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First Solar expands activities in Japan with 250 MW of projects

Japanese city of Kitakyushu

The country's rooftop sector is expected to grow even larger than the mega solar segment. First Solar is positioning itself for "the long-term picture."


First Solar pushes for exit strategy

First Solar thin film modules on Phoenix Solar PV installation in Karlstadt-Laudenbach, Germany

One thing occupying the minds of First Solar executives these days is how to grab new markets before growth in Europe begins to slow. They spoke at length about this goal while providing a tempered market outlook on Thursday,...


Mounting systems: strategies and competitive landscapes

Unirac racking system

Mounting equipment may not be the most high-profile PV component, but it is a critical piece where innovative designs can make a big difference to costs. In an interview, Unirac executives discuss their strategies for the North...


Michigan team bidding on 100 MW of solar projects

New Generation Power breaks ground on the up to 62 MW Rockford solar project

A team of solar and wind companies has announced it is bidding on a total of 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects in Michigan, the U.S. Of this, solar comprises half.


Updated: Puxing Chengda to open polysilicon, solar cell and module factories

Schmid GmbH + Co. and Schmid Silicon Technology GmbH signed a contract with Xinjiang Puxing Chengda New Energy Technology Co. Ltd. yesterday

Having signed agreements with Schmid Silicon Technology GmbH (SST) and Gebr. Schmid GmbH + Co. (Schmidt), Xinjiang Puxing Chengda New Energy Technology Co. Ltd. will open a 15,000 ton polysilicon, and a 2.5 gigawatt solar cell...


Sunderbans to utilize PV power

Nasa image of the Sunderbans

The West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation (WBGEDC) will electrify 41 villages in the Sunderbans, which are devoid of grid connection, at an estimated cost of €18.5 million.


SNEC Shanghai: Faster, larger, more professional

Stand at 5th SNEC PV in Shanghai, China

China is calling the shots in the PV industry – this became clear once again at the end of the 5th SNEC (2011) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai, China.


24. February 2011 | | Comment now

Bosch looking to takeover aleo solar

Bosch corporate signage on building

The Bosch Group has announced it is looking to completely take over aleo solar AG.


Solon to build 15 MW Californian solar plant

Fresno sign

Solon Corporation is to build a 15 megawatt (MW) (AC) solar power plant in California.


Solar Rainbow to install 2.3 MW New Jersey rooftop system

Map of The system South Plainfield, New Jersey

Solar Rainbow Services and Carlisle Energy Services have formed a joint venture to install a 2.3 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop system atop Jordache Enterprises’ New Jersey distribution center and warehouse.


California: New report calls for FITs

Jerry Brown at a rally

In a new 61-page report, San Francisco Bay area activists are calling for the distributed generation of renewable energy in California, the U.S. through a system of feed-in tariffs (FITs).


Europe: PV leading renewable energy

Spanish PV installation

According to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), PV represented the strongest capacity growth in Europe last year, out of all the renewable energy technologies.


Africa sees largest rooftop solar system installed

Energiebau Solarstromsysteme's UN 515kW rooftop solar system in Africa

What has been described as Africa’s largest solar rooftop system has been installed on the roof of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) headquarters.


SNEC PV: Cheap doesn’t always equal bad quality

Shanghai New International Expo Center

According to attendees, this year's SNEC PV is even bigger than its predecessor, and has a much larger Chinese presence. Quality, meanwhile, is the buzzword on everyone's lips.


23. February 2011 | | Comment now

Conergy hits black for first time in five years

Conergy solar module factory in Frankfurt (Oder)

Germany-based Conergy AG has concluded a successful financial year, having boosted sales by over 50 percent. In terms of operating income, the company reports it is in the black again for the first time since 2006.


Australia: PV safety issues highlighted

Ted Spooner

Ted Spooner, a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) speaks to pv magazine about PV safety issues, following a recent spate of systems being disconnected from the Australian grid.


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