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Niger to start $34.5 million rural solar electrification project

04.02.2014

The government of Niger and the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im Bank), the official export credit agency of the US, are planning a $... read more

Malaysia to rejig PV FIT application system to improve access for individuals

04.02.2014

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia is working to improve its online FIT application system in order to... read more

France added 540 MW of PV capacity in 2013

03.02.2014

France’s cumulative installed PV capacity reached 4,598 MW at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, according to new data from the... read more

Peru's Energy Ministry grants preliminary permits for a further 80 MW of solar

03.02.2014

Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has given Enel Green Power Peru SA permission to start feasibility studies for two 40 MW PV... read more

Germany added 3.3 GW of new PV systems in 2013

03.02.2014

Germany registered 6,940 new PV systems with a combined capacity of 166.0 MW in December 2013, according to new figures from the German... read more

Clean Energy Partnership for Africa and J.v.G Thoma hope to build Uganda's first module assembly plant

02.02.2014

German solar company J. v. G. Thoma GmbH has agreed to supply equipment for a €4 million ($5.5 million) module assembly facility planned... read more

Obama says solar is helping to create new jobs in the US

02.02.2014

In his 2014 state of the union address, US President Barack Obama touted the success of the US solar industry in creating new jobs and... read more

Capital expenditures for new PV manufacturing equipment to grow starting in 2015, NPD Solarbuzz

02.02.2014

Spending on new PV manufacturing equipment could potentially reach $10 billion in revenue in 2017 as a result of a new PV manufacturing... read more

Brazil's first A-3 energy auction of 2014 will not accept proposals for solar projects

02.02.2014

Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) announced it will hold Brazil’s first A-3 energy auction for 2014 on June 6, according to... read more

PV Grid consortium publishes recommendations for easing integration of PV into European grids

02.02.2014

The Europe-wide PV Grid consortium has released a consultation document containing key recommendations for the adoption of technical... read more