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SunEdison, TerraForm finance 97 MW solar portfolio in UK

The 15.6 MW Pitworthy solar farm in Devon, England

Backed by £84.6 million in financing from Germany’s Bayerische Landesbank, the companies closed financing for projects across the U.K. with the capacity to power 30,000 homes a year. EDF Energy entered signed a 15-year PPA for...

New York backs community solar initiatives

PV installation, New York City

The state is encouraging residents to come together to install solar at up to a 20% discount as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to spur clean energy innovation and investment.

New 70 MW module fab planned for Europe

Solar in Holland.

Dutch solar developer Orange Solar Power has announced that it is to develop a production facility in West-Brabant, the Netherlands, with phase one to be realized by Q3 2015.

Enphase clears Hawaiian Electric's solar interconnection backlog

Honolulu, Oahu's capital city.

The U.S. microinverter specialist meets its goal to clear 90% of the backlog on Oahu, increasing the company's portfolio on the island to 20 MW of solar interconnections.

Martifer Solar connects five plants in UK ahead of ROC deadline

Martifer Solar Six Hills PV plant

The plants, located in various counties throughout the country, have a combined capacity of 57.8 MW and bring the company's total connected capacity in the UK to 175 MW.

Conergy closes 28 MW solar portfolio in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina.

Financing for five large-scale projects valued at $60 million has now closed, with Conergy acting as EPC to bring the plants online before the end of the year.

Italy links to Malta

Valletta, Malta

Italy has linked to Malta via a new electricity interconnector inaugurated last week. The new 120 kilometer-long subsea line offers Malta an opportunity to boost its renewable energy and marks Europe's latest step in fortifying...

Thin film to power drones

A drone.

Silent Falcon UAV will be powered by Ascent Solar cells. Drone has a range of 'commercial, public safety and defense applications.'

SPI to acquire 50 MW UK solar pipeline

Town of Arundel, England.

Chinese-headquartered solar group signs development rights agreement with project owner Global Renewable Construction Limited Group to acquire PV pipeline across U.K.

Labour pledges to remove carbon from UK electricity supply

Labour leader Ed Milliband.

To achieve decarbonization through PV alone would require an extra 100 million panels in the next 15 years. Labour would make decarbonization by 2030 a legal requirement, if elected on May 7.

Court halts restart of Japanese reactors

Fukushima reactor 1.

Plans to restart two reactors in western Japan have been stopped despite green light from nuclear regulator. News comes in the wake of India's pro-nuclear trade agreements.

Record quarter for residential and commercial solar

African off-grid solar.

Mercom solar financing report says expiry of US federal tax credit has driven segment to new high. UK and African off-grid projects also feature prominently in Q1 figures.

Shunfeng JV with state-owned aerospace company

The flag of China.

Cheng Kin Ming's ambitious eco-city plans will be aided by state-owned group of more than 200 member companies across a range of sectors.

Utility aims to bring P2G power to the US

A natural gas warning sign.

SoCalGas wants to use its existing natural gas infrastructure to store excess renewables power. Under P2G, renewable electricity is used to make synthetic equivalent of natural gas.

Scatec announces South Africa projects

Scatec Solar's Kalkbult project, in South Africa.

Norwegian developer has announced three contract wins under much-delayed round of national power auction. No details emerged as to how state utility Eskom has overcome publicized grid constraints.

Swiss battery maker joins Azores grid project


Leclanche's lith-ion batteries will form part of MW-scale renewables-plus-storage project. Swiss company's Danish shareholder will also finance the project to the tune of $3.7m.

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