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Jordan receives $250 million loan from World Bank to boost renewables

Solar installation, Jordan.

The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan facility to support Jordan's transition to renewable energy and the more efficient use of water resources. The loan is specifically expected boost residential solar PV installations...

Exosun to supply 146 MW EDF Energies Nouvelles project in Chile

Exosun Exotrack installation

The French tracker specialist will equip one of the largest Chilean solar plants in development after signing its biggest contract to date.

Yingli shipments, revenue and profit falls sharply Y/Y in Q2 2015

Yingli production facility.

Company posts PV module shipments of 727.9 MW for second quarter, down from Q1 2014 and below last year's Q2 figures; revenue falls to $438.1 million on back of reduced shipments and lower ASP.

IEA-NEA report examines plunge in costs of generating electricity from renewables

11.5 MW PV farm in Helbra, Germany

"While more significant regional variations remain than for baseload technologies, variable renewable technology costs continue to converge towards international benchmarks at the lower end of their cost range," the report finds.

UK energy secretary defends solar FIT cuts

Amber Rudd, U.K. Energy Secretary.

Amber Rudd pens column in which she explains the government's proposals to slash the U.K. feed-in tariff by 87%; industry remains surprised and disappointed by the move.

Little Sun crowd-funding goal up 300% after six days

Little Sun Charge - Testing in Zimbabwe, July 2015

Crowd funding for the Berlin-based start-up and social business' latest product continues to skyrocket. CEO Felix Hallwachs speaks with pv magazine about the company's plans for its new solar powered cell phone charger and the...

GCL-Poly to offload non-solar business for $503m

GCL-Poly Jiangsu Zhongneng facility.

The Chinese polysilicon and wafer producer plans to sell all non-solar related interests to Jiangsu Golden Concord Energy Co. for a reported sum of 3.2 billion yuan.

Australia’s 102 MW Nyngan produces 60,000MWh in first three months

Nyngan solar park.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports that the first three months of operation of the Nyngan Solar Plant as representing a milestone for large scale PV in the country. The solar park has delivered 60,000MWh to...

PV trade dispute: EU ProSun files request for expiry review of undertaking

European Commission building

EU Prosun announced this summer its intention to file the request with the European Commission within the allotted time and it has now done so before the deadline expired this past weekend. Supporters and opponents in the PV...

Low carbon smart cities could save world $22tn, finds study

New York City skyline and solar installation.

Global Commission on Climate and Economy urges national governments to back efforts to transform cities into climate-smart hubs to save money, lower emissions and improve living standards.

Talesun secures 222 MW Indian PV module deal

The Chinese PV maker will supply modules to Indian developer ACME over the next six months, as the nation's solar PV market begins to take off.

India: Adani, JSPL propose 2 GW of solar projects in Jharkhand

Gautam Adani

Adani Group and steel group Jindal Steel and Power and Limited (JSPL) have submitted proposals for what could be India's largest solar plants. News of the ambitious plans follows reports of Adani's efforts to establish a $3...

JinkoSolar to supply 579 MW of PV modules to Brazil

Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil

The company will become one of the main PV suppliers in Brazil after entering into agreements to deliver Chinese-made modules for several winning projects in the country's latest solar auction.

The solarization of Greece

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Amidst Greece's economic woes, Greenpeace Greece seeking to raise funding for an ambitious solar goal that embraces the country's most plentiful natural resource.

Luxor supplies PV modules to Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture

Rooftop solar array atop Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture

Boasting Egypt's largest PV rooftop system on a public structure, the ministry building employs 560 high-performance solar modules from the German PV manufacturer. The project is seen as a model for the use of solar energy in the...

Conergy to build solar park in Thailand

Thailand's sunny easter province of in Sa Kaeo

The solar power plant in Sa Kaeo province is scheduled to be completed in December. The company's latest project in the country is in line with the Thai government's goal of achieving a 20% renewables share by 2036.

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