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Inventux supplies PV modules for solar farm in Chile

German photovoltaic manufacturer Inventux is supporting construction of a 3 MW solar project in Chile.

$400 million for off grid renewables in Australia

Australia’s ARENA today launched an AUD$400 million fund to displace diesel in remote areas of the country. The fund is aimed at off grid and fringe-of-grid communities as well as mining operations and is expected to generate 150 MW of new renewables capacity by 2018.

Sunwize to install Samoa's largest PV project

U.S.-based Mitsui subsidiary Sunwize will install Samoa’s largest solar project to date. The 546 kW scheme is expected to generate 700,000 kWh per year across ground mounted sites in Salelolaga on Savai’i and Tanugamanono and Vaitele on Upolu.

Canadian Solar EPC for 130 MW Ontario plant

Chinese manufacturer continues its downstream focus by signing the biggest EPC deal in its corporate history to deliver a 130 MW utility scale plant in Ontario which will feature 440,000 Canadian Solar modules.

Fraunhofer ISE researchers win innovation award

This year’s Semikron Innovation Award honored the work of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, for their development of off-grid solar energy supply systems technology that could be especially beneficial to villages and businesses in emerging countries.

Renewables JV to bring 600 MW of solar and wind to Chile by 2016

Mainstream Renewables enters a partnership with investment house Actis again after a successful US$100 million South African deal last year.

Emmvee supplies 4 MW plant in Germany

Bangalore-based module manufacturer will supply 15,000 panels to 4 MW former coke factory in Brandenburg.

Turkey: Commercial rooftop systems prove an interesting market

With its booming economy and growing energy demand, Turkey is one the world’s most promising new PV markets, but difficulties in financing and bureaucracy remain obstacles.

First Solar to develop a 50 MW solar plant in New Mexico

Photovoltaics solutions provider First Solar has been granted a power purchase agreement to develop a 50 MW solar plant in the state of New Mexico in the U.S. El Paso Electric Power will purchase the electricity generated by the plant.

Canadian Solar sells four utility-scale solar power plants

Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has sold four utility-scale solar power plants totaling 38.5 MW to independent renewable power producer BluEarth. Construction of these plants will begin this year and commercial operations are scheduled to commence in 2014.

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