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Louisiana's largest utility puts the brakes on solar

Entergy Louisiana reports that it has exceeded a cap on net metered solar, and will halt the program. This will sharply impact the 10th-largest residential market in the United States.

First Solar modules chosen for 48 MW French PV projects

Midi-Pyrenees, France.

The global provider of PV solar systems will supply its thin-film modules to four solar energy plants in France's Auvergne, Midi-Pyrenees and Sarrazac regions.

SolarCity launches Give Power Foundation

Rooftop installation, U.S.

For every megawatt of residential solar installed in 2014, the U.S. solar company will donate a solar power system to a school in a developing country.

Intersolar expands global events

Intersolar North America

The new series of Intersolar Summits will provide international companies with new ways of accessing up-and-coming growth markets.

UK ratifies new WEEE regulations on PV recycling

PV module being recycled.

The U.K.'s adaption of the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive will come into force on January 1, 2014 in a move welcomed by PV Cycle.

Orka completes 6.3 MW of projects in Belgium

Brussels town hall.

The Belgian developer partnered with Martifer Solar and Cofely Solar Technics on the large-scale commercial rooftop installations in Brussels.

Belectric, Solar Frontier join forces

Solar Frontier.

German plant developer Belectric has formed an EPC alliance with thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier and engineering and construction firm Shoseki to exploit opportunities in Japan.

Spain's Grupo T-Solar completes 25 MW project in California

California-Mexico border region

T-Solar is expanding its operations in the U.S. after winning a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. It is also planning to build a 30 MW plant in Puerto Rico.

US Energy Department report examines storage

GE Energy storage

The U.S. Department of Energy report identifies the challenges facing the widespread use of storage solutions, including cost, safety and industry acceptance.

GCL Poly negotiates supply contract resolution

A GCL Poly's polysilicon manufacturing facility in China.

The poly-manufacturer-turned-solar-developer has amended the terms of a contract to buy solar wafer manufacturing equipment. A claim had been lodged over an alleged breach of the $232 million agreement.

Enerparc builds 2.14 MW array at Delhi airport

Delhi International Airport

In what may soon become a growing trend in India, Delhi International Airport has installed a large-scale, ground-mounted solar system on its grounds.

Aleo solar closes Australian and UK units

The aleo solar headquarters in Prenzlau.

The two subsidiaries were unprofitable and missed sales targets, said the company. A recent purchase of some of parent group Bosch's solar operations left aleo in the cold.

Yingli wins 233 MW of PV projects in Algeria

Algiers, Algeria

Yingli is partnering with two Chinese hydropower firms on three projects in Algeria in what it calls a "new approach" to PV project development.

New 'super minister' to redefine Germany's energy transition

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel will head a combined economy and energy ministry in Germany's new coalition government with a focus on lowering energy prices and boosting industrial output while rebooting the energy transition.

Goldpoly to be renamed


Polysilicon manufacturer Goldpoly New Energy Holdings will rename itself the United Photovoltaics Group. The company's Zhongli Changzhou subsidiary acquired a 45% stake in three Chinese plants at the weekend.

Yingli jubilant at completion of world's largest PV-hydro hybrid project

Longyangxia Dam, China.

The Chinese module manufacturer supplied 15 MW of modules for the Longyangxia Dam project, and has expressed its congratulations on its successful grid connection.

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