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China to top 100 GW PV capacity by 2018, says NPD Solarbuzz analyst

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By 2018, the world will boast at least nine countries with more than 5 GW PV capacity installed, led by China with more than 100 GW.

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


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

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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

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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,...

SunPower to build largest solar power system on US Government property in Arizona

State flag of Arizona

SunPower Corp. has announced that it has signed an agreement with Arizona Public Service (APS) in the U.S. to design and construct a 15-megawatt (MW) (AC) solar photovoltaics (PV) power system at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale,...

Washington, US set to see one of biggest PV facilities in the world

PV panels

The state of Washington in the U.S. is set to house one of the largest photovoltaics (PV) facilities in the world, according to the Teanaway Solar Reserve (TSR).

Hyundai Heavy to build 175 MW solar power plant in U.S.

Hyundai Heavy industries solar power factory in Eumseong

Hyundai Heavy industries (HHI) has won a USD$700 million contract to build a 175-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the U.S. from Matinee Energy. By the end of 2012 HHI says it will install two solar power plants in Dragoon and...

US: One of Michigan's largest solar energy systems to be installed at Ford factory

Trevor Lauer

Ford, Detroit Edison and Xtreme Power are teaming up to establish what they say is one of Michigan's largest solar power generation systems and electric vehicle charging stations at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in the U.S....

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