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Von Ardenne inks 700 MW thin-film coatings deal with China National Building Materials

Von Ardenne HQ in Dresden, Germany.

The German deposition equipment provider is latest beneficiary of China National Building Materials' ambitious solar PV expansion, and will deliver several coating systems for installation at two 300 MW CIGS plants and one 100 MW...

Solarcentury builds Hampshire's first solar community project

Community-owned solar park, Hampshire, England.

The southern English county is to get its first solar cooperative: a 2.4 MW solar farm funded by 500 people and built by Solarcentury.

Hanwha SolarOne supplies Ikaros Solar UK projects

Ikaros - Hall Farm solar installation in Norfolk, England.

The Belgian solar company has in a relatively short time installed close to 21 MWp of solar projects in the United Kingdom and sees potential for more PV parks throughout the European Union and beyond.

Russia switches off Ukraine gas supply

Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Russia's decision to halt all supplies to Kiev for debt non-payment has spooked Europe's energy market.

Allianz Renewable Energy Fund acquires 19.5 MW solar farm in UK

Great Glemham solar farm, UK

Allianz Global Investors says the Great Glemham plant offers stable cash-flows through the U.K.'s Renewables Obligation subsidy scheme and a long-term power purchase agreement.

SunPower secures $200 million loan program boost from Admirals Bank

Residential solar installation.

The funding is to be used to develop SunPower's residential solar project portfolio over the course of the next two years.

NRG Energy completes 6 MW community clean energy project in California

NRG Energy Community 1 Solar Facility, California.

Developed in collaboration with Boeing and San Diego State University, the Community Solar 1 Generating Facility will power 2,200 local households.

Trina Solar to supply 23 MW of modules to Linuo Solar Power's rooftop project in China

Trina Solar module production

The two companies look set to continue their relationship on future downstream projects. Trina sees "significant potential" in China's growing distributed generation sector.

Tenaska taps First Solar to build 150 MW solar facility in Southern California

El Centro, Imperial Valley, California

The thin-film PV manufacturer is constructing its second plant in California for the Omaha, Nebraska-based energy company. San Diego Gas & Electric Company has signed a 25-year PPA for the project.

8minutenergy Renewables, Macquarie Capital raise $30 million for California solar project

Bakersfield, California

The leading PV developer and global financing group are partnering on the construction of the 90 MW Redwood Solar Farm in Kern County.

Russia steps up solar expansion in the south

Ufa River, Bashkiria, Russia

The sunlit southern regions of Bashkiria and Krasnodar are seeking to boost solar power output with a number of projects in development. Krasnodar is investing $870 million in green energy through 2020.

Australia: the case of the missing solar millions

When arriving at Parliament House today, Australia's environment minister Greg Hunt dodged questions about his missing "solar roofs" policy.

Greg Hunt, Australia's environment minister, has avoided questions about whether he had continued to give assurances to the solar industry that the "one-million-solar roofs" initiative would go ahead despite knowing that the...

Manz secures largest single battery order to date

Dieter Manz, CEO and founder of Manz.

The German engineering company has posted its largest success in the consumer battery market so far, strengthening its core strategic divisions.

SunEdison signs 1.85 GW purchase agreement for NEXTracker trackers

Construction of a SunEdison solar park.

The U.S. solar company has tied up a master purchase agreement for the next three years as it switches focus towards Lean construction techniques.

Indian subsidy regime has $530m backlog

The flag of India.

India's new energy minister wants to clear the payment backlog before an expected overhaul of the subsidy regime. The JNNSM has offered panel makers a 30% subsidy since 2010.

INRG Solar targets 100 MW UK installations by 2015

Durdle Door, Dorset, England.

The British solar developer plans to bolster its utility-scale portfolio in advance of the introduction of reduced support schemes next April.

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