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SDC Energreen Aljaval to build 30 MW-AC project in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

The company's latest solar installation in Chihuahua has won approval from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and is to be constructed by the end of 2015.


Yingli surpasses 2 GW of PV panel deliveries in Americas

Yingli Solar PV module production

More than 80,000 homes and 5,000 business and institutions in both continents have installed PV systems using Yingli solar panels, according to the company. Since 2013, Yingli has deployed more than 150 MW of panels in Latin...


Alta Devices, Airware partner on PV application for drones

Alta Device UAV model

The cooperation will lead to greater flight endurance for UAVs -- critical for precision agriculture, search and rescue, land surveying and other commercial applications, according to the company.


OPDE surpasses 56.6 MW of solar in UK

OPDE solar PV plant, UK

The Spanish company has a current development pipeline in the U.K. of more than 200 MW and is on track to meet its target of connecting 100 MW of PV capacity in the country by 2015.


Solar energy prices to drop by up to 12% in 2014

Rooftop solar installation, Denver, Colorado

Solar energy prices saw double-digit declines last year of between 12 and 19%. The trend is expected to continue in 2014 with further PV price drops of between 3 and 12%, according to NREL.


SMA joins research study on balancing power with PV

Grid power lines in Denver, Colorado

Backed by the German government, the PV-Regel project aims to study how PV can balance power, particularly on an international level, and to develop requirement profiles for PV to balance power in the future.


Kyocera teams up with Healthy Planet Partners fund

Kyocera Solar's 110.88 kW roof-mount system for Tomar Electronics in Gilbert, Arizona.

The companies are providing developer and EPC partners with an end-to-end solution, from assistance with origination, technical and financial feasibility analysis to construction and long-term financing.


UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines

Sheep among solar panels, England.

Environment secretary Liz Truss to deny farmers with solar panels installed on their land the right to farm subsidies under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.


TuNur seeking to provide UK with North African solar power

Desertec: Tunisia satellite photo

While the grand Desertec plan may be dead, the dream of delivering solar power from North Africa to Europe appears alive and well, at least for TuNur, which is looking for investment to export energy to the U.K.


SPI Solar unit signs 100 MW of EPC deals in China

Saihanba National Park, Hebei, China

Xinyu Xinwei New Energy will handle EPC services for 100 MW of solar PV projects in China's Hebei province.


First Solar begins construction of 141 MW PV plant in Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Isabel Allende, president of the Chilean Senate, and Energy Minister Máximo Pacheco attended the Luz del Norte PV plant's inaugural ceremony on Oct. 17, 2014.

The Luz Del Norte, expected to be the largest PV plant in South America when completed, will make significant contribution to Chile's national energy agenda. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and leading government officials...


8minutenergy signs EPC deal with Gehrlicher for three Calilfornia projects

Lake Isabella, Kern County, California

Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. will build three projects for the independent solar PV developer.


SunEdison in talks over $2bn Chinese poly factory

The flag of China.

US poly and wafer maker could treble its poly production capacity with Chinese fab. Company president says it is considering a similar investment in Saudi Arabia.


The pv magazine weekly news roundup: Oct 10-17

Solarbox installation.

As solar-powered phone booths promise to transform London streets, analysts reveal that PV has arrived at a point where a common technology roadmap is possible, with higher panel power ratings just around the corner.


Creditors vote through LDK restructure

LDK Solar headquarters.

Note holders of the debt-saddled wafer manufacturer waved through restructuring proposals this morning. The plans will now go before courts in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.


India raises JNNSM target by 75%

Part of the entourage for Indian PM Narendra Modi's recent visit the White House.

Narendra Modi wants 15.75 GW, rather than 9 GW under the second phase of the national solar mission. Developers are meeting in New Delhi today to discuss the proposals.


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