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Canadian Solar Signs PPA For 63MWP Solar Power Plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Canadian Solar has announced that it has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with the Federal Electricity Commission for the 63MWp solar power plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This solar power project was awarded in April 2016 under the Mexico’s First Long Term Electricity Auction. Electricity generated from the plant will be sold to the CFE […]

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Option One Solar joins Sunpreme Channel network

California based solar installer, Option One has joined Sunpreme Channel network — a strategic partnership program designed to deliver solar expertise to residential and commercial rooftop clients through solar installers. Option One Solar provides the residential and commercial solar markets with best and reliable solar packages while delivering better installation quality and customer service. “We are […]

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Sungrow Raises US$ 400 Million to Strengthen Core Solar Business

Chinese PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has announced that it issued 120 million additional shares—raising US$400 million of additional capital to strengthen it solar core business. With this new stock offering, the company is expected to reinforce its financial strength, reduce financial risk, and optimize its financial structure. The US$400 million raised in equity capital will […]

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Alta Energy Hires Solar Veteran Mark Bettis as Vice President of Sales

Alta Energy, solar analytics and Procurement Company has hired Mark Bettis to serve as Vice President of Sales. Alta Energy enables commercial enterprises, property owners and agricultural companies to make clear, rational decisions about where, when and how to deploy renewable energy profitably. Prior to joining Alta Energy, Bettis served as Vice President of Sales […]

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Uganda Debuts Solar-Powered Bus

Kiira Motors‘s solar-powered bus has made a public debut in Uganda. Recently the company showcased the solar powered bus named Kayoola at Uganda’s capital. The bus has 35 seats and is the first public bus in Africa to be powered by the Sun. According to the chief engineer of the project, Mairo Obuwa, engines of […]

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Bras Solar to open solar panel factory in Brazil

China based Bras Solar has announced that it will open a solar panel factory in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Construction is expected to start this year and the facility is expected to have an initial revenue of USD 61mper year, it will be up and running by 2017. The company aims to reach revenue […]

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Duke Energy’s 15,000 solar panels in Osceola County is now providing carbon-free energy

Duke Energy’s 15,000 solar panels on 17-acre facility soaking up the sun in Osceola County are now providing clean, renewable energy to the customers in Florida. The new Duke Energy owned and operated Osceola Solar Facility is about the size of 13 football fields and produces nearly 4 megawatts of carbon-free energy. It officially began commercial operation on May […]

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Solar Impulse completes round-the-world flight with zero fuel

Solar Impulse completes the first solar-powered flight around the world, proving that innovation, technology and a pioneering mindset can address global challenges The solar powered plane landed at its starting point in Abu Dhabi at 04:05 am local time, after a final leg of 48 hours and 37 minutes from Cairo. “This is a truly […]

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JA Solar Reaches Important Milestone in Monocrystalline PV Product Shipments

JA Solar Holdings has announced that as of middle of July this year, the company’s shipments of monocrystalline PV products over the last ten years had totaled 7GW. Founded in 2005, JA Solar started production in March 2006. The company focuses on the research and development of monocrystalline cell products.  Since 2010, JA Solar has […]

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