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California adopts pioneering advanced inverter standards

Walmart rooftop PV installation.

State utility commission's decision will modify interconnection rules in order to secure the benefits offered by advanced inverters.

Italy’s fourth Conto Energia signed; strong growth predicted

Italian photovoltaic plant

Italy’s fourth Conto Energia has finally been signed into law. While this is good news, analysts believe the delay has been "extremely disruptive". The 200 kilowatt ground-mounted market has also taken a blow. Nevertheless, 3.5...

Australian Government tapers off solar subsidies

Australia solar photovoltaic panel

The Australian Federal Government will start the process of reigning in its generous subsidies for home solar electric panels in light of strong growth in the industry and rising electricity prices.

Italy approves draft solar regulation

ae photonics PV plant

According to a report in Reuters, Italy’s Government has finally approved its draft solar regulation at a cabinet meeting held today.

US Bancorp offers fifth tax equity commitment to SunRun

SunRun solar installation on Arizonian home

SunRun and U.S. Bancorp have formed a partnership to purchase $200 million worth of solar residential systems in the U.S.

Daqo and JNE to build Canadian PV module factory

The photovoltaics module factory will be located in Hamilton, Canada

Daqo New Energy Holdings (Canada) Ltd and JNE Solar Inc. have announced they are to build and operate a photovoltaic module production facility in Hamilton, Ontario.

Italy FIT farce could spill into next week

Italian flag

Speaking to industry representatives at Italy’s Solar Expo in Verona, confidence seems to be battered. While analysts had reported that the fourth Conto Energia would be signed today, media reports state that it will only be...

Germany: Gehrlicher completes 4 rooftop PV systems

Gehrlicher photovoltaics Rooftop System, Administrative Site Seydaland-Group, 1,03 MWp

Gehrlicher Solar AG has completed a 3.1 megawatt photovoltaic rooftop project in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Constellation Energy acquires 30 MW Sacramento solar project

City of Sacramento, river front, California, US

Constellation Energy has acquired a 30 megawatt (MW) DC (25 MW AC) solar project from Belectric, Inc. Currently under construction, it is scheduled to be commercially operational by the end of the year.

Centrosolar establishes PV AR coating line in China

Centrosolar solar cell

Centrosolar Group AG has commissioned its first Asian anti-reflective (AR) coating line in Huzhou, China.

PSE&G and Matrix complete 2.8 MW solar project

PSE&G pole attached smart solar units

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and Matrix Development Group have completed two New Jersey rooftop solar installations worth 2.8 megawatts (MW).

Italy: Signing of new Conto Energia delayed by bickering

ae photonics Italian photovoltaic installation

Italy’s fourth Conto Energia should be done and dusted. However, testing the photovoltaic industry’s already ragged nerves, it has emerged that bickering between Ministers has delayed the signing of the new decree. The final...

S.A.G. Solarstrom acquires 5.1 MWp Czech PV plant

Czech Republic flag

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has retroactively acquired a 5.1 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic plant in Kamenicna, the Czech Republic, thus extending its portfolio to 25.1 MWp. The system was grid connected last December.

EPIA: Bright future for PV, but global rebalancing of growth expected

Photovoltaics panel

A new report has forecast a bright future for photovoltaics, as long as government policy remains advantageous for the industry. Meanwhile, 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity could be reached by 2013, but Europe’s current...

S.A.G. Solarstrom completes first phase of 48 MW Italian PV project

S.A.G. Solarstrom HQ building

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has completed the first phase of its 48 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project, located in the region of Venice, in Northern Italy.

Dates for new Italian FIT pushed back

Italy, Q-Cells photovoltaic solar  installation in Basilicata

According to reports, the Italian Government will not introduce its new photovoltaic feed-in tariffs until September 1. The definition of uncapped "small systems" has also reportedly been revised to one megawatt (MW).

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