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BayWa r.e. realigns German PV wholesale business

BayWa r.e., Germany

Beginning in April, a new BayWa company will handle all of its PV-related products while group subsidiaries Creotecc GmbH and Solarmarkt Deutschland will cease trading.

Kaiser Permanente to inject solar power into its daily rounds

Kaiser Permanente's Recurrent Energy-installed rooftop system.

The non-profit healthcare provider makes pledge to purchase 70 MW of PV from NRG Renew, signs PPAs with NextEra Energy to lower its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30%.

Tanzania announces One Million Solar Homes initiative

Tanzania-based Off Grid Electric

Commitments by the IFC, USAID, OPIC, Sunfunder, SNV and Off Grid Electric are expected to put Tanzania at the forefront of the U.S. Power Africa program.

Californian utility awarded $5m grant for solar microgrid expansion

San Diego, California.

San Diego Gas & Electric will use the monies awarded by the California Energy Commission to expand the Borrego Springs microgrid to enable it to operate entirely on renewable energy.

Duke Energy scouts out 50 MW of solar in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina.

The utility has issued a request for proposals for new solar energy capacity in the state as it looks to add to its growing PV portfolio.

Lockheed Martin taps Advanced Roofing for PV plant in Florida

An artist rendering of Lockheed Martin's planned 2.25 MW carport in Clearwater, Florida.

The solar carport will be the largest privately held, non-utility owned solar energy array in the state.

M+W Group to shutter German semiconductor, PV unit

M+W Group headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany

The German engineering and construction giant is dissolving its semiconductor and photovoltaic plant construction division in Germany but will continue operations in other regions. Some 215 employees are affected by the move.

Canadian Solar enters UK solar market with 46 MW acquisition

Shawn Qu.

Deal sees the Ontario-headquartered solar company snap up six utility scale PV projects as the firm seeks larger portfolio in the U.K.'s growing market.

Lark Energy launches new commercial company

Lark Energy's 9 MW Hanson's Cement Works, Rutland, UK

One of the leading U.K. solar developers is branching out into the lucrative commercial rooftop sector, which the company describes as "rosy."

MoU signed for 750 MW Indian PV power plant

Indian large-scale PV plant.

The project is poised to become the world's single largest solar plant once construction is completed at the site in Madhya Pradesh state.

International consortium carries out PV performance R&D project

imec clean room

Financed by the European Commission, the Performance Plus project was launched with the goal of making PV systems more reliable and cost-effective and improving their overall performance.

PV delivery unit could transform London solar, argues official

House of Commons.

London Assembly Member Jenny Jones publishes data revealing 93% of schools in London do not have solar panels installed, calls for PV delivery unit for the city.

UK: Success for Welsh solar farm

3C Energy's 14 MW farm in Norfolk, England

A Welsh planning inspectorate has approved a 10 MW PV installation after county council committee members rejected the project. The agricultural site will remain in use, with sheep to graze between the solar panels.

Photon Energy doubles O&M assets in 2014 despite revenue drop

Photon Energy's 758 kW plant in Zahorany, Czech Republic.

The Amsterdam-based solar energy company, which connected its first off-grid project in Australia last year, reduced its annual loss but said its bottom line was hit by a hefty loss on the revaluation of derivatives.

IRENA Director-General: Renewable energy can fuel India's economic growth

IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin at India's RE-Invest confab, Feb. 16, 2015

RE-Invest: IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin stressed the importance of renewable energy in sustainably meeting India's growing energy needs at the Renewable Energy Global Investors' Meet & Expo in New Delhi on Monday.

IHS: US, Japan to account for 50% of global PV inverter sales in 2015, 2016

Kagoshima City, Japan

Japan and the United States will be the main drivers for PV inverter suppliers in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report by IHS. Price drops resulting from growing competition will result in global revenue growth in 2016 of...

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