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Hamada, Japan

17/09/14: ZNShine Solar to build 31 MW power plant in Japan

The Chinese group is expanding its EPC activities in Japan and East Asia. Its EPC subsidiary Power Max will build the plant in the city of Hamada.


REC Solar's 14.53 MW KIUC Anahola project, Hawaii

16/09/14: REC Solar expands footprint in Hawaii to 27 MW

REC Solar has completed six new solar projects for Dole Plantation and W.M. Keck Observatory. In June, it began construction of a 14.53 MW project that is on track to be the largest PV system in Hawaii when completed.


Rooftop installation, United States

16/09/14: Residential investment in generation and storage expected to top $625 billion by 2023

The residential generation market is likely to expand as distributed energy resource technologies mature, accrording to Navigant Research.


Florence, Italy

16/09/14: Solar PV sets new record in Italy

Solar photovoltaic installations in Italy provided nearly 10% of the country's electricity demand from January to August. The highest monthly solar PV output was recorded in August at 2,834 kilowatt hours -- the highest amount of...


Devon countryside, England

16/09/14: SunEdison connects 50 MW to UK grid

SunEdison and TerraForm Power have interconnected 50 MW of utility-scale solar installations in the United Kingdom. TerraForm Power plans to purchase the projects this year.


Otto Preiss, ABB Group Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Power Conversion

16/09/14: ABB going big on storage and renewables

Interview: Otto Preiss, the Group Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Power Conversion, spoke to pv magazine about the growing opportunities in the transition of the utility sector, the growing significance of...


Ignite Power MoU signing in Rwanda

16/09/14: Ignite Power set to light up homes in Rwanda

"Distributed solar energy is enabling communities to leapfrog beyond the grid and bring power quicker and cheaper to African communities," says Clean Access Initiative Chairman Yariv Cohen.


The sun.

15/09/14: Brighter skies leading to 5% PV yield increases

New research from Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE has shown that brighter skies are leading to PV system output exceeding forecasts by 5%. Fraunhofer has adjusted its forecast models accordingly.


15/09/14: Duke Energy commits to 278 MW of solar PV in North Carolina

Following on its February RFP, Duke has announced that it will acquire and construct three PV plants totaling 128 MW, including the largest PV project east of the Mississippi River, and sign PPAs with another five totaling 150...


15/09/14: Massachusetts utility-scale PV sector in danger

The U.S. state of Massachusetts has proposed not setting aside any capacity in 2016 for traditional solar PV projects larger than 650 kW under the new SREC II program. The state's solar industry warns that this will have major...


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South coast of West Penwith, Cornwall, England

17/09/14: Suntech, Greenfield team up with youmex in UK

German green energy financier youmex will arrange construction loans, long-term financing and also sell PV solar power plants to investors, while Greenfield and Suntech will provide EPC services and PV panels, respectively.


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17/09/14: EDF Renewable Services and Romax Technology partner to deliver technical and engineering services

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) and Romax Technology have signed a partnership agreement whereby EDF RS will provide labor specialists for Romax’s technical and engineering services.

By: EDF Renewable Energy

17/09/14: Saudi agriculture industry eyes solar-diesel hybrids

Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia's agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators...

By: Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association

17/09/14: Upsolar commissions first solar PV project in Turkey

Company partners with local EPC to tap country's growing solar potential

By: Upsolar

16/09/14: 3megawatt passes the 2GW operational solar assets mark

3megawatt’s clients manage over 2 Gigawatt of operational solar assets worldwide with the company’s BluePoint solar asset management software.

By: 3megawatt

16/09/14: Astronergy unveils new 4-busbar cell technology

Astronergy announced it successfully developed new 4-busbar technology into PV cells and modules which are named Violin. Mass production of the Violin series will begin in September 2014.

By: Astronergy

16/09/14: Hanwha Q CELLS and AGR power up 24 MW PV power plant in UK for Ingenious Clean Energy

Hanwha Q CELLS has teamed up with AGRenewables (AGR), to power up a 24.3 MW photovoltaic power plant for Ingenious Clean Energy in record-time.

By: Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH

15/09/14: DK Kim returns to Hanwha SolarOne as chief commercial officer

Hanwha SolarOne, a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, today announced that DK Kim will return to the company as chief commercial officer (CCO) effective immediately.

By: Hanwha SolarOne

15/09/14: Cell cutting technology to increase PV module power output

InnoLas Solutions GmbH offers an automated laser machine with an integrated soft wafer breaking process to produce half cells or quarter cells for later module assembly.

By: InnoLas Solutions GmbH

15/09/14: Hudson Clean Energy Partners closes $90 million in follow-on financing

Partners support portfolio companies' growth in global renewable energy markets

By: Hudson Clean Energy Partners

15/09/14: SSE signs contract for 49.5 MWp Tianmen PV power plant project in China

The facility is one of the largest solar power project in China's Jianghan Plain.

By: Shanghai Surpass Sun Electric

12/09/14: Dhamma secures first Mexican permit

Spain's Dhamma Energy will construct a 37.4 MW solar plant in Guanajuato, Mexico. The project is part of a 350 MW portfolio in the country which is set to be developed from 2015 to 2018.

By: Dhamma Energy

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