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UPI secures PPA deal for 100 MW in Honduras

The Florida-based independent power provider is planning to build two 50 MW PV plants in Honduras after completing its first two power purchase agreements in the country.

Call to grow US solar energy industry

Stephanie A. Burns

A call to encourage the growth of America’s domestic solar energy industry has been made by a number of companies and industry representatives.

Singapore awards part of SGD$13 million research grant to improving cell efficiency

A solar cell

The Clean Energy Programme Office (CEPO) has awarded research grants totaling around SGD$13 million (USD$9.4 million; €7.5 million) to five research teams under the third grant call of the Clean Energy Research Programme (CERP)....

CNPV looking to grow Greek solar projects

CNPV PV installation in France

CNPV Solar Power SA has announced its intention to develop new solar projects in Greece. The news comes as the company enters into a long-term sales agreement with Photon Hellas.

Yingli to help build 20 solar powered training centers in Africa

Liansheng Miao

As part of the official campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - '20 Centres for 2010' - Yingli Green Energy has announced its plans to provide solar power to 20 training centers across Africa.

US: PBEC and Patriot Solar create commercial solar farm partnership

Patriot Solar ground mount pv system for large-scale projects

Renewable energy project developer Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC), has announced it will be partnering with Patriot Solar Inc. for the development of commercial solar farms in Southwestern U.S.

East Africa to get its first solar module plant

Neivasha, Kenya

Construction of East Africa’s first solar module plant is underway. Initial production capacity is expected to be 30,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules per year, with the first lot due to be manufactured as early as this October.

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Italy plans solar incentives cuts of 18 percent

PV panels

The Italian government plans to cut incentives for solar power producers by an average of 18 percent in 2011, according to an official, in a cut below market expectations.

Comment: Retreat to ‘‘mañana’’

Yingli PV panels in Portugal

Following the Spanish government's decision to scrap both its July 1 deadline to reduce renewable energy subsidies, and a planned hike for consumer power tariffs this month, Luis López talks to pv magazine about the country's...

Milenio Solar sets its sights on El Salvador solar market

Solar Millennium parabolic throughs

Signalling its interest in the El Salvadorian solar market, Milenio Solar has signed a contract for a parabolic through power plant feasibility study with Inversiones Energéticas S.A. de C.V.

Universal Solar Technology signs USD$32.6 million contract with Czech electricity producer

Czech Republic flag

Universal Solar Technology Inc. has signed a sales contract for USD$32.6 million with the CEZ Group, part of the largest electricity producer in the Czech Republic.

Q-Cells hands solar park over to MCG Management Capital Group

Q Cells pv panel

Q-Cells has said it is handing over two solar energy systems with a total capacity of 11 megawatt peak (MWp) to the Berlin-based MCG Management Capital Group.

Kaneka increases production capacity by 80 MW

Kaneka PV manufacturing facility

Japan-based Kaneka Solartech Co., Ltd. has completed the expansion of its thin film photovoltaics facilities by 80 megawatts (MW), thus bringing its annual production total to 150 MW. Meanwhile, the company says it is looking to...

Plans to develop 15 MW solar farm in Arizona underway

View of Flagstaff, Arizona

Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has announced its intentions to partner with Siliken Renewable Energy to build a 15 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Arizona, the U.S.

Schunk quadruples production capacity

Shunk high temperatures material image

The Shunk Group has quadrupled its production capacity in the high temperatures material sector through a series of new facilities and plant expansions.

Australia plans country's largest flat panel solar facility

Ingenero rooftoop PV installation

Australia is set to see its largest flat panel solar facility installed at the University of Queensland (UQ).

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