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Czech Republic to install 120 MW of PV in 2012

Czech solar photovoltaic project 5.1 MW

Following 2 years of almost no solar activity, predictions are that between 100 and 120 MW of photovoltaics will be installed in 2012 in the Czech Republic. Rooftop systems are said to be leading this growth.


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PV module recycling mandatory for all EU members by Q1 2014

Recycling solar photovoltaic module

By Q1 2014, the amended WEEE Directive, which obliges producers to take back, for free, and recycle photovoltaic modules, must be transferred into national law in all EU countries. This was underlined to pv magazine by PV Cycle...


There’s strength in US numbers for Q2 2012

The U.S. solar sector has just finished its second-best quarter in history, having installed 742 MW of photovoltaic power – and its best quarter on record for utility deployments – according to a report released today by...


Global smart grid activity heating up

Smart grid solar photovoltaic

At the end of Q2 2012, China continued to dominate the worldwide renewable energy market, with Germany and the U.S. nose-to-nose in second place, and India and the U.K. just behind, according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly...


'New energy can power our future,' Obama avows in DNC acceptance speech

Barack Obama 2012

"Unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country’s energy plan," U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Thursday night, September 6, facing a packed hall of supporters in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the 2012...


US: Isofotón to open Ohio manufacturing facility

Isofoton HQ Spain

Spain-based Isofotón will announce the opening of its new photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Napoleon, Ohio during next week’s Solar Power International event. Production at the facility is scheduled to commence in...


Energy Smart plans PV projects for Estonia

Estonia Energy Smart 100k W pilot solar photovoltaic project

Having almost completed work on its first pilot photovoltaic plant, Energy Smart tells pv magazine that it has already begun planning a further two projects in Estonia.


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