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Bear Republic inaugurates its solar beer operations

The Californian flag.

Bear Republic Brewing, a Northern California beer brewery known for its leading approach to sustainable water use has now adopted a rooftop PV system that will zero out its utility use of electricity. “We didn’t do this for...

USD$1.85 billion boost for US solar industry

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has announced that USD$1.85 billion in conditional commitments will be made available in the form of loan guarantees to two U.S. solar companies. As a result, one of the world’s biggest solar plants is...

£15 million of free solar panels to be installed in Britain's schools

Man on roof holding PV panel

British Gas has invested £15 million in solar technology for British schools. Under its plans, the company will donate and install solar panels - worth between £20,000 and £40,000 per school - in up to 750 schools.

Chinese companies start construction on two MW solar project in Bulgaria

Polar Photovoltaics HQ

Two Chinese companies have started construction on a solar power plant in Ihtiman, a city located 50 km south of Sofia, Bulgaria according to local officials.

China's Yingli to triple solar panel capacity

Yingli solar panels in Portugal.

Chinese solar power system manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. aims to triple solar panel production capacity in the next three years to three gigawatts a year at a total cost of roughly 200 billion yen (around USD$2.2...

Phoenix Solar builds 14.4 MW PV project in Germany; production to hit 18 MW

Phoenix Solar AG PV power plant in Brandenburg, Germany

Phoenix Solar AG, has built a photovoltaic (PV) power plant with a peak power of 14.4 megawatts (MWp) for Hamburg-based LUXCARA Asset Management GmbH. Production will be ramped up to 18 MWp in a second construction phase, says...

Nautilus Solar Energy to build three MW solar power project at WPU University

Nautilus Solar Energy WPU solar installation

Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC has announced the completion of an agreement to finance the construction and operation of the first three megawatts (MW) of a 3.5MW solar energy project on the William Paterson University (WPU) campus...

One of world’s largest solar power plants to be built in Thailand

A rendering of Sharp's 73 megawatt Thailand solar power plant

The Sharp Corporation has signed an agreement with Thai power producer NED to establish one of the world’s largest solar power generation plants, with a power generation capacity of 73 megawatts (MW). Construction is due to start...

Eaton to create USD$20 million solar power system

Aerial shot of Albuquerque

The Eaton Corporation is to design and install a USD$20 million 3.2 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) system in New Mexico, the U.S. When completed, it is set to the state’s largest PV system.

PBEC secures purchase option for 800 acre solar energy site in Arizona

PBEC solar farms site in Arizona

The Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has secured the option to purchase 807 acres of solar energy-zoned land in Gila Bend, Arizona, the U.S. 

U.S.: Solar PV system installed at Broadway Stages

Solar Energy Systems PV Panels

A solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system, which it has been said will reduce energy costs by more than USD$70,000 annually, has been installed at one of New York's leading sound stage facilities.

First Ronald McDonald House in California goes solar

The Ronald McDonald House of San Diego

A new 116kW roof-mount photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system has been installed at the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego, in the U.S. It is the only one in California to use solar energy.

Singyes Solar to increase overseas BIPV production

Singyes Solar ceremony

In a bid to "rapidly increase" its overseas business, China-based Singyes Solar has announced it is expanding its production capacity. A focus will be on Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).

Conergy to build 5 solar installations in Italy

Image of Conergy's HQ

Germany-based Conergy is stepping up production in Italy with the announcement that its set to build five solar installations for the Italian hotel group, Bluserena.

Solar Decathlon Europe winners announced

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Solar Decatholn 2010 entry

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University has been crowned this year’s winner of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition for its Lumenhaus submission.

Solar Energy Initiatives to undertake USD$16 million PV project

SNRY PV panels

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (SNRY) has signed a letter of intent to install USD$16 million worth of photovoltaics (PV) systems on government buildings in Pennsylvania, the U.S.

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