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EU ProSun backs French-German solar plans

EU ProSun president, Milan Nitzschke.

The joint initiative of EU solar businesses welcomes the proposals, stating that Europe "must bet on a strong solar industry."

Utility-scale US solar capacity grew 43% in 2013

Rothenbach Solar Park, U.S.

A report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reveals that 2.9 GW of utility-scale solar capacity was added in the U.S. last year.

Nippon Renewable Energy secures $250 million for Japanese solar projects

Mount Fuji, Japan

The independent solar utility company is developing a pipeline of more than 300 MW of solar projects. Four installations totaling 47.5 MW are set to begin construction.

Chinese module suppliers increase global market share

Shipping containers.

Falling production costs are driving Chinese module giants to bigger solar market shares. Yingli and Trina now have 15% of the world module market, says NPD Solarbuzz.

Philippines increasingly embracing renewable energy

Bill Clinton, Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress 2014

Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress: Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines are driving investment in green energy by reducing imported fossil fuel dependency and increasingly adopting renewable sources.

UK solar industry embraces community energy strategy

West Mill Solar Park, England.

Today's announcement by the DECC to back community-focused energy has been welcomed by the Solar Trade Association (STA).

Plans for 120 MW plant in the UAE

Ras al Khaimah.

The 40 MW project planned by Utico could triple in size if it can be connected to the UAE grid, says developer. The project will also power a desalination plant in the emirate of Ras al Khaimah.

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