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SunEdison secures European financing to build 85.2 MW of solar in UK

West Penwith, south coast of Cornwall, U.K.

Spain's Santander and Germany's Bayerische Landesbank arranged funding for the projects, which will be owned by SunEdison's yieldco subsidiary TerraForm Power.

Sonnedix consortium closes deal for 86 MW PV plant in South Africa

Landscape in Northern Cape, near Steinkopf, South Africa

Selected as part of South Africa's Renewable Energy Procurement Program, the project is to be built in the coming months in the Northern Cape. Juwi Renewable Energies is handling EPC services and South African utitlity Eskom is...

India ups solar investment pledge to $100bn by 2022

Indian PV installation.

Pro-solar PM Narendra Modi instructs officials to target 100 GW of PV by 2022, with more than $100 billion steered towards solar.

Shared renewables programs move towards reality in California

Under the rules set by California regulators the state's three large private utilities will put online 600 MW, with PG&E and SCE to take around 270 MW each.

Enel puts 136 MW of solar PV on line in Chile

Enel has completed two solar PV projects in Northern Chile, as well as the final phase of a third. These three are part of an uptick in operational PV capacity reported by Chilean authorities.

Scottish & English PV landscapes end 2014 on high

Scottish beach.

Scotland has now reached 142 MW of solar PV, while across the U.K. cumulative PV capacity now stands at 4.671 GW. What are the recent PV trends in the U.K.'s regions and will Scottish PV soar in 2015?

UAE's Masdar begins $50m PV projects in Pacific Islands

The La’a Lahi ‘Big Sun’ solar plant in Tonga was Masdar's first foray into solar development in the Pacific Islands region.

Construction has begun on the creation of four solar PV plants in Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu that will deliver 1.8 MW of clean energy to the island countries.

UK Environment Secretary bemoans 'eyesore' solar farms

Sheep underneath solar panels in England.

Liz Truss calls for more solar on rooftops and fewer ground-mount PV plants on agricultural land on eve of CAP subsidy withdrawal.

Chile reaches 873 MW-AC of solar under construction

The latest report by Chile's renewable energy authorities shows a spike in new project starts in the nation, and 326 MW-AC already built.

AE looks at departure from inverter business

Despite the 2013 acquisition of Refusol, Advanced Energy has been struggling for several quarters with falling revenues and losses. The company is now considering getting out of the inverter business entirely.

UK auctions capacity, sparks controversy

London, England

A capacity market auction last week led to the procurement of 49.26 GW of new capacity, mainly from fossil and nuclear fuels, at a clearing price which will cost U.K. households nearly £1 billion. The government said the capacity...

AORA to build pilot solar-hybrid plant in Ethiopia

AORA Tulip installation

Israel-based hybrid power developer AORA Solar has signed a deal with Ethiopia's Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy to begin construction of a pilot solar-hybrid power plant.

Germany provides additional $800 million loan for Moroccan solar park

Ourazazate CSP project, Morocco

The German federal government is providing additional backing for the construction of one of the world's largest solar power complexes, which will have a total capacity of 560 MW when completed. The support is part of Germany's...

Interview: Nautilus Solar president applauds US-China climate protection deal

Barak Obama, Xi Jinping

Laura E. Stern, president of New Jersey-based Nautilus Solar Energy, speaks with pv magazine about one of the most momentous international climate protection achievements in history: The recent agreement between the United States...

Limited versions of Arizona utilities' rooftop solar programs approved

Arizona regulators set limits on the amount of solar that can be deployed and barred use of ratepayer funds for the state's two largest private utilities.

Abengoa beats fossil fuels on price with solar PV & CSP plus storage in Chile

In addition to the large amount of solar PV awarded in Chile's latest energy supply auction, the Spanish developer has been awarded contracts to supply electricity on a 24-hour basis from concentrating solar power (CSP) and solar...

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