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Borrego builds largest college solar array in New York

2.5 MW installation by Borrego Solar at Houghton College in New York

The installation, which will save Houghton College up to $4.3 million during the 25-year PPA contract period, will generate an estimated 3.15 million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operation.


Hanergy to build 10 MW GaAs thin film R&D fab in Wuhan

Alta Devices UAV integrated with thin film solar material

The project, which is receiving extensive support from the local government and backing from national, provincial and municipal funding, marks Hanergy's first GaAs R&D project in China since acquiring U.S. company Alta Devices.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar battery.

A solar spending spree, president Obama takes a personal interest in Caribbean solar and good news from the Azores. Plus the ever-fearless pv mag pokes a stick at the Russian bear and Big Brother Google.


Hawaiian utility bids to slash net metering payments

A solar rooftop in Hawaii.

Move could almost double system payback times. Utility and opponents have until the end of June to reach agreement before the PUC steps in.


Australia: "[Utility scale] solar can genuinely compete without subsidies within three to four years."

A solar plant from First Solar

The final module was put in place on Australia's largest PV power plant today. The 102 MW Nyngan Solar Plant was supplied and installed by First Solar. However the outlook for utility scale solar in Australia continues to appear...


First 100 MW solar plant points to missed opportunity in Australia

A First Solar PV module.

In a ceremony attended by the heads of AGL Energy and First Solar, and ministers from the NSW government, but not the federal government, the 1,366,380th and final solar panel was installed on the 102 MW Nyngan solar farm in...


SunEdison to supply Macalester College 100% PV

Minneapolis.

Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is going to purchase sufficient solar power from SunEdison to offset 100% of its electricity consumption. A 25-year PPA has been signed saving the college "million of dollars." The...


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