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Brazil needs 1 GW per year to boost solar manufacturing - WWF

03 Jul 15 - 12:40 CEST

SNR - Brazil needs to regularly contract at least 1 GW of solar energy per year to develop its own photovoltaic (PV) technology sector, according to a study published by WWF Brazil on Wednesday.

Mecasolar Supplies 4.5MW of Horizontal Trackers to PV Plant in Turkey

03 Jul 15 - 12:39 CEST

SN - Mecasolar will supply 4.5MW in solar trackers to a new project in Korkuteli, in Antalya Province, Turkey. A total of 47 trackers, using 420 axes of up to 10.8kWp per axis, and 18,960 modules of 240Wp nominal power each, will be installed in this solar power plant located 390km south-west of the capital of Turkey.

Abundance launches new solar and wind investment options

03 Jul 15 - 12:37 CEST

BG - Green crowd-funding specialist Abundance has added two new renewable energy developments to its online investment platform, allowing members of the public to invest as little as £5 in the projects. The company has mobilised more than £10m in clean energy projects since its launch, offering returns worth up to nine per cent over 20 years through its ...

Volkswagen Will Manage $6.6 Million Project To Develop Solar Fuels From Carbon Dioxide And Microbes

03 Jul 15 - 12:34 CEST

HC - The European Commission announced it’s funding a new solar fuels research project, which will be spearheaded by Volkswagen AG. Just under 6 million euros ($6.6 million) has been allocated for the study under Europe’s research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Volkswagen AG has been named as the lead coordinator and will be joined by 11 other ...

Total Plans 500-800 MW Solar Power Capacity In Bolivia

02 Jul 15 - 10:49 CEST

CT - French energy company Total is planning to create a major solar energy base in Bolivia by developing large-scale solar power projects.

India's $100 bln solar push draws foreign firms as locals take backseat

02 Jul 15 - 10:47 CEST

Reuters - India's $100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector.