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GT Advanced Technologies agrees furnace supply deal in Qatar

QSE solar production.

The company will supply its HiCz 200 monocrystalline furnace to Qatar Solar Energy’s new 300 MW PV production facility in Doha, Qatar.


SunEdison to develop 2 PV projects in Ontario

SunEdison has purchased two ground-mount photovoltaic (PV) development projects in Ontario from Transalta, Canada's largest publicly traded generator and marketer of electricity and renewable power.


Odersun opens first factory for design solar modules

Economics Minister of the State of Brandenburg Ralf Christoffers (right) is presented with a solar module.

Odersun, based in Brandenburg, Germany, has officially opened a second solar factory in Fürstenwalde (Spree).


REC installs peak energy modules in Germany

First installation of REC peak modules.

The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has successfully installed the first batch of its new Peak Energy modules in Zorbau, Germany.


Delaware to build new solar park; jobs to be created

Garrison Oak Technology Park

A ten-megawatt (MW) solar power plant is scheduled to be built in Dover, the U.S. The project is expected to create up to 150 jobs and construction should begin later this year.


Sanyo to expand HIT production capacity in Japan

Sanyo HIT cell.

Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. has announced it will increase production capacity for its HIT solar cell modules at its Nishikinohama Factory in Kaizuka City and at its Shiga Plant in Ohtsu City in response to strong demand for solar...


Munro Solar completes one of Massachusetts' largest single solar arrays

Munro Solar solar array project

One of the largest single solar arrays in Massachusetts, the U.S. has been completed. The new installation is expected to save over USD$1.2 million in energy costs.


Egypt's first solar plant to open by year's end

Cairo.

Egyptian electricity and energy minister Hassan Yunis has said Egypt will open its first solar energy plant by the end of this year, according to AFP.


Siemens to build 6 PV plants following first French order

Les Mées, France.

Siemens Energy has received its first large-scale photovoltaic (PV) order from France. As a result, it will undertake a 30 megawatt (MW) project, which will see six solar power plants built over the next year.


India: New venture to install 100 MW of PV announced

PV panels

American Capital Energy, Inc., (ACE) and MSM Energy (MSME), are planning a joint solar energy venture in India.


UAE: Plans underway to build world’s biggest solar power plant

Shams 1 project.

A joint venture to build the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant in the Middle East has been announced. If successful, it will be the first of its kind in the area.


Queensland, Australia set to house largest solar project in southern hemisphere

Anne Bligh



Australian Premier Anna Bligh has announced that Queensland, Australia is set to be home to the largest solar thermal project in the southern hemisphere.


Californian town to get 85 percent of its electricity from solar power

Skyline Solar solar plant in Nipton, California.

The first commercial installation of Skyline Solar’s High Gain Solar (HGS) 1000 system has been announced.


R&D department part of First Solar's expansion plans

First Solar's Frankfurt (Oder) facility

As part of its plans to expand the Frankfurt (Oder) plant in Germany, First Solar has told pv magazine it will be developing a research and development (R&D) department, which will focus on downstream system installations.


Jordan's Shams Ma’an project receives grant boost

Kawar Energy PV panels

A grant agreement between the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Jordan-based Kawar Energy for USD$617,204 has been signed. The agreement will allow the feasibility of the Shams Ma’an project - expected to be one of...


First Solar to expand German manufacturing plant; 100s of jobs to be created

First Solar manufacturing plant, Frankfurt (Oder)

First Solar, Inc. is to expand its German manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder), thus doubling local production capacity and creating several hundred new jobs.


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