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Solar installation, with sun.

Turbulent times for Hanergy follow turbulent weather for Solar Impulse, but the tumult could not derail solar's juggernaut, which enjoyed a series of positive news stories this week.


Eminent UK scientists announce global clean energy "space-race" program

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon inspecting a solar farm.

The Global Apollo program looks to emulate the successful moon missions of the '60s by diverting similar levels of efforts and funding towards making clean energy cheaper than coal.


Ambitious interconnection plans could transform Europe

The proposed interconnection energy grid linking Israel with Cyprus and Greece.

Europe recently approves studies for energy infrastructure plans that could transform its energy market and boost renewable investments. Electricity interconnection plans specifically between U.K. and France, and Greece, Cyprus...


JinkoSolar strikes 80 MW DG module supply deal in China

Hainan Haikou skyline.

Chinese PV manufacturer to supply China Southern Power Grid Synthesis Energy with modules to be deployed in distributed rooftop PV projects in China’s Guangdong and Hainan provinces.


NEXTracker finalizes 82 MW tracker commission for SunEdison in Honduras

Honduras.

The California-based tracker specialist has installed its single axis trackers at the Pacifico and Choluteca solar plants in Honduras, marking the company's first foray into Central America.


Southern Company acquires 30 MW Pawpaw solar facility in Georgia, U.S.

Georgia Power HQ.

Utility's subsidiary Southern Power has purchased the solar plant from Longview Solar LLC, adding to its growing PV pipeline in the state.


UK solar PV capacity tops 6.5 GW despite April slowdown

Commercial installation, U.K.

Data from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals a considerable slowdown in April to just 41 MW of new installations as ROC scheme ended.


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