Global installations for solar PV at record high in 2014, report says

According to ‘Renewables 2015 Global Status Report‘ published past month by Renewable Energy Policy Network 21  (REN21) 2014 was a record breaking year for wind and solar PV installations globally.

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YieldCo Formed by First Solar and SunPower seeks $483 Million in stock offering

8point3 Energy Partners LP, a limited partnership formed by First Solar and SunPower Corporation to own and operate a portfolio of selected solar energy generation assets, announced last week that it has commenced an initial public offering (IPO) of Class A shares representing limited partner interests in 8point3 Energy Partners.

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How to sail through space on sunbeams – solar satellite leads the way

by Matteo Ceriotti, University of Glasgow

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has just been successfully deployed above Earth. The LightSail satellite overcame last week a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.

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Amazon Web Services teams with Community Energy to build Virginia’s largest solar farm

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced past Wednesday that it has teamed with Community Energy to support the construction and operation of an 80 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Accomack County, Virginia, called Amazon Solar Farm US East.

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The Winners of the InterSolar Europe Award 2015 in the Categories of Photovoltaics and Solar Projects

Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, providing a platform for the industry to showcase its innovative strength each year. The exhibition kicked off on June 10 with the Intersolar AWARD, which was presented for groundbreaking solutions in the categories of Photovoltaics (PV) and Solar Projects in Europe.

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