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Azure Power commissions 100 MW plant in India

Azure Power project in Rajasthan

The installation is the largest capacity project under the country's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Azure is now the single largest owner and operator of projects under the National Solar Mission with a cumulative...


MidAmerican Energy acquires stake in 290 MW PV project

Yuma County road sign

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company is to acquire a 49 percent stake in NRG Energy’s 290 megawatt (MW) Agua Caliente photovoltaic project.


Oerlikon produces thin film silicon modules at €0.35/Wp

Oerlikon's solar equipment

Oerlikon has released a new production line which, it says, allows thin film silicon photovoltaic modules to be produced at around US$0.50 or €0.35 per Watt peak (/Wp) and reduces capital expenditure by 20 percent.


Construction on 150 MW Copper Mountain 2 project to begin following PPA approval

The first Copper Mountain Solar project

A 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA)has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, meaning construction can begin on Sempra Generation’s 150 megawatt (MW) Copper Mountain Solar 2 project.


Work on 123 MW Italian PV project underway

Fürstenwalde solar photovoltaic project by solarhybrid

Having secured all the necessary approvals, solarhybrid AG has announced that work on its 123 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Italy is underway.


Soitec acquires US manufacturing facility for CPV modules

San Diego

Soitec has acquired a new manufacturing facility in San Diego from Sony Electronics Inc. in order to manufacture its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules. The move marks an investment of over US$150 million and is expected to...


Solarhybrid developing 150 MWp PV project

Solarhybrid solar photovoltaic reference project

Solarhybrid AG is to install a 150 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic project in Germany's Neuhardenberg, located in Brandenburg.


Tata secures financing for 25 MW Indian PV project

Tata's chemical plant in Mithapur, Gujarat

Tata Power, a private power company based in India, has completed the financing agreements for its 25 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project, set to be located in India’s Mithapur, in the state of Gujarat.


Hawaii: 15 schools to receive PV power

Rooftop solar photovoltaic installation Hawaii

Under a new initiative announced by Hawaii’s state Department of Education (DOE), 15 Kaua'i schools will be kitted out with photovoltaic systems in a bid to "significantly reduce" the cost of school operations.


Top 5 countries by 2011 PV installations announced

US, City of Rifle solar photovoltaic installation by SunEdison

IHS iSuppli has published its 2011 photovoltaic installation predictions. At the top of the charts is Italy. The research body also believes module prices will continue to fall into 2012.


Conergy embarks on fourth Thailand PV park

Thailand solar photovoltaic park Conergy

Germany-based Conergy has been awarded a contract to build a nine megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Thailand.


Belectric named solar EPC leader

Belectric solar photovoltaic installation in Italy

Belectric is the global solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) leader, having installed 62 power plants worth 391 megawatts (MW), according to IHS iSuppli.


Isofoton completes its first HCPV plant in China

Isofoton's HCPV system, 100 kW, in China

Isofoton has completed a 100 kilowatt (kW) high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) plant in China. It is said to be the first such system completed in the country by a non-domestic company.


Solar Capital also successful in South African PV bid

South African flag

South African-based Solar Capital has also been announced as a preferred bidder under the first round of the Department of Energy’s new renewable energy program.


SunPower to supply 54 MW of PV modules to NRG

California Valley Solar Ranch project site plan

Under a new agreement, SunPower will supply 54 megawatts (MW) worth of its photovoltaic modules to NRG Solar.


Tunisia opens its first PV module factory

NR-Sol's new solar photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Tunisia

NR-Sol is gearing up to open Tunisia’s first photovoltaic module factory on December 15. Initial production capacity will be 25 megawatts (MW), but there are already plans in the pipeline to ramp this up, and to start...


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