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115 MW of utility-scale solar plants planned for western New South Wales

Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

French renewable energy developer Neoen is planning a series of large-scale solar PV plants around key towns in western New South Wales, Australia, that would amount to a total 115 MW and would be one of the biggest commercial...

2011 world PV market overview

Beck Energy PV park

Following a successful, yet at times, unpredictable, year, pv magazine looks at the photovoltaics (PV) trends, markets and companies set to make an impact in 2011.

Italy: Construction begins on Strambino PV plant

View of Strambino, Pidemont, Italy

Work is underway on a 2.5 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant in Piedmont, Italy.

SunPower sells 44 MW Italian solar park

The Montalto di Castro solar park

U.S.-based SunPower Corp. has completed the sale of its 44 megawatt (MW) Montalto di Castro solar park, located in the Lazio region of Italy for an undisclosed amount.

SECP and Posco Power partner to build 300 MW PV plant

View of Boulder City, Nevada

California-based Sustainable Energy Capital Partners (SECP) and with South Korean power producer Posco Power have announced they will develop and build a 300-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant in Boulder City, Nevada, the U.S.

US: National Grid completes 3 solar facilities in Massachusetts

Ian Bowles

National Grid has completed three new Massachusetts solar facilities in Revere, Haverhill and Everett. This, says the company, makes it the largest owner of solar generation in New England, the U.S.

SunEnergy Europe completes 1.1 MW Luneburg solar park

SunEnergy Europe's Luneburg solar park in Germany

SunEnergy Europe GmbH has completed its 1.1 megawatt (MW) Luneburg solar park, located in Germany, in just three weeks. According to the company, it will be connected to the grid imminently.

Germany: Wattner Group acquires 12 MW solar park

Map showing location of solar park

The Wattner Group of Cologne, Germany, has purchased a 12 megawatt (MW) solar park in Sietzsch, near Leipzig airport for €30 million.

SunEdison secures USD$50 million construction loan

SunEdison solar plant in the US at sunset

SunEdison LLC has secured a three-year, USD$50 million construction revolver* with Rabobank International.

Conergy constructs second Thai solar park

Conergy PV plant

Conergy has begun construction on its second megawatt (MW) solar park in Thailand. The 2.37 MW project is expected to be completed by April.

Italy: Construction starts on 5.9 MW solar carport

Italy flag

Phoenix Solar AG has started construction on a 5.9 megawatt (MW) solar carport in Italy.

SunEdison and APS to install a further 10 MWs in Arizona

Prescott Regional Airport, Arizona

SunEdison and Arizona Public Service Co. have said they will build a 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant two miles north of the Prescott Regional Airport, in Arizona, the U.S.

Henan Hengxing to build 100 MW PV project in China

Map displaying the location of Henan Province

Henan Hengxing Science & Technology Co. has reportedly announced plans to build a 100 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant in China.

Silfab signs over 100 MWs worth of preliminary contracts

Silfab PV modules

Silfab Ontario has signed preliminary contracts for the delivery of 102 megawatts (MWs) of solar modules in Ontario, Canada for an undisclosed sum. They are all with unnamed “major” local players

Czech solar tax a step closer to reality

Solar farm in Czech Republic

In what will be seen as a major blow to the industry, the Czech Senate has approved a retroactive solar tax for photovoltaics (PV) systems.

US: APS and SunEdison to install 37 MWs of PV in Arizona

Don Robinson

Contracts to develop two photovoltaics (PV) plants worth 37 megawatts (MWs) in Arizona, the U.S. have been signed by the Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and SunEdison.

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