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Dubai announces 800 MW third phase of major solar project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DEWA officials, Dubai

After achieving the lowest global cost of production of PV energy for the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, doubling its capacity from 100 MW to 200 MW, and announcing the 800 MW third phase, Dubai is...


Sumitomo taps RES, Toshiba for major US energy storage project

Grid power lines, Denver, Colorado

The Japanese conglomerate is investing in renewable energy infrastructure to help balance the electricity grid serving the northeastern United States. Sumitomo has commissioned RES to build the first independent large-scale...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar battery.

A solar spending spree, president Obama takes a personal interest in Caribbean solar and good news from the Azores. Plus the ever-fearless pv mag pokes a stick at the Russian bear and Big Brother Google.


Apple, SunPower partner to provide solar power to China's Aba region

China's Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in north-western Sichuan province.

The companies will provide dual-use renewable energy projects that protect the land while providing up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.


US launches $20 million incentive for Caribbean, Central America

Costa Rica 1 MW Miravalles solar park

The financing facility is one of a slew of initiatives initiated by the Obama administration to increase cooperation and advance clean energy development in the region.


Solar streetlights combating crime in Zimbabwean city

4,000 solar-powered streetlights will be installed throughout the Zimbabwean capital between now and the beginning of next year.

The city council in Harare, the country's capital, plans to install 4,000 solar-powered streetlights across the city in a bid to tackle a recent surge in street robberies.


Record quarter for residential and commercial solar

African off-grid solar.

Mercom solar financing report says expiry of US federal tax credit has driven segment to new high. UK and African off-grid projects also feature prominently in Q1 figures.


SolarCity teams up with Nest

A rooftop solar array.

Smart heating and solar are coming together in a new collaboration between SolarCity and Nest Labs announced today. Under the partnership, 10,000 new Californian SolarCity customers will receive a free Nest Thermostat when they...


Shunfeng JV with state-owned aerospace company

The flag of China.

Cheng Kin Ming's ambitious eco-city plans will be aided by state-owned group of more than 200 member companies across a range of sectors.


Scatec announces South Africa projects

Scatec Solar's Kalkbult project, in South Africa.

Norwegian developer has announced three contract wins under much-delayed round of national power auction. No details emerged as to how state utility Eskom has overcome publicized grid constraints.


Russian banks set to seize Crimean solar power plants

Activ Solar 105.56 MW plant in Crimea

Update: Saddled with massive debts estimated at $870 million following Russia's annexation of Crimea and a dramatic cut in feed-in tariffs, solar plants in the region have been unable to pay back outstanding loans and now face...


Is DEWA preparing an 800 MW Dubai tender?

The Dubai skyline.

Infrastructure group behind world record sub-6 cent LCOE is rumored to be seeking a financial advisor for an 800 MW project. An advisor is typically the first move in drawing up a tender.


US poised to hit 1994-levels of CO2 emissions this year, says BNEF

Nevada solar PV plant.

Power sector emissions across the country are poised to fall to a two-decade low in 2015 as record volumes of coal-fired capacity are shuttered and vast amounts of renewable energy comes online.


UK: No CfD-backed large-scale solar for next fiscal year

Kencot Solar Farm, U.K.

The two solar PV projects that secured a strike price of 50 pounds per MWh under the first Contracts for Difference tender for 2015/16 will not go ahead, administrators have revealed.


China dispatch: Violent sand storms hit PV projects in northwest China

A China PV power plant.

Violent sand storms have hit northwest China this week, affecting several PV projects currently under construction. The worst of the sand storm activity took place on Tuesday.


Big60Million launches $30.3 million UK solar community bond offer

Haslingfield Solar Plant.

Belectric-backed energy company offering bonds for 60 pounds sterling to purchase stake in 34.3 MW of large-scale community solar farms across the U.K.


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