partnership with Yarotek, who have now completed two PV projects in Puerto Rico in quick...


UK: Lightsource connects 100 MW of solar in just one month, introduces merchant post-subsidy model

Lightsource ground-mount solar farm.

British solar developer completes 23 new ground-mounted solar farms in the U.K. in December, including 14 sites connected under the FIT, and nine connected under the ROC scheme.


Utility-scale US solar costs down 17% in Q3 2015, finds EnergyTrend

Copper Mountain First Solar.

Analysis reveals 17% fall in installed cost of large-scale solar in the U.S. in the third quarter of last year compared to 2014; continued cost decrease will spur demand for 2016.


Sunrun on the run from Nevada in protest at utility fees

Sunrun solar installation.

Residential solar company follows SolarCity in pulling out of Nevada after the U.S. state imposed fees on rooftop solar PV systems for customers.


Corporate funding in solar reached $25.3bn in 2015, finds Mercom Capital

Large-scale PV installation.

Report finds total corporate funding for the sector slightly below 2014, as were venture capital investments, which amounted to $1.1 billion for 2015.


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Brazil doubles solar targets for utility-scale and distributed generation

A new plan by the government of Brazil includes 2024 targets for 7 GW of utility-scale solar and 1.32 GW of distributed PV installations, double the goals in the previous plan for 2023.


RenewSys India places 100 MW cell line order, eyes 500 MW fab capacity

The existing cell line at RenewSys India's Hyderabad facility has a capacity of 30 MW.

Renewable energy arm of the Enpee Group confirms it has placed an order with a reputed European manufacturer for a 100 MW solar cell line to be shipped in Q2; company intends repeat order in Q3.


Third German solar tender delivers unit price of EUR 0.08/kWh

Germany's Bundestag, Berlin.

Value of solar struck in third German tender is nearly half a euro cent below unit price determined in the second tender round; bidders given 24 months to realize their solar parks.


Google expands Project Sunroof to 20 metro areas

Google HQ, Mountain View.

The analytical tool that assesses rooftop suitability for solar arrays is now available across 20 metropolitan areas of the U.S. following a successful launch in handful of regions.


Qatari utilities announce solar joint venture

QSTec solar installation.

Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Electricity and Water Company sign MoU to develop solar power generation capacity in the tiny oil-rich Middle East kingdom.


Western Australia's rooftop solar now state's 'biggest power station'

Residential solar array in Australia.

Immense popularity of residential solar in Western Australia essentially forms the state’s largest power generating unit, according to research by Curtin University.


Switch data center to be powered by 180 MW solar array

Nevada landscape.

U.S. technology solutions company to fulfill its White House American Business Act pledge by developing 180 MW of solar projects in Nevada with assistance of First Solar and NV Energy.


Trig to invest $61 million in French solar projects

France's Bourgogne region.

Channel Islands-based The Renewable Infrastructure Group Ltd is to invest in 15 ground-mounted a rooftop solar projects across France, with the assistance of French clean energy company, Akuo Energy Group.


Canadian Solar's Recurrent Energy closes financing for 75 MW PV project

Canadian Solar installation.

Subsidiary of the Chinese solar firm finalizes tax equity investment commitment and $180 million debt facility for development of 75 MW Astoria 2 solar farm in California.


PERC: Gintech achieves 21.44% efficiency; demand to continue

Gintech ranks #3 in terms of global monocrystalline  PERC efficiencies

Kicking off 2016’s PERC news, Taiwan-based Gintech Energy Corporation has achieved a solar PV cell efficiency of 21.44% using its PERC technology, thus ranking it number three in terms of global monocrystalline PERC efficiencies,...


2015: The year in solar

The COP21 agreement raised spirits and inspired a number of ambitious national pledges

With an international agreement in Paris on emissions reductions inspiring ambitious renewable energy goals, an extension of the U.S. Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and record low prices for installed PV, 2015 was a positive year...


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