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juwi enters Philippine market with utility-scale plant

Amiram Roth-Deblon, juwi's regional director for Asia-Pacific

The German company will provide complete EPC services for the 6.25 MW solar farm, which is replacing old diesel generators. The project is one of a number of projects in the company's pipeline.


Verizon to install 10.2 MW of solar throughout US

Verizon facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The telecommunications giant is investing $40 million to expand its green energy capacity and increase its total solar capacity to 25 MW this year.


Suntech restructuring in Europe moves forward

Suntech headquarters

The Chinese company's Switzerland-based SPI subsidiary is now solvent and under the operational control of its board of directors.


New York merges solar programs under NY-Sun initiative

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The move is expected to result in 3 GW of solar by 2023, enough to power 400,000 homes, by using a megawatt block system to more efficiently deploy solar subsidies.


ABB partners with Amcorp Power on Malaysia's largest PV plant

ABB building

The power and automation technologies group provided TRIO solar inverters and its Plant Portfolio Manager monitoring system for the PV installation.


History repeating: Solar energy 'unstoppable'

John Perlin

John Perlin explores the history of solar energy in his latest book, "Let it Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy." pv magazine caught up with the author for an interview in the August issue. Here's an excerpt.


African Development Bank slates nearly $1 million for 20 MW Burkina Faso PV plant

Burkino Faso

Energy demand in the West African nation has increased 10% annually in the past five years, resulting in a widening supply gap across the country.


SolarWorld asks North American customers to inspect PV installations

SolarWorld panel and founder.

On Friday the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall notice for 1.5 million SolarWorld modules used in installations in the U.S. and Canada. SolarWorld has responded to the notice, saying that installer error...


pv magazine weekly news round-up: Aug 15-22

Californian solar installation.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


Toyota switches on 3.8 MW solar array at UK engine plant

Solar panels at Toyota plant.

The car giant's Deeside plant in North Wales has been fitted with 13,000 solar panels that will power 10% of the plant’s electricity needs each year.


Thailand set for $1.4bn renewables boost

A 9.5 MW solar PV plant in Thailand.

Bangkok-based clean power developer Energy Absolute Pcl plans to invest 46 billion baht in Thailand’s green energy sector over the next three years.


Eco Energy World connects 70 MW of PV in UK

Exmoor coastline, Devon, U.K.

The renewable energy developer brought five solar PV projects online across the south of England in quick succession, swelling its solar portfolio.


Bill to streamline solar permitting passes the California legislature

Legislation to standardize and improve the “byzantine” permitting and inspection procedures in various cities and counties in California has passed both houses of the state's legislature. CALSEIA says that this will both reduce...


SunEdison closes on US$160 million fund for 46 MW of behind-the-meter solar PV

The solar developer says that its lease-pass-through fund represents a new approach designed to allow participation from a wider range of tax equity investors. The fund will support roughly 1/3 of SunEdison's behind-the-meter...


REC, Sunrun sign US solar panel deal

REC Solar factory, Singapore

The U.S. market is becoming increasingly important for the Norwegian solar group as it continues to broaden distribution of its products worldwide.


S4 Solar to build 100 MW module assembly plant in Brazil

Goiania, Goias, Brazil

S4 Solar do Brasil, which is making its debut at Intersolar South America this month, is constructing a 100 MW module plant in Brazil to focus on the domestic market.


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