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More Clean Tech News: China Dumping Solar PV; First Solar’s Desert Sunlight; DoE’s Rooftop Challenge;…

It was another event-filled week of clean and renewable energy news. Among this week’s briefs and links: Chinese solar anti-dumping case moves forward, First Solar’s 550 MW DesertSolar project, offshore and trans-national grid flows hot topic at European Wind Energy Association’s annual conference, Madrid’s big smart grid project, Japan clean energy investment fund & more…

Offshore Wind Power: ABB Wins $1 Billion North Sea Contract

Swiss engineering group ABB closed the largest power transmission order in its long history, a $1 billion contract to connect planned offshore North Sea wind farms to the German electricity grid. Due to be completed by 2015, the transmission system will deliver 400 MW of clean, renewable power to the German grid – enough to supply more than 1.5 million households – while avoiding more than 3 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.