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Tesla Powerwall battery coming to Germany in Q4

Tesla Powerwall battery storage system

The announcement of a new and low-priced home battery from U.S. manufacturer Tesla is has generated quite a buzz in Germany, although many questions have remained unanswered -- until now. pv magazine speaks to Tesla about its...


juwi sells 1 MW Czech plant

The juwi solar field in in front of the village, in a green field.

Germany renewables developer juwi announced today that it has completed the sale of a solar power plant with a capacity of 1,065 kilowatt (kW). The plant was commissioned in 2009 and has been operated by juwi for two years.


2011: PG&E receives 185 MW in new PV power

PG&E.

One of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), has announced that 185-megawatt (MW) worth of new photovoltaic projects came online in 2011. The capacity was spread across eight project...


CPS Energy to launch massive, 400 MW solar project in San Antonio

A picture of the San Antonio river in the city.

There’s an old saying that everything is bigger in Texas—and San Antonio is no exception. Now, the city’s utility, CPS Energy, is about to sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with OCI Solar Power for up to 400 megawatts...


First project for SunPower’s new CPV tech

CPV technology developed by SunPower.

The Arizona State University (ASU), Salt River Project (SRP) and SunPower Corp. announced today that a one-megawatt (MW) project will go ahead, the first to use SunPower’s C7, concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology. SunPower...


Isofoton to commercialize “Ferrolinera” EV charging system

The Ferrolinera charging system.

Spanish photovoltaic provider Isofoton has reached an agreement to commercialize a photovoltaic electric vehicle (EV) charging system. The "Ferrolinera" EV charging stations will provide more than 1,000 EV charging points...


Google invests further $94 million in PV

Solar panels.

Rounding off a year in which the search engine giant Google invested $880 million U.S. dollars in renewable energy, the company has announced a final investment for 2011 of $94 million. The money will go to four photovoltaic...


T-Solar signs 3 loan agreements for solar projects worth 44 MW

T-Solar Spain thin film factory

Continuing on with its Peruvian photovoltaic plans, T-Solar has signed three loan agreements worth US$145 million.


Ukraine: Activ Solar completes next 20 MW PV system

Activ Solar's 20 MW phase of its Ukraine solar photovoltaic park

Making it one of the largest photovoltaic systems in the world, Austria-based Activ Solar has completed the fourth 20 megawatt (MW) phase of its giant Perovo photovoltaic park in the Ukraine.


PV in 2012: The year of truth

General solar photovoltaic installation by Gehrlicher Solar

The photovoltaics industry is going through some major changes. A still deteriorating global economic situation, government belt-tightening and a number of corporate incidents have left the industry in an unfamiliar, unhealthy...


300 MW Sonoran PV project approved

Arizona flag

The U.S. Interior Department has approved NextEra’s 300 megawatt (MW) Sonoran photovoltaics project. Set to be located in Arizona, more hurdles need to be cleared before it can be brought online, however.


Stion secures US$130 million financing for thin film plans

Hattisburg, US

U.S. thin film photovoltaic module manufacturer, Stion, has secured US$130 million in equity investment. Among other plans, it will establish a Korean subsidiary and manufacturing facility.


Gehrlicher begins work on 34 MW PV park

Germany, 27.5 MWp solar photovoltaic park by Gehrlicher Solar

Gehrlicher Solar AG today began work on its largest photovoltaic project, a 34 megawatt (MW) system located at Germany’s former military Perleberg Airport.


Canadian Solar and TransCanada enter into 86 MW PV project agreement

Guelph, Ontario

TransCanada Corporation is set to acquire 86 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics projects from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. (CSSI) for around CA$470 million.


Sacramento: Google invests in 88 MW worth of PV projects

Sacramento skyline

Internet giant Google, investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR), and solar developer Recurrent Energy are to work on a portfolio of photovoltaics projects worth 88 megawatts (MW) for the Sacramento Municipal...


Indian solar capacity to hit 33.4 GW by 2022; off-grid potential "huge"

Conergy solar photovoltaic installation India

A new report on India’s solar market forecasts that as much as 33.4 gigawatts of both off- and on-grid solar will be installed in the country by 2022. While the National Solar Mission (NSM) aims to install 20 GW, it is believed...


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