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Swinerton will employ 23 MW of JinkoSolar modules for a new utility-scale project in Fresno County. The San Francisco-based group will soon begin construction on the 350 MW Moapa Solar Plant in Nevada.
The German state of Saxony has approved a request by SolarWorld to conduct six further test drillings into the lithium deposits in Zinnwald, a mountainous area near the Czech border.
Toshiba is overseeing construction of a 4 MW solar plant on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix following a 20-year PPA signed last year with the local Water and Power Authority.
A PV demand increase of 100% is expected from China and Japan in the second half of 2013. Japan remains the most active PV market this year with 150% growth, according to NPD Solarbuzz.
Details of the EU-China trade settlement are slowly emerging, but much of the industry remains critical of the lack of transparency and clear answers. China's leading firms look likely to come out on top.
Local solar companies are seeing growing opportunities in the U.S. state Georgia following a ruling forcing utility Georgia Power to add 525 MW of additional solar generation. Inman Solar has four 1 MW projects in the works.
Singapore asset management firm Armstrong is teaming up with Thai developer Annex Power on a number of solar and other renewable energy projects throughout Southeast Asia.