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Sharp seeks buyer for solar business

Sharp's stand at PV Expo 2015

Indications are mounting that Sharp is looking to raise much-needed cash through the partial or complete sale of its solar business. While its brand remains strong and share of the Japanese PV market dominant, experts say Sharp...


Germany’s new EEG draft contains extra solar subsidy cuts

German flag

Next Monday, June 6, the Cabinet of the German federal government is to decide upon an additional cut in photovoltaic feed-in tariffs of six percent, to be introduced as of March 1, 2012.


Saudi Arabia: 500 kW solar plant to come online soon

Beach on Farasan island with lapping waves and small boat.

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Showa Shell Sekiyu have signed an agreement on the operation of a solar power plant on Farasan Island in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia. The project sets the stage for future development of...


Israel: 630 kW rooftop solar project completed

Conergy Greece solar photovoltaic installation rooftop 630kW Israel

Conergy Greece has completed a 630 kilowatt peak rooftop solar installation in Israel. It is said to be one of the country’s largest.


Roofs for rays, Toronto schools sign onto 66 MW solar scheme

Solar installation in Toronto under construction.

Hundreds of schools will get a makeover ‘up top’ as solar panels pay for roof repairs in an agreement between the Toronto schools and AMP Solar Limited Partnership.


Italy: Gehrlicher Solar set to install 20 MW by August

Gehrilcher solar installation in Italy.

German photovoltaic company expects solar sales potential in the "high double-digit million range" as it approaches 20 megawatts (MW) of installation in Italy.


Siemens to install 3 MW PV system in New Jersey

New Jersey road sign

Siemens Energy, Inc. is to provide engineering, procurement and construction services on a three megawatt ground-mounted photovoltaic power plant in New Jersey, the U.S.


2011 PV installations predicted to increase, but long term forecasts show a decline

Solar power generation plant in Spain.

IMS Research’s latest photovoltaic demand report raises its outlook for installations in 2011 from 18 gigawatts (GW) to more than 21 GW, as a result of falling prices across the industry supply chain.


Germany: 8.3 MW PV power plant opens

A picture of Germany's largest photovoltaic power plant.

An 8.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power generation installation, which was connected to the grid in October 2010, was opened in a ceremony on Friday May 27.


Canadian Solar and GCL to build up to 1.2 GW wafer plant

Image of  	Suzhou Industrial Park West Bank of Jin Ji Lake

Canadian Solar Inc and GCL-Poly subsidiary Suzhou GCL Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. are to build a 600 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic wafer manufacturing plant in China. The ability to expand capacity to 1.2 gigawatts (GW) will...


Italian PV construction surges ahead of changes to government programs

Photo of Umbria power plant.

Construction begins on seven new industrial sized photovoltaic plants as a two megawatt (MW) plant opens in the Italian municipality of Umbria.


Germany: Nuclear to be abolished; deeper PV cuts under consideration

German photovoltaic solar park by Conergy

In a positive move, The German cabinet has today announced it will close all of Germany’s nuclear power plants. But, casting a shadow over the news, for some at least, it has been said that some governmental factions are looking...


More solar "critical" for Asia’s future growth

Photo of Asian village with solar panels installed.

Asian Development Bank says expansion in solar energy generation is crucial if the region is to continue to grow economically, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


6 MW deal signed by SPP and JCM in Ontario

A picture of the Toronto city skyline.

Solar Power Partners (SPP) and JCM Capital (JCM) have signed an agreement with Rumble Energy to provide six megawatts (MW) of commercial-scale photovoltaic installations in the state of Ontario, Canada.


Morgan Solar secures $16.5 million funding; will open CPV manufacturing facility

Sun Simba test site at the University of Ottawa

Morgan Solar Inc. has secured USD$16.5 million in the first tranche of its Series B funding round. It aims to use the funds to make its Sun Simba concentrated photovoltaic modules commercially viable.


Singapore: HDB launches 2 MW solar leasing scheme

View of ecotown of Punggol in Singapore

Representing Singapore’s first solar leasing scheme, the country’s Housing and Development Board (HDB) has said it is undertaking a two megawatt photovoltaic project, which aims to test solar energy in 30 housing precincts.


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