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Smartenergy positioned to ramp up c-Si module production

Smartenergy's c-Si fab.

The German PV manufacturer will increase manufacturing capacity at its Luckenwalde fab to 120 MW as it targets utility markets.

Gestamp Solar to build its first utility scale PV project in Japan

Japanese utility scale PV plant.

The Madrid-based solar developer will construct a 31.6 MW PV plant in the town of Daigo, having agreed funding with Deutsche Bank.

EU member states not required to subsidize non-domestic renewable energy production, court rules

European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice said domestic subsidies were justified for environmental protection, but ruled that individual nations are not be obligated to subsidize green energy generated in other EU member states.

SunEdison secures $190 million for 73 MW solar plant in Chile

SunEdison's San Andreas project

The California-based company says the deal consolidates its leadership position in Latin America.

UK PV deployment in first half of 2014 exceeds full-year 2013

19.5 MW Great Glemham, England

Proposed cuts in RO funding for ground-mounted projects are creating serious concerns for some legacy project developers who face the prospect of reduced revenues in 2015 and possibly even bankruptcy, NPD Solarbuzz reports.

Inteco, RE-Pro partner on 135 MW of renewable projects in Europe

Yelena Baturina

Russian businesswoman Yelena Baturina's Austrian company may invest more than $27 million in green energy projects, including solar farms in southern Europe.

Renewable energy records set in California and Texas

26 MW Borrego I solar plant,  California

Solar power in California sets new one-day record of 4.76 GW in June as Texas joins the ranks of the renewables big league, powered largely by wind.

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