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Dubai announces 800 MW third phase of major solar project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DEWA officials, Dubai

After achieving the lowest global cost of production of PV energy for the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, doubling its capacity from 100 MW to 200 MW, and announcing the 800 MW third phase, Dubai is...

Russian banks set to seize Crimean solar power plants

Activ Solar 105.56 MW plant in Crimea

Update: Saddled with massive debts estimated at $870 million following Russia's annexation of Crimea and a dramatic cut in feed-in tariffs, solar plants in the region have been unable to pay back outstanding loans and now face...

Enphase signs supply partnership with PetersenDean

Enphase microinverter installation.

Collaboration created as part of PetersenDean's pledge to source only American-made PV products under the Solar4America initiative, designed to support the U.S. domestic solar sector.

Midsummer receives large CIGS tool order

Sputtering tool.

The Swedish equipment supplier for CIGS thin-film solar cells has received a multi-million dollar order for its compact DUO solar cell production equipment from an undisclosed client.

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Gazza celebrates Tottenham Hotspur's cup final victory.

Carbon emissions hope for the world, generation hope for Gaza, hope for Europe's ailing manufacturers and higher cell efficiencies are, erm, hoped for.

Indian state fires gun on 2 GW solar auction

Telangana railway station.

Developers gathered in Hyderabad this morning to learn about Telangana state auction. Projects will range from 2 MW to 450 MW in size and, if taken up, will put state at the forefront of Indian solar.

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A diagram of the new IKEA solar tent.

The pv magazine digest of the world's off-grid news, put together by specialist editor Peter Carvill.

LDK finally exits insolvency

LDK Solar headquarters.

Chinese manufacturer will exit proceedings on April 21. The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands this week unshackled the last restrictions on the reorganized solar giant.

Is DEWA preparing an 800 MW Dubai tender?

The Dubai skyline.

Infrastructure group behind world record sub-6 cent LCOE is rumored to be seeking a financial advisor for an 800 MW project. An advisor is typically the first move in drawing up a tender.

Solar to thank for UK grid's lowest-ever peak demand forecast

National Grid embedded solar PV graph.

National Grid estimates that peak demand will hit 37.5 GW this summer, a fall of 900 MW on last year that has been attributed to the increase in embedded solar PV generation capacity.

Growing pains as Turkish solar market slowly emerges


The Solarex trade show currently under way in Istanbul reveals a market growing much more slowly than many had hoped. However, the fundamentals for PV remain strong and administrative barriers are slowly reducing.

US poised to hit 1994-levels of CO2 emissions this year, says BNEF

Nevada solar PV plant.

Power sector emissions across the country are poised to fall to a two-decade low in 2015 as record volumes of coal-fired capacity are shuttered and vast amounts of renewable energy comes online.

SunEdison continues solar rollout in Utah with 262 MW of projects

Iron County, Utah

The company's three new solar power plants will generate enough electricity to power more than 36,000 homes.

E.ON launches US energy service business with eye on renewables

E.ON's Rodsand II wind park in Denmark

The European utility giant's new E.ON Energy Services division will offer asset management and maintenance and repair services. The company says its ability to customize services will be crucial in servicing the fast-growing...

SunEdison breaks ground on 22.6 MW PV project in Utah

Groundbreaking of SunEdison's 22.6 MW Seven Sisters project, Utah

Consisting of seven solar power plants, the project will generate enough electricity to power over 4,000 Utah homes.

New York slates $160 million to further expand renewables

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The U.S. state has is increasing its investment in clean energy funding to build and expand solar and wind farms, hydropower plants and fuel cells.

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