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FLS Energy to build multiple solar facilities around North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

The company is seeking to get $200 million in funding as it seeks to take advantage of the generous tax system proffered by the state.


Martifer Solar connects nearly 80 MW to UK grid

Martifer Solar PV project in UK

The Portuguese company has completed the largest PV cluster built to date for Lightsource Renewable Energy. Martifer has installed almost 110 MW of solar projects in the U.K. in the past year.


US adds 2.2 GW of PV in 2013

US EIA chart: new solar capacity added in 2013

Distributed solar PV capacity in the United States grew by an estimated 1.9 GW last year, most of which was located in California.


EU calls for market-based initiatives to replace green energy subsidies

High tension lines in Europe

The European Commission has adopted new rules for public support of renewable energy and environmental protection projects that offer greater protection for energy intensive industry.


Turkish PV market expanding despite growing pains

PV Power Plants - Turkey, April 2014

Local developers expect at least 500 MW a year of new installed PV capacity in Turkey starting in 2016 despite the difficulties facing the sector.


Hanwha Q CELLS completes first US solar farm on a Superfund site

Hanwha Q CELLS Superfund site, Indiana, United States

Hanwha Q CELLS CEO Charles Kim says in completing the non-subsidized project, the company "has broken a barrier that has frustrated solar project developers for more than 20 years."


Israeli and Nigerian firms team up on off-grid project

Nigerian flag

Nova-Lumos and MTN Nigeria deal are to provide rural customers with access to solar energy on demand. Customers will use mobile phones to access power.


US Democrats call for better government investment in renewables

US flag

Former President and Congressman posit that investing in solar and renewables is environmentally sound and economically expedient.


German cabinet approves renewable energy law reform

Berlin, Germany

Proposed changes to the country's renewable energy law include a 50 percent surcharge on PV self-consumption and a reduction in industry exemptions.


India's PROINSO signs deal with China's JinkoSolar

Chinese flag.

The India- and China- based companies have signed a deal for an undisclosed amount that will see the Chinese company have its products distributed around India.


Russian solar sector heats up

Russian Republic of Buryatia

Moscow-based conglomerate Renova Group is leading the way in Russia's solar development. The company's subsidiaries are partnering with local and foreign players on PV projects throughout the country.


SmartFlex aims to revolutionise custom-made PV elements

Europe

A European project called SmartFlex aims to develop what it calls "a prototype production line capable of manufacturing photovoltaic modules in accordance with architects' individual requirements."


UK solar strategy favours commercial rooftop at expense of solar farms

Greg Barker, Reza Shaybani at SunSolarEnergy in Birmingham

Swathes of commercial and industrial roofs could be transformed into solar energy generating plants under a new solar strategy unveiled by the U.K. government on Friday.


meeco expands Maldives PV project

Maamigili Airport, Maldives

The Swiss company is partnering with Villa Group on a PV project cluster that total of five PV installations throughout the island nation.


Chile installs record-breaking 150 MW of PV in Q1

SunEdison panels

Four major projects came on-line in the first three monhts of 2014, giving Chile a promising start to the year. The country has 380 MW of solar projects currently under construction.


EU lowers Chinese PV import volume

European Commission

In responding to lower installation forecasts in Europe, Brussels has reduced the import volume for photovoltaic manufacturers from China from 7 to 5.8 GW this year.


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