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IEA talks Energy Transition, but still low-balls future growth of wind and solar

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2015 acknowledges the increasing importance of non-hydro renewable energy, but retains unrealistically pessimistic estimates of cost reduction and future market growth.


25th solar array donation in Texas

Green Mountain's Big Texas Sun Club has been donating solar arrays all over Texas.

Green Mountain Energy Company dedicated its 25th solar array donation in Texas to the Texas Foundation for Educational Advancement.


Wipro develops new hardware

Wipro hopes to improve power generation in solar power plants with its hardware.

Wipro, based in India, has developed a new hardware to optimise power generation in solar plants. The product has already been piloted with a solar company.


First energy-neutral building in Africa

New UNEP building in Nairobi gets PV roof.

Energiebau Solarstromsysteme has received a commission to construct a high-performance photovoltaic system on the roof of the new UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) office building in Nairobi, Kenya.


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Mandatory solar for Indian mobile phone towers

The MNRE is pushing forth with more changes towards sustainable energy usage.

The Indian government will ensure that it is mandatory for mobile phone towers in India to be powered by solar energy.


Sustainable Energy to power 244 Ontario projects

OPA is commited to eliminate any backlog for inverters.

Sustainable Energy Technologies will be supplying inverters and components for 224 ground-based Ontario micro-FiT projects that are in the development phase.


Enfinity develops rail tunnel solar project

Solar on railway tunnel.

Enfinity has partnered with Belgian railway infrastructure manager Infrabel to complete a solar power project on top of a rail tunnel along the highway E91 in Belgium.


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Malaysian FiTs to be implemented by June

Malaysia will implement FiTs next year.

The Malaysian bill on the Renewable Energy Act is slated to come into Parliament before the end of this year and into force by June next year. This includes the proposed feed-in tariffs for renewable energy.


Mojave Desert project gains approval

Mojave project gains approval.

The 663.5 megawatt (MW) Calico Solar project planned for California's Mojave desert has attained its approval from interior secretary Ken Salazar.


UK will not slash feed-in tariffs

UK will not cut feed-in tariffs

Chancellor George Osborne detailed the United Kingdom coalition government's Comprehensive Spending Review today. The feed-in tariffs will not be cut.


Solarfun and Innovalight sign agreement

Innovalight will supply Solarfun.

Nanotechnology firm Innovalight has signed a three year commercial agreement to supply Solarfun Power Holdings.


UK group buys Italy's Rete Rinnovabile

CEO of Terna believes in the sale.

The UK equity group Terra Firma has purchased Rete Rinnovabile (RTR), a subsidiary of Italy's Terna Firma for a sum between 620 and 670 million euros.


Oerlikon Solar receives 40MW order from China

Oerlikon has received an order from Gongchuang.

Oerlikon Solar announced today its latest customer order from Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaic Science and Technology company.


Solar Frontier and IBM to develop CZTS cell

IBM will develop CZTS cells with Solar Frontier.

Solar Frontier announced today that it has signed a deal with IBM to jointly develop thin film technology based on copper, zinc, tin, sulfur and selenium (CZTS).


Fluor to study Northern Cape's solar potential

Northern Cape, one of the most sparsely populated regions, holds solar potential.

Texas-based Fluor Corporation has announced that it has been selected by the South African Department of Energy to perform a study for a potential solar park development in Northern Cape.


GMR gets approval from Gujarat government

Gujarat plans more solar projects.

GMR Infrastructure has received its approval from the Gujarat government to develop a 25 megawatt solar plant in the north western state in India.


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