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Jordan's Science and Technology University tenders 5 MW of PV

The Zaytouna University in Jordan

Jordan's University of Science and Technology is currently tendering the engineering, procurement and construction of a 5 MW solar PV plant on its premises in the city of Irbid. Apart from Jordan's universities, where the...


France approves environmental law for commercial rooftops

A green roof at the Historial de la Vendee museum in Les-Lucs-sur-Boulogne, France.

New buildings in commercial zones across France will have to install either solar PV systems or plant vegetation. Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular around the wolrd.


Australia's first redeployable large-scale hybrid PV plant up and running in one week

ARENA illustration: redeployable solar-diesel hybrid plant

Construction group Laing O'Rourke has erected the first large-scale solar-diesel hybrid power plant in regional Queensland. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency describes the plant as a "versatile alternative to diesel powered...


Energy Union: Germany, Norway to link grids

ABB map of Norwegian, German power grid interconnection

The NordLink project will be Europe's longest HVDC power grid interconnection, enabling the transmission of 1.4 GW of renewable energy. ABB has won the $900 million order to connect the nations' grids.


Hanergy targets homeowners with residential thin-film products

Hanergy flagship stores in Chengdu, China

The move comes as Chinese PV group seeks to diversify sales -- in 2013 and 2012, its parent company was its sole source of revenue.


Solar Trade Association launches STA Scotland

PV installation in Scotland by Renusol.

New trade body will work closely with the Scottish government to advise on the benefits of solar power north of the border.


African Development Bank supports off-grid solar-hybrid systems in Tanzania

Tanzania school

The development bank has provided a grant of $420,000 to support technical development, due diligence and advisory systems in the country.


Global EV market reaches 740,000 cars, new study finds

BMW i3 production.

Analysis by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) reveals 320,000 new electric vehicle registrations in 2014 as car battery suppliers hit $2.17 billion in revenue.


Chinese solar storage sector set for 14% growth annually to 2018

Solar battery storage system.

Study by RnRMarketResearch forecasts Chinese solar battery market to total 65 GW by 2018, with annual growth averaging 14% as solar and storage industries converge.


IHS: Global single-axis tracker revenues to reach $2 billion in 2019

Exosun solar trackers

In 2015 single-axis tracker installations will exceed fixed-tilt installations in the Americas for the first time, according to the research group.


Kyocera expands storage offering in Germany

Kyocera facility

The leading Japanese battery provider is teaming up with domestic players Energetik and Solare Datensysteme to launch a new residential energy storage solution in Germany.


GTM Research identifies 120 home energy vendors for US market

The smart home energy management space is being driven in the North America by 120 vendors.

Report assesses the burgeoning home energy market in North America and identifies those companies most likely to impact how consumers manage their energy in the future.


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Onlookers in the U.K. enjoy today's solar eclipse, which was billed as an unprecedented test for Europe's power grids.

The solar eclipse was on everybody's lips as expectant eyes turned to Italy and Germany to see how the grids would cope, while elsewhere it was a tale of R&D breakthroughs, bold solar targets and even a dramatic fire.


Solar PV to outpace growth rate of green energy rivals

A solar panel being installed.

Photovoltaics set to enjoy an annual growth rate of 14.6 per cent to 2019. Report uses 2012 as its baseline.


Is Virgin about to enter EV market?

Sir Richard Branson.

Sir Richard Branson drops hint he may be about to set up as a rival to Tesla and other EV developers. Entrepreneur made remarks at Formula E race in Miami.


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