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Australia: remote communities to add 10 MW of offgrid projects

The Australian outback.

30 remote indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory are set to add 10 MW of PV capacity in a AUD$55 million (US$47.8 million) program. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the NT government will both...

Roth & Rau expands Asian PV presence

Roth & Rau photovoltaic HQ

Roth & Rau has acquired a China-based production facility. The aim is to expand the company’s photovoltaic presence in Asia. The financial terms were not disclosed.

Work to begin on 5 MW solar project at AWC

Arizona flag

Main Street Power Company Inc. will begin construction on a five megawatt solar project tomorrow, May 24 at the Arizona Western College (AWC).

China Sunergy positive despite sequential declines

China Sunergy photovoltaic HQ

Despite an industry slowdown in the shipment of photovoltaic modules, China Sunergy has met its first quarter shipment guidance. And, while sequential declines were experienced, the company posted year-on-year profits. Inventory...

New Jersey: Tioga Energy starts work on 44 solar projects

Union County court house, Elizabeth, New Jersey

Tioga Energy has begun development on 44 solar projects in New Jersey, worth 3.4 megawatts (MW). The systems are being installed at facilities owned by local government agencies in the state’s Union County.

German Green Party anticipates deeper solar subsidy cuts

The ministerial draft bill on the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) amendment is currently awaiting departmental approval at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, as well as the German Federal Ministry of Finance. The...

Germany: SolarWorld opens 600 MW PV module factory

Frieiburg, Germany aerial shot

SolarWorld AG has opened Germany’s largest photovoltaic module manufacturing facility. The capacity expansion takes the company’s annual production from 170 megawatts (MW) to 600. Over 250 extra jobs are also expected to be...

Yingli experiences first quarter declines, but remains positive

Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO of Yingli

Despite posting sequential declines in both its photovoltaic module shipments and financial results, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited remains confident that it can meet its full year shipment guidance. It adds that...

Goldbeck completes UK’s largest PV rooftop system

UK 515 rooftop photovoltaics installation in Bradford UK

The Goldbeck Group has announced the completion of a 515 kilowatt peak (kWp) photovoltaics rooftop system in Bradford, the UK. It is said to be the largest installation of its kind in the country.

SolarReserve awarded $737 million DOE loan guarantee

US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded SolarReserve a $737 million conditional commitment loan guarantee for its 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes solar energy project to be built in Tonopah, Nevada.

Sulfurcell announces name change

Soltecture HQ building

Sulfurcell has announced a name change. Ten years after its establishment, the CIS solar thin film company will henceforth be known as Soltecture.

PV Legal: Positive PV progress made in legal and administrative barriers

Phoenix Solar French photovoltaic solar installation

The results of PV Legal’s two year project have found that, overall, "real progress" has been made in removing both legal and administrative photovoltaic barriers. There are still a number of hurdles in place though.

Scheuten supplys solar panels to Netherlands BIPV project

Scheuten Rotterdam train station photovoltaics BIPV project

Scheuten Solar has announced it will provide over 3,000 solar panels to Rotterdam’s central train station in the Netherlands. The integrated glass-glass panels will reportedly constitute the country’s largest building-integrated...

4 MW PV system part of US’s biggest Zero Net Energy development

University of California Davis campus

As part of the largest planned Zero Net Energy development in the U.S., SunPower is designing and building a four megawatt photovoltaic installation. The project will comprise both rooftop systems and parking canopies.

Solar Millennium expands into PV

Solar Millennium parabolic trough technology

Solar thermal company Solar Millennium AG has announced it is expanding its business strategy to include photovoltaics and other solar technologies.

GT Solar receives $228 million polysilicon order

GT Solar screenshot

GT Solar International, Inc. has received a $228 million order from OCI Company, Ltd. for its polysilicon production equipment and technology. It is said to be the company’s largest to date.

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