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SPI Solar unit signs 100 MW of EPC deals in China

Saihanba National Park, Hebei, China

Xinyu Xinwei New Energy will handle EPC services for 100 MW of solar PV projects in China's Hebei province.


First Solar begins construction of 141 MW PV plant in Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Isabel Allende, president of the Chilean Senate, and Energy Minister Máximo Pacheco attended the Luz del Norte PV plant's inaugural ceremony on Oct. 17, 2014.

The Luz Del Norte, expected to be the largest PV plant in South America when completed, will make significant contribution to Chile's national energy agenda. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and leading government officials...


8minutenergy signs EPC deal with Gehrlicher for three Calilfornia projects

Lake Isabella, Kern County, California

Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. will build three projects for the independent solar PV developer.


SunEdison in talks over $2bn Chinese poly factory

The flag of China.

US poly and wafer maker could treble its poly production capacity with Chinese fab. Company president says it is considering a similar investment in Saudi Arabia.


The pv magazine weekly news roundup: Oct 10-17

Solarbox installation.

As solar-powered phone booths promise to transform London streets, analysts reveal that PV has arrived at a point where a common technology roadmap is possible, with higher panel power ratings just around the corner.


Creditors vote through LDK restructure

LDK Solar headquarters.

Note holders of the debt-saddled wafer manufacturer waved through restructuring proposals this morning. The plans will now go before courts in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.


Austin utility tries to water down solar commitment

Austin, Texas.

Texan power company wants a 65% renewables target, imposed on it by city council, reduced to 50%. Austin Energy calling for new gas-fired power plant rather than 600 MW of new solar.


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