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US adds 530 MW of new solar capacity in October

California LADWP installation

Solar energy projects provided all of the United States' new energy capacity in October. The First Solar-built 139 MW Campo Verde in California was the biggest solar farm to go online.


Fraunhofer ISE joins US SunShot Initiative

Fraunhofer ISE researcher.

The Germany-based research institute becomes one of only three non-American research partners on the SunShot program, which aims to lower the electricity generation costs of solar energy in the U.S.


SunEdison to build 10 MW facility on former New York landfill

A view of Manhattan from Freshkills Park.

Freshkills Park, located on New York City's Staten Island, has been chosen as the location for the facility, which will become the largest solar energy project in New York.


REC supplies Singapore's largest PV installation

REC Solar PV facility in Singapore.

The global provider of solar energy solutions will supply its solar panels for two utility-scale rooftop projects in the country, one of which could become Singapore's single largest installation.


Duke Energy to build three solar projects in North Carolina

Duke Energy's Blue Wing solar farm, San Antonio, Texas

Duke Energy Renewables is partnering with SunEnergy1 on three large-scale solar farms in North Carolina that will use 140,000 ReneSola PV modules.


Brazil launches first solar auction with price ceiling of $109

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

The state of Pernambuco has set a price ceiling of $109 per megawatt hour for Brazil’s first auction aimed exclusively at solar energy projects scheduled to take place on December 20.


LDK Solar posts third-quarter loss of $127 million

LDK Solar

In a move that will improve its domestic business operations, LDK Solar has secured an onshore credit facility of up to $256 million. The company's offshore operations remain unable to meet short-term liabilities, however.


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