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Recurrent Energy to develop 150 MW Texan project

The city of Austin's utility, Austin Energy, has signed a 20-year PPA for a 150 MW solar project to be developed by Recurrent Energy in West Texas.

The project will be the largest single-site solar project in Texas, says Recurrent. Utility Austin Energy said solar is now cost effective across 85% of the state's electricity supply.

Demand for solar energy still strong

Solar installation

Sales of solar installations in Germany will experience double-digit percentage growth rates this year, according to predictions from the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar).

China: Largest thin film solar farm to be built in Inner Mongolia

The China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) has announced plans to build a five megawatt (MW) utility-scale PV power plant in Inner Mongolia using silicon-based thin film solar modules.

US: Largest concentrated solar array project complete

Victor Valley College concentrated solar array project

The largest concentrated solar array in the US has been completed.

SEPA predicts big changes for utilities

Solar installation

Utilities’ solar portfolios are on the “cusp of significant changes”, according to the Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPAs) third annual Top Ten Utility Solar Rankings report.

Production costs a key challenge for German PV companies

Conference room where briefing took place.

Reducing production costs, maintaining and increasing margins, and gaining market share were highlighted as the three main challenges facing German photovoltaics (PV) companies this year.

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