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Enerray completes 10 MW PV farm in Jordan, further 23 MW underway

The solar plant in Ma’an is estimated to produce 47 GWh and save 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually

A 10 MW solar PV plant developed by Enerray and Desert Technologies has been connected to the grid in Aqaba, Jordan. The companies will also begin a new project in the country, a 23 MW solar park in Ma’an, with JinkoSolar and SMA...


Spain: Renewable energy premium payments rise by 19% in 2012

solar park spain

Premium payments in the entire renewable energy sector in Spain were 19% higher than envisaged in the 2012 outlook, while the total compensation in the photovoltaic sector in 2012 was close to the original forecast.


Brazil receives request for 392.4 MW of PV

Thirteen requests for regulatory authorization to develop and operate photovoltaic plants worth a total of 392.4 MW have been received last week, according to Brazil's national electricity regulator.


Power-One shareholders sue ABB

Swiss power and automation technologies giant ABB announced on April 22 the acquisition of inverter manufacturer U.S. Power-One. But shareholders of the American company are claiming that the US$1 billion sale price is too low....


U.S. added 33 MW of new solar in April

Yuma County.

17 MW Yuma project the pick of nine new and expanded solar installations as U.S. reaches a cumulative 5.14 GW of generation capacity.


Siemens study shows Europe can save billions in renewables pursuit

Power generation solutions provider Siemens has released a study analyzing electrical power producing systems, especially renewable power plants, in Europe, and has identified the potential for optimization. Project siting has...


EU AD duties on Chinese PV imports: A turning point for China?

Henning Wicht

Henning Wicht, principal PV analyst at IHS Solar, talks to pv magazine about the possible effects average AD duties of 47% on Chinese PV imports will have on prices, investors' business models, Chinese manufacturers, EPC players;...


2.6 MW solar plant for NY factory

The Stars and Stripes.

Power company Constellation expects to complete a 2.6 MW solar installation at fiberglass manufacturer Owens Corning’s Delmar, New York factory, by the end of the year.


SunPower issues positive 2013 guidance

SunPower solar photovoltaic plant

SunPower has issued guidance for the FY and Q2 2013. Overall, it expects a slight increase in revenue and gross margin compared to 2012, and increased photovoltaic production. It additionally issued details of its global power...


SMA considers further job cuts of 1,000

inverter solar energy

A total of 1,000 jobs are reportedly at risk at the German inverter manufacturer. SMA has not confirmed concrete figures, but it confessed that the board is evaluating such urgently needed measures.


Colored solar panels open aesthetic possibilities

Solar glass.

The Swiss company which today announced the development of colored solar panels says its products suffer only a 'negligible' loss of efficiency compared to traditional photovoltaics.


Aleo Solar posts sharp drop in sales

In the first three months of this year the Bosch subsidiary suffered an almost 60% decline in sales compared with 2012. EBIT loss even nearly doubled and increased to more than €16 million.


Symbior Energy plans 190 MW of PV in Thailand

Thailand solar photovoltaic plant Symbior

Symbior Energy aims to install 190 MW of photovoltaics in rural Thailand by 2014. A spokesperson for Armstrong additionally reveals more details of Symbior’s 30 MW partnership with Armstrong Asset Management.


SMA to focus on energy management

The photovoltaic inverter manufacturer is currently searching for new business models. The firm's chief executive, Pierre Pascal Urbon, aims to reposition SMA as an energy management company.


Greece announces drastic FIT cuts

The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (YPEKA) announced on Friday the new feed-in tariffs (FITs) for photovoltaic systems. An over 40% tariff reduction has been signed off on, both for ground-mounted and...


Armstrong and Symbior Energy to cooperate on 30 MW of PV in Thailand

Chachoengsao province, Thailand

Armstrong Asset Management and Symbior Energy subsidiary Symbior Solar Siam have announced their intentions to develop 30 MW worth of photovoltaic projects in Thailand.


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