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Fronius launches Connecting Energy scheme

Connected solar system.

Austrian solar inverter specialist rolls out new platform designed to increase levels of self-consumption among its customers via efficient energy management and intelligent power distribution.

Sonora Energy unveils ambitious Mexican PV plans

ABB and SEGH officials working with CFE at their switch yard in Puerto Libertad, Sonora. It is here that ABB will build a 40kVA sub station designed by CFE for the SEGH-CFE 1 photovoltaic plant

Sonora Energy Group de Hermosillo (SEGH) is currently working on a 39 MW photovoltaic plant in Mexico. If all goes to plan, it should begin supplying electricity to the Mexican grid by the end of next August. Overall, the group...

Solon establishes solar JV in Israel

Solon HQ Berlin Germany

Solon Energy GmbH has established a joint venture with Israel-based Elco. The new company already has two photovoltaic projects under construction, and is hoping to work on a further 200 MW in the country.

PV contribution reaches 6% in Germany

Germany 31.5 MW solar photovoltaic Park

The share of solar power in Germany’s energy mix has risen 50% on the back of increased photovoltaic installation activity and a high number of sunshine hours. Overall, the contribution of renewable energy in the country grew in...

Croatia ups PV quota

Croatia 5.1 MW solar photovoltaic Kamenica farm

The Croatian government has voted to increase the existing quota for photovoltaic capacity eligible for feed-in tariffs (FITs) from 15 MW to 45 MW in 2013. Overall, it expects to meet its 2020 quota of 45 MW of installed capacity...

International agreement intended to kick off Desertec

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According to media reports, five countries are looking to push ahead with the Desertec initiative. This month, a letter of intent is expected to be signed. Meanwhile, RWE is said to be planning to build a solar and wind farm in...

PV inverter ranking: Kaco announces 9.5 GW capacity

Kaco solar photovoltaic inverter production

Kaco New Energy has responded to the latest photovoltaic inverter rankings published in the November edition of pv magazine. The German company says it significantly increased its production capacity in 2011 and can now produce...

Saint Gobain unveils new Solar Gard factory in China

Qingdao China

Saint Gobain has opened its new Solar Gard manufacturing facility in Qingdao, China.

Germany: PV FITs to fall 2.5% following nearly 1 GW of new installs

Germany solar photovoltaic plant

Newly installed photovoltaics in Germany amounted to nearly one GW in September, and 1.85 GW between July and September. Consequently, it is now clear that the feed-in tariffs (FITs) will be reduced by 2.5% a month for the next...

EDF completes first phase of 143 MWp PV project

First Solat thin film photovoltaic modules

EDF Renewable Energy has completed the first phase of its 143 MWp photovoltaic project, located in Kern County, California. Situated next to the 140 MW Pacific Wind project, also executed by EDF, the two plants will become one of...

Chile: Sky Solar breaks ground on 18 MW PV project

Sky Solar photovoltaic plant

China-based Sky Solar has received governmental go ahead to construct an 18 MW photovoltaic plant in Chile. In a ceremony held last week in Chile’s northern Arica y Parinacota, the National Assets Ministry approved the land for...

Construction to begin on 1 GW Serbian PV project

Belgrade Serbia

A one GW, €1.75 billion photovoltaic project has received the green light in Serbia, after the government and project developer, Securum Equity Partners & Associates signed a binding framework agreement on October 25....

PV market pickup forecast for 2H 2013

General solar photovoltaic modules

New photovoltaic installations worth over 31 GW are predicted for 2012, despite continuing overcapacity and price declines. Forecasts are that the global industry will return to growth in Q2 2013, and will regain lost ground in...

South Africa approves 631.5 MW of PV projects

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South Africa will next week sign power purchase contracts with 18 project developers for photovoltaic plants worth 631.5 MW.

Peru: 44 MW of PV inaugurated

T-Solar Orense solar photovoltaic factory Spain

President Ollanta Humala has inaugurated two photovoltaic plants, Repartición and Majes, worth 44 MW in the Majes and La Joya districts of Peru.

Enerparc completes 52 MW PV project in Germany

Germany 52.7 MWp solar photovoltaic Walddrehna park

Enerparc AG has completed and grid connected a 52.7 MWp photovoltaic park in Germany’s Brandenburg.

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