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Yingli signs 200 MW solar module supply deal in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic.

Arrangement with European EPC partner will see 200 MW of Yingli modules shipped to the Caribbean nation over the course of the next three years.

NRG Energy completes 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch

California Valley Solar Ranch

The newly completed 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch is set to fully go online in October.

BYD and Fenecon sign storage systems deal

BYD, Fenecon at Intersolar Europe 2013

BYD Europe and Fenecon have signed a contract for 1,000 DESS-series energy storage systems, which the German wholesaler will offer to PV installation companies.

K Road Power axes Calico solar project in California

Renewable energy project developer K Road Power has decided to withdraw its application to develop a large-scale solar project in California. K Road Power stated "changed market conditions" as a reason for canceling the Calico...

PV users help shine light on UK's future energy needs

Newcastle, England

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR), the U.K.'s largest smart grid project, is conducting innovative smart grid trials with more than 400 PV customers, who are taking part in an effort organizers hope will help pave the...

Solar scores goal at Confederations Cup semifinal

The Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Regardless of who wins tonight's Confederations Cup semifinal between Brazil and Uruguay, it will be solar energy scoring the main goal.

Singapore awards S$12 million in solar research grants

The Singapore Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO) has awarded research grants totaling S$12 million (US$9.44 million) to five research teams under the first grant call of the Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP).

Goldpoly, Clenergy, CGN expand domestic activity in China

Goldpoly PV project in Fujian

Goldpoly New Energy Holding Ltd. has joined the 100 MW club by bringing online two PV projects totaling 110 MW this month in Gansu and Fujian, while Clenergy and CGN are partnering on 118 MW projects in Yunnan.

Solar industry, steel workers applaud Obama's climate change initiatives

The White House, Washington, D.C.

The U.S.' Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the United Steelworkers (USW) union have welcomed White House's plans to combat climate change and new energy directives that will create 13 GW of renewable energy projects...

Schmid sells three module lines to Turkey

German photovoltaic equipment manufacturer the Schmid Group has sold three module lines to Turkey. The module lines totaling 150 MWp will be delivered in the second half of this year.

Solar has a place as Obama outlines climate change policy

Barack Obama.

The U.S.' historic climate change policy, announced today, has a role for solar, but only alongside natural gas, nuclear and CCS as "clean energy technologies." Pledges will add up to more than 13 GW of renewables by 2025.

Gehrlicher becomes preferred solar supplier to US government

Lauingen Energie Park.

U.S. federal departments can buy Gehrlicher products such as rooftop and ground mount arrays and solar carports using online process thanks to five-year GSA contract. Extension options could mean 20 years of federal custom for...

Nepal embraces solar power

Nepal has become one of the latest emerging Asian nations to embrace solar power with a 20 MW project backed by the World Bank and a 30 MW facility to be built by China's Hunan Yueer.

Tentusol to build 250 MW PV plant in Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, Spain

Spanish group Tentusol on Monday unveiled plans for a 250 MW photovoltaic project in the southern province of Cadiz. Last week local authorities announced another large-scale project in Valencia.

Samsung and Ontario row back on renewables commitment


Samsung has reduced by C$2 billion its commitment to wind and solar in Ontario. Provincial government denies the move has anything to do with recent WTO ruling against its FIT program's domestic content requirement.

Italian FIT payments to stop in July

The Italian flag.

Subsidy limit of €6.7 billion has been passed triggering a halt to future FIT payments from a point one month after the limit was reached. Italy is the third EU member state to halt its solar incentives.

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