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Sumitomo taps RES, Toshiba for major US energy storage project

Grid power lines, Denver, Colorado

The Japanese conglomerate is investing in renewable energy infrastructure to help balance the electricity grid serving the northeastern United States. Sumitomo has commissioned RES to build the first independent large-scale...


ib vogt completes 132.4 MW of solar in UK

ib vogt and vogt solar's 6.2 MW Langunnett solar farm in Cornwall

The German company and its British subsidiary connected eight solar farms in the United Kingdom in the first three months of the year and prior to the 1.4 ROC deadline.


Hanwha Q Cells signs 1.5 GW PV module deal with NextEra

NextEra's 550 MW Desert Sunlight plant in Riverside County, California.

The agreement will supply NextEra's solar investments in the United States and make the South Korean panel maker the market share leader among global manufacturers in the U.S. and Japan -- two of the three world's largest solar...


SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW solar plant in South Africa

Northern Cape, South Africa

The project, secured under a development deal with parent group Total and South African Mulilo Solar Enterprises, is expected to be fully operational next year.


Borrego builds largest college solar array in New York

2.5 MW installation by Borrego Solar at Houghton College in New York

The installation, which is will save Houghton College up to $4.3 million during the 25-year PPA contract period, will generate an estimated 3.15 million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operation.


Hanergy to build 10 MW GaAs thin film R&D fab in Wuhan

Alta Devices UAV integrated with thin film solar material

The project, which is receiving extensive support from the local government and backing from national, provincial and municipal funding, marks Hanergy's first GaAs R&D project in China since acquiring U.S. company Alta Devices.


China: CMIP starts 1 GW PV project in Ningxia

Guyuan, Ningxia, China

In addition to its significant investment in Ningxia province, CMIP New Energy plans to invest more than $30 billlion in solar projects across the country in the next five years.


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A solar spending spree, president Obama takes a personal interest in Caribbean solar and good news from the Azores. Plus the ever-fearless pv mag pokes a stick at the Russian bear and Big Brother Google.


Hawaiian utility bids to slash net metering payments

A solar rooftop in Hawaii.

Move could almost double system payback times. Utility and opponents have until the end of June to reach agreement before the PUC steps in.


German renewables pushing wholesale electricity further into negative territory

German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Wednesday saw German solar panels generate a record 27.7 GW of electricity. With more sunny weather predicted, that benchmark is expected to be short-lived.


SunEdison to supply Macalester College 100% PV

Minneapolis.

Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is going to purchase sufficient solar power from SunEdison to offset 100% of its electricity consumption. A 25-year PPA has been signed saving the college "million of dollars." The...


Apple, SunPower partner to provide solar power to China's Aba region

China's Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in north-western Sichuan province.

The companies will provide dual-use renewable energy projects that protect the land while providing up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.


Algonquin completes solar, wind projects in California, Canada

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corpo. wind turbine

The North American utility is expanding its renewable energy portfolio in Canada and the United States.


Smart grid implementation could generate $3.75 billion for Netherlands

PowerMatching City, Netherlands

As part of the PowerMatching City pilot project, a community of 40 households used solar panels, micro CHP plants and heat pumps to provide their own electricity and heat their own water. They also used smart software to share...


SPI buys 30 MW of PV project development rights in Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

In its second major global project agreement this week, SPI has picked up a raft of solar PV projects across four Japanese prefectures.


Suntech to upgrade entire production to four busbar modules

Suntech 4-busbar module

Ranked as a top tier module by Germany's VDE Institute, Suntech's four busbar module generates more power and offers increased efficiency.


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