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Record quarter to push global PV to landmark 200 GW figure

Solar array in Japan.

Report by NPD Solarbuzz forecasts 19.5 GW of new PV capacity in the final quarter of the year, exceeding entire deployment for 2010.


Solon inaugurates its first French PV power plants

One of Solon's PV power plants in France

Germany-based Solon has announced the inauguration of its first French ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) power plants worth €15 million.


Australia: Suntech and Infigen submit 195 MW worth of solar proposals

PV panels

China-based Suntech and Australian company Infigen have submitted AUD$792 million worth of proposals to build solar projects across Australia amounting to 195 megawatts (MWs).


US: 250 MW Genesis solar project receives approval

The Genesis Solar Project

The 250 megawatt (MW) Genesis Solar Project has received approval from the Secretary of the Interior, making it the seventh large-scale solar thermal project to be approved on U.S. public lands in the last few months.


USD$15.3 million 5 MW solar array to be installed in Los Angeles

'Welcome to Granada Hills' sign

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has advanced its plans to build a five megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) installation following initial environmental approval from the U.S. Board of Water and Power...


Russia to build first solar power station

A view over the spa town of Kislovodsk in Russia

Plans have been drawn up to build Russia’s first solar power station by the Black sea, according to the Moscow News.


UK: Proposal for 5 MW solar farm

Trelawney Dampney

Eco Sustainable Solutions, based in Dorset, the UK, has said it plans to build the country’s first solar farm.


Italy: 3.4 MWs PV to be installed in Umbria

A view over Gualdo Tadino, Italy

Scheuten Solar has announced that a total of 3.4 megawatts of photovoltaics (PV) is to be installed across four projects in Gualdo Tadino, Umbria, Italy.


REC opens officially in Singapore

Woman holding REC PV modules at its Singapore facility

The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has officially opened what it says is one of the world's largest integrated wafer, cell and module manufacturing facilities in Tuas, Singapore.


Bell Labs to get 1.2 MW solar system

Bell Labs HQ in New Jersey

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that a 1.2-megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar power system is to be installed at the Bell Labs headquarters campus in New Jersey, the U.S.


Dow Electronic Materials to build second manufacturing facility in China

China flag

Dow Electronic Materials is to build a new manufacturing facility in Eastern China, in order to meet growing material demand and better serve the photovoltaics (PV), printed circuit board (PCB), and electronic and industrial...


PV wipeout?

Image of Prague rooftops

Cited as “one of the most attractive” photovoltaics (PV) markets, the Czech Republic has flourished under its feed-in tariffs (FITs). However, since the government's announcement that a 26 percent retroactive solar tax may be...


5 MW PV park completed in Cape Verde

Martifer Solar's 5 MW Cape Verda PV park

Martifer Solar has announced the completion of a five-megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaics (PV) plant in Santiago Island, Cape Verde.


Italy: €276 million investment agreement for 70 MW PV plant

Image of Rovigo 70 MW PV plant in Italy

First Reserve Corporation has entered into a €276 million project financing facilities agreement for the Rovigo photovoltaics (PV) plant in Northeast Italy.


SunPower and Colorado Springs Utilities to build 6 MW PV power plant

Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte.

Colorado Springs Utilities and SunPower Corp. have announced an agreement to design and build a six-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power system at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Funding boost for 4 MW US solar facility

Map of US with Virginia highlighted in red

A planned four-megawatt (MW) solar facility in Halifax County, the U.S. has received a boost, after the Virginia Tobacco Commission awarded the project a USD$5 million grant.


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