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Orix to pursue 800 MW Japan PV projects despite grid constraints

Megasolar PV plant by Orix.

The Tokyo-based finance and leasing company hopes to install 800 MW of megasolar projects by 2018, and is not cowed by recent reports of grid restrictions for new solar projects.


Solar Energy UK examines adequacy of British grid

Solar Energy UK, day 3, October 16, 2014

Solar Energy UK continued on its third day with the mood at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre upbeat -- not surprising given that the U.K. is on track to become Europe's first and the world's fourth largest market by the...


Munich RE, Ping An insure Suntech performance warranties

Suntech PV modules

The Chinese module manufacturer is offering fortified insurance protection for customer warranties through the Chinese-based insurance company and leading risk carrier Munich RE.


SunEdison secures financing for beachhead in China

Xinjiang, China

The leading U.S. solar group has signed a joint venture deal with China's JIC Capital, which says the country's PV industry requires international know-how to improve.


Panel installation begins on Washington DC universities' 52 MW solar project

Washington University.

SunEnergy1 has begun installing JinkoSolar panels at the Duke Energy Renewables solar project in North Carolina, which will feed solar power to three Washington, D.C., universities.


German renewable energy levy to fall for first time

Berlin, Germany

For the first time since its introduction, the German renewable energy levy will not increase year over year but instead decline, albeit by only 0.07 eurocents to 6.17 eurocents per kilowatt hour.


MVV Energie acquires 50.1% of Germany's Juwi

Juwi headquarters PV rooftop

The regional German utility says the Juwi acquisition will result in a partnership to expand renewable energy. The deal remains conditional on the successful implementation of Juwi's restructuring.


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