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China: Cumulative installed PV topped 33 GW in March

Zhenfa 50 MW PV plant Golmud Qinghai, China

New installation completed in the first quarter of 2015 accounted for 5.05 GW. Eight provinces currently boast a cumulative PV capacity of more than 1 GW.


NRG bundles solar and water control system for California

Sprinklers controlled by Rachio.

Offering to be rolled out in regions ravaged by drought, bundling NRG Home's solar system with the Rachio Iro water controller, which is designed to help homeowners preserve water.


Andalay Solar narrows annual loss, increases revenue

Port of Long Beach, California

The California company's fourth-quarter bottom line was affected by module shipment delays caused by a labor dispute that slowed operations at West Coast ports last year. The company reports good progress in executing its new...


SunEdison, TerraForm finance 97 MW solar portfolio in UK

The 15.6 MW Pitworthy solar farm in Devon, England

Backed by £84.6 million in financing from Germany’s Bayerische Landesbank, the companies closed financing for projects across the U.K. with the capacity to power 30,000 homes a year. EDF Energy entered signed a 15-year PPA for...


From the Mag: A selection of stories from the April issue

Array in Chile.

April's issue explores in-depth the solar manufacturing markets of Latin America, takes Turkey to task over its bureaucracy and red tape, and examines the organic PV opportunities being created by the Rotrot project.


SPI buys stake in ZBB ahead of storage deal

ZBB Energy Corp. headquarters

As part of a supply agreement valued at between $80 million and $120 million, SPI will integrate ZBB Energy's advanced energy storage systems in its PV solutions for solar markets around the globe. The Chinese solar developer...


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...


Solarcentury launches new BIPV solar roof system

The Sunstation from Solarcentury.

The Sunstation is the result of 10 years of BIPV experience and input from a plethora of installers, engineers and architects, says Solarcentury.


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.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar battery.

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.


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