21 January 2015 01:08 PM GMT

Australian government-owned lender Clean Energy Finance Corp. will provide up to A$20 million (US$16.4 million) to ET Solar to accelerate the take-up of solar PV in the large commercial sector.

January 21st 2015
Malaysia Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Mix in 2015

The Malaysian government has set a target of increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s electricity generation to 5% this year from 2% currently.

January 20th 2015
Abu Dhabi Fund to Offer US$57 Million for Renewables in Developing Countries

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has announced plans to offer US$ 57 million in concessional loans for five renewable energy projects in developing countries.

January 20th 2015
Access Power, EREN Form Fund to Develop African Renewable Energy Projects

Dubai-based power project developer Access Power MEA and France’s EREN have signed an agreement to launch a fund that will invest in the early stage development of renewable power projects in Africa.

January 19th 2015
Jordanian Solar Project Gets Funding From Mizuho-Led Lending Group

Shams Ma’an Power Generation PSC has secured US$129 million in financing from a Mizuho Bank-led group of financiers for a 52.5-megawatt solar project in Jordan.

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January 19th 2015
ADB to Grant US$100 Million to Indian Solar Project Developer

The Asian Development Bank said it will extend up to US$100 million to India’s ACME Group to help the company set up solar power projects.

January 16th 2015
ACWA-led Consortium Clinches 200-MW Solar Project in Dubai

Saudi Arabian project developer ACWA has been selected to develop a 200-megawatt solar power project in Dubai.

January 16th 2015
REC Shareholders Approve Sale of Company to Elkem

REC, the Norwegian manufacturer of solar panels, has attained shareholder approved to sell the business to another Norway-based company, Elkem Group.

January 16th 2015
SunEdison Raises US$590 Million to Fund Acquisition of First Wind

SunEdison Inc., the solar project developer, has raised US$590 million to fund the previously announced acquisition of First Wind, which has a portfolio of 1,300 megawatts of projects across the United States.

January 15th 2015
Trina Solar Connects 90-MW Plant to Local Chinese Grid

China’s Trina Solar Ltd. has connected a 90-megawatts solar power plant in Toksun, Xinjiang Province, to the local grid.

January 15th 2015
U.S. Solar Sector Adds 31,000 Jobs in 2014 on Back of Strong Sector Growth

The United States added 31,000 jobs in the solar sector in 2015, as the industry in the country reaped the benefits from more project coming onstream, according to The Solar Foundation , an independent non-profit solar research and education organisation.

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