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Indian government considers introducing FIT

India's prime minister Narendra Modi.

Narendra Modi's government is reportedly considering whether to introduce fixed payment incentives for solar. Any FIT would replace the country's reverse bidding process for developers.


US: Call for 100 MWs to be installed by 2013 as Go Solar Georgia campaign launches

John Baumstark

The Georgia Solar Energy Association (Georgia Solar) has called for the U.S. state of Georgia to install 100 megawatts (MWs) of solar power by 2013.


Atlantic Green Power receives final approval for 14.4 MW New Jersey solar farm

Atlantic Green Power Holding Company New Jersey solar farm site

Atlantic Green Power Holding Company has announced that the Land Use Board of Upper Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey in the U.S. has granted final site plan approval for the development of the first of two tracts of...


Canadian Solar and Green City Energy complete one MW Saxony solar project in record time

Green City Energy pv installation in Germany

Canadian Solar Inc. and Green City Energy have jointly installed a one-megawatt (MW) solar system in the city of Haertensdorf, Germany in what they say is the record time of two months. The system, located in Saxony, was...


MicroLink Devices receives USD$5 million grant to develop light weight solar cells plant

MicroLink Devices laboratory

Semiconductor manufacturer MicroLink Devices, Inc. has been awarded a USD$5 million grant from the State of Illinois to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to produce high efficiency, light weight solar cells.



U.S.: Premier Power to install 1.9 MW of solar electric generating capacity for sports company

Los Angeles panoramic/ariel view at sunset

Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. is set to build 1.9 megawatts (MW) of solar electric generating capacity in greater Los Angeles, the U.S. at two locations for Puma North America, lessee of Brookvale International, LLC. The...


Solutia increases China presence

Jeffry Quinn

Solutia Inc. has said it is to expand its operations in China to include the production of Vistasolar ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) encapsulant at its Suzhou facility.


Solarfun to increase cell capacity by 50 MW; will introduce high-efficiency cell technology

Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., based in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China, has said it is to increase its cell capacity by 50 megawatts (MW) through the enhancement of its manufacturing processes, and will convert 160 MW of its...


NJR to develop rooftop solar projects worth USD$17 million in collaboration with Adler Development and United Solar

Laurence M. Downes



NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, has announced an agreement with Adler Development of Edison, NJ to lease space atop four fully occupied buildings in central New Jersey, the United...


Phoenix Solar to build 3.5 MW solar park in Italy

Field of PV panels

Phoenix Solar AG has been commissioned by Canada-based energy company Etrion Corporation as general contractor for the turnkey construction of a 3.5-megawatt (MW) ground-mounted photovoltaic plant in Borgo Piave, Italy. The...


US must be looked at as a long-term growth market

Shayle Kann

The U.S. should be looked at as a long-term growth market said Shayle Kann, a senior analyst at GTM Research, during a talk at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, the U.S. on Thursday. "It’s not a place where you can come...


Intersolar North America closes on a high

Intersolar North America 2010 exhibition hall

As Intersolar North America drew to a close, analysts left the industry with upbeat forecasts for the solar market. "Things couldn't be better in 2010," Jefferies analyst Jesse Pichel told pv magazine.


Premier Power to build 0.5 MW solar power plant in Sicily; opens new Southern California office

Dean Marks

Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. has signed a contract to build a 0.5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant for Italian timber company Mirrione Francesco Legnami SRL, in Sicily. The company has also announced the opening of a new...


Tianwei upgrades thin film silicon solar capacity to 75 MW

Baoding Tianwei Solarfilms Co. Ltd.PV panels

China-based Baoding Tianwei Solar Films, Ltd. (Tianwei) has placed an upgrade order to increase its production capacity of thin film silicon solar modules from 46 megawatts (MW) amorphous technology to 75 MW Micromorph technology...


Scheuten Solar implements three PV projects for WDP in Belgium

Scheuten Solar PV rooftop installation in Belgium

Scheuten Solar has implemented three turnkey photovoltaics (PV) systems consisting of a total of 4,380 PV modules for Warehouses de Pauw (WDP). The systems have been installed at three different WDP warehouses in Vilvoorde, Aalst...


Advanced Solar Photonics announces expansion of solar module manufacturing plant to 60 MW

Advanced Solar Photonics rooftop PV installation

Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) has announced it intends to expand its solar module manufacturing production line to 60 megawatts (MW). Production is to ramp up this month, says the company.


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