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Zambia shortlists bidders for 100 MW of solar projects

Victoria Falls, Zambia.

Frontrunners to build, own and operate two 50 MW solar plants in the country expected to be NEON S.A.S./First Solar and Enel Green Power, with talk of tariffs as low as 6.02 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour.


SEIA backs Massachusetts plans to scrap net metering cap

Rooftop solar PV installation, U.S.

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has lobbied for a new net metering program, drawing support from SEIA and the New England Clean Energy Council.


India considering tax incentives for solar households

Hyderabad rooftops, India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy proposes a tax incentive for homeowners keen on installing solar panels on their rooftops.


CSP offers up to $0.06 per kilowatt hour extra value

Abengoa's 280 MW CSP Solana Plant in Gila Bend, Arizona

In a new report, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory says the greater the penetration of renewables in California, the greater the value of concentrated solar power with thermal storage capacity.


Chinese backsheet producers increasing global share

Coveme PV backsheet production

Consultancy group ASIACHEM expects Chinese producers to gain a majority share of the global market by the end of 2015.


Turkmenistan plans solar energy institute

Institute of Oil and Gas, Ashgabat.

A decree by the country's president has called for the creation of a solar research center intended to explore Turkmenistan's untapped solar potential.


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.


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