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$50m US-India solar institute launched

An institute dedicated to bringing US and Indian expertise together to research new ways to make solar power cheaper has been set up Indian Institute of Science and the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL), part of the US Department of Energy.

BIPV systems installed at solar manufacturing base in India

A solar power developer in India has installed building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems as its manufacturing base in the BRIC country.

Chinese solar tech used in South African hybrid PV plant world first

Chinese solar technology has been used to construct a world first hybrid PV plant in South Africa.

South African solar gets Swiss technology boost

South Africa has purchased two large-scale photovoltaic plants worth USD 225 million from Swiss power, ABB, which could generate enough clean energy to displace around 130,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

India commissions first solar-powered hydrogen station

Global technology company Air Products has been awarded a contract with India's University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) to build the country's first solar powered renewable hydrogen fuelling station.

US firm enters Chinese thin-film solar market

A US clean energy developer has agreed to supply two megawatts of thin-film solar modules to a Chinese firm’s solar project. The collaboration marks the first commercial demonstration project in China for the firm.

Chinese firm wins major PV tech deal in US

A Chinese firm has won a contract to supply technology to a major US solar project in California. The agreement is Centinela Solar Energy’s largest ever supply deal.

Chinese technology used for Brazilian PV project

A Chinese PV module manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement with a Brazilian clean energy provider to build up to 272MW of PV plants in Brazil.

World’s largest single-unit solar plant nears completion

Construction of the world’s largest single-unit solar power plant, worth USD 600 million, is set to be completed before the end of the year, according to solar power giant Masdar.

Saudi Arabian solar set for 2015

Saudi Arabia’s first solar plant could be generating electricity to the oil-rich country by 2015, according to an official at the agency developing the country’s renewable energy program.


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