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PV projects buoy Shikun & Binui's Q2 results

Israel, Ashalim

Construction of photovoltaic projects boosted the Israeli group's revenue in the second quarter. The renewable energy division was one of Shikun & Binui's strongest growing corporate segments.

UK: Martifer Solar to develop 50 MW of projects

A solar field in the UK.

Portugal-based photovoltaic developer Martifer Solar will develop 50 MW in the U.K. The projects will have an average size of 10 MW and will be located across five counties in the south of the country.

EIB provides $230 million for renewable energy in Central America

Guanacaste province, Costa Rica

The European Investment Bank has unveiled a funding program to support investment in renewable energy in six Central American countries. Costa Rica's ICE has already begun commercial and off-grid PV programs.

India: Andhra Pradesh introduces net metering for rooftop plants

Andhra Pradesh government, Hyderbad town hall

PV capacity continues to grow in India. The state of Andhra Pradesh has unveiled a net metering incentive program for both grid-connected and off-grid installations. Across the country, PV capacity grew by nearly 80 MW in July.

Goldpoly to acquire 400 MW of solar power assets in China

Hong Kong-based PV developer Goldpoly has signed a deal with GD Solar and other companies to purchase new solar power plants in China with an electricity generation capacity of 400 MW.

Energy auction in Brazil rescheduled to November

A Brazil flag.

Brazilian government has rescheduled to November 18 the renewable energy auction A-3, in which solar energy will participate for the first time. The previous date was October 25.

SunEdison plans to spinoff semiconductor operations

A SunEdison facility.

U.S. photovoltaic developer SunEdison announced today that its board of directors has unanimously decided to spin off its semiconductor operations, forming a new company SunEdison Semiconductor Inc. A minority stake in the...

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