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200 MW Tranquility solar project begins operation in California

Tranquility Solar Project in California. Image by Recurrent Energy.

The huge utility-scale site was developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority owned by U.S. utility Southern Power, representing a rare new PV development of this scale in the U.S. as the trend shifts...


Cubico adds 50 MW UK solar park to its portfolio

The 50 MW Owls Hatch solar farm is among the largest in the U.K.

The investment firm has acquired 11 solar PV projects from developer British Solar Renewables totaling 120 MW over the last eight months, the most recent being the purchase this week of a 50 MW solar farm.


China Singyes to spin off materials unit

China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings has confirmed that it has received formal approval to list shares of its Singyes New Materials subsidiary on the Hong Kong stock exchange’s secondary board.


NREL takes lead on $30m consortium to improve PV technology performance

The DOE SunShot Initiative will fund the consortium to the tune of $30m over the next five years.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will lead a consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the development of new solar module materials.


Japan's JRE to invest in 100MW of PV

Japan Renewable Energy (JRE), a Tokyo-based renewables investor backed by Goldman Sachs, has announced plans to invest an undisclosed sum in the development of two solar projects in the southern part of Fukushima prefecture.


SMA and Sungrow showcase new inverters at Solar Power International

Sungrow's new SG125HV string inverter is the world's first at 1,500 volts.

Two market leaders unveil groundbreaking new products at the Las Vegas show, including new range of 1,500 VDC inverters from Sungrow.


ARENA is down – but not out

Commercial rooftop PV installation in Australia. Image by Jonathan Gifford.

Both the Labor and the Liberal-National Coalition publicly profess the importance of combating climate change and developing Australia’s innovation capabilities. Yet last election they inexplicably chose to abandon both by...


UK government gives go ahead to Hinkley Point nuclear plant

A protest at Hinkley Point C.

Theresa May's new government has finally made up its mind about the controversial new nuclear plant being financed by the French and the Chinese, which has faced sharp criticism for its escalating costs and for the implications...


Construction begins at Enel's 103 MW PV plant in Brazil

Bahia state, Brazil. Image by TR2HG.

The Italian solar developer has broken ground at the 103 MW Horizonte solar plant in the state of Bahia, as Enel Green Power becomes central to the solar boom that is currently taking place in Brazil.


IBC Solar signs 22.5 MW EPC contract in India

Module cleaning.

Deal in the state of Rajasthan is the German firm's sixth such contract in the country, and will propel its Indian portfolio to beyond 50 MW of solar PV operations.


SolarCity applauds accord to grandfather Nevada rooftop customers

SolarCity has reached a settlement with Nevada utility NV Energy to vote for the approval of grandfathering of solar customers in the state.

The rooftop PV installer confirms settlement between it and Nevada utility NV Energy to rollback rate increases for solar customers under a proposed grandfathering scheme. Nevada Public Utilities Commission scheduled to ratify...


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JinkoSolar provides PV for mosques in Jordan

The Chinese PV module manufacturer has supplied the solar panels in cooperation with its local partner, The Contractor for Renewable Energy.


Canadian Solar pairs Ampt's DC optimizers with 33MW array

The Ontario-based PV module supplier did not disclose the location of the project, which is one of the biggest installations of DC power optimizers in the world, according to an online statement.


North Carolina now ranked second in U.S. for installed solar

Union County, North Carolina. Image by Mark Clifton.

The southeastern state installed approximately 115 MW in the second quarter of the year to leapfrog Arizona and become the state with the second most installed PV capacity across the United States.


Russia: 1.56 GW of solar PV by 2020

Russia and Greece international trade show in Thessaloniki, Greece. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

The forum for renewable energy in Russia and Greece that took place at the international trade show in Thessaloniki, Greece, highlighted Russia's commitment to 1.56 GW of solar PV installations by 2020. What are the mechanics of...


Strong investment in German PV production equipment during Q2

German national flag. Flickr image by prizepony.

Sector research from the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) shows that sales of German PV production equipment in the second quarter of 2016 grew 55% from Q1, continuing a trend which has seen orders of German equipment...


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