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Solar-Fabrik identifies PV module fault

A month after issuing a product warning for some of its PV modules, Solar-Fabrik has identified the cause. A faulty weld connection in the junction box is to blame.

Russia could install up to 2 GW of PV by 2020

Russian flag

It has been said that Russia has the potential to add between one and two gigawatts (GW) of newly installed photovoltaic capacity by 2020.

China to become biggest PV market

Zhengrong Shi standing in front of Athens International Airport 8MW solar photovoltaic installation

Suntech’s Zhengrong Shi has said that, by 2015, China could be the biggest photovoltaics market in the world.

US: SolarReserve closes financing on 110 MW solar project

Location of Crescent Dunes solar thermal project

SolarReserve has closed financing on its 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes solar project. When complete, it is expected to be the U.S.’ first commercial scale solar power tower with fully integrated energy storage, and the largest...

Premier Power to install 16.2 MW of PV in Bulgaria

Gehrlicher Solar 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria

Premier Power has said it will build four photovoltaic power plants in Bulgaria, totaling 16.2 megawatts (MW).

China: JinkoSolar signs 38 MW PV module supply agreement

JinkoSolar screenshot

JinkoSolar is to supply China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co., Ltd. with 38 megawatts (MW) of its photovoltaic modules for use in two projects in China.

Solon inaugurates 12.3 MW Italian PV rooftop project

Italian flag blowing in the wind

Berlin-based Solon will inaugurate its 12.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Italy today. Covering an area of 250,000 square metres, it is said to be the largest project of its kind in the country.

USD$75 million fund for residential solar

Google, Capital Stage 18.65 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Berlin, Germany

Clean Power Finance and Google have established a new residential solar fund in the U.S.

Solarwatt completes 6 Italian PV plants

Italy solar photovoltaic park by Solarwatt

Solarwatt has completed work on six photovoltaic plants in Italy worth eight megawatts (MW).

First Solar to work on 130 MW Imperial Solar Energy Center South

California's Imperial Valley

First Solar will provide both its thin film photovoltaic modules, and engineering, procurement and construction services to the proposed 130 megawatt (MW) Imperial Solar Energy Center South project.

Big interest in Malaysia's PV FIT

Malaysia's Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Loo Took Gee

At the Renewable Energy World Asia conference, which opened today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it has been revealed that there have been a large number of enquiries ahead of Malaysia’s new feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme's...

40 percent efficiency goal of NASA-sponsored research

Colored light in jars display UV effects.

An American research team has received funding to fabricate and test photovoltaic cells with an efficiency of 40 percent or more.

10.8 MW plant activated in New Mexico

A pv array in the afternoon sun, with vividly coloured hills rising behind it.

The third plant of a five-plant 53.5 megawatt (MW) project has been activated in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The plant is worth 10.8 MW.

Walmart goes solar in California

Two installers in high visibility vests inspect a thin-film solar array.

Major U.S. discount retailer Walmart has announced plans to expand the number of its stores featuring photovoltaic installations by 60. This means 75 percent of Walmart stores in California will have solar arrays.

Solyndra bankruptcy a potential headache for First Solar; loan selection process called into question

Solyndra factory building

The Solyndra meltdown appears to be affecting more than just its employees. According to industry analysts, a number of First Solar’s photovoltaic projects awaiting loan guarantees could also be negatively affected. Meanwhile, a...

UK: Isolux completes 15 MW PV project

UK 5MW solar photovoltaic park, England

Isolux Corsán has installed three photovoltaic systems in the U.K. worth 15 megawatts (MW). Around €40 million was invested into the project.

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