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Solar developer Emmvee PV Power has announced the completion of the first 5MW of a 20MW PV power plant in Hindupur, in the eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
International Finance Corp (IFC), part of the World Bank, has approved the financing of several PV power projects in India over the following two years.
New solar joint venture SF Solar Power has unveiled plans to install an 11.6MW PV plant at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan.
EPC contractor and PV manufacturer Conergy has completed of a 4.5MW solar farm in Hampshire, UK, for solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy.
US manufacturer and developer First Solar has sold its 139MW Campo Verde solar project in California to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy.
Transmission equipment provider S&C Electric Company and independent power producer Green States Energy have inked a US$7.9 million contract for the construction of a 2.5MW solar plant near Roswell in New Mexico.
Japanese BIJ Corporation, Italian financial firm Finergia and the Swiss MEECO Invest Group have formalised a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year by forming a joint venture company, Oursun Japan Holding.
A three-year, US$2.4 million grant is to aid scientists to develop an affordable PV system capable of concentrating solar radiation 2,000 times and converting 80% of the incoming radiation into useful energy.
The second phase of India’s national solar policy will offer a new form of reverse bidding to install 750MW of solar capacity, the government has revealed in a draft policy.
Solar project developer Belectric has connected what is said to be Europe’s largest thin-film solar PV plant to the grid in Templin, Germany.
NextEra Energy’s 1GW plans for the Blythe solar farm in California, once expected to be the world’s largest solar energy power plant, have been cut in half to make the project viable.
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy firm Masdar has commissioned a US$31.99 million, 15MW PV power plant in the Mauritania, no
Martifier Solar Hellas has brought online four PV solar parks with a combined capacity of 4.5MW in the Preveza and Pirgos regions in Greece.
Delaware’s governor Jack Markell joined the developers of what is said to be the US state’s largest solar farm in a ceremony to dedicate the 15MW plant earlier this week.
Although financial details were not disclosed, SolarWorld subsidiaries in the US and German have built and sold three PV power plant projects that had a total combined capacity of 46.3MW.
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has completed and connected its 36th solar project in the US at its distribution centre in Perryville, Maryland.
UK solar energy developer Lightsource Renewable Energy has completed and commissioned over 133MWp of solar PV projects in the first quarter of 2013.
German solar developer ib vogt has completed about 30MWp of new solar power installations in the UK during the first quarter of 2013.
Solar system supplier SunPower is to construct two solar power projects for Yolo County in California.
PV manufacturer ReneSola has won a contract to supply its modules for installation at a 1.8MW solar project in Roswell, New Mexico.
Clenergy International, a manufacturer of PV mounting products, and CGN Solar Energy, a Chinese solar power provider, have signed an investment and development agreement for several projects in Lijiang, China.
Global project constructor firm AMEC and Arizona Public Service (APS) Co have jointly completed a 17MW solar farm, the fifth project under the APS’ AZ Sun solar programme.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund a 57MW solar power project in central Thailand by providing a financing package worth US$85 million.
The Philippines government has approved a 35MW PV project in Darong, Davao del Sur on the island of Mindanao.
Solar Systems, an Australian concentrating PV (CPV) systems manufacture, has announced the operational start up of its Mildura solar demonstration facility in Mildura in the Australian state of Victoria.
Independent financial advisers CWP and new energy projects investment firm CNNC Rich Energy have penned an agreement to co-invest in a series of renewable energy projects in China.
Taiwan-based inverter manufacturer i-Energy has delivered a 20kW solar power tracker system for a PV project in the City of Welland in Ontario, Canada.
German investment firm Wattner has acquired five utility-scale solar power plants with a combined capacity of 22MW in various locations in Germany.
Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC), a developer of power generation facilities, is reportedly planning to construct a 100MW solar power plant in the Midlands province in Zimbabwe.
US solar giant First Solar has purchased the 60MW North Star solar project to be located near Mendota, Fresno County, California, from NorthLight Power. Terms of the transaction remain undisclosed.
German manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has supplied modules supplies and inverters for a 250kW solar plant in Torbali, in the province of Izmir in Turkey.
Saferay, an independent solar power producer, is seeking approval for its proposed 135MW PV plant in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
Portuguese PV developer Martifer Solar has successfully completed five solar parks totalling 28.1MW in the UK.
Germany-based M+W Group has secured an EPC contract for the construction of what is said to be the largest PV power plant in Israel.
Sky Solar Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of Chinese solar developer Sky Solar, has successfully connected two PV plants with a combined capacity of 2.3MW to the grid.
REC, a European module manufacturer, has officially inaugurated its new 1.7MW PV facility in Yonago, Tottori, Japan.
Arizona State University’s (ASU) polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona, has become home to a 1MW PV system engineered and constructed by PV developer SunPower.
German PV developer S.A.G. Solarstrom has installed and connected three solar parks totalling 44MW of capacity to the grid, beating the Renewable Obligation (RO) deadline.
Borrego Solar Systems, a developer and installer of grid-connected PV systems, is eyeing up the Puerto Rican solar market and is planning to install 23.5MW of PV capacity in the next couple of years.
Malaysia’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has received a positive response to its PV tender for PV systems under 500kW for non-individuals.
The Indian state-owned Solar Energy has announced plans for 5.5MW of rooftop PV systems in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Gurgaon in India.
Utility firm Arizona Public Service Co (APS) has announced plans to develop a 32MW PV facility under its AZ Sun Program which seeks to increase the solar capacity in the state of Arizona.
Activ Solar, a PV developer based in Vienna, Austria, has said it has installed a total of 127.5MW of PV capacity in the first three months of 2013.
Texas-based contractor Fluor has signed a five-year contract to provide operations and maintenance services for Arlington Valley Solar Energy II’s new solar power facility in Arizona.
India-based Giriraj Enterprises, a state-owned tobacco trader, has commissioned three PV projects with a combined capacity of 33MW in Rajasthan, India.
NRG Solar has secured a US$19.2 million loan from North American Development Bank (NADB) to fund the development of a 5MW PV system at a university in San Diego.
JinkoSolar has been selected to supply two PV power plant projects in South Africa with a total of around 115MW of modules.
PV installer Blue Oak Energy has completed the installation of a 4.2MW PV system in Gridley in the US state of California.
The government of Balochistan and CK Solar Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a 300MW PV project near Quetta, Pakistan.
Plans for a 400MW PV project on a remote Japanese island have been approved, according to various media reports.