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JinkoSolar supplies 33 MW of PV modules to Chile project

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd has supplied 33.67 MW of modules to Rijn Capital’s San Pedro solar project in Chile’s Atacama desert.

European Commission supports Desertec-Medgrid MOU

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The signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Desertec Industry Initiative (Dii) and Medgrid, under which the development of renewable energies will be promoted in the EU and countries in the Southern...

Serbia plans 1 GW, €2 billion solar park

Serbian countryside

The Republic of Serbia and Securum Equity Partners have signed a framework agreement, under which they intend to realize a one gigawatt (GW) solar park in Serbia.

NRG acquires Solar Power Partners

Solar Power Partners Fresno Airport solar photovoltaic installation

NRG Energy has acquired Solar Power Partners for an undisclosed sum, thus adding 30 megawatts (MW) worth of distributed solar projects to its roughly two gigawatt (GW) portfolio.

Activ Solar adds further 20 MW to Perovo solar project

Phase III of Activ Solar's photvoltaic Perovo park

Activ Solar has completed another 20 megawatt (MW) phase of its second Ukrainian solar park, just two and a half weeks after its last 20 MW announcement.

Germany: FDP looking to cap PV market at one GW

Conergy Tarp solar photovoltaic park in Germany

The German Liberal Party (FDP) leader is looking to place a one gigawatt (GW) cap on solar subsidies. Federal Minister for the Environment Röttgen has swiftly rejected the demand, however. He has also said he wishes to preserve...

China: GCL-Poly and CGN to work on one GW solar project

Datong City, China at sunset

GCL-Poly Limited and CGN Solar Energy Development Co. Ltd. have entered into a cooperative framework agreement under which a one gigawatt (GW) solar project is expected to be realized.

Diversification and integration keys to surviving solar shakeout

Solar photovoltaic installation on a remote island with very blue sky

In a new solar study, Bank Sarasin has named the five companies most likely to survive the current market shakeout, and identified those which are set to fail. International diversification and vertical integration are the...

UK: JinkoSolar supplies PV modules to 14 MW worth of projects

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JinkoSolar has supplied 14 megawatts (MW) worth of its photovoltaic modules to photovoltaic projects carried out by AEE Renewables plc and EPC Graess Solartechnik in the U.K.

Solarhybrid and First Solar in talks over Solar Millennium PV pipeline takeover

Blythe solar photovoltaic project simulation

Solarhybrid AG and First Solar are in talks to form a joint venture, which would come into effect if solarhybrid’s plans to take over Solar Millennium’s U.S. photovoltaic pipeline work out.

"Occupy" movement moves to rooftops

Photovoltaic panels on a roof.

While the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, protesting against financial injustice, has spread to many cities in the U.S., Europe and even China, a global "Occupy Roofs" solar initiative is being launched out of California.

Coveme first European PV components supplier to open Chinese factory

Coveme's new Chinese manufactruing facility for photovoltaic backsheets

Photovoltaic backsheet producer, Coveme Group, opened its Chinese production facility yesterday in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, China. It is the first time a European photovoltaic components supplier has openend a...

Ontario: Northland signs supply contract for 130 MW PV pipeline

Ontario satellite image

Northland Power Inc. has signed a supply module contract with MEMC Singapore Pte. Ltd. They will be used in Northland’s 130 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic pipeline, in Ontario.

India: Traditional EPC players yet to make a mark

Indian small solar photovoltaic plant

Bridge to India’s Mohit Anand discusses the solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) landscape in India. In addition to identifying the main players, he also looks at their proposed photovoltaic pipelines.

Construction on 280 MW Mojave Solar Project ramps up

Mojave Solar Project

Construction on Abengoa’s 280 megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power (CSP) project in San Bernardino County, California is ramping up.

PV installations to reach 24 GW in 2011; Italy to take the lead

Italy ground mounted solar photovoltaic installation

New research has revealed that newly added global photovoltaic capacity will grow from 19 gigawatts (GW) in 2010, to reach 24 GW this year. Meanwhile, Italy will overtake Germany to become the world’s leading country in terms of...

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