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First Reserve to sell 101 MW of Italian solar plants

Solar array, Italy.

The private equity firm is to sell large amounts of its Italian PV portfolio, including the country's biggest plant – a 70.5 MW solar park in the north-eastern Veneto region.


Analysis: Sungrow targets global growth to match domestic strength

Sungrow Shanghai Expo.

The inverter supplier has been the flag-bearer for Chinese international expansion, and is eyeing further global growth, says IHS.


Lightsource commits $193m to UK solar rooftop sector

Lightsource has already established a solid rooftop presence in the U.K., including the completion of this array atop the Bentley factory in Crewe, England.

British solar developer backs growing sector, puts out call for partnership with installers keen to unlock the U.K. rooftop market.


Australian solar bodies react angrily to 'politicization' of quality issues

An Australian residential solar array.

Peak renewables and solar bodies have rejected government implication that residential solar arrays pose potential a potential safety threat due to quality concerns. On Monday, Environment Minister Greg Hunt requested the Clean...


Mexico: Pattern Energy and Cemex to develop 1 GW of renewables

Mexico City

The companies have formed a joint venture to develop renewable energy projects in Mexico. The announcement comes as Cemex launches a new energy division.


Solar panels add premium to home value, study finds

Sunrun residential installation

The Berkely Lab report found that PV systems have increased the value of homes significantly in eight U.S. states over a 15-year period.


Sungrow amassed 5.89 GW inverter orders in 2014

Sungrow central inverter station, California.

The Chinese solar inverter supplier maintained its domestic dominance with 3.8 GW shipped, while international orders amounted to 430 MW.


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 Technologies has announced an order for manufacturing equipment for polysilicon production. The tools will be for silicon production using the fluidized 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.


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