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HelioSage, Gulf Power partner on 120 MW of solar in Florida

Gulf Power and HelioSage teams visit a HelioSage project under construction in North Carolina.

The Virginia-based solar developer will build the utility-scale projects at three military sites as part of a collaboration with the U.S. Air Force and Navy.


Cost the key at GE’s new CdTe plant

The GE logo.

Executives from GE have faced journalists to answer questions regarding its new CdTe plant to be built in Colorado.


UK: NextEnergy commissions 2 MW PV plant; realigns solar strategy

UK 2 MW solar photovoltaoc plant in Cornwall

NextEnergy Capital’s two megawatt (MW) U.K. photovoltaic plant has been officially commissioned this week. The European merchant bank has now announced plans to manage and operate a number of other utility-scale projects across...


GE to build 400 MW CdTe thin film factory in Colorado

An artist’s rendering shows the site of GE’s new solar plant being built in Colorado

GE has announced that it will build a new 400 megawatt (MW) cadmium telluride thin film photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility in Aurora, Colorado. Over 450 jobs are expected to be created.


Resale of PV PPAs in India risky

India satellite image

According to new research, there is rising anxiety among photovoltaic project developers, who are looking to sell their power purchase agreements (PPAs) before even starting construction on their projects. The lack of experience...


India: First big ticket solar project goes online

India - 30 MW thin film solar photovoltaic project in Gujarat

Moser Baer has officially brought its 30 megawatt (MW) thin film solar power plant online in India’s Gujarat. Amongst much brouhaha about aggressive bidding, lack of bank financing and the feasibility of solar power in India, the...


US solar industry fights for Section 1603 subsidy extension

Rhone Resch, SEIA

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) this week urged the U.S. Congress to approve another one-year extension of the Section 1603 Treasury program, citing a newly released study, which found that a longer program would...


TSMC Solar progresses 300 MW CIGS fab

Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturer, TSMC, announced today that it has completed the "equipment move in" stage at its CIGS fab in Taichung, Taiwan.


IPC awarded USD$2.5 million for solar inverter development

IPC compares its inverter to a traditional one

Ideal Power Converters (IPC) has been awarded USD$2.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop lighter and cheaper solar inverters.


Centrosolar reports positive Q3 EBIT, but reduces full year targets

Centrosolar HQ at night

Germany-based Centrosolar Group AG posted a positive third quarter (Q3) EBIT, but falling revenues. Overall, the company has revised its full year guidance downwards.


Suntech hits five GW milestone

A profile picture of Suntech CEO with a cool background, kind of blue coloured.

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Suntech claims to be the first manufacturer to have produced five giawatts (GW) of solar modules that have been installed by customers and partners.


SunPower to build 5 MW Hawaiian solar farm

A beach in Kalaeloa, Hawaii

SunPower is set to build a five megawatt (MW) solar farm in Hawaii, after receiving the go ahead from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to sell the generated electricity to the Hawaiian Electric Company.


Singulus joins CIGS machinery market

A diagram of CIGS.

German solar machinery supplier, Singulus has entered the growing thin-film market with a new Copper-Indium-Selenium and Gallium and Sulphur (CIGS) thin-film solar cell processing system.


Solar cell manufacturer Arise Germany announces insolvency

Arise Germany's solar cells

Arise Technologies Deutschland GmbH (Arise Germany) has entered structured insolvency. Failure to secure adequate financing for the development of its solar plans was cited as the primary reason.


Natcore and MX Holding form JV to boost Italian PV panel producers

Image of Natcore's liquid phase deposition technology

U.S.-based Natcore Technology Inc. and the Italian MX Holding S.p.A. are looking to form a joint venture (JV) aimed at developing new technologies for a consortium of Italian photovoltaic panel producers. They will also open a...


SunEdison secures USD300 million for North American funding

A photovoltaic installation by SunEdison.

In one of the largest non-recourse credit facilities issued for photovoltaic projects, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank will provide a USD300 million facility to SunEdison for projects in the U.S. and Canada.


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