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Swiss developer signs 6.27 GW deal with Hareon

Izmir, Turkey.

The developer plans 3.3 GW of projects in Turkey over the next three years. The deal, with Chinese manufacturer Hareon, has a pipeline of projects including Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Iran and Iraq.


UK tops 1 GW solar installations for first half 2014

Rooftop solar in the UK.

A total of 1,137 MW of solar PV capacity was added in the first six months of the year, outstripping Germany and the highest in Europe.


Brazilian bank aims to boost domestic solar manufacturing

Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A BNDES solar project funding scheme will have various levels of local content requirement. From 2020 onwards, bank-funded schemes must include Brazilian cells.


Solar weighs on Kyocera figures

A Kyocera solar project at Nedo, Japan.

Japanese electronics corporation points to the end of residential subsidies in Japan and a drop-off in utility scale projects as negatives and no mention of solar is made in the upbeat forecasts for the next quarter.


Suntech announces 7.5 MW off-grid PV project in Malaysia

Malaysian solar installation.

The module manufacturer will provide solar panels for rural schools and villages in Malaysia as part of a government electricity project.


SunPower results slip slightly in the second quarter, amid trend of strong growth

While revenues and margins fell in the second quarter, SunPower is still producing modules at full capacity with expansions planned, and is holding more of the solar projects which it builds to retain additional long-term revenue.


400 solar PV projects registered in Brazil auction

Brazil's October 31st reserve auction will for the first time include a separate solar-only category. However GTM Research warns that many hurdles must be overcome before any projects awarded get built.


Enphase partners with TCC to finance third-party solar

The partnership with Technology Credit Corporation will combine Enphase microinverters with leases and power purchase agreements for the under-served small commercial market segment.


Germany: just a gigawatt in the first half of 2014

German rooftop installation

A combined 189 MW of PV plants were registered in Germany in June, bringing the amount of new installed PV capacity to just 1,000 MW in the first six months of the year.


Yingli partners with AMB Energia, expands operations in Poland

Warsaw, Poland

The companies will collaborate on the co-development of 30 MW of solar projects in Poland.


International development banks pledge support for Caribbean nations

7 Miles Beach, Jamaica

Japan has also agreed to provide $15 million to help Caribbean nations deal with the impact of climate change at the Japan-Caricom summit this week.


Ontario rescinds FIT domestic content ruling

Rooftop solar, Ontario.

Following a case brought by Japan to the World Trade Organization, Canada's Ontario government has made the requested changes to its FIT law.


Capital Stage posts 60% increase in pre-tax profit in first half of 2014

Capital Stage 20 MW Solarpark Brandenburg

The German group's bottom line in the first six months of 2014 was boosted by recent acquisitions of solar and wind parks in Germany and France.


India's Uttar Pradesh announces 300 MW solar bidding process

Uttar Pradesh.

The Indian state issues a request for proposal, calling for interested bidders to submit their offers for a share of the 300 MW of PV capacity.


Renewable energy share reaches record high in Germany

Berlin, Germany

New installations coupled with favorable climatic conditions helped boost the share of renewables to a record 28.5% in the first half of 2014.


SunPower to supply solar panels for 29 MW-DC Japanese PV plant

The American PV maker will supply its high-efficiency E20/327 modules to a Japanese conglomerate for a project in Southern Japan. SunPower has supplied around 400 MW of PV modules to the nation to date.


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