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Australia: Rooftop solar future boosted as Labor pledges support

Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has blasted the recent recommendations made by the government-appointed review panel headed by businessman Dick Warburton and pledged continued support for rooftop solar, RenewEconomy...


TBEA Sunoasis reveals plus-1 GW Chinese PV plans

30 MW installation, Xinjiang province.

The Chinese PV manufacturer and integrator has signed a development framework deal with Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia authorities to develop more than 1 GW of PV projects.


Trina Solar acquires 90% stake in Yunnan Metallurgical New Energy

Yunnan province, China.

The Chinese solar company has signed a share purchase agreement for a 90% stake in the company, and will work on a 300 MW PV project in China's southern Yunnan province.


Mercom Capital lowers 2014 guidance for India to 900 MW

Solar PV installation in Indian village.

Delays caused by anti-dumping discussions prompt Mercom to revise downward slightly its forecast for Indian solar PV in 2014.


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Austin, Texas increases solar goals by 700 MW, solar to be new default source of power

The city council in the capitol city of the U.S. state of Texas has passed a sweeping resolution to strengthen solar policies and goals for its municipal utility. This includes procuring an additional 600 MW of utility-scale...


Fluor puts online the 170 MW-AC Centinela Solar project in Southern California

Fluor has completed the massive plant in only 20 months time, as the latest utility-scale PV project to go online in Southern California's Imperial Valley. The plant may also be one of the last mega-projects in the area, as...


China to top 100 GW PV capacity by 2018, says NPD Solarbuzz analyst

Chinese flag.

By 2018, the world will boast at least nine countries with more than 5 GW PV capacity installed, led by China with more than 100 GW.


juwi enters Philippine market with utility-scale plant

Amiram Roth-Deblon, juwi's regional director for Asia-Pacific

The German company will provide complete EPC services for the 6.25 MW solar farm, which is replacing old diesel generators. The project is one of a number of projects in the company's pipeline.


New UK funding scheme will hit solar hard, says industry

Great Knowle solar park, England.

DECC's first round of spending in the Allocation Framework for Contracts for Difference is unlikely to benefit the solar sector, argues the STA and REA.


ReneSola to develop 13 MW solar farm project in UK

Solar farm in Dorset, England.

The Chinese PV company expects the solar farm in Dorset, England, to be fully operational and connected to the national energy grid by end of this year.


Etrion, Hitachi to build 34 MW of utility-scale PV projects in Japan

City of Morioka, Mount Iwate, Japan

Etrion is one of the first foreign independent power producers to secure Japanese domestic financing for utility-scale solar plants. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank provided is funding the projects.


Crimean government threatens to nationalize Activ Solar's assets in Crimea

Activ Solar 105.56 MW Perovo park in Crimea

Leaders in the former Ukranian region of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March, are looking to nationalize projects owned by Activ Solar due to outstanding debt to Russian banks.


India's ideal solar roadmap could add 145 GW of PV within decade, says report

Solar PV installation, India.

Bridge to India and Tata Power Solar's joint report suggests that the best-case scenario for India's solar sector could boost PV capacity by more than 140 GW.


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Arizona, Hawaii lead the U.S. in per-capita solar

A new report by Environment America looks at the top 10 U.S. states for solar electric installations, and finds that while California's installed solar capacity is impressive, other states have greater densities.


EUR 500m clean energy fund over-subscribed

Solar park, England.

The Clean Energy Fund II, overseen by Glennmont Partners, successfully closed after raising EUR 50m more than its target.


Scatec Solar and Norfund partner on PV projects in developing countries

Scatec Solar PV installation.

The Norwegian solar company will jointly invest in solar power projects to be developed in all countries where Norfund has a mandate for action.


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