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SolarCity secures $500m aggregation loan for distributed solar

SolarCity installation.

The credit facility agreed with BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank thought to be largest of its kind for distributed solar projects.


Solar Frontier to supply Konar Energy's 23 MW pipeline in Turkey

Burdur, Turkey

The Japanese CIS group will provide its modules for five new solar power plants in the country. Konar says Solar Frontier's panels are ideal for Turkey's hot climate.


Costa Rican regulator proposes solar FIT

Costa Rica 1 MW Parque Solar Miravalles

The Central American country's public services authority says the proposed rates of up to $0.1794 per kilowatt hour would allow PV developers to receive sufficient revenue to recover investment and a "reasonable return."


Acces Power to develop 65 MW PV project in Egypt

Aswan region, Egypt

The Dubai-based group is set to contribute to the country's 4.3 GW renewable energy target. In addition to the solar plant in Aswan, which is set to begin construction next year, the company is also in discussions with Egyptian...


SunEdison completes two PV plants in Ontario

SunEdison power plant, Canada

Owned by BluEarth Renewables and Firelight Infrastructure Partners, the solar power plants will provide energy to the Independent Electricity System Operator through a 20-year feed-in-tariff agreement.


Germany approves 25 bids in large-scale PV tender

11.5 MW solar farm, Helbra, Germany

German authorities have described the first round in the pilot tender as a step towards "real competition." A total of 25 bids have been approved after 170 bids were submitted by mid-April.


Chinese PV imports again in SolarWorld's crosshairs

Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands

The German-U.S. PV manufacturer is continuing its crusade against Chinese rivals, calling for an investigation into alleged circumvention of import duties and an extension of the EU's minimum price undertaking. The news follows...


Heraeus to open R&D centers in China, Taiwan

Heraeus' metallization pastes

The German engineering group is expanding oversees with new facilities focusing on local metallization paste modifications. Heraeus recently relocated its PV business unit headquarters to Shanghai.


Solar opportunities on the rise in Egypt

SolarizEgypt's 10 kW grid-connected commercial PV plant in Heliopolis

While some observers have questioned the Egyptian government's solar policies and expressed concern over the country's FIT program and grid capacity, local players appear unworried. pv magazine spoke to Rana Alaa, co-founder and...


GPTech supplies inverters for 35 MW PV plant in Honduras

Site of Grupo Ortiz's 35 MW Marcovia solar power plant

The Spanish power integration expert is again partnering with Grupo Ortiz on a solar PV plant in Central America. The Honduran installation will boast a peak capacity of 42.38 MW.


Trina to develop 300 MW distributed PV project in Hefei City

Hefei, China

Trina Solar will develop a distributed generation PV project of up to 300 MW in China's Anhui Province as the leading solar company expands its DG activities across the country.


Shared solar set to explode

Shared solar installation, United States

Shared solar for homes and businesses could represent as much as 49% of the U.S. distributed PV market by 2020 and reach up to 11 GW in the period, according to a new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


EU Prosun blasts EPIA, plans new steps in PV trade dispute

EU ProSun President Miland Nitzschke

The SolarWorld-backed organization will announce on Wednesday further measures ahead of the expiration of the European Union's minimum import price and volume policy for Chinese solar PV manufacturers. EU ProSun President Milan...


Solar Frontier completes acquisition of Gestamp Solar's 280 MW US pipeline

Kern County, California

The leading Japanese CIS solar energy company has established a new U.S. division headed by COO Charles Pimentel to facilitate its expansion in North America.


SolarWorld posts Q1 net loss despite revenue increase

SolarWorld HQ in Hillsboro, Oregon

The German-U.S. PV manufacturer continued making net losses for the fourth quarter in a row but managed to increase shipments by 44% to 202 MW as sales rose 50% due in large part to the dynamic U.S. market.


China, Kenya establish solar technology transfer center

Nairobi, Kenya

The new facility outside of Nairobi, which opened on Friday, will boost the East African country's burgeoning solar sector, say execs.


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