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IEA report: Installed solar PV capacity reached 137 GW in 2013

The share of distributed PV markets rose to 55% for the first time in 2013. The IEA says the speed of PV development comes from its ability to cover most market segments, from very small individual systems to utility-scale power...


SCE signs PPAs for 20 PV projects

Image of Los Angeles form the air

Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed 20 contracts for photovoltaics (PV) projects worth around nearly 240 megawatts (MWs) under its Renewable Standard Contract program.


Spain announces new FITs

Spain PV rooftop installation

After months of discussion and negotiation with the industry, the Spanish government has finally approved the new photovoltaics feed-in tariffs (FITs).


S.A.G. plans 2.13 MWp installation; to issue up to €200 million in debenture bonds

6 men with spades at the groundbreaking ceremony

S.A.G Solarstrom is to build a 2.13 MWp photovoltaics installation on the site of a former excavated soil landfill in Spaichingen, Germany. The company also announced that, following approval, it is planning to issue debenture...


Italians positive about PV as new GIFI president is elected

Italian PV installation, ground mount

The Italian photovoltaics association, ANIE/GIFI has elected a new president. The news comes as the industry announces it is optimistic about the coming year.


Juwi enters UK market; plans 60 MWs worth of solar power plants

View of Birmingham

juwi has announced its entry into the UK market by establishing the subsidiary juwi Renewable Energies Ltd, and stating that it will realize 60 megawatts worth of solar power plants in the country in 2011 and 2012.


Etrion and SunPower to install 10 MWs in Puglia, Italy

Brindisi harbour, Italy

Etrion Corporation and SunPower Corp. have announced an agreement to build two solar power plants, totaling 10 megawatts (MWs), in the Puglia region of Italy.


Italy: Scatec Solar and Norsk Solkraft to build 7 MW PV plant

Raymond Carlsen

Scatec Solar and Norsk Solkraft have signed an agreement to build a seven megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant in Puglia, Italy.


US: 500 MW Amargosa solar thermal project given go ahead

Solar thermal equipment

Solar Millennium, LLC, has secured a Record of Decision (ROD) from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approving the right of way grant for the up to 500 megawatt (MW) Amargosa Farm Road Solar...


CGNPC to invest S$65 million in Singaporean solar-biomass project

Singapore skyline

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., Ltd. (CGNPC) has said it will invest S$65 million into an integrated solar-biomass power generation project in Singapore.


Sinosol to build 20 MW project in Ukraine

Raphael Krause

German-Chinese company Sinosol AG has announced it is planning and supplying a 20 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Ukraine for an unnamed, “renowned” local investor.


Konark to undertake 5 MW Indian PV project

Map showing Gujarat state

Konark Gujarat PV Private Limited has submitted a Request for Qualification (RFQ) response for the design, engineering, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of a five megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant in India.


Canadian-Chinese JV to create up to 300 jobs

Sophia Aggelonitis

Ontario-based JNE Consulting and Chinese company Daqo Group Co. Ltd. have formed a joint venture to build a $5 million solar panel assembly plant in Hamilton, Canada.


US: 130 MW PV installation for Imperial County

Imperial Valley fields in California

A ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) installation of up to 130 megawatts (MWs) is expected to be built in Imperial County, California, the U.S.


Roth & Rau, Day4 Energy combine technologies; aim for 2.5 GW manufacturing capacity

Day4 Energy PV modules installed at the Portland Habilitation Center Northwest, US

A new integrated manufacturing line for the production of "next generation" photovoltaics (PV) cells and modules is in the pipeline, following a tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Roth & Rau AG, Day4 Energy Inc....


China: Construction begins on 200 MW thin film line

Astronergy sigenage on side of a building

Astronergy, in collaboration with parent company, the Chint Group, has begun construction on a 200 megawatt, (MW) RMB 2.9 billion (around USD$437 million; €319 million) thin film solar module manufacturing facility in China.


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