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ZNShine Solar to build 31 MW power plant in Japan

Hamada, Japan

The Chinese group is expanding its EPC activities in Japan and East Asia. Its EPC subsidiary Power Max will build the plant in the city of Hamada.


Suntech, Greenfield team up with youmex in UK

South coast of West Penwith, Cornwall, England

German green energy financier youmex will arrange construction loans, long-term financing and also sell PV solar power plants to investors, while Greenfield and Suntech will provide EPC services and PV panels, respectively.


REC Solar expands footprint in Hawaii to 27 MW

REC Solar's 14.53 MW KIUC Anahola project, Hawaii

REC Solar has completed six new solar projects for Dole Plantation and W.M. Keck Observatory. In June, it began construction of a 14.53 MW project that is on track to be the largest PV system in Hawaii when completed.


Residential investment in generation and storage expected to top $625 billion by 2023

Rooftop installation, United States

The residential generation market is likely to expand as distributed energy resource technologies mature, accrording to Navigant Research.


Solar PV sets new record in Italy

Florence, Italy

Solar photovoltaic installations in Italy provided nearly 10% of the country's electricity demand from January to August. The highest monthly solar PV output was recorded in August at 2,834 kilowatt hours -- the highest amount of...


SunEdison connects 50 MW to UK grid

Devon countryside, England

SunEdison and TerraForm Power have interconnected 50 MW of utility-scale solar installations in the United Kingdom. TerraForm Power plans to purchase the projects this year.


ABB going big on storage and renewables

Otto Preiss, ABB Group Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Power Conversion

Interview: Otto Preiss, the Group Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Power Conversion, spoke to pv magazine about the growing opportunities in the transition of the utility sector, the growing significance of...


Ignite Power set to light up homes in Rwanda

Ignite Power MoU signing in Rwanda

"Distributed solar energy is enabling communities to leapfrog beyond the grid and bring power quicker and cheaper to African communities," says Clean Access Initiative Chairman Yariv Cohen.


Brighter skies leading to 5% PV yield increases

The sun.

New research from Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE has shown that brighter skies are leading to PV system output exceeding forecasts by 5%. Fraunhofer has adjusted its forecast models accordingly.


Pico solar, solar home systems expected to reach $2.1 billion in annual revenue by 2024

Goal Zero camping lamp

PV consumer systems provide new alternatives to kerosene lighting in the developing world, reports Navigant Research.


Newly established Solara takes over CentroSolar's off-grid unit

Sail boat equipped with Solara modules

A management buyout has led to the formation of the new company and its acquisition of insolvent CentroSolar's Stand Alone System division.


Australia: Rooftop solar future boosted as Labor pledges support

Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has blasted the recent recommendations made by the government-appointed review panel headed by businessman Dick Warburton and pledged continued support for rooftop solar, RenewEconomy...


Goldman Sachs facilitating low-interest solar bonds in Japan

JAG Energy's 2 MW Sakaida Solar Way installation.

With interest at the 1% level, bonds are proving cheaper than bank loans and fulfilling strong demand for long-term A-rated notes in the country.


Xcel Energy opens tender for 200 MW of projects in Texas

Austin Texas.

Through its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), Xcel Energy has opened the tender for projects worth 200 MW of PV capacity in Texas. Projects are to be delivered by Dec 31, 2016.


India reveals draft of new program to support 20 GW of large PV projects by 2020

SunEdison Charanka Solar Park

As outlined in an initial draft, the ambitious program will work with state governments to set up a series of solar parks and mega-solar projects. Mercom Capital says that the announcement is good sign for solar policy under the...


Spanish summer not bad for solar PV

A Spanish CSP power plant.

Although the proportion of electricity generated from solar PV in Spain declined a little this summer, CSP's share of the mix grew. The country's PV sector is still dealing with the fallout from last year's abolition of FIT...


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