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IUSASol taps IdeemaTec trackers for 21 MW project in Mexico

IUSASol's 21 MW of PV farms in Jocotitlán, Mexico.

The German company says its single line tracker design with no connections between rows are the perfect solution for the non-rectangular and hilly fields common in Mexico.

China dispatch: $255 billion needed for achieving renewable targets

Chinese flag.

Report released by Ernst & Young says that China needs at least RMB1.58 trillion (US$255 billion) in to achieve the investment target for both solar and wind installations, within which at least RMB522 billion ($84 billion)...

Solar plus ecosystem and offsite wholesale PV to takeoff

Shayle Kann at the Solar Summit

Integrated solutions such as distributed rooftop PV, plus storage, plus load management are set to reshape what we think of as the U.S. solar market today. This was one of the key takeaways in a compelling presentation delivered...

Risen unveils plan to develop 1 GW in Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

Chinese PV manufacturer and project developer Risen Energy has revealed the highly ambitious plan to develop 1 GW of PV projects in Wuhai City, in the Haibowan district of Inner Mongolia. The first project under the proposal will...

US launches $20 million incentive for Caribbean, Central America

Costa Rica 1 MW Miravalles solar park

The financing facility is one of a slew of initiatives initiated by the Obama administration to increase cooperation and advance clean energy development in the region.

Huawei supplies string inverters for 62 MW UK solar project

Landsweiler-Reden plant, Germany.

Collaboration with Greencells Group has seen the Chinese ICT giant complete five U.K. solar plants using the company's Smart String PV string inverters.

NREL calls for international quality standards in PV module manufacturing

NREL outdoor PV testing facility

The leading renewable energy laboratory is spearheading the International PV Module Quality Assurance Task Force to establish guidelines dealing with a number of issues, including adequate durability for specific climate zones...

New York backs community solar initiatives

PV installation, New York City

The state is encouraging residents to come together to install solar at up to a 20% discount as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to spur clean energy innovation and investment.

New 70 MW module fab planned for Europe

Solar in Holland.

Dutch solar developer Orange Solar Power has announced that it is to develop a production facility in West-Brabant, the Netherlands, with phase one to be realized by Q3 2015.

Enphase clears Hawaiian Electric's solar interconnection backlog

Honolulu, Oahu's capital city.

The U.S. microinverter specialist meets its goal to clear 90% of the backlog on Oahu, increasing the company's portfolio on the island to 20 MW of solar interconnections.

Martifer Solar connects five plants in UK ahead of ROC deadline

Martifer Solar Six Hills PV plant

The plants, located in various counties throughout the country, have a combined capacity of 57.8 MW and bring the company's total connected capacity in the UK to 175 MW.

Conergy closes 28 MW solar portfolio in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina.

Financing for five large-scale projects valued at $60 million has now closed, with Conergy acting as EPC to bring the plants online before the end of the year.

Italy links to Malta

Valletta, Malta

Italy has linked to Malta via a new electricity interconnector inaugurated last week. The new 120 kilometer-long subsea line offers Malta an opportunity to boost its renewable energy and marks Europe's latest step in fortifying...

Thin film to power drones

A drone.

Silent Falcon UAV will be powered by Ascent Solar cells. Drone has a range of 'commercial, public safety and defense applications.'

SPI to acquire 50 MW UK solar pipeline

Town of Arundel, England.

Chinese-headquartered solar group signs development rights agreement with project owner Global Renewable Construction Limited Group to acquire PV pipeline across U.K.

Labour pledges to remove carbon from UK electricity supply

Labour leader Ed Milliband.

To achieve decarbonization through PV alone would require an extra 100 million panels in the next 15 years. Labour would make decarbonization by 2030 a legal requirement, if elected on May 7.

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