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US Virgin Islands: New 4.2 MW PV plant provides 5% of island's base load capacity

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

As part of its strategy to deploy more solar, WAPA has signed a 25-year solar power purchase agreement with Colorado-based Main Street Power for energy generated by the new solar installation.


Ghana: Energy Commission to create solar power market

Accra, Ghana

The energy regulator is seeking to make solar energy a "game changer" in the country's limited power market. Ghana continues to struggle amidst a national energy crisis.


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Sheep at a solar farm in the U.K.

Solar prepares to lift the roof in the UK, SolarEdge prepares to go public, Kaiser Permanente injects a a healthy dose of solar into its daily rounds, and fourth quarter financial reports come pouring in.


Interview: Indian manufacturers request upstream commitment

Floating PV plant.

India's solar manufacturers are pushing the government to incorporate domestic production across the PV supply chain as a part of its 100 GW plans. pv magazine speaks to Vikram Solar President and CTO Ivan Saha speaks to pv...


E.ON sells 49 MW Italian PV portfolio

Siena, Italy.

The German utility has offloaded its solar presence in Italy to local infrastructure fund F2i SGR SpA for an undisclosed amount.


GT Advanced Technologies books polysilicon tool order

A GT Advanced technologies tool.

U.S. tool supplier GT Advanced Technology has announced an order for manufacturing equipment for polysilicon production. The tools will be for silicon production using the fluid bed reactor (FBR) process, which is being...


Origin Energy to build Australia's biggest rooftop solar array

Artist's impression of the proposed 3 MW rooftop array in Tonsley, Australia.

Origin Energy and Zen Energy Systems are to build a 3 MW solar system on the rooftop of the old Mitsubishi factory in Tonsley, Adelaide, in what will be the largest rooftop solar array in the country.


Suncrest Solar set to expand with Tenaska investment

Suncrest Solar residential

The deal, which further underscores the potential of the U.S. residential solar market, will help Utah-based Suncrest to add seven new sales offices in California as well as 10 more throughout the United States.


Sunrun opens new design engineering center in California

Sunrun residential PV installation

The facility will tailor-make system designs for U.S. homeowners in an effort to meet growing residential demand, the company says.


Conergy UK creates rooftop division as British solar market matures

Conergy rooftop installation, France.

Strategy sign of wider reflection of the U.K. solar market's diversification as it looks to maintain growth in a post-ROC landscape.


SMA hits 1 GW O&M landmark

SMA technician inspects an installed central inverter.

The German inverter supplier has 840 MW of operational management contracts in North America alone, plans to further expand services in key markets.


SolarEdge files for $125 million IPO

SolarEdge power optimizer.

The Israeli-headquartered power optimizer specialist filed an S-1 form with the SEC yesterday. Company's recent growth underpinned by strong U.S. consumer base.


SolarCity soars into 2015 on record home solar sales

A SolarCity PV installation.

Construction activities at SolarCity's gigawatt-sized panel manufacturing factory in Buffalo, New York, are temporarily on ice as the region shovels out from under this past week's big snow dump.


Kaiser Permanente to inject solar power into its daily rounds

Kaiser Permanente's Recurrent Energy-installed rooftop system.

The non-profit healthcare provider makes pledge to purchase 70 MW of PV from NRG Renew, signs PPAs with NextEra Energy to lower its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30%.


Tanzania announces One Million Solar Homes initiative

Tanzania-based Off Grid Electric

Commitments by the IFC, USAID, OPIC, Sunfunder, SNV and Off Grid Electric are expected to put Tanzania at the forefront of the U.S. Power Africa program.


EU poised to hit RE target thanks to solar and wind, EEA reports

European Union.

The expansion of solar and wind power across the European Union brings cheer, doubts raised over biofuels and biomass.


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