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India to bankroll 1 GW of solar projects with $158 million

GE Welsupn Neemuch 151 MW project, India

State-run companies building PV projects that will be connected to the grid will have to use domestically manufactured cells and modules in order to secure financing.


SolarCity and BofA announce $400m solar finance program

SolarCity in action.

The leasing giants will partner with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to finance the expansion of the American residential solar sector.


Acciona switches on 94 MW South Africa PV plant

Sishen Solar Farm, South Africa.

The solar plant becomes the single-largest in the Spanish company’s portfolio and has been made possible by South Africa’s REIPPPP.


Exxon chief strategist sticks boot in on solar

Gas tower, France.

The oil and gas employee says that solar and wind are not ready for prime time, but adds that he expects solar to grow faster than any other energy technology.


Huawei enjoys greatest 12-month gain in global inverter market

Huawei string inverters, Germany.

The Chinese telecommunications company corners an extra 2% of the global market as leading pure-play suppliers see their grip loosened, finds IHS.


First Solar takes strategic step into residential solar market

First Solar ground-mount installation.

The U.S. thin-film giant has acquired an equity stake in Clean Energy Collective as it looks to branch out into community solar.


Uganda greenlights inaugural 10 MW solar plant

Mounta Khadam, Uganda.

The PV installation will be developed by Dubai's Access Power MEA and once complete will become the largest independent power project in sub-Saharan Africa.


Multi-GW PV plans shape India's bold solar strategy

Indian PV installation.

Large, multi-GW projects from some of India's leading energy companies have been announced this week as the country reignites its passion for PV.


Pakistan waives solar panel import taxes

Pakistan's Cholistan region.

As part of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's renewable energy push, Pakistan is to scrap the 5% customs duty on imported solar panels.


Niche solar products enjoying their moment in sun

Solar Cloth application.

From spray-on and peel and stick to solar cloth and solar-powered cycle paths, PV's potential is being examined across a number of innovative applications.


Two solar projects to add 52 MW to Japan grid

Solar Frontier Japanese installation.

Japan PV to be boosted by a 37 MW installation from Itochu Corp. and a 15 MW solar plant Takara Leben that will use Solar Frontier's CIS thin-film modules.


Sharp looking to offload US solar unit

Recurrent Energy HQ.

The Japanese firm's US-based solar company Recurrent Energy is reportedly up for sale as Sharp seeks ways to raise its equity ratio.


Duke Energy’s 128 MW North Carolina PV project approved

Duke Energy U.S. PV installation.

The project will comprise three solar PV plants dotted across the state, with First Solar involved as EPC and Yingli Solar supplying solar panels.


US solar producers cannot satisfy domestic demand, ITC hearing told

SolarWorld U.S. HQ.

The import of Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules helped, not harmed, the U.S. solar industry say foreign suppliers on day one of the ITC hearing.


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America installs 1.35 GW of solar PV in Q3 2014

An impressive 41% growth during the quarter puts the U.S. on track to install 6.5 GW in 2014. Steady growth in the residential sector leads to over 300 MW installed.


Yingli, Huawei sign MoU for Thai solar projects

Thailand flag.

The Chinese giants have teamed up with Solventia Solar Energy and Kasikornbank to sign a memorandum of understanding that will provide turnkey solar power solutions throughout Thailand.


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