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TBEA Sunoasis reveals plus-1 GW Chinese PV plans

30 MW installation, Xinjiang province.

The Chinese PV manufacturer and integrator has signed a development framework deal with Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia authorities to develop more than 1 GW of PV projects.


First Solar to start building China solar plant in 2011

First Solar Ohio manufacturing plant

Following delays, First Solar has reportedly said it expects construction to begin on its two gigawatt (GW) solar power plant in Inner Mongolia next year, according to Reuters, who was quoting China Business News.


AT&T and SunEdison partner up to install 2 MW of solar power in the U.S.

San Diego Mayor, Jerry Sanders

SunEdison has installed a 296 kW rooftop mounted photovoltaics (PV) system in San Diego, the U.S. as part of AT&T's national solar initiative. San Diego Mayor, Jerry Sanders, officially switched the system on yesterday....


New Mexico sees its biggest solar array unveiled

Schott solar facility in new mexico

Schott Solar PV, Inc., VE Group LLC and Affordable Solar Group LLC have today unveiled what they say is New Mexico’s largest solar array, located at The Bell Group’s headquarters’ parking structure in Albuquerque, the U.S.


Bosch opens new German crystalline solar cell production plant

Bosch crystalline solar cells

Bosch Solar Energy AG has officially opened its new 12,000 square meter crystalline solar cell production plant, the first phase in the extension of its solar production facilities in Arnstadt, Germany.


US: Over $4 million grant awarded for 62 MW project

Wanxiang Solar solar panel

Over USD$4 million has been awarded to the Rockford Solar Project in Illinois, the U.S. Under the plans, the project is set to be around 62 megawatts (MW), thus making it the largest PV development in the Midwest, and one of the...


US: Ohio's largest solar farm officially opened

PSEG HQ

Ohio’s largest operating solar installation has been officially opened by Governor Ted Strickland. The 12-megawatt (MW) PSEG Wyandot Solar Farm, in Wyandot County, Ohio, the U.S. is comprised of more than 159,000 ground-mounted...


Solaire Generation breaks ground on 4.1 MW solar parking lot project

Solaire Generation's solar parking canopies

Solaire Generation has been selected to supply solar parking canopies for what it says is one of the largest solar power installations at a single commercial site in the U.S.


Sky Solar and Sinoma aim to install 1 GW of PV under new company

Beijing skyline

Sky Solar Holdings Co., Ltd, and Sinoma International Engineering Co., Ltd, a cement engineering system integration service provider, have joined hands to establish a new photovoltaics (PV) company in Beijing, China.


New record set as inverter shipments hit nearly 5 GW in second quarter, says new research

PV solar panels

Solar inverter shipments reached 4.9 gigawatts (GW) in the second quarter of this year (Q2), says IMS Research, growing by 284 percent. More than half of these shipments were for installations in Germany, which grew by 388...


Canada: OPA sets FIT for new ground-mounted solar category

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has announced that following a 30-day consultation period, it has finalized the price for the new microFIT ground-mounted solar price category at 64.2 Canadian cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).




centrotherm designs Taiwan’s largest single major polysilicon production facility

Picture of polysilicon

The largest single major polysilicon production facility in Taiwan is underway following a deal between Germany-based centrotherm photovoltaics AG and Taiwan PolySilicon Corp. (TPSI). With an annual capacity of 5,000 tons, and an...


Solarfun expands PV distribution channel in Japanese market

Silicon wafers

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., based in China, has signed a photovoltaics (PV) module distribution agreement with Japanese company, Fujimi Fine Technology Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers and distributor of...


Solon SE set to build UK’s first PV solar power plant

Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of Solon SE

Germany-based Solon SE has reached an agreement with British project developer, 35 Degrees Ltd, to build a 1.3 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaics (PV) solar power plant near Bissoe in Cornwall, the U.K. Pending the necessary...


Spain proposes up to 45 percent PV FIT cuts; analyst tells pv magazine not all is lost though

Solar panels against a sunny sky

The Spanish government has announced fresh plans to slash incentives for new solar photovoltaics (PV) installations by up to 45 percent, although it appeared to edge away from proposals that would have resulted in reduced support...


China: LDK Solar to invest in new 1.5 GW solar cell and module facility

Hefei skyline, China

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is to invest in a 1.5-gigawatt (GW) solar cell and module facility in Hefei High-Tech Industrial Development Zone in China, following an invitation from the country’s the Anhui Provincial Government. The aim,...


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