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The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has received only 499MW of bids for 1,000MW of solar projects that it opened to tender last week.
Mage Solar, a provider of turnkey PV solutions, and Salt Service, a provider of renewable energy systems, have completed the installation of a 24kW off-grid PV system on Pigeon Key island in the Florida Keys.
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is reportedly seeking approval for proposals to install 300MW of off-grid PV and has submitted plans to the Indian state’s electricity regulatory commission.
Indian solar manufacturer and project developer WAAREE Energies has secured a contract to provide EPC services for a 5MW PV plant in Gujurat, India.
Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has expanded into France with the acquisition of a 50% stake in EDF Energies Nouvelles’ (EDF EN) 55MW plant located near Nancy.
Enel Latin América (Chile), a developer of renewable energy projects and the Chilean subsidiary of Italy-based Enel Green Power, is seeking approval for a 122MW PV plant and has submitted plans to the Chilean environmental authority, Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental (SEA).
Energy company Hudson Energy Solar is the latest addition to Seminole Financial Services’ portfolio with a US$12 million financing deal.
The majority interest in the Catalina Solar Project by EDF Renewable Energy has been acquired by GE Energy Financial Services, MetLife, Union Bank and Citi.
Spanish PV developer Abengoa has built and designed a 10MW solar thermal plant for Minera El Tesoro, which is said to represent South America’s first operational solar thermal plant.
Energy provider MidAmerican Solar, part of investor Warren Buffett’s empire, has announced the acquisition of SunPower’s 579MW Antelope Valley solar projects currently under development in the US.
Independent solar power producer Sonnedix has acquired a 23.5MWp portfolio of PV projects in France from French renewable energy specialist EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN).
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Western Area Power Administration have released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 100MW Quartzsite Solar Energy Project in Arizona, US.
Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), a real estate development firm and Hawaii’s fourth largest private land owner, has announced the completion of its 6MW Port Allen Solar Facility on Kauai island in Hawaii.
The US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has revealed that the final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed 750MW McCory Solar Energy Project has been submitted to President Obama’s Administration for approval.
Chinese hydroelectric dam builder Sinohydro Group has approved plans to construct a 40MW PV facility in the Chinese province of Gansu.
Real Goods Solar has reported that it has secured over 5MW in solar power projects across Arizona and California in key education, municipal and commercial market segments.
Work is underway on two ground-mounted PV projects totalling 33MW being brought forward under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme.
Japanese engineering company Chiyoda Corporation has announced the construction of a 1.8MW plant in the city of Hokuto in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.
AS Solar has built a PV system atop the Moroccan Agency for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE) building in Rabat, Morocco, which was celebrated in an official inauguration ceremony.
GDF SUEZ has entered into an agreement to sell a 60% equity interest in its 680MW Canadian renewable generation portfolio to Mitsui & Co and a consortium led by Fiera Axium Infrastructure.
The Energy Solutions division of German technology manufacturer Gildemeister has been awarded contracts worth €29.2 million (US$38.5 million) to deliver PV power plants and energy storage technology in Romania, Germany and Italy.
German PV project developer Conergy has built a 1MW PV system in Uckerland, Brandenburg in Germany in collaboration with its long-term partner SolEnergy.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW Entwicklungsbank, has signed a €10 million (US$13 million) loan guarantee with Brazil’s Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (CEMIG) for the Solar World Cup 2014 project.
NRG Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, has announced its 25MW Avra Valley Solar PV facility near Tucson, Arizona has completed and become operational.
Solectria Renewables has been awarded a contract to deliver its commercial inverters to 1st Light Energy for installation on 10MW worth of rooftop PV projects.
German PV equipment manufacturer SMA Solar Technology (SMA) has equipped a solar-diesel hybrid plant in Thabazimbi, South Africa with PV modules and inverters.
WBHO Building Energy, a construction firm in Southern Africa, has inked two separate module and inverter supply agreements for its 81MW Kathu Solar Facility.
Photovoltaic solutions company Scheuten Solar has completed a solar power system for supermarket Lidl in Weert, the Netherlands.
Regional utility firm Stadtwerke Heidelberg and PV project developer Conergy are collaborating to construct a 1.1MW PV array on a landfill site in Feilheck in Heidelberg, Germany.
German PV systems integrator Phoenix Solar has announced plans to build a 4.2MW solar park on a former military site in the district of Jerichower Land in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.
Renewable developer Sempra US Gas & Power has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the California cities of Los Angeles and Burbank.
General Motors (GM) has signed an agreement with renewable energy firm KC Cottrell to construct a 3MW PV array on the rooftop of its Changwon Assembly plant in South Korea.
The 1MW SOL de Hirado Shimonakano PV project has completed and represents the first grid-connected MW-scale PV power plant to start-up in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.
Sempra US Gas & Power, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has finished building the first phase of the 150MW Copper Mountain Solar 2 PV project in Boulder City, Nevada, US.
Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California, has become home to a 1.5MW tracking solar array.
Three Japanese firms, Sanko Real Estate, Chiyoda Corporation and Solar Frontier, have formed a partnership to build a 5.2MW PV plant in Futami-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Solar engineering, procurement and construction firm Martifer Solar, has been awarded its third contract from Westfield Group for a 765kW array at Westfield’s flagship Century City mall in Los Angeles.
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings is to arrange the procurement of modules for two 75MW PV power plants earmarked for the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).
Chinese solar technology company Clenergy has won a bid to build a 30MW PV plant in Alar, in the desert region of Xinjiang, China.
Chinese manufacturer Yingli Green has supplied 90,000 modules for the the Queen Creek Solar Farm in Arizona, which was inaugurated in November.
South Korean manufacturer STX Solar has joined forces with Korea South-East Power to develop a 45MW PV project in Japan.
PV manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has signed a contract to deliver 155MW of PV modules for two projects in South Africa.
Two separate PV power plants to be built in the Northern Cape of South Africa will use 100MW worth of ‘V’ series modules from Suntech Power Holdings.
Half Moon Ventures, a solar and wind project developer based in the US city of Chicago, has announced its first PV system in New York which has been constructed on the rooftop of the iPark Hudson, an eight building residential complex.
A PV power plant project being in built by E.ON Climate & Renewables in Italy will use ReneSola’s 245W multicrystalline solar modules for the 4.3MW plant.
The largest private school in the US state of Nevada, Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, has unveiled a 1.1MW PV array which is said to represent the state’s largest solar project at a school.
China Development Bank is to support PV module manufacturer, JinkoSolar with a US$1 billion, five-year financing deal.
US renewable energy firm Greenpower Capital and Wirsol Solar, an international PV developer based in Germany, have established a joint venture which focuses on financing and building solar projects in Japan which have a capacity of 10MW or more.
Swiss technology group ABB has received orders worth US$225 million to provide two turnkey PV plants in the northern province of Limpopo in South Africa.
The founders of Israeli solar provider Arava Power Company have established a new business to develop solar projects in emerging markets outside Israel.