Despite the encouraging news coming lately from other Middle Eastern markets, Israel remains the region's most hopeful case for solar PV development. But will Israel seriously decide to boost its photovoltaic sector in 2015? Or...
According to new research issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), there is "strong evidence" to suggest that homes which incorporate photovoltaic systems attract higher premiums than those which don’t.
The City of Tucson, in Arizona, the Tucson Water Department, Trico Electric and SunPower Corp. have dedicated a one megawatt, ground-mounted solar power system.
The UK solar industry has hit following the government’s announcement of an early feed-in tariff review. A group of companies has filed a claim in the High Court for a Judicial Review against the Secretary of State for Energy and...
Solar Frontier has officially opened its 900 megawatt Kunitomi factory, in Japan. It is said to be the world’s largest CIS (copper indium selenide) thin film solar module production plant.
According to the latest Indian Solar Compass, India's solar industry has got off to a successful start this year, with a large number of power purchase agreements (PPAs) having been signed. However, bankability continues to be an...
Silfab Ontario has officially opened its new solar module manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Canada. During a ribbon cutting ceremony, it was announced that the company has received approval for a €2,2 million loan.
The Blythe solar project, which will be the world’s largest when completed, has taken a step closer to closing financing, having been offered a conditional commitment for a U.S. $2.1 billion loan guarantee.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced it will provide up to $150 million in credit guarantees to support the development of the Indian solar industry. It is also making $1.25 million available for solar training.
New Jersey-based Pro-Tech Energy Solutions is currently installing its first photovoltaics system on a storm water detention basin. In an interview with pv magazine, principal John Drexinger talks about the potential of this...
Construction on the Hyundai-Avancis 100 megawatt Korean thin film solar module plant has begun. Expected to be operational by 2012, KRW 220 billion (around US $200 million) has been invested in the project.
Solar Power Partners (SPP) and JCM Capital have signed an agreement with Solar Power Network (SPN) to provide full project financing for up to 20 megawatts (MW) of solar.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has entered into two 25-year solar power purchase agreements for a total of 80 megawatts (MW). Under them, a total of 24 solar projects will be built.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s 20-year contract to purchase 150 megawatts (MW) of solar power from Sempra Generation’s Mesquite Solar 1 facility in Arizona, the U.S.
Conergy has just completed a 1.75 megawatt rooftop solar system on Gran Canaria. It is said to be the largest of its kind on the Canary Islands.
SPG Solar has completed construction on a 1.18 megawatt photovoltaic installation for U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco. It is said to be the largest rooftop and carport solar power system in Northern California.
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