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UEM, the grid operator and power utility company of the French city of Metz, has commissioned a 4.5MW solar park in La Fare-les-Oliviers, a village near Aix-en-Provence in the south of the country built by Conergy.
The first of many rooftop projects under the recently announced JAMC Solar Energy collaboration will use PV modules supplied by Kyocera, according to reports.
Targeting PV power plant owners and investors, Fraunhofer ISE is offering a PV module energy rating analysis using real environmental effects to provide greater accuracy on energy yield of PV power plants and commercial installations around the world.
First Solar is to offer 8.5 million shares at US$46.00 per share potentially bringing in US$391 million of new capital to build PV power plants.
The leading PVEP (Photovoltaics energy provider) First Solar plans to offer over 9 million new shares to raise funds to build PV power plants.
CPV manufacturer Soitec has announced the installation of a 25kW concentrator PV demonstration plant in the village of Usib near Rehoboth in central Namibia.
Finland-based Fortum has acquired a 5.4MW solar power plant in the state of Rajasthan, north-western India.
Canadian Solar has secured its largest EPC contract to date with the signing of an agreement to build a 130MW PV power plant in Ontario, Canada for Samsung Renewable Energy.
German solar project developer Wirsol Solar has announced the construction of a 5.94MW project in Lobbach-Lobenfeld near Heidelberg, Germany.
German-Indian company Emmvee Photovoltaics has supplied 15,000 modules to a 4MW solar park in Lauchhammer, Germany.
First Solar has been granted a power purchase agreement (PPA) from the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission to construct the state’s largest solar power plant.
A decent chunk of Canadian Solar’s Ontario-based PV power plant pipeline has been sold to Canada-based independent renewable power producer, BluEarth Renewables for US$217.2 million.
The first of a planned 80 rooftop projects on agricultural facilities in Japan has been started by JAMC Solar Energy, a joint venture firm between Mitsubishi Corporation and the National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations.
Having previously acquired PV project portfolio from Mitsubishi Corporation and Osaka Gas, PV project developer, Recurrent Energy said commercial operation had started at six PV plants in Ontario, Canada with a total of 70MWp.
Indian EPC Eversun Energy has been awarded a 5MW contract by India’s largest state-owned utility, NTPC, for solar PV projects in Faridabad, in the Indian state of Haryana .
Switzerland-based solar company Tritec has announced the completion of the first stage of what is said to be the largest solar power plant in the country.
Canadian Solar has secured a US$44.1 million loan facility from China Development Bank (CDB).
One of the last and largest PV power plant projects to announce module supplier details under the South Africa Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) Phase 2 bidding has gone to Yingli Green Energy.
Mexican PV developer Sonora80M Group has signed an agreement to deliver 15% of energy generated at its 20MW solar park in Mexico to Ford Motor Company.
Indian electricity utility Tata Power has proposed plans to generate 20-25% from clean energy sources including 30-50MW of solar power every year.
EPC Sharp Corporation has announced the completion of the construction of one of Thailand’s largest power plants.
Storage and self-consumption projects feature strongly in the entries for this year’s Intersolar award due to be revealed at the eponymous event in Munich next month.
Concentrator PV (CPV) manufacturer Soitec has completed a 64kW pilot solar installation at a remote copper mining operation in Chile.
Yingli Green said it will supply its 250W multicrystalline modules to Malaysia’s largest PV power plant.
Cupertino Electric, a specialist in the design and installation of customised electrical solutions, has installed 5.9MW of PV capacity for Clovis Unified School District in California, US.
Portuguese EPC firm Martifer Solar has been awarded an EPC contract for a 30MW PV facility in Mexico, which, according to the company, will represent the largest PV plant in Latin America to date.
Conergy and its partner Renew have connected a 1MW PV facility in Ulmen, Germany, representing the companies’ second joint solar power project.
Consolidated Edison Development has acquired a 50% interest in two large-scale solar power plants in the US owned by utility firm Sempra US Gas & Power.
Powerway Renewable Energy has signed a contract with an unnamed Chilean company to supply mounting systems for a 3MW solar power plant in Chile.
Japan’s Shinsei Bank has signed a project financing agreement with Japan Renewable Energy to provide a ¥10 billion (US$97 million) loan to fund the development of 40MW worth of PV projects.
Preparations for the 2014 World Cup are well underway in the host country of Brazil with the first solar array on a stadium having been completed and inaugurated ready for the football competition.
REC Solar has completed the first of four community solar projects in Colorado under the state’s Community Solar Gardens Act legislation implemented last year.
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a state-owned enterprise, has issued a request for proposals for the second phase of its rooftop solar programme.
Empower Energies, a renewable energy company, has completed the installation of four PV arrays at the General Motors Warren Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan, US.
SGI-Mitabu, a company formed by two Australian firms The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, has entered into a partnership with the government of South Sumatra, Indonesia to develop megawatt-scale solar power projects.
Renewable energy developer Japan Asia Group is reportedly readying a pipeline of 500MW of PV projects in Japan as it considers reducing its European operations.
PV provider Scatec Solar has inked an agreement with South Africa’s Department of Energy to construct two PV plants with a combined capacity of 115MW under the second round of the nation’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement (REIPPP) programme.
A lease financing deal previously signed between investment bank Goldman Sachs and SolarCity is to support financing of a further 110MW of rooftop PV projects.
KACO new energy sales have reached the equivalent of 34MW since the company started supplying major PV project developer Enerparc with utility-scale PV inverters.
US retail giant Walmart has continued to expand its solar footprint in the US with the completion of eight new PV arrays in the state of Massachusetts.
SAG solar, a subsidiary of German PV developer SAG Solarstrom, has secured a £29.5 million loan for the recently completed 33MW solar plant at Wymeswold airfield in Leicestershire, UK.
German module provider Conergy and Spanish renewable energy supplier Gamma Solutions have formed a partnership to install solar systems on nine public buildings in Spain.
Global manufacturer firm Owens Corning and energy supplier Constellation have teamed up to develop a 2.6MW solar power plant, in New York.
Module manufacturer and turnkey solution provider Emmvee Photovoltaic Power has been awarded a 2MW solar PV project located at Bibinagar, Nalagonda district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Japanese firms Nippon Paper Industries and Mitsubishi Corporation have teamed up to develop a 21MW PV facility in Komatsushima-shi, Tokushima prefecture, Japan.
Renewable energy developer Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has dedicated the first phase of Arizona’s Mesquite solar project, expected to become one of the largest PV plants in North America.
Electrical construction company Broadway Electrical has announced the closure on a debt facility to fund in excess of 37MWs of projects in Massachusetts, US.
PV module provider Upsolar has completed a 1.5MW PV project in Kozani, capital of the West Macedonia region in Greece, its first in the country.
South Africa has inked agreements with the preferred bidders for nine solar projects under the second round of its national renewable energy procurement programme.
Asset management firm Armstrong’s new South East Asia Clean Energy Fund is to acquire a stake in six solar projects in Central and Northeast Thailand being developed by Symbior Solar Siam, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based energy company Symbior Energy.