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Suntech agrees 200 MW Indian supply deal with Adani

Suntech solar panel production.

Collaboration follows last month's 9.3 MW project, and will see the Chinese solar power company supply 200 MW of panels for a solar project in India's Tamil Nadu state.

Spain's competition watchdog blasts government plans to tax solar

CNC HQ in Madrid, Spain.

The country's National Competition Commission has warned the government that its plans to limit and tax solar power generation will damage Spain's economic competitiveness.

Boston ranked as most energy-efficient US city

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks Boston as the most energy-efficient of 34 major U.S. cities rated.

Commercial segment set to lead solar storage market by 2017

IHS storage graph 9.13

While the commercial sector currently makes up the smallest part of the global solar energy storage business, it is projected to expand by a factor of 700 in the next four years and dominate the market in 2017.

California embracing third-party residential PV ownership

SolarCity US residential solar

While the residential PV market in California is booming, most of the new installations are owned not by homeowners but rather by third-party companies.

BayWa r.e. to construct 45.4 MW solar farm in Aquitane, France

Munich-based renewable energy company BayWa r.e. begins construction on the largest solar power project in the company's history -- a 45.4 MW solar farm in the Aquitane region of France.

Renewable energy now the cheapest option for Americans, study finds

Clean energy sources such as solar and wind are more cost-effective than coal-fired power plants when health and climate impacts are factored in, according to Springer's Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Turkmenistan conference highlights renewable energy, Russian partnerships

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Multinationals such as GE, Alston, Siemens and Sumitomo attended the 6th International Exhibition and Scientific Conference in Ashgabat. Despite plentiful resources, renewable energy is playing a bigger role in Turkmenistan.

ReneSola closes $70 million share offering in preparation for polysilicon optimization

Chinese PV manufacturer ReneSola successfully closes $70 million securities offering on the NYSE, announcing that proceeds received are to be used for polysilicon production optimization.

Xevel to invest $85 million in Russian solar projects

Moscow, Russia

In a major public-private partnership in Russia's solar sector, state-owned Rusnano and private business group Renova's joint company Xevel is to invest nearly $85 million into construction of solar power plants in Russia.

JinkoSolar offering 3.5 million American Depositary Shares

JinkoSolar 1.2 MW BIPV project

The Chinese solar group is looking to attract investment Stateside, which it may use to expand manufacturing capacity and solar project development. At the company's current share price, the offering could bring in more than $200...

World Energy Congress highlights dramatic change

World Energy Council Secretary General Christoph Frei.

The upcoming World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea, will be characterized by unprecedented developments that have redefined the global energy sector, says Christoph Frei, secretary general of the World Energy Council.

Peru to launch off-grid request for tender

Machu Picchu, Peru

On Friday, Peru's mining and energy regulator will begin offering invitations to developers for the installation of 500,000 PV systems throughout the country.

ADB invests $2 million in pay-as-you-go solar for India

The Asian Development Bank hopes its first venture into smal scale investment will encourage private equity groups to come forward. Indian solar company Simpa has secured $2 million and hopes to have 63,000 customers by 2015.

Wirsol starts 'largest solar park in the Caribbean'

A 64 MW scheme in the Dominican Republic is the country's first solar park. German developer Wirsol said the Republic's president personally selected it to plan the project in Monte Plato province.

US company TRA strikes deal for 100 MW solar project in Pakistan

M/s Table Rock Associates (TRA) signs letter of intent with Pakistan's Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) to construct a 100 MW PV power plant in the country’s Punjab province.

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