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EPIA to Develop Solar PV O&M Best Practices for European Solar Sector to Secure Investments

The European Photovoltaic Association (EPIA) announced last week that a solar PV Operations and Maintenance Task Force has begun work, together with its members, to develop O&M best practice guidelines for the European solar sector, over the second half of the year.

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Kyocera TCL Solar Inaugurates Floating Mega Solar Power Plants in Japan

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1.7MW floating solar power plant at Nishihira Pond

Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar, a joint venture established by the two companies, has completed construction of two floating mega-solar power plants at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

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DEWA announces 800MW third Phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

A few weeks after Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it increased the share of renewable energy targets in Dubai’s energy mix to 7% by 2020 and 15% by 2030, and doubled the capacity of phase two of the Solar Park from 100 to 200MW, it has announced the 800MW third phase of the Solar Park.

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SunPower and Apple partner to build two solar projects in China

SunPower Corporation announced this week that it plans to partner with Apple to build two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts (MW) in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in Sichuan Province, China.

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Marubeni and EDF enter Chilean power market with 146 MW solar project

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“Laberinto Project” solar PV plant located in the Atacama Desert in the region of Antofagasta in Chile.

Marubeni has entered into a partnership agreement with EDF Energies Nouvelles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF) to jointly invest in Laberinto Project, a 146 MW photovoltaic solar plant located in the Atacama Desert in the region of Antofagasta, Chile, which has the highest level of irradiation in the world.

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