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Major power blackout hits Turkey 

Izmir, Turkey

News that Turkey's economy grew more than expected in Q4 2014 coincided with a major power outage a couple of hours later, indicating the wobbly underpinnings of the country's future development. 


Canadian Solar completes acquisition of Recurrent Energy

Canadian Solar installation.

Deal announced in February for $265 million completed this week, as Sharp Corporation offloads Recurrent subsidiary to Chinese solar developer Canadian Solar.


InnoLas reports 2014 growth on the back of PERC rollout

Markus Nicht.

German laser systems provider InnoLas Solutions has reported that its 2014 bookings have shown an increase on 2013, on the back of orders for its Ultrafast PERC equipment. It reports bookings of over 1 GW of upgrades in Q1 2015.


Global investment in green energy rises 17% to $270 billion

Solar and wind photomontage

Driven by solar and wind, global investment in green energy last year reversed a two-year dip, seemingly ignoring the challenge posed by sharply lower oil prices, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.


Brazil to install 350 MW floating solar array at hydro dam in Amazon

Balbina dam, Amazonas, Brazil

Brazil has become the latest nation to embrace floating solar power technology, with the announcement of a massive 350 MW project at the Balbina hydroelectric plant in the Amazon.


Jordan's Science and Technology University tenders 5 MW of PV

The Zaytouna University in Jordan

Jordan's University of Science and Technology is currently tendering the engineering, procurement and construction of a 5 MW solar PV plant on its premises in the city of Irbid. Apart from Jordan's universities, where the...


Conergy establishes joint venture in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The leading downstream player has joined forces with local congomerate Cenay Group to expand its operations in the burgeoning Turkish market. Speaking to pv magazine, Conergy COO Alexander Gorski expresses confidence that the new...


World to add 57 GW of solar PV in 2015, says IHS

Solar panels.

Global solar installations projected to grow 30% on last year, forecast the analysts, with growth expected to return to Europe and China poised to add more than 17 GW.


Sharp says it won't exit solar business

The head of Sharp Corp.'s energy business on Monday told reporters in Japan the company would not "quit or sell" its solar business, but would instead return to profit.


IEA PVPS: 177 GW of PV installed worldwide

Japanese PV rooftop

With 38.7 GW installed globally last year, solar PV capacity has reached 177 GW worldwide, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS).


NEXTracker to supply 16 MW Buenavista project in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

The Los Santos power plant in Chihuahua state is one of the largest tracker installations to date in the country.


SEFA to support solar power plant in Chad

N'Djamena, Chad

The 40 MW solar PV project is aligned with the African Developmnet Bank's Climate Change Action Plan and is expected to generate 64 gigawatt hours of electricity a year.


Jema to deliver inverters for 350 MW project in Mexico, plans new fab

Queretaro, Mexico

Jema Energy will deliver inverters for two large-scale solar parks in Northern Mexico. The company will also open a factory in Central Mexico, where it will produce devices for small and large-scale solar installations.


Solar developers flocking to Egypt

Nile River, Egypt

An increasing number of international developers are investing billions in solar projects in the country, including three Saudi-led projects aiming to construct 5.5 GW of PV capacity across the country.


Dyesol finds financing for perovskite PV tech fab in Turkey

Dyesol image

The leading Australian dye solar cell technology company has received support from the Development Bank of Turkey, which is considering taking an equity stake in the group. Dyesol is looking to build a 600 MW fab in the country.


It's unanimous: Georgia Senate votes to end ban on 3rd-party PV financing

Georgia's Senate votes 51-0 to open up third-party financing for on-site PV at homes and business, sending bill to governor.


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