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Pernambuco Governor Eduardo Campos

Brazilian state approves 123 MW of solar PV projects through auction


The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has approved six solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 123 MW, in the nation's first solar-only auction. This is six times Brazil's current installed PV capacity of roughly 20 MW. Developers will be paid an average of BRL 0.229 (USD 0.097) per kWh for electricity generated over 20-year contracts, 8.5% less than the initial price of BRL 0.25/kWh. Read more...

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ReneSola plans to sell 60 MW of solar PV plants in Western China


ReneSola Ltd. (Jiashan, China) has signed a memorandum of intent to sell three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 60 MW to Jiangsu Akcome Solar Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Jiangyin, China). The three plants are located in Qinghai and Xinjiang provinces in Northwestern China and are connected to the grid. Read more...

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Solar in India: Uttar Pradesh signs PPAs for electricity from 110 MW of solar PV projects


The Indian State of Uttar Pradesh has signed 10-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with six developers for electricity from 110 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state. The largest of these is a PPA with Essel Infra Projects Ltd. (Mumbai) for electricity from a 50 MW PV plant. Read more...

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SunEdison pays off USD 750 million in notes, loans following bond offering


SunEdison Inc. (St. Peters, Missouri, U.S.) reports that it has redeemed all USD 550 million of its senior notes due 2019, as well as its USD 200 million second lien term loan. This follows on the company's successful issuance of USD 1.2 billion in bonds ten days prior. Read more...

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Comtec signs 500 MW wafer supply agreement with Mission Solar Energy


Comtec Solar Ltd. (Hong Kong) has entered into an agreement to supply 500 MW of 156 x 156 mm n-type monocrystalline silicon wafers to Mission Solar Energy LLC (San Antonio, Texas, U.S., formerly Nexolon America). Read more...

GSM's Becancour facility

Globe Specialty metals ends lockout at silicon metal plant in Quebec


Workers and management at Globe Specialty Metals Inc.'s (New York City) Becancour silicon metal plant in Quebec have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, ending a lockout at the 45,000 metric ton facility. The plant operated one of its three furnaces during the lockout, and will begin the process of ramping to full production on January 3rd, 2014. Read more...

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Trina Solar to build 1 GW of solar PV plants in Western China


Trina Solar Ltd. (Changzhou, China) has signed an investment framework agreement with a local government for the development of 1 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Read more...

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French electricity production from solar PV increases 18% in 2013


Renewable Energy Consultant Bernard Chabot has produced his latest analysis of solar photovoltaic (PV) production in France in 2013, reporting that electricity generation from PV increased 18% to 4.45 terawatt-hours (TWh) during the year. Read more...

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Panasonic launches shade design contest for 100,000 solar lantern project


Panasonic Corp. (Osaka, Japan) has updated its project to deliver 100,000 solar-powered lanterns to homes and schools in areas that lack access to electricity by 2018, with shades based on designs contributed by participants. Read more...

The Almacena battery storage project

Spain commissions 1 MW battery system to support renewables


Spanish grid operator REE (Alcobendas, Spain) has put online a 1 MW lithium-ion battery-based storage system connected to the transmission grid in Seville, Spain. The system will absorb surplus energy production, mostly from renewable energy sources, and discharge upon demand. Read more...

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