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SPI acquires 30.5 MW UK pipeline

A solar park in the UK, by Martifer Solar.

US-based PV developer SPI Solar has acquired a 30.5 MW pipeline in the UK. The agreement also grants SPI the exclusive rights to develop a further 50 MW of projects.


Japan: Solar Frontier to supply CIS panels to Miyazaki Solar Way project

A conceptual drawing of the Miyazaki Solar Way Tsuno No. 2 Power Plant

Solar Frontier K.K. has announced it will supply around one megawatt (MW) of CIS thin film solar cell modules to Miyazaki Solar Way Co., Ltd.’s ‘Tsuno No. 2 Power Plant’. Operations at the plant are expected to begin next year,...


Research: EU leading the way in newly installed PV modules

Shiny PV panels with clouds and sky reflected in them

A new study has stated that Europe is leading the way in terms of photovoltaics (PV) installations. The JRC's Institute for Energy (IE), which published its ninth Annual Photovoltaics Status Report today, has said that out of the...


Italy to implement further FIT cuts

SunPower PV installation, ground mount in Italy

Italy is to significantly reduce its feed-in tariffs (FITs) for solar energy, starting from next year. According to EuPD Research, the Conferenza Stato e Regioni - the Italian Committee of Representatives of Italian regions and...


Canada: Silfab SpA to open 180 MW solar module plant in Ontario; launches OEM partnership

Silfab Ontario Inc.'s Ontario HQ in Canada

Italy-based Silfab SpA has said it is to open a 180 megawatt (MW) solar module manufacturing plant in Ontario, Canada. CAD$15 million has been invested into the first phase of development.


Italy: Martifer Solar to install 3 MWp turnkey PV project near Milan

Martifer Solar PV power plant

Martifer Solar says it is to install a three-megawatt peak (MWp) solar power turnkey project, composed of three ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) plants, in Italy’s Lombardy region, located near Milan. When completed, says the...


Pennsylvania, US: USD$20.5 million to be invested in solar energy

Philadelphia skyline

Bringing a boost to the U.S. solar industry, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell has announced that USD$20.5 million in state and federal investments will be injected into 40 clean energy projects. It is hoped that up to...


US: plans to add 22 MW of utility-scale solar in New Mexico approved

Pat Vincent-Collawn, PNM Resources president and CEO

Plans to add 22 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar power in New Mexico, the U.S. by electric utility company PNM Resources, have been approved by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. Set to be installed across various...


Italy: 4 PV installations completed

A view of Sirmione, northern Italy

Canadian Solar and Blue-Tech Srl have announced the completion of four photovoltaics (PV) projects in Northern Italy.


Record for UK home solar panel installations

Solar panels on roof in UK

According to U.K. energy regulator, Ofgem, 2,257 British homes in August have been fitted with solar panels. This is a jump from 1,700 in July and 1,400 in June, reports BBC News.


Sharp expands PV business

Peter Thiele

Sharp is expanding its European photovoltaics (PV) production after announcing that PV is one of the company’s “core” business fields. It added that turnover in the solar segment has increased by 65.7 percent to €533 million in...


Phoenix Solar AG to build 2.2 MW solar park in Slovakia

Aerial view of Bratislava, Slovakia

Phoenix Solar AG is set to build a 2.2 megawatt (MW) Slovakian solar park following an agreement with green energy slovakia, s.r.o. This, says the company, will be its first project as general contractor in the country.


US: SunPower to install a minimum of 20 MW of solar for government

General Emmett Bean Federal Building in Indianapolis, the US

SunPower has announced that up to 1,000 local jobs are expected to be created after the company was selected to install a “minimum” of 20 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar projects at several U.S. government properties, including...


Greece lifts PV legal barriers

Greek flag

Greece’s Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change has signed two new Ministerial Decisions, which have helped to “satisfy some of the photovoltaics (PV) sector’s demands regarding the uplift of certain...


juwi Solar to add 500 new jobs as part of worldwide expansion

juwi's installation in Verona, Italy.

Germany-based juwi Solar has said it will create 500 new jobs until 2012. Almost half of them will be located in Germany, which is currently the company's "most important" market.


Phaesun begins rural electrification project in Mozambique

Solar shop in Mozambique by Phaesun.

Phaesun has started a €300,000, two-year rural electrification project in Mozambique, in order to provide electricity to the people of Pessene, located around 50 kilometers from the country’s capital, Maputo.


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