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CSUN Turkey ships 39 MW of solar module to France

Languedoc-Roussillon, Southern France

Third Step France will deploy the modules at eight utility-scale projects in Southern France. Chine Sunergy expects to win futrther projects in Europe thanks to its recently opened module fab in Turkey.


Xinyu Xinwei New Energy announces 50 MW solar projects in Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

The subsidiary of SPI Solar will augment its presence in China, breaking ground for the first time in the Inner Mongolia region with a 20 MW plant. A 30 MW plant is penciled in to follow.


Clean energy investment set to grow following robust third quarter

Glasspoint Solar-PDO project, Oman

The solar sector accounted for 25% of total clean energy venture capital and private equity investment in the third quarter. Notable solar deals included the $110 million secured by Sunnova and GlassPoint Solar, which received...


Blue chip companies in US increase PV deployment by 28%

Walmart rooftop array.

The leading 25 companies with solar installed have deployed 569 MW of PV capacity across the U.S., according to a recent SEIA report.


Canadian Solar signs 146.4 MW module deal in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Ontario-based module manufacturer continues to expand its operations in Latin America with two projects in the Central American nation of Honduras.


Nine out of 10 Australian households consider switch to solar

Residential rooftop solar array, Perth, Australia

Financial considerations are driving solar installations in Australia, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young, which found that 70% of people who had already installed PV systems did so for financial reasons.


Polysilicon capacity expansions to pick up speed in 2015

GTM Research's latest report predicts that 130,000 metric tons of annual polysilicon capacity will come online in 2015 and 2016, which could create an oversupply situation again in 2016.


Etrion builds 34 MW project in Japan

Morioko, Japan

The Swiss solar power producer and Hitachi Hi-Tech have begun construction on two PV projects in the country. The two companies plan to begin construction on 100 MW of projects next year and 300 MW by 2017.


Shipments of Chinese, Taiwanese PV surged before trade rulings

NPD Solarbuzz says that developers rushed to import Chinese and Taiwanese PV products into the United States in advance of preliminary tariffs, causing these products to take a dominant share of the market for the preceding four...


NTPC to build 750 MW solar project in Madhya Pradesh

Son River, Umaria, Madhya Pradesh, India

The state-run electric utility has announced plans to invest close to $1 billion in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, which is aiming to install more than 2 GW of solar power in the next few years.


JinkoSolar to supply 21.5 MW PV project in Nevada

Searchlight, Nevada

An affiliate of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Bright Plain Renewable Energy acquired the project from initial developer American Capital Energy. Signal Energy will handle EPC and O&M services for the installation.


Solar Energy UK opens

National Exhibition Centre in Birminham, England

Amber Rudd, parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Changeminister, will discuss the state of the U.K. solar market at the event.


Desertec consortium dissolves, morphs into service company

Desertec CSP project, Egypt

The new Desertec Industrial Initiative will operate on a smaller scale and shift its focus to provide renewable energy project services in the MENA region to its remaining shareholders, Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power, Germany's RWE...


EU energy subsidies: EUR 40 billion for renewables

European Commission

A new European Commission report finds that solar power costs between EUR 100 to EUR 115 per megawatt hour, on par with nuclear and natural gas. Electricity from coal remains the cheapest at around EUR 75/MWh.


UK solar and renewable energy associations go separate ways

London solar bridge

The associations, which became affiliated in 2011, will again become independent next year. The groups say the move will allow them to focus on their core strengths.


Efficiency enhancements to define PV technology roadmap

First Solar worker

In a new report, NPD Solarbuzz says opportunities exist for a variety of solar PV technologies, adding that panel power ratings are expected to constantly hit record levels of performance, provided efficiency enhancements are...


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