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Canadian Solar lands 8.7 MW module order

Durango, Mexico.

The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.

EDF enters Indian solar market

Madhya Pradesh, India.

French electricity utility EDF's renewables arm has signed a JV with Indian solar company Acme. The Acme Solar JV is aiming to develop an initial portfolio of 200 MW in the country.

Leading academics gather to explore UK's solar future potential

Imperial College London building.

The three-year, $1.5 million research project brings together scientists from Loughborough University, Imperial College London and Aerial mapping company Bluesky to assess the U.K.'s PV potential.

S.A.G. Solarstrom's credit rating suspended

S.A.G. Solarstrom, in Freiburg.

The German developer has had its BB+ credit rating suspended. The move comes after Friday's loss of a major project development contract.

China Wind Power loaned $80.6 million to develop 70 MW solar projects

The landscape of Yunnan Province, China.

The state-owned China Development Bank has loaned the renewable energy company funds to finance the development of two PV projects in China.

Ontario predicts future energy mix

A rooftop PV installation in Ontario.

The Canadian province says renewables – including hydro – will provide 46% of its energy needs by 2025. The prediction came as part of Ontario's updated Long Term Energy Plan, unveiled this week.

New York devotes $30 million to large scale solar funding

The Statue of Liberty in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a $30 million fund for projects up to 200 kW in size. The NYSERDA cash can pay up to half the costs of solar projects.

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