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Sunnova raises $250 million in funding round

The third-party solar provider notes that this is the largest funding round by a residential solar service company in the United States, and brings its total funding to half a billion dollars.


US, China vow to cut CO2 emissions, promote trade in green energy technologies

Barack Obama at APEC Summit in Beijing, 2014

The countries intend to better promote trade in green goods and clean energy technologies, a goal that is sure to benefit from a planned U.S. trade mission to China in April led by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Commerce...


Yingli powers Bolivia's first solar power plant

Cobija, Pando, Bolivia.

The new solar power system incorporates both battery storage and diesel generation to ensure continuous access to electricity. It is expected to generate 7,500 megawatt hours of power annually, meeting approximately 50% of...


JinkoSolar US signs $20 million credit deal with Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo building, San Francisco, California

The agreement strengthens the company's financial position not only in the U.S. but globally as well, according to CFO Charlie Cao.


RES Americas to build 40 MW energy storage system in Illinois

RES Americas 4 MW storage system, Sunbury, Ohio

BYD America will supply the battery storage modules for the projects. The batteries use lithium iron phosphate. Construction is to begin this winter, with completion scheduled for August.


Canary Islands: Oil or PV?

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Despite escalating local opposition, oil giant Repsol is planning to commence deepwater drilling off Spain's Canary Islands in search of petroleum. The sun-drenched Canary and Balearics Islands are Spain's lost solar PV case.


Bangladesh installs 3 million residential solar systems

Bangladesh solar PV installation

In order to achieve its energy 2021 energy target providing electricity access to all residents, the country is seeking to more than double electricity generation to 24 GW, 10% of which from renewables.


BNEF: global solar to grow to close to 60 GW in 2015

PV panels.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has taken a bullish stance when making predictions for the 2015 solar market. It forecasts 58.3 GW to be installed in 2015, with lead analyst Jenny Chase saying the somewhat bullish figure is...


Despite hefty losses, Vivint Solar remains on track to double installed capacity in 2014

Vivint headquarters, Utah

The Utah-based company booked some 62 MW in the quarter, up 206% year-over-year, and installed about 49 MW -- an increase of 196% while its cumulative installed megawatts reached approximately 178 MW at the end of September.


Italian PV companies head to Morocco

Morocco solar PV installation

Rome-based Kenergia is developing and coordinating the Solar Breeder project in Morocco. The program is seen as the starting point in a process of investments that will involve Italian companies, local banks, private investors...


Bosch Power Tec shutters inverter, storage plants in Germany

Bosch Power Tec string inverter

The company plans to bundle production and development of inverters and storage systems at its headquarters in Baden-Württemberg after closing facilities in Hamburg and Hessen.


French PV market grows during Q3 2014, but new applications slow

New data indicates that France installed 286 MW of solar PV during the most recent quarter, however the number of new feed-in tariff and interconnection applications are both declining.


UBS: Solar plus storage is already cost effective in Australia

GSES, UBSe solar-storage graph

A new study from investment bank UBS says solar plus storage already make economic sense for Australian households, a finding that could dramatically reshape the nature of the energy industry in the country.


Solarcentury wins approval for 28 MW solar farm in UK

Solarcentury community park solar farm, England

The Walkers Wood Solar Farm represents the largest PV installation to date for the U.K. solar company and its land and property consultancy partner, Savills.


Construction begins on 71 MW Argentinean PV fab

Schmid Group solar panel fab in Argentina

The foundation stone of a 71 MW ingot through module c-Si solar panel manufacturing facility has been laid in the San Juan province of Argentina. Local utility Energia Provincial Sociedad del Estado (EPSE) will operate the...


Sungage Financial secures $100 million for solar loan program

U.S. residential PV system

Following its participation in the CT Green Bank solar loan program, the Boston startup is aiming to expand residential solar loans on the East Coast.


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