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India's Uttar Pradesh announces 300 MW solar bidding process

Uttar Pradesh.

The Indian state issues a request for proposal, calling for interested bidders to submit their offers for a share of the 300 MW of PV capacity.


Singapore removes solar energy grid cap

Electricity pylon.

The country's Energy Market Authority has announced that the 600 MWp 'hard cap' on solar energy will be replaced by a dynamic pathway that will allow more solar to be fed to the grid.


Chile's capacity of solar PV under construction nearly triples in one month

The latest report from the Center for Renewable Energy has found a huge jump in project starts over the last month. These numbers are similar to GTM Research's estimates.


SolarWorld restructuring triggers 50 MW supply deal

Frank Asbeck of SolarWorld.

Satisfactory resolution of the company's annual general meeting 2014 culminates in the announcement of a 50 MW solar module delivery order.


Renowned environmentalist challenges UK's commercial solar sector

Commercial rooftop installation.

Growth of the U.K.'s commercial rooftop solar sector is hindered by a lack of governmental appetite for the segment, argues Jeremy Leggett.


Italy: MegaCell to invest EUR 10 million in former Helios cell fab

MegaCell's Franco Traverso

Franco Traverso's recently launched company will begin manufacturing new high-efficiency bifacial solar cells by the end of 2014, reaching an annual capacity of 80 MW next year.


Australia: scrapping of carbon tax unlikely to stop solar

A solar array on Australia's Parliament House.

The Australian Federal Parliament voted to scrap the country's carbon price last week, causing concerns as to the future of PV in the country. However, the Australian Solar Council says that the move won't halt the growth of...


Giant PV duck energizes Copenhagen design competition

Energy Duck

The Land Art Generator Initiative seeks to promote collective action in support of reneawble energy. The Energy Duck would generate electricity 24 hours a day and serve as an educational visitor center.


Trading begins for SunEdison yieldco

Gross proceeds of at least US$500 million are expected from TerraForm Power's IPO. The company has an initial portfolio of 808 MW of solar PV projects in three continents.


Q CELLS products unaffected by Kyocera case, company announces

Hanwha Q CELLS HQ.

Hanwha Q CELLS Japan reassures customers that its products, applications and solutions are not subject to the lawsuit filed against the company by Kyocera.


REC Silicon hits $24 million Q2 profit as polysilicon demand increases

REC production facility, U.S.

The polysilicon producer reported strong revenues of $126.8 million in the second quarter of 2014, boosting profit after a loss-making Q1.


China adds 52 companies to list of approved PV suppliers

Module production, Trina Solar.

The updated list of Chinese companies that meet the entrance requirements for the PV industry has now risen to 161 in total.


Study ranks Germany as world's most energy efficient economy

Bundestag, Berlin.

Hot on the heels of its World Cup success, Germany claims another accolade as it is crowned most energy efficient major economy. U.S. lags behind in 13th place.


South Korea announces $1.94bn clean energy plan

Daegu, South Korea.

Government plans to create six energy-related businesses, one of which will focus exclusively on kickstarting the country's solar rental market.


Yaskawa expands into US inverter market with Solectria acquisition

Solectria Inverter.

Deal sees the Japanese technical giant acquire the fifth-largest inverter supplier in the U.S., becoming the only company to feature in the top 10 of the world's two biggest inverter markets.


BYD to set up shop in Brazil

Campinas, Brazil

The Chinese industrial giant is investing $90 million in its first factory in Brazil. The facility will manufacture electric buses and batteries as well as solar panels and energy storage systems.


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