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Egyptian investment bank to support renewable energy development

Nile River, Egypt

With its economy improving and energy demand growing, Egypt's renewable energy sector is attracting increasing attention from local and foreign investors with ambitious plans.


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.


PV+Test 2.0: Hanwha module improves to Good (+)

A solar module undergoes the TÜV Rheinland stress test.

Hanwha Solar has again submitted a polycrystalline module from the HSL 60 Poly series for testing by PV + Test. Achieving improvements, particularly in performance, the module was rated Good (+).


Californian utility awarded $5m grant for solar microgrid expansion

San Diego, California.

San Diego Gas & Electric will use the monies awarded by the California Energy Commission to expand the Borrego Springs microgrid to enable it to operate entirely on renewable energy.


Duke Energy scouts out 50 MW of solar in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina.

The utility has issued a request for proposals for new solar energy capacity in the state as it looks to add to its growing PV portfolio.


Hanergy accessing 8.5-11.5% finance

Hanergy Thin Film building

The Financial Times has revealed that Hanergy Group has been accessing high-cost loans to fund its expansion. The FT reports that Hanergy has raised $560 million in capital through "trust products" that charge high interest rates...


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