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Enel Green Power boosts rural electrification in Kenya

Solar plant in Mombassa, Kenya

The country's low electrification rate coupled with its high mobile phone penetration makes it ideal for innovative solutions that integrate the electrification of rural areas with renewable energy generation, storage facilities...

Hanwha SolarOne modules equip 20.5 MW UK solar park

Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England

High-quality PV modules to be installed in solar company IB Vogt's largest U.K. solar park to date.

China's PV company 'cull list' to have minimal global impact

Trina Solar PV module production

"The recently published Chinese company 'cull list' will only have a minimal effect on global photovoltaic markets," says Jessica Jin, solar analyst at IHS.

Polysilicon market on roller-coaster ride

Wacker polysilicon

A new report by Bernreuter Research predicts the spot price for polysilicon will rise due to PV industry demand before dropping at the end of the year.

Mosaic wins Verizon award, set to expand internationally

Mosaic wins Verizon award at CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 2014

The Oakland, California-based online solar project marketplace will use the $1 million grant for its international expansion and the development of a key mobile app.

Deutsche Bank expects solar gold rush in 2014

Stock market traders

Deutsche Bank Markets Research is forecasting a strong year for solar, with diverse global factors coming together to improve market conditions and increase overall demand.

Record installations make US strongest PV market outside Asia Pacific

California LADWP installation

California remained the leading solar state in terms of PV installations, while North Carolina surged into second place, displacing Arizona and New Jersey.

Hanergy secures $3.3 billion in financing for renewable energy projects

Hanergy: cooperation agreement signing ceremony in Beijing

Hanergy Holding Group has signed a three-year, $3.3 billion financing deal with Asian banks aimed at PV and hydropower projects and developing its CIGS thin-film technology.

US trade watchdog opens investigation into Chinese PV imports

U.S.-China flags

The U.S. International Trade Commission is looking to see whether unfair advantages enjoyed by PV imports from China and Taiwan have damaged the domestic solar industry.

Sonnedix secures €96 million for two solar plants in France

Sonnedix 11.5 PV plant, Istres, France

The project financing for the installations, located in southern France, proved to be HSH Nordbank's largest PV deal in Europe last year.

Yingli joins forces with China National Nuclear Corp. for 500 MW of solar projects

Yingli manufacturing plant

The state-owned nuclear technology giant says its new partnership with Yingli is reflects China's goal of sustainable development. The companies aim to build 500 MW of distributed generation projects.

Canadian Solar secures North Carolina module deal

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina.

The global solar provider will supply 25.3 MW of modules to four solar projects in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

Goldpoly eager to buy more solar plants in 2014

Gonghe County, Qinghai Province

The latest acquisition brings the Hong Kong solar plant investor and operator's total number of grid-connected projects in 2013 to 400 MW.

Hanwha SolarOne signs 50 MW US deal

Rooftop installation in the U.S.

The global module supplier has reached a memorandum of understanding with OneRoof Energy of the U.S. to supply 50 MW of modules for its rooftop projects.

Ascent Solar to build fab in China

City of Suqian, China

U.S. manufacturer Ascent Solar has signed a deal to build a factory China's Jiangsu Province. The city of Suqian is investing $32.5 million in the joint venture.

ReneSola to sell 60 MW PV plants to Chinese company; strikes Japan deal

ReneSola PV factory in China.

Jiangsu Ackome, a manufacturer of solar mounting equipment, will purchase three plants from ReneSola, with a combined generation capacity of 60 MW.

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