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MegaCell signs MoU for 120 MW bi-facial cell and module fab in Egypt

The MoU was signed between the two parties and in the presence of Egyptian Minister of Investment,  H.E. Ashraf Salman.

The Italian solar manufacturer has teamed up with Cairo-based Misr Asset Management to develop the production plant in a deal worth $42.5 million.

Czech solar tax a step closer to reality

Solar farm in Czech Republic

In what will be seen as a major blow to the industry, the Czech Senate has approved a retroactive solar tax for photovoltaics (PV) systems.

US: APS and SunEdison to install 37 MWs of PV in Arizona

Don Robinson

Contracts to develop two photovoltaics (PV) plants worth 37 megawatts (MWs) in Arizona, the U.S. have been signed by the Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and SunEdison.

Italy: Scheuten Solar completes PV systems worth 3.2 MWp

Scheuten Solar's Natuzzi PV rooftop project in Italy

Scheuten Solar has completed several turnkey photovoltaics (PV) systems for Italian furniture manufacturer Natuzzi SpA.

Wacker to build €1.1 billion polysilicon production facility in US

Wacker polysilicon chip inspection

Germany-based Wacker Chemie AG has said it will build a new, fully integrated polysilicon production site near the city of Cleveland in Tennessee, the U.S. The news comes as the company says it expects to see double digit annual...

Bisol reports 100 percent sales growth; opens new PV installation

Bisol HQ building in Slovenia

Slovenian module manufacturer Bisol has reported 100 percent sales growth, having achieved an estimated turnover of €55 million this year. The company has also opened a 235,8 kW rooftop photovoltaics (PV) system.

SunPower and Iberdrola to build 20 MW PV power plant in Arizona

SunPower Oasis trackers

SunPower Corp. and Iberdrola Renewables have entered into a contract to design and build a 20-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant in Arizona, the U.S.

Greece: Phoenix Solar lands 2 MW PV park contract

Christos Protogeropoulos

Phoenix Solar’s Greek subsidiary, Phoenix Solar E.P.E. has signed a two megawatt (MW) contract with Douneika Energy EE for the construction of grid-connected photovoltaics (PV) park. It is said to be the subsidiary’s largest...

ATPL and First Solar sign supply agreement for 15 MW Indian PV project

First Solar Germany HQ

ACME Tele Power Ltd (ATPL) and First Solar have signed a supply agreement, under which First Solar’s thin film PV modules will be delivered to a 15 megawatt (MW) (DC) solar project in India.

64 MW PV panel plant to be established in Toronto, Canada

Mark Verstraten

Canada-based Eclipsall Energy Corporation is to establish a crystalline photovoltaics (PV) panel manufacturing plant in the Greater Toronto Area. It is expected to be operational by the middle of next year.

China: 1.3 MW thin film rooftop PV installation completed

DuPont/China Everbright 1.3 MW thin film rooftop PV installation in China, at sunset

DuPont subsidiary, DuPont Apollo Limited, and China Everbright International Limited have completed a 1.3 megawatt (MW) rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installation in China.

Recurrent Energy realizes 5 MW US project; opens Canadian office

San Francisco

Commercial operations have begun on Recurrent Energy’s five megawatt (MW) solar power system in San Francisco, the U.S. The company has also announced the opening of its first international office in Toronto, Canada.

MX Solar begins automated production of solar modules in US

MX Group Italian HQ

Italian company MX Solar has begun manufacturing crystalline solar modules through its new integrated 3S Modultec automated production line.

Etrion closes project financing on 4 Italian PV parks

The 3.5 MW Borgo Piave PV project in Italy

Etrion Corporation has closed project financing for the construction of four photovoltaics (PV) power plants in Italy with a total capacity of 15 megawatts (MWs).

Canada: NextEra Energy Resources to purchase 4 PV projects from First Solar

Mitch Davidson

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC will purchase four photovoltaics (PV) projects totaling 40 megawatts (MWs) in Ontario, Canada from First Solar, Inc.

France halts large scale PV installations

Saint-Gobain BIPV rooftop installation in rural France

The French Government has announced that no new photovoltaics (PV) projects larger than three kilowatts will be approved for the next three months.

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