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SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW solar plant in South Africa

Northern Cape, South Africa

The project, secured under a development deal with parent group Total and South African Mulilo Solar Enterprises, is expected to be fully operational next year.

Solar to thank for UK grid's lowest-ever peak demand forecast

National Grid embedded solar PV graph.

National Grid estimates that peak demand will hit 37.5 GW this summer, a fall of 900 MW on last year that has been attributed to the increase in embedded solar PV generation capacity.

Growing pains as Turkish solar market slowly emerges


The Solarex trade show currently under way in Istanbul reveals a market growing much more slowly than many had hoped. However, the fundamentals for PV remain strong and administrative barriers are slowly reducing.

US poised to hit 1994-levels of CO2 emissions this year, says BNEF

Nevada solar PV plant.

Power sector emissions across the country are poised to fall to a two-decade low in 2015 as record volumes of coal-fired capacity are shuttered and vast amounts of renewable energy comes online.

SunEdison continues solar rollout in Utah with 262 MW of projects

Iron County, Utah

The company's three new solar power plants will generate enough electricity to power more than 36,000 homes.

E.ON launches US energy service business with eye on renewables

E.ON's Rodsand II wind park in Denmark

The European utility giant's new E.ON Energy Services division will offer asset management and maintenance and repair services. The company says its ability to customize services will be crucial in servicing the fast-growing...

Meyer Burger receives $12.3 million tool order from French research center CEA

Meyer Burger HJT cell.

Deal is part of strategic collaboration between the Swiss PV equipment supplier and France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.

SunEdison breaks ground on 22.6 MW PV project in Utah

Groundbreaking of SunEdison's 22.6 MW Seven Sisters project, Utah

Consisting of seven solar power plants, the project will generate enough electricity to power over 4,000 Utah homes.

New York slates $160 million to further expand renewables

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The U.S. state has is increasing its investment in clean energy funding to build and expand solar and wind farms, hydropower plants and fuel cells.

P2P solar startup Yeloha raises $3.5 million

The Yeloha team

Boston-based P2P solar startup Yeloha has launched, simultaneously announcing the closure of Series A financing of $3.5 million. Yeloha hopes to take P2P solar into the residential PV space.

Abdul Latif Jameel completes FRV acquisition

FRV power plant in the US

Dubai and Saudi Arabia-based Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has acquired Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), including its global 3.8 GW pipeline of PV projects. The two companies had previously collaborated on a JV to develop solar...

Risen Energy raises $403 million for PV projects

Risen Energy 100 kW PV project, Hubei, China

The Chinese solar company plans to invest in 279 MW of PV projects in China and Mexico as well as 100 MW of domestic distributed generation installations.

Solar-Fabrik warns of junction box failure

Solar-Fabrik headquarters in Freiburg, Germany

The German solar tech group has said it will publish a product warning in the coming days regarding junction boxes on some of its modules, which may be defect and possibly lead to fire.

Solarcentury goes with Trina modules for Panama PV plant


The U.K. developer and EPC provider has ordered some 33,000 Trina modules for a 9.9 MW PV farm in the Central American country, marking the first collaboration between the companies as Solarcentury expands into a new market.

ET Solar builds 50 MW plant in Israel

Ashkelon, Israel

The project is the largest PV plant ET Solar has so far built in the Middle East. The Chinese company, which will also handle O&M services for the installation, has become the biggest EPC contractor in Israel for utility-scale...

Compromise on large-scale renewables in Australia increasingly likely

Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten.

An end to the political deadlock that has brought the large-scale renewable sector to a virtual standstill in Australia looks likely to be coming to an end. The Labor opposition has announced a willingness to support a reduction...

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