The developer is currently in discussions with international solar PV developers to build up to 250 MW of solar capacity in Nigeria over the next two-to-three years following a recent push in the country to get 975 MW online.
Spanish EPC provider Abengoa commissioned and constructed the Mount Signal project in 16 months. Google provided more than $100 million of the project funding.
Plans for the South to install 1 MW of solar panels on a North Korean factory park are part of a green detente. Power output would rise to 20 MW with the addition of other renewables.
Three of the Spanish company's inverters have been installed in a PV-diesel hybrid system on the island of Baltra. The company says the new system has shaved 12% off diesel costs at the island's airport.
The move is expected to facilitate sales of CSUN PV panels in the United States in view of the widespread use of Zep Solar mounting technology in the country.
The country has announced plans to triple solar capacity within three years. Renewables ambitions also include a 150 GW target for wind power by 2017.
The project will be the largest single-site solar project in Texas, says Recurrent. Utility Austin Energy said solar is now cost effective across 85% of the state's electricity supply.
The companies signed a purchase agreement in March. The French photovoltaic manufacturer has agreed to take over 128 of the approximately 230 employees and continue the production of solar modules.
The Bavarian company has teamed up with a local partner to set up a PV module fab in the North African country.
Combining the strengths of existing technologies, the storage system offers the advantages of stand-alone and grid-tie use.
The Swedish solar equipment manufacturer says the shift towards more rooftop installations make lightweight and flexible thin film solar cells ideal.
The U.S. solar giant has called on the expertise of Australian metalworkers IXL Group in an example of the role the solar industry can play in areas hit by the decline of automotive manufacturing.
The White House has already invested $2 billion in energy efficiency in federal buildings and is now pledging an additional $2 billion by 2016, doubling the program, with much of the funding going into PV systems.
The solar farms, which are scheduled to begin commercial operation later this year, bring the Virginia-based energy group's solar portfolio to 212 MW. The plants employ 162,000 BYD modules and 36 SMA inverters.
The State Department of Revenue has reinterpreted its tax policy, reassessing leased solar panels as "merchant power plants" that must be taxed.
"It would be difficult and expensive, but the payoff would be immense, and not just in economic terms," says Susumu Sasaki, professor emeritus at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
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