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Apple, SunPower partner to provide solar power to China's Aba region

China's Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in north-western Sichuan province.

The companies will provide dual-use renewable energy projects that protect the land while providing up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.


Vivint Solar to partner on Obama solar jobs initiative

Vivint Solar HQ.

The residential solar installer will act as recruiting partner on the Solar Ready Vets program, which aims to train 75,000 former U.S. military personnel in the solar industry by 2020.


NEXTracker completes 69.5 MW Chile installation for SunEdison

Los Pelambres mine.

Tracker specialists finalize commissioning for the Javiera Solar project in Chile using state-of-the-art single axis PV trackers to take advantage of the region's excellent solar insolation.


Multicrystalline PERC to deliver 25% efficiencies

Martin Green

Leading solar researcher Professor Martin Green says that the solar industry has entered a new phase of manufacturing, in which the focus is firmly on efficiency gains. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) researcher believes...


President Obama unveils 75,000 solar job initiative

President Barack Obama.

Over the Easter break U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to train 75,000 solar workers by 2020. The Solar Ready Vets program was launched at 10 military bases on Friday.


Big60Million launches $30.3 million UK solar community bond offer

Haslingfield Solar Plant.

Belectric-backed energy company offering bonds for 60 pounds sterling to purchase stake in 34.3 MW of large-scale community solar farms across the U.K.


Solar Frontier's 150 MW Tohoku fab complete, ramp-up phase begins

The Miyazaki plant, Solar Frontier.

Japanese thin film manufacturer to use ramp-up phase to test and verify its new CIS line technology as the company seeks larger share of global thin film market.


BayWa r.e. brings 85 MW of UK solar online in time for ROC

U.K. solar installation.

The German renewable energy company has successfully connected four large-scale solar PV projects in England, securing the renewable obligation certificate at a rate of 1.4 for all plants.


Gigawatt Global shines solar on Burundi

GWG Burundi Managing Director Michael Fichtenberg, government officials and representatives of the Polytechnic University of Gitega at site of planned 7.5 MW PV plant in Burundi.

The solar and social development company has secured nearly $1 million in international grants to fund solar development in the southeastern African country, where only 4% of the population has access to electricity.


GE Energy Financial invests in 96.2 MW solar plant in Japan

Kyushu Island, Japan.

Energy financing arm of General Electric to partner with Japanese power plant developer Pacifico Energy on construction of the plant, in the prefecture of Miyazaki.


Meteocontrol solar eclipse analysis reveals German grid durability

An onlooker takes in last month's solar eclipse.

Data from the solar power forecast analysis company shows Germany's grid coped admirably with the solar eclipse on March 20.


Leading UK solar developers adjust to new market conditions

Solarcentury's completion of this 250 kW commercial rooftop array near Manchester is indicative of the changing solar landscape in the U.K.

Removal of the Renewable Obligation Certificate for large-scale solar farms from today has prompted a change of tack among solar developers operating in the U.K. market.


US: Best practices guides aim to lower financing costs for solar energy systems

SunEdison PV installation

Backed by the U.S. Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, a solar industry group has published new best practices guidelines to reassure investors and ultimately reduce financing costs for solar development.


China dispatch: Huawei continues smart PV solution rollout in China

Huawei has already brought its smart PV solution to Germany, and is now expanding the offering into its home Chinese market.

ICT company unveils smart PV power station developed in conjunction with Huanghe Hydropower Development at press briefing in Qinghai Province, China.


REC Group inks exclusive residential supply deal with Tucson Electric

REC TwinPeak Series panel

The Norwegian company has signed its first major contract for its new panel line with the Arizona utility, which will use the modules exclusively for its new residential solar leasing program.


WDAS snaps up three Power Cloud solar generation companies

Japan solar.

World Assurance Group enters solar power generation business with purchase of three operating companies from Power Clouds Pte Ltd.


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