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RGS Energy pulls out of large commercial solar

The company formerly known as Real Goods will focus on the residential sector, where it holds a top-10 position among installers, as well as commercial PV under 200 kW.

Bright Capital, Energy of the Sun invest $300 million in Russian PV plants

Map of Russia and the Atrakhan region

Russia's solar future appears increasingly brighter: A recent solar tender for the construction of projects in the next three years resulted in application submissions for a total of 785 MW of capacity.

Asian solar boom raises clean energy investment volumes in Q3 2014

Chinese solar represented 22% of all new clean energy investments during Q3 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). This high level of investment is making up for depressed European solar markets.

NRG moves deeper into U.S. residential solar with Pure Energies acquisition

The energy company plans to fold Pure Energies, which it describes as a leader in the area of web-based customer acquisition, into its NRG Home Solar business. This follows on NRG's acquisition of Roof Diagnostics Solar in March.

Vivint Solar IPO nets US$309 million despite troubled market

Vivint Solar has successfully launched its initial public offering under the symbol VSLR, as ongoing protests in Hong Kong impact global markets. The pricing of the company's shares came in US$16, the low end of estimates.

UK: £300 million in subsidy support for renewables

Solar farm, Devon, England

The increased budget will be split between the various renewable energy technologies bidding for subsidy support. The country's Solar Trade Association says the government's decisions "represent serious tragic mistakes in energy...

Solarrus acquires MaxGen, expands O&M operations

35 MW facility in Nevada, O&M services provided by MaxGen.

The alternative energy services company says the inclusion of MaxGen dramatically enhances its asset management capabilities for utility-scale solar clients. Solarrus will now be able to offer services across all project sizes.

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