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Gamesa combines PV, wind, diesel and storage in off-grid system

Gamesa's off-grid solution enables combination of different power sources, depending on the needs of the owner

Gamesa has installed a prototype of its 2 MW off-grid system, combining solar, wind, diesel-fueled power generation and energy storage batteries, in La Muela municipality, Spain.


Canadian Solar to supply 43 MW project in Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

The project is the latest in a slew of projects boosting business for the Ontario-based company.


US adds 584 MW of solar in first quarter, reaches 8.67 GW in March

Strata Solar, Warehouse Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Solar accounted for more than 50% of new capacity installed between January and March. The number of new grid-connected plants reached 47 in the period, down from 66 a year ago.


SunEdison completes 20 MW PV plant in California

SunEdison solar installation, California.

The solar facility is located in Kern County and was commissioned by local utility Southern Company via its subsidiary Southern Power, and Turner Renewable Energy.


Yingli announces partnership with unnamed French module maker

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Chinese company says it expects some 50% of the projects selected in the recent rounds of public tenders to use locally made modules powered by cells supplied by Yingli.


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Catholic church looks at relation of energy to justice and peace

Solar panels

Church bodies increasingly look towards renewable energy to understand the world and promote environmental justice.


China figures not a surprise, says IHS analyst

China and the US

The predicted Q1 falls from Yingli and Trina Solar are to be expected, says IHS, as solar companies continue to fall on the market.


FLS Energy to build multiple solar facilities around North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

The company is seeking to get $200 million in funding as it seeks to take advantage of the generous tax system proffered by the state.


No US solar shortage this year, says IHS

Rooftop PV installation, USA.

Although antidumping fines on Chinese module suppliers will almost certainly create U.S. panel price hikes, the prospect of a shortage is unlikely, say the analysts.


BayWa r.e. commissions 18 MW solar farm in UK

Great Glemham solar farm, England.

The fourth solar farm from the German renewable energy developer is located in the Welsh village of Whitland.


GreenGo Energy greenlights largest PV project in the Nordics

Kolding Shopping Center, Denmark.

The energy company will collaborate with Danica Pension to deliver 6 MW of rooftop PV capacity in Denmark.


NextEnergy Solar Fund to invest in eight UK projects after completing first round of fund-raising

UK Solar Panels

The fund is set to begin with eight projects, with a further 200 MW planned. The news comes following a disappointing week for funds specialising in renewable energy.


Solar cheaper option than nuclear, new study finds

Cattenom Nuclear power plant.

Report commissioned by Germany's Agora Energiewende reveals that new solar and wind plants are able to generate cheaper low-carbon power than the most modern nuclear reactors.


Obama to lay down solar challenge to US companies

Obama at Nellis Airforce base.

A forthcoming Solar Summit hosted by the White House will outline government support for solar initiatives, including a $15 million PV pathway fund.


Aleo Solar to be sold, dissolved and renamed

Aleo Solar factory.

The troubled German solar company announced today the results of yesterday's extraordinary AGM meeting, revealing it will trade as AS Abwicklung und Solar-Service AG from April 30.


LG Electronics expands production capacity

LG Electronics plant, Gumi, South Korea

The electronics giant is revamping production for a new PV module design and expanding capacity. LG Electronics' total capacity is expected to reach 600 MW by the end of 2015.


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