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Greece to auction new PV power

Athens, Greece. Photo Wikimedia.

Greece is set to publish a new policy framework for the support of renewable energies in June, with the aim of putting it into law by July. Two pilot auctions for around 50 MW of solar PV will take place as part of the policy.


Samoa sets sights on largest solar array in the Pacific

Samoa Savaii beach.

The tiny South Pacific country announces plans to build a 2.2 MW solar plant, with financial assistance from the Asia Development Bank and neighboring New Zealand.


Solar Frontier and other green companies look to set up shop in New York State

US flag.

The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up US headquarters and a factory in the area. The Buffalo area has been allocated $1 billion dollars over seven years to jump-start its economy through green ventures.


Bloomberg invests $5 million in off-grid solar lamp venture

Little Sun solar lamps

The Little Sun initiative seeks to provide light to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to electrical grids, putting particular focus on off-grid populations in Africa.


UK to install 16 GW by 2018

Martifer Solar ground-mount project, UK

Britain's solar strategy will lay ground for a stable future for solar development, according to IHS, which estimates the country installed 922 MW of utility-scale systems in the first quarter of the year.


SunEdison appoints new president for Europe, Africa and Latin America

Chilean PV installation by SunEdison.

The solar company names Jose Perez as the man to lead operations in Europe, Africa and Latin America, replacing Pancho Perez.


Global clean energy investment up 10% in first quarter

Japan rooftop solar array.

Massive rise in small-scale solar in Japan and the U.S. helps push renewable energy investment towards strong first quarter.


Canadian Solar to supply 43 MW project in Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

The project is the latest in a slew of projects boosting business for the Ontario-based company.


US adds 584 MW of solar in first quarter, reaches 8.67 GW in March

Strata Solar, Warehouse Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Solar accounted for more than 50% of new capacity installed between January and March. The number of new grid-connected plants reached 47 in the period, down from 66 a year ago.


SunEdison completes 20 MW PV plant in California

SunEdison solar installation, California.

The solar facility is located in Kern County and was commissioned by local utility Southern Company via its subsidiary Southern Power, and Turner Renewable Energy.


Yingli announces partnership with unnamed French module maker

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Chinese company says it expects some 50% of the projects selected in the recent rounds of public tenders to use locally made modules powered by cells supplied by Yingli.


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Catholic church looks at relation of energy to justice and peace

Solar panels

Church bodies increasingly look towards renewable energy to understand the world and promote environmental justice.


China figures not a surprise, says IHS analyst

China and the US

The predicted Q1 falls from Yingli and Trina Solar are to be expected, says IHS, as solar companies continue to fall on the market.


FLS Energy to build multiple solar facilities around North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

The company is seeking to get $200 million in funding as it seeks to take advantage of the generous tax system proffered by the state.


No US solar shortage this year, says IHS

Rooftop PV installation, USA.

Although antidumping fines on Chinese module suppliers will almost certainly create U.S. panel price hikes, the prospect of a shortage is unlikely, say the analysts.


BayWa r.e. commissions 18 MW solar farm in UK

Great Glemham solar farm, England.

The fourth solar farm from the German renewable energy developer is located in the Welsh village of Whitland.


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