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Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


Danica Pension, GreenGo Energy complete largest rooftop solar plant in Nordic region

City2 shopping center - 2.1 MW rooftop PV plant, Høje-Taastrup, Denmark

Including the new City2 installation, GreenGo Energy has now completed PV systems for nine Danica Pension shopping centers -- a total of more than 6 MW.


SPI Solar secures $140 million private placement

Solar Power, Inc., PV installation

As part of the deal, the solar developer will sell $70 million of common stock and convertible promissory notes to investors, who will also receive options to buy a further $70 million in company shares.


SunPower pours $20m into energy software company Tendril

SunPower-installed residential rooftop PV system.

Injection of growth capital into Tendril's energy services management platform set to enhance consumers' personalized energy services.


Households to use solar plus storage to trade electricity with grid

Reposit Power, Australia

A Canberra-based company is to introduce new technology that it says could help turn electricity markets on their head -- by allowing households to buy and sell electricity on the market.


UK unveils Europe's largest battery storage project

Energy storage substation in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The 6 MW Smarter Network Storage project near London is the result of a collaboration between S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, Younicos and U.K. Power Networks.


SunEdison closes financing for 81.7 MW Honduras solar projects

Honduras' Nacaome region.

The solar company has collaborated with the OPEC Fund for International Development and two other financial institutions in a deal worth around $146 million.


Allianz Global Investors acquires 58 MW solar park portfolio in Southern France

Allianz Global Investors headquarters in Frankfurt.

The German investment group has achieved in 12 months its technical and geographical diversification goals through the acquisition of solar and wind assets in four different European countries.


Asia-Pacific PV market to reach record level in fourth quarter

Japan's 82 MW Marubeni PV installation in Oita City.

A year-end rush in China is driving the Asia-Pacific solar PV market to record levels in the final quarter of 2014, according to Solarbuzz, which predicts that PV demand in the region will continue strong growth in coming years...


SunEdison awarded 350 MW of solar PV in Chilean auction

Chile's latest auction results show PV competing directly with other sources of power and winning, as part of the dramatic growth of the solar market in the nation.


EDF RS expands Canadian portfolio by 52% in 2014

EDF Renewable Services Operations Control Center

The leading North American O&M services provider added a total of 27 renewable energy projects in Quebec and Ontario in 2014.


Capital Stage acquires largest solar park portfolio in its history

Aquitaine, France

The $87 million deal includes five solar PV farms in southern France with a total capacity of 50.8 MW and expands the German group's footprint in the French solar market from 90 MW to more than 140 MW.


12. December 2014 | | One comment

Austin, Texas plans for at least 950 MW of solar PV by 2025

The city of Austin has ramped up the clean energy goals for its municipal utility, in an ambitious energy plan which includes procurement of energy storage and shutting down older fossil fuel plants.


12. December 2014 | | 2 comments

pv magazine weekly news roundup

Cliff Richard.

Especially for you: Kylie and Jason knock Trina off the Christmas number one, it's communities versus rooftops in the battle for America's solar soul and Steven Seagal rides to the rescue, kind of.


New Mexican utility proposes rooftop solar tax

White Sands, New Mexico.

PNM wants owners of new systems to pay $18-30 per month from 2016 onwards. Electric utility says solar projects have cost it $79m but rooftop systems have reduced its costs.


Africa's largest microgrid

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Annobon Province project, at 5 MW, will be Africa's largest. Project is being developed by three US companies on an island off Equatorial Guinea.


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