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Construction begins on Australia's first floating PV array

Infratech floating plant.

South Australia is set to be the location for Australia's first floating PV array. Construction is under way on the components for a 4 MW floating PV power plant, which is scheduled to begin producing electricity in April.

Alternative Power Exhibition brings solar to Nigeria

The Alternative Energies Exhibition in Nigeria.

A display of photovoltaic systems and components attracts industry, government and hundreds of visitors. Initial costs seen as the major impediment to more widespread application.

Multi-purpose solar power shelter developed in Japan

The Eco Shell bus shelter incorporating photovoltaic modules.

As energy reduction and renewable electricity initiatives continue to capture the public’s imagination in Post-Fukushima Japan, Sekisui Jushi Corporation (SJC) and Kyocera Solar Corporation have announced the co-development of...

US Ex-Im Bank hits $500 million in Indian solar loans

An Indian train crossing.

The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States has announced two new loans for Indian photovoltaic projects totaling $25 million. This is in addition to $75 million in solar transactions in the financial year 2011...

SolarCity moves into active Hawaiian market

A solar installation by SolarCity.

Full-service photovoltaic provider SolarCity has made strong moves into the Hawaiian market launching a residential installation program and beginning construction on rooftop installations to power 2000 homes.

US: Online campaign to drive solar interstate

Californian flag

While recent figures show that the vast majority of photovoltaic installations in the U.S. remain in states with existing solar economies and feed in tariff schemes, a new online campaign hopes to raise awareness amongst...

GSE publishes register of Italian FIT installations

A picture of a larger scale solar project in Italy.

The Italian utility network authority has published a list of the photovoltaic installations that qualify for governmental solar subsidies this year. However, the prerequisite is that they are connected to the grid in time.

Suntech unveils high-efficiency module for Israel

One of the new Suntech photovoltaic module.

The Suntech 300W Vd series photovoltaic module has been released for the Israeli market. Suntech claims the multicrystalline module achieves an efficiency of up to 15.5 percent.

Report finds strong growth in US solar industry

A photovoltaic installation being installed onto a rooftop.

While in many parts of the world the photovoltaic and wider solar industry has had a rocky ride in 2011, in the U.S. it remains one of the strongest growing industries. As the market matures, declining module prices and...

China Sunergy takes another step into US market

Mayor Ed Lee at the Intersolar North America podium.

Chinese manufactures of photovoltaic crystalline silicon cells and modules, China Sunergy, has opened its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco.

P2 Solar to install 7.3 MW Bulgarian PV project

Bulgarian flag

U.S.-basedP2 Solar has said it will install a 7.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria. When complete., it is expected to achieve a 20 year gross revenue of USD$76.5 million.

US: Siemens to work on 20 MW Idaho solar field

Welcome to Idaho road sign

Siemens has announced it will be supplying the equipment for the 20 megawatt (MW) Murphy Flats solar field, located in Idaho, the U.S.

Conergy completes UK’s biggest PV park

UK 5 MW solar photovoltaic park by Conergy

Conergy has completed a five megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in England’s Nottinghamshire. Having received planning consent on May 24, the Hawton project was installed in just six weeks.

No money upfront SunRun scheme expands to Maryland

A picture of solar panels in a home in the US.

The SunRun photovoltaic installation scheme has expanded to the U.S. state of Maryland, partnering installer Greenspring Energy.

SPI begins construction on 8 MW US solar project

View of Palm Springs, California

Construction has begun on an eight megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar project, located near Palm Springs, California.

Germany: Phoenix Solar and solarcomplex partner on 4.7 MW PV project

German solar photovoltaic park in Senftenberg, Germany by Phoenix Solar

Phoenix Solar AG is to build a 4.7 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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